Explore how dry needling can help target and eliminate your pain.
"After struggling with yet another bout of shoulder sleep tendonitis, I reached out to the gals at 21st Century Rehab in Madrid for P.T. After several weeks of therapy followed by dry needling sessions, I am now back to 100%. I am so thrilled with the results of the dry needling especially. I now have complete and full use of my arm... and with no pain any longer!" -Jan P.

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat muscle pain and headaches. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is based on modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research.

What is a trigger point? A trigger point is a taut band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group. Trigger points can be tender to the touch, and touching a trigger point may cause pain to other parts of the body.

We treat: trigger points, taut bands, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, any aches or pain whether recent or longstanding.

Dry Needling Specialists

Abbi Mathis

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Ashley Friday

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Osceola

Brooke Shelquist

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Knoxville Hospital and Clinics

Chad Kuehl

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Dallas County Hospital

Clint Lutterman

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Dallas County Hospital

Danielle Weber

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Greene County Medical Center

Deb Morton

Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, (PT/ATC)
Greene County Medical Center

Eric Holton

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Carlisle

Eric Palmer

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Wayne County Hospital

Jamie Rabe

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Boone

Jason Horras

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Jessica Stickel

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Knoxville Hospital and Clinics

Jill Buesch

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Madrid

Justin Plum

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Knoxville Hospital and Clinics

Kristin Engels

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Franklin General Hospital

Laura Ebert

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Lauren Plum

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Wayne County Hospital

Lindsay Bierbaum

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Matt DeWall

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Indianola Physical Therapy

Matt Johnson

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Indianola Physical Therapy

Matt Wanderscheid

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Carlisle

Natalie Theroux

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Osceola

Rachel Swisher

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Dallas County Hospital

Sam Imholte

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Wayne County Hospital

Steve Cassabaum

President, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Steve Olsen

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Altoona

Trina Stone

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Franklin General Hospital