Trigger Point Dry Needling  - Physical Therapy Services in Littleton, CO

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Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN) is a technique utilized by Physical Therapists to treat musculoskeletal injuries. Trigger Point Dry Needling differs from traditional acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on eastern medical diagnosis and is a facet of traditional Chinese medicine. Trigger Point Dry Needling uses a fine, flexible and sterile acupuncture needle to achieve a local structural change to the tissue being affected. Research behind the validity of TPDN demonstrated that not only did patient’s report similar pain relief as with Trigger Point Injections, there was also evidence of a mechanical, chemical, and neurophysiological healing. The goal of TPDN is to allow proper movement of an injured or affected structure allowing the patient to return to pain-free movement. Physical Therapists trained in TPDN will first perform a thorough examination and evaluation to determine if this will be an effective treatment technique. If found to be an appropriate intervention, TPDN will be supplemented with additional manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular re-education to help our patients achieve their physical therapy goals