Functional Dry Needling ® – Treating a localized trigger point or muscle knot that may be causing other pain in the body. Combined with Trigger Point Stimulation
Dry needling therapy is a technique physical we use to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points.
Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy.
Functional Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles.
Why Dry Needling ?
In cases when dry needling therapy is used by physical therapists, it is typically one (1) technique that’s part of a larger treatment plan.
At Benchmark, we use functional dry needling therapy with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation.
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