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Dry needling is a technique physical therapist use for treatment of pain and movement impairment. This technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into the muscle. The thin filiform needle stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular tissues. Documented physiologic effects of dry needling are increased blood flow, decreased banding (muscle tightness), decreased spontaneous electrical activity and biochemical, CNS changes.