Dry needling is a treatment involving a thin needle, used to target a painful trigger point. A physical therapist feels for the trigger point and then inserts the needle. The needle helps to release the tightness, stimulate blood flow, and promote relaxation to the aggravated muscle. Dry needling is one possible treatment option to be used in conjunction with massage, exercise, heat/ice to help manage pain. Results can vary from person to person and can range from very short term (hours-days) to more permanent effects. A physical therapist in the state of Maryland receives special education after physical therapy school to receive a certification in dry needling. At Harbor Physical Therapy, Dr. David Reymann is a certified myofascial trigger point therapist. If you are interested in trying dry needling or learning more about it, give Harbor Physical Therapy a call at 443-524-0442.