Dry Needling – Effective Treatment for Trigger Points
“Since no medical specialty claims skeletal muscle as their organ, it is often overlooked.”
David Simons, MD
In medicine, practitioners are trained to become specialists. But, there are no physicians specializing in treating skeletal muscle. Fortunately, Physical Therapists are thought of as the leaders in movement science and also specialists of the musculoskeletal system, which includes fascia.
Myofascia is the complex of muscle and fascia which can rarely be separated.
Interestingly, there is building evidence suggesting that myofascial pain is one of the most commonly ignored causes of persistent pain. Unfortunately, the knowledge around myofascial pain tends to be limited and therefore not universally applied across different medical providers.