Trigger point dry needling is a technique for releasing trigger points in the muscles. These are what are commonly referred to as knots in the muscle. Dry Needling is based upon Western medicine principles of treating myofascial trigger points and is used to treat muscle pain, muscle tension & a variety of other muscle problems. It is performed by a chartered physiotherapist, who has undergone specific training, after full examination to assess the suitability of the technique. It is a recognised treatment tool within the scope of physiotherapy.