What is trigger point dry needling?
Trigger point dry needling, also known as dry needling or trigger point therapy, is a technique used in physical therapy to decrease your muscle tightness and pain caused by the trigger point or “knot” in the muscle. A thin, small needle is inserted into the trigger point of your muscle in order to release the muscle and help it to relax.
What are trigger points?
Trigger points are very sensitive spots located in the tight area of your muscle.
Do I need a referral from my doctor to have trigger point dry needling?
No, you may be seen without a referral however, some insurance companies require a referral before they will cover services. It is recommended to check with your insurance provider regarding referral requirements.