Trigger Point Dry Needling is the insertion of a small gauge needle into “trigger points” on the body to treat neuromuscular system. The goal is to release the trigger point and relieve the pain.
By including this treatment in our collaborative care model, patients may more promptly return to a strengthening and exercise program, potentially allowing an earlier return in function and desired level of activity as well as minimized risk for reoccurrence of original impairment and limitations.
Does evidence support Dry Needling?
Clinical research has shown that dry needling can immediately improve range of motion, decrease pain, normalize biochemical and electrical dysfunction thus facilitating accelerated return to active rehabilitation. It is important to remember that dry needling is only used as a piece of a comprehensive manual physical therapy approach.
Who benefits from Dry Needling?
Dry needling can be effective tool for many conditions including but not limited to golfers/tennis elbow, headaches, jaw pain, shoulder, neck, back, hip, knee and foot pain.