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.
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Our family came to KCP Physical after our son, Adam, underwent 2 surgeries for a torn ACL. Adam was only 10 and had extremely delicate surgery that required a high level of expertise. Joy communicated with our surgeon and helped formulate a treatment plan that we all understood and believed in 100%. She went above and beyond when it came to caring for and treating Adam. She came in on her days off to make sure that Adam got consistent therapy and was careful not to overwork the tender repair. Joy’s work was instrumental to the full recovery of our son and we would recommend her healing touch to all that are in need.
After seeing the soft tissue work that she did with Adam, it was an easy decision on who should help me with my Planters facetious and back pain. KCP has always communicated clearly, professionally, and executed the treatment plans as if we were family.
Lisa G. 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!