Dry Needling Treatment

Dry Needling Treatment from Experienced
Physical Therapists in the Quad Cities

Dry needling treatment for muscle pain is available at ORA Orthopedics. ORA Orthopedics is the leading provider of orthopedic care in the Quad Cities. Since 1963, our practice has served families in Bettendorf, IA, Davenport, IA, Moline, IL, and surrounding communities.

Dry needling is a safe procedure in which a licensed physical therapist inserts a small, thin needle into a muscular trigger point to help loosen tight muscles and allow patients to regain mobility. Trigger points are a taut band of tissue within a muscle group and can cause pain in other parts of the body.

Dry needling at trigger points can help activate and relax tense muscles. The needle (without medication or injection) is inserted to stimulate blood flow and break up muscular adhesions. After treatment, patients report restored motion and flexibility.

Dry needling is effective in treating muscle pain in the knees, shoulders, back, hips and is even employed in relieving painful headaches.

Dry needling, while similar to acupuncture, has different training requirements, because its origins are in Western medicine and its efficacy has been verified by research. ORA Orthopedics employs physical therapists who are specially trained and licensed to perform dry needling.

Watch WQAD’s report featuring ORA Physical Therapist, Meghan Buchanan,
she shares how the technique helped a local mom get back on her feet.

At ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities, our approach to dry needling focuses on restoring the natural, easy movement of muscles and tendons. It is a conservative treatment option and a minimally invasive procedure to reduce pain and increase blood flow. In the event further treatment is necessary, our patients can rest assured our team includes highly experienced fellowship-trained physicians who practice the latest minimally invasive treatment techniques.

Contact ORA Orthopedics if you would like to schedule an appointment to learn more about dry needling. ORA offers multiple locations and extended hours that make it easier for you to receive the highest level of orthopedic care in the Quad Cities.

Watch WHBF’s reporter Taylor Boser, featuring ORA Physical Therapist,
Meghan Buchanan, at our NW Davenport clinic.  Together they reported on
dry needling therapy and how it’s helped one athlete get back on the street
in time for the Bix 7.