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What is Dry Needling?


Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is a manual therapy technique performed using a filiform needle to treat neuromuscular pain and improve flexibility in muscles. The needle is inserted into the trigger point of a muscle for a brief period which causes a twitch response, and then relaxation of the trigger point. To become certified in Colorado a Physical Therapist must go through an extensive continuing education course involving; hands on training, book learning, and competency testing. Dry needling can be beneficial in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Tensions headaches

  • Neck and low back tightness

  • “Knots” in muscles

  • Muscular pain

For more information about Trigger Point Dry Needling call Julia Temple Outpatient Services today!


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