At Mid North Coast Physio we offer trigger point dry needling treatment as part of our services to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique, which uses small filament type needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. Manual Therapists around the world are now using this technique effectively treat acute and chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
The term “trigger point” was coined in 1942 by Dr. Janet Travell to describe a clinical finding with the following characteristics:
According to Dr Chan Gunn from the iStop clinic in Canada, a world leader in management of musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain, “the needle sites can be at the epicenter of taut, tender muscle bands, or they can be near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and supersensitive. Penetration of a normal muscle is painless; however, a shortened, supersensitive muscle will ‘grasp’ the needle in what can be described as a cramping sensation. The result is threefold. One, a stretch receptor in the muscle is stimulated, producing a reflex relaxation (lengthening). Two, the needle draws blood to the area, initiating the natural healing process. Three, the treatment creates an electrical potential in the muscle to make the nerve function normally again.”
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