What is Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)?

Dry Needling

TDN is a highly effective technique that is used to relieve pain and muscle tension. It involves inserting a thin, sterile needle into a trigger point, or a painful
knot in the muscle. This technique is also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS).

TDN target trigger points, which are a taut band of muscle fibres that can cause pain, stiffness, and limited mobility. By inserting a needle into these trigger points, the physiotherapist can release the tension and encourage the muscle to relax. The needle also stimulate the body’s natural healing process leading to improve blood flow and oxygenation of the affected  area.

TDN is a safe and minimally invasive procedure and is typically well-tolerated by patients. The procedure is performed by a licensed physical therapist who has completed specialised training in TDN. The therapist will evaluate your condition and determine if TDN is an appropriate treatment option for you.

TDN is often used to treat chronic conditions such as neck and back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, etc. It can also be used to manage pain and muscle tension associated with overuse injuries and sports injuries. In addition, TDN can be paired with other physical therapy techniques such as stretching and massage for optimal results.

If you suffer from chronic pain or muscle tension, TDN may be a viable treatment option. Call our clinic on 40536222 to book in with our physiotherapists to determine if TDN is right for you.