What is Dry Needling?
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)
Following injuries or other degenerative processes, many patients suffer from muscular tightness and spasm. This often leads to compression and irritation of the nerves exciting the spine. When these nerves are irritated they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This natural response from the body trying to protect itself results in “referred pain.”
This referred pain can lead to secondary dysfunction such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility, chronic pain and a range of other disorders.
Dry needling is a highly effective treatment, unequaled in identifying and eliminating these “referred” or hidden sources of pain and dysfunction. The treatment involves identifying the source of the pain and advancing a small filament needle into the related muscles, eliciting a small twitch response and thereby relaxing the muscle.
The identification and stimulation of these trigger points can “reboot” the muscle, both to alleviate the original problem area as well as the secondary pain.
The therapists at Veitch Physiotherapy and Wellness who perform Trigger Point Dry Needling have undergone extensive training with Kinetacore™, an internationally recognized body for manual therapy and Dry Needling certification training. They are the only Physiotherapists in Corner Brook who have received such training.
How can I book an appointment?
- Most private health care plans have coverage for Physiotherapy. At Veitch Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre we direct bill a number of providers, our reception staff can assist you with this.
- Appointments can be booked by telephone 634-4882 or email
- Many health care plans do not require physicians referral for reimbursement of physiotherapy services.
Please contact us for further information. We look forward to helping you return to full function!