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Trigger Point Dry Needling

Amber Hill Physical Therapy is offering TPDN to patients for the relief of myofascial pain syndrome at our Jefferson location. Treatments are provided in private treatment rooms after a thorough PT evaluation to determine if a patient is a candidate for this technique.

What is TPDN?

Trigger point dry needling (TPDN) is one method of releasing trigger points and can be an effective treatment for myofascial pain syndrome and trigger points in conjunction with traditional physical therapy techniques.

Myofascial Trigger Points are taut bands inside the muscle belly that can refer pain to other parts of your body.  Trigger points can cause decrease range of motion, strength, and can result in chronic pain.

Trigger Point Dry Needling is used to treat myofascial trigger points.  Dry Needling uses a solid monofilament needle which is inserted into the muscle belly at the trigger point palpated by the therapist. This allows the trigger point to be “released” and produces a local twitch response.  This resets the muscle fiber which allows improvement in pain, range of motion and strength. 

Trigger Point Dry Needling is used in conjunction with other manual techniques, exercises, postural training, neuromuscular re-education training and modalities to effectively treat:

 

●      Chronic Pain

●      Fibromyalgia

●      Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

●      Neck and Back Pain

●      Whiplash

●      TMJ

●      Migraine/Headaches

●      Upper/Back and Shoulder Injuries

●      Lower Extremity Injuries

●      Sciatica

●      IT Band Syndrome

●      Muscle Strains

Heather Piner is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT).  Heather received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Long Island University Brooklyn Campus and her CMTPT certification from Myopain Seminars who are the pioneers of Trigger Point Dry Needling treatments. Heather performs Dry Needling Treatments in our Jefferson Office.