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  • Treats chronic conditions

  • Releases restricted muscles

  • Helps improve movement patterns

  • Eases muscular pain

  • Used in conjuntion with your Physical therapy treatment

What is Dry Needling?


  • It is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) for the treatment of pain and movement impairments.

  • Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues, for the management of pain and movement impairments.   

  • The technique uses a "dry" needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle.  Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling include trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy.

Is Dry Needling Acupuncture? 

  • Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists.

  • Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles and supported by research.


Who Performs Dry Needling at Leadbetter? 

Kim McCole Durant, DPT, OCS, FAAOMT,

Physical Therapist, Functional Dry Needler

Kim has taken extensive continuing education in order to offer this treatment to patients. If you have further questions please email Kim at:

or call 240-651-0149 to make an appointment. 

Dry needling is incorporated as part of your therapy plan of care. We do not offer dry needling as a singular service. It is not covered by health insurance.  

Please call for pricing.

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