FAMILY – FITNESS – FUN

Phone: (970) 532-2582
247 Mountain Ave., Berthoud, CO 80513

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    Class Notice: Spin-n-Tai Chi will not be held 7/10 thru 7/21. Pilates will not be held on 7/12, 7/26 and 8/9.

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Physical Therapy at BAC

Physical Therapy Services

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)

TDN is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes. This muscular tightness and spasm will cause compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This may cause peripheral diagnoses, such as carpel tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility and chronic pain. Small, thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral. The muscles would then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.

Trigger Point Dry Needling

The pictures above represent an example of “knotting” or trigger points in the muscle. The X’s show the origin of the possible referral region likely associated with headache pain.