Dermatomal Trigger Point Dry Needling (DTDN)
Dermatomal Trigger Point Dry Needling (DTDN) was founded and developed by Dr. Terence McCormick through his research and clinical practice that spans over three decades treating thousands of patients. It is a technique that utilizes both local trigger points along with distal points at related dermatomes known as activators and connectors. The treatment technique is an enhancement to the standard approach of dry needling practice by increasing positive treatment outcomes and the comfort of patients. It addresses trigger points in the muscles, soft tissue and sports injuries, chronic myofascial pain, mobility and range of motion concerns among other conditions. DTDN is based on physiology and neurological principles explained in the book written by Dr. McCormick, Dermatomal Trigger Point Dry Needling: Foundations of Clinical Practice.