Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), also known as Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT), is used to treat myofascial pain and facilitate an accelerated healing response by eliminating the neuromuscular dysfunction which leads to pain and functional deficit.
TDN involves use of a solid, thin filament needle, inserted into the muscle, to locate and deactivate a "trigger point". A trigger point (taut band of muscles) can be tender to the touch and refer pain to other parts of the body. TDN deactivates and desensitizes the trigger point, which stimulates a healing response and reduces the biomechanical stress of the muscle treated.