Las Vegas Sun

November 18, 2017

Currently: 55° — Complete forecast

This is a press release submitted to the Las Vegas Sun. It has not been verified or edited by the Sun.

Press Release

Matt Smith Physical Therapy offers Dry Needling Technique

Published on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 (11:12 a.m.)

(Las Vegas) – Those in pain now have one more option available to help relieve what ails them at Matt Smith Physical Therapy.

The therapy practice offers Trigger Point Dry Needling, a technique that uses a fine filament needle to deactivate or shut down painful or knotted areas in muscles. At Matt Smith Physical Therapy, dry needling is offered to customers as an add-on to their physical therapy service.

“It’s another soft tissue technique that’s more specific and more effective than massage,” said Mike McKay, PT, DPT. “I don’t think it’s very prevalent in Las Vegas yet but it’s growing.”

According to McKay, dry needling helps speed up the healing process and creates better movement for injured patients. At a cost of $25 per body part, dry needling is an affordable way for patients to enhance their therapy.

Dry needling is ideal for those who have suffered injuries due to automobile accidents, chronic pain sufferers, those with TMJ disorders and sports injuries. Crossfit participants who have sustained injuries also could benefit from dry needling, as there’s not typically any downtime after a session. Dry needling is also good for tendonitis, low back pain and headaches.

McKay trained through respected outlet Kinetacore for a year to obtain his dry needling certification, which differs from acupuncture in that dry needling goes deep into the muscle to trigger a relaxation response.

About Matt Smith Physical Therapy
Locally owned and operated, Matt Smith Physical Therapy maintains 14 locations in the Las Vegas valley, each of which have bilingual staff. The practice specializes in sports medicine, pilates, spine, certified hand therapy, automobile accident/personal injury, and foot and ankle orthotics. Founded by Matt Smith, the practice is committed to changing lives through physical therapy and community outreach. For more information on Matt Smith Physical Therapy, visit

Most Popular