Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. This technique is used to treat dysfunction in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue to diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments in body structure and function, leading to improved activity and participation. The indwelling needle may be used in unison with electrical stimulation.

Physical therapist provides intramuscular manual therapy in the form of trigger point dry needling (TDN) on client's lower back
Physical therapist provides intramuscular manual therapy in the form of trigger point dry needling (TDN) on client's back