Many acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions are, at their root, the result of muscle tension, spasm, and decreased tissue extensibility. Functional dry needling (FDN) is the most effective tool in a physical therapist’s tool box for addressing musculoskeletal conditions caused by muscle extensibility issues or trigger points.
Most physical therapy interventions seek to create an internal change by external means. FDN allows us to create an internal change through internal means, and the results are often immediate, profound, and lasting.
FDN is not acupuncture. Despite the use of acupuncture-type needles, the methodology, purpose, desired benefits, and treatment approach are vastly different to that of acupuncture. Acupuncture is steeped in Eastern medicine; FDN is based on Western advances in trigger point therapies and trigger point injections.
Horizon Physical Therapy was the first licensed practitioner of FDN in Northeast Georgia. Please call our office today for more information on FDN.