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This Is What Sparked My Dry Needling Passion

Posted by NAIOMT on Jan 17, 2018 4:01:43 AM

My lovely wife. I blame her for sparking my passion for dry needling. A little background on her will help. She’s a pediatric physical therapist, smart as a whip, and very skeptical of my manual techniques.  As I was completing my fellowship I was feeling pretty confident in my skills when she came to me with complaints of bilateral cervicothoracic junction and upper trapezius pain.

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Topics: Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, dry needling courses, dry needling education, trigger point dry needling

Abstract of the Week: Adverse Events Following Trigger Point Dry Needling

Posted by NAIOMT on Aug 3, 2015 12:14:13 PM

Abstract: Adverse events following trigger point dry needling: A prospective survey of chartered physiotherapists.

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Topics: Abstract of the Week, Manual Therapy, clinical skills, Dry Needling, dry needling study, trigger point dry needling

This Is What Sparked My Dry Needling Passion

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 18, 2015 4:01:43 PM

My lovely wife. I blame her for sparking my passion for dry needling. A little background on her will help. She’s a pediatric physical therapist, smart as a whip, and very skeptical of my manual techniques.  As I was completing my fellowship I was feeling pretty confident in my skills when she came to me with complaints of bilateral cervicothoracic junction and upper trapezius pain.

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Topics: Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, dry needling courses, dry needling education, trigger point dry needling

Seeing Results with Dry Needling

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 12, 2015 11:30:05 AM

Shortly after being trained in dry needling, I was searching for willing subjects who would allow me to hone my skills. I had a long term patient I was seeing who I was treating for a thoracic compression fracture. We had a pretty good rapport and it came to light that he had had a rotator cuff and labral repair 2 years earlier. He voiced frustration that he never could attain full end range elevation compared to his uninvolved side. He heard me talk about dry needling and asked if I would take a look at his shoulder and see if he’d be a candidate.

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Topics: Courses, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, glenohumeral joint mobility, trigger point dry needling

Abstract of the Week: Treatment Of Myofascial Pain with Deep Dry Needling

Posted by NAIOMT on Jul 3, 2015 1:50:49 PM

This week we're taking a look the abstract "Treatment of temporomandibular myofascial pain with deep dry needling." As you may know, Temporomandibular dysfunction is often associated with myofascial pain and can be challenging to treat successfully. Choosing to perform dry needling on muscles of mastication surely comes with risks, i.e. increased risk of bleeding, bruising, needing to consider the anxiety that often accompanies this presentation, etc.

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Topics: Abstract of the Week, Courses, Manual Physical Therapy, manual therapy, Myofascial Pain, Temporomandibular dysfunction, Dry Needling, trigger point dry needling

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