How does TPDN fit into my treatment?
After performing a thorough evaluation, the physical therapist will determine the extent of muscle and facial restrictions and how this relates to your pain. The physical therapist will then determine if TPDN is appropriate. The physical therapist will combine TPDN this with hands on techniques (often myofascial release), exercise recommendations, functional retraining, and other techniques as appropriate to address your specific needs.
Is TPDN the same as acupuncture?
No. TPDN and acupuncture are not the same and should not be used interchangeably. TPDN is performed by inserting the needle into the muscles, fascia, or tendons. The needles are often manipulated throughout the treatment to release the trigger point and fascia.
Link to American Physical Therapy Association's page on dry needling information
Trigger Point Dry Needling is a technique where a thin needle is inserted into the muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point to break up restrictions that could cause neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. By inserting the needle, the muscles contact and release, which relieves tightness and pain.
What can be treated with TPDN?
A variety of conditions can be treated including: muscle strain, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, headaches, chronic pain, pelvic disorders, phantom limb pain, neck pain, neurological disorders, spinal dysfunction, bursitis, decreased range of motion, myofascial pain syndrome, sciatica, low back pain
The focus at Core Wellness and Physical Therapy is to quickly help you recover from injury so you can return to an active lifestyle. One of the ways that this can be achieved is through Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN), also known as Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT).
Trigger Point Dry Needling
How do I sign up for a session?
Call Core Wellness and Physical Therapy at 513-301-0014 to set up an appointment or to ask further questions. You could also email at firstname.lastname@example.org or set up the appointment online with the link below.
What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?
Core Wellness and Physical Therapy
930 Lila Ave, Milford OH 45150