KCP is proud to provide many services to our patients. Trigger point needling, also known as dry needling, is one of these services. KCP’s leaders Joy and Joyce are both highly experienced manual therapists who are trained in trigger point dry needling. Many people don’t know much about dry needling, so let us tell you exactly what it is.
What is trigger point dry needling?
As defined by the American Physical Therapy Association:
“Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of musculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling (DN) is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input,(pain) and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.”
Essentially dry needling is used to loosen muscles that are painful and tight from different health issues. Loosening muscle’s subject to trigger point is a common reason for dry needling.
What is a Trigger Point?
“A trigger point is a tight band of skeletal muscle that is located within a larger muscle group. A trigger point can be tender to the touch, and pressing on it can also cause pain to radiate to other parts of the body.” Dry Needling is an effective, direct approach to manage trigger points.
Dry needling treatment can be used to manage the issues such as, but not limited to:
What happens after dry needling treatment?
At KCP we use dry needling on patients and find the outcomes to be positive. If you have any other questions on dry needling click here to read some more information.
If you are injured or experiencing pain, call to set up a consultation.
KCP Physical Therapy and Fitness: 704-541-1191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“We are a family that love sports and are very physically active! So seven years ago , when our son, a distance runner, suffered a foot injury at a critical point in his cross country season, we were thankful to be referred to KCP Physical Therapy! The quick assessment and treatment of the injury enabled him to continue running through his high school and college years.
Since then, every one of us has come to KCP to see Joy and Joyce for help when we experience issues that prevent us from participating in the sports that we love. Even my parents, who live five hours away, come to Charlotte to see Joy and Joyce . I tell anyone who talks to me about something that causes them pain about how much KCP has made a difference in our lives. I say, “Just call KCP!””
Lynn W. and Family
KCP has been helping me for years! As an “aging athlete” I sometimes need help with a muscle or tendon injury. I get the care I need at KCP that keeps me active. I also learn how to avoid future injuries to minimize downtime from my workouts! The personal training I’ve received at KCP has really helped with this too! Thanks for everything Joy and Joyce!