Trigger Point Dry Needling (or Intramuscular Manual Therapy)
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN) is performed by specially-trained physical therapists who insert a very small needle into a trigger point--tight band of muscle that is tender to the touch. TPDN can reduce muscle tension, pain and improve muscle function. The technique may be used in conjunction with soft tissue and joint therapies to bring long-term relief. TPDN is very effective in the treatment of many diagnoses including, but not limited to: plantar fasciitis, TMJ, athletic and sports related injuries and headaches.