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Know The Facts
What Can Be Treated?

​Dry needling is used to increase range of motion that may be limited due to muscle tightness or scar tissue. Dry needling may also treat:

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Shin Splits

  • Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)

  • IT Band Syndrome

  • Hamstring Strain

  • Low Back Pain

  • Herniated or Bulging Discs

  • Sciatica

  • Stenosis

  • Disc and Nerve Problems

  • Neck Pain

  • TMJ Syndrome

  • Migraines/Headaches

  • Rotator Cuff

  • Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

  • Upper Back and Shoulder

  • Hip Bursitis

  • Piriformis Syndrome


Difference in Training

• A Doctor of Acupuncture has over 4000 hours of training


• A Physical Therapist has only 50 hours of training required in order to perform dry needling.

• A Chiropractor has only 100 hours of training required to perform acupuncture.

Would you prefer a physician with 50 hours, 100 hours, or over 4400 hours of training to treat your pain and injury with needles?

Dry Needling with Someone You Can Trust!
Why Choose an Acupuncturist for Dry Needling?


Licensed acupuncturists, particularly those with a fully accredited doctorate, have over 4400 hours of training. The doctorate program alone has 670 additional clinical hours. Physical Therapists are only required 50 hours of training to perform dry needling. Chiropractors only 100 hours to perform acupuncture as well. Be wary of weekend trained practitioners who present themselves as experts in dry needling. It takes years to become proficient in this technique and you should choose your doctor or therapist wisely.

Dr. Fiorani is one of the first fully accredited doctors of acupuncture in South Florida, with published research and over 10 years of experience working with Olympic and professional athletes for pain and injuries using trigger point needling. Because of how effective acupuncture is, "dry needling" has now gained popularity. You should choose your doctor or therapist according to their level of training as well as their experience.   


Dry needling is also called trigger point dry needling or myofascial trigger point dry needling. It is done by acupuncturists, some chiropractors, medical doctors, and some physical therapists (PTs) to treat myofascial pain. The word “myofascial” is made up of the roots “myo” (which refers to muscle) and “fascia” (which refers to the tissue that connects muscle).

Muscles sometimes develop knotted areas called trigger points. These trigger points are highly sensitive and can be painful when touched. They are also often the cause of referred pain (or pain that affects another part of the body). The needles are used to stimulate the tissue, not to inject medication.

What is Dry Needling?
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