Manual therapy techniques
Trigger points dry needling (TDN) is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filament needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuro muscular skeletal pain. TDN stimulates neural pathways which blocks pain by disrupting pain messages being sent to the central nervous system.
Myofascial release (MFR) is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscular immobility and pain. This alternative medicine therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
Joint Mobilization is the careful use of skilled graded forces to move a joint in a desired direction. It is usually used to improve motion and normalize joint function but it may also be used to help control pain.
Trigger points therapy is specifically designed to release the source of pain through cycles of isolated deep pressure. This technique frees restricted areas in the muscles, thus alleviating pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Dry needling uses a very thin needle into the trigger point of a painful muscle. It can cause biochemical changes. It stimulates neural pathways which blocks pain by disrupting pain messages being sent to the central nervous system. It is thought that it causes a local chemical release of the Bradykinin, Substance P and other body proteins and neurotransmitters, which block the transmission of pain messages.