Dry Needling


Advanced Treatment Options for Pain & Restriction

What are you missing out on because of pain, spasms, or stiffness? 

Do you feel knots in your neck, back, arms or legs? 


If you're looking for information regarding trigger point dry needling in Maple Lawn, you're in the right place.  Dr. Rajat Kumar has performing this advanced treatment technique for alleviation of pain, spasms, and motion loss for almost 6 years.  Trigger points can form directly as a result of an injury or condition but also secondarily due to overuse.  Many individuals may experience these tender, taut bands after a surgery like a knee or hip replacement or following a rotator cuff repair.  Others may notice them in response to over-training or exercise beyond the body's natural capacity or tolerance. The reason for development of these points can vary from person to person. Treatment involves the skilled insertion of a thin filament needle at a specific angle, speed and depth to allow for the relaxation and release of the trigger point. 

Flexion before dry needling left shoulder

Abduction before dry needling left shoulder

Flexion immediately after dry needling left shoulder

Abduction immediately after dry needling left shoulder

Dry Needling in Columbia, MD

Flexion 2 weeks after only 1 dry needling session of the left shoulder

Dry Needling in Columbia, MD

Abduction 2 weeks after only 1 dry needling session of the left shoulder


Trigger point dry needling is a safe technique used to address pain and limitation. Conditions including muscle sprains and strains, tendinopathy, neck pain, low back pain, and shoulder pain are commonly addressed with this technique.  In some individuals, the response is immediate, whereas others may need to be treated for 4-6 sessions before noticing results.  When performed properly, side effects and risk for injury is negligible. Dr. Kumar at 360 Physical Therapy & Wellness in Fulton, MD is a dry needling expert in Howard County, Maryland. 

At 360 Physical Therapy & Wellness we typically use a combination of treatments including dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, massage, and myofascial release. Furthermore, we use a specialized, hands-on, one-on-one approach that includes specific exercises and movements to best address limitations and impairments. In contrast to most other practices, a unique program is created for each individual consisting of the most effective exercises for low back pain specifically addressing their particular issues. Click Here to schedule an appointment now or send us a message below!

I have been seen by several Physical Therapists over several years for an old injury and most were good, but I never seemed to get any better. After my initial meeting with Dr. Kumar I felt he understood my injury and that there was hope I would regain mobility to allow me to get back into golf. I scheduled several appointments with milestones of goals and achievements that we worked to, and with his guidance and over a couple of months I reached my goal and have never felt better. I would recommend anyone with pain to contact 360 Physical Therapy & Wellness as soon as possible, to get on the road to feeling great!

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Jeff Kendall

Vice President of Sales, Earthway

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