Chiropractors and physiotherapists providing medical acupuncture or dry needling services have undergone extensive additional training. Treatments can usually be painless but vary on a patient to patient basis. These treatments have been demonstrated to be an effective intervention for many conditions.
Medical acupuncture whereby dry needle insertion is utilized for the purpose of inducing a physiological response. Treatment is typically administered with electrical stimulation.
Functional dry needling whereby dry needle insertion is utilized to elicit a muscular twitch response to decrease muscle tone.