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
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!
“I had tried many other treatments, therapies and doctors for my continuous hip and back pain but it wasn’t until I came to KCP Physical Therapy and was properly diagnosed and started on a treatment program that I started to see great improvement. Joyce and Joy are experts in orthopedic injuries and rehabilitation and have helped me enormously. As part of my ongoing strengthening program, I have started training with Joyce twice a week now as well.”