Functional Dry Needling is a hands-on physical therapy approach to treat myofascial pain and dysfunction. A variety of manual techniques are used during the physical therapy treatments to inactivate myofascial trigger points, and to restore normal muscle tone, muscle length, coordination, function and strength.
Functional Dry Needling is a valuable, effective and efficient adjunct treatment to inactivate myofascial trigger points. It is an invasive procedure in which a thin solid filament sterile needle is used. Functional Dry Needling involves insertion and repetitive manipulation of the needle in the myofascial trigger point. The purpose of this technique is to inactivate the myofascial trigger points by producing a local twitch response. This local twitch response then releases the shortened bands of muscle fibers. The result is muscle relaxation and pain relief. Eliciting this local twitch response is key for successful deactivation of the trigger point. No medication of any kind is injected.
Physical therapists who perform dry needling have extensive supplemental education and deep understanding of human anatomy.
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