Evaluating Fascial Manipulation for Treating Pain and Disability

Category Research   |    May 07, 2021

Brian V. Hortz, Ph.D., AT, SFDN- Director of Research and Education, Structure and Function Education This article was sparked by a recent systematic review in an area I have been […]

Treating Plantar Heel Pain with Dry Needling

Category Blog   |    March 24, 2021

In this article we will discuss the pathophysiology of plantar heel pain and the current research into treating plantar heel pain with dry needling. Plantar heel pain is a common […]

Superficial vs. Deep Dry Needling

Category Blog   |    December 14, 2020

Superficial vs. Deep: Does it matter when dry needling? Dry needling is a commonly used intervention for the management of various painful conditions. Pain conditions can manifest in many forms. […]

The S&F Team’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

Category Blog   |    December 10, 2020

2020 seems to be the year of baking and cooking, due to COVID and the lockdown, and we want to share some of our teams’ favorite holiday recipes and treats. Many […]

Effects of Dry Needling on Post-Stroke Muscle Spasticity

Category Blog   |    July 21, 2020

A question I often get asked by students in class is “can I use dry needling to help my post-stroke patients with spasticity?” The short answer is yes. There have […]

6 Types of Dry Needling and How to Choose the Right One

Category Blog   |    June 21, 2020

If I learned anything throughout my dry needling experiences, it’s this: all needling techniques are not created equal for all patients. These small instruments make a mighty impact on the […]

She’s certified in dry needling! Find out how Jill uses dry needling in her clinical practice.

Category Blog   |    June 10, 2020

Jill Wosmek has completed the dry needling certification and have received the SFDN designation! She has been part of our community for a long time and is dedicated to her […]

How does Jennifer use dry needling in her clinical practice?

Category Blog   |    May 28, 2020

Jennifer Hallquist has been a physical therapist in Arizona since 2002 and has worked in a variety of settings. During her years of practice, she found that she really enjoyed […]

Jaime has just completed the dry needling certification!

Category Blog   |    May 17, 2020

Jaime Huestis has been a member with us since the very beginning. She has taken a handful of our dry needling courses and has recently completed our dry needling certification, obtaining the SFDN designation!

Dry Needling for Scar Treatment

Category Blog   |    May 13, 2020

A recent publication has provided insight into one of the rationales for dry needling we discuss in our courses, treating scars. Scarring of the skin affects millions of patients and in sports medicine, we often deal with post-surgical scars with our patients.

Dr. David Ehrmantraut completed the dry needling certification program and is SFDN Certified!

Category Blog   |    April 28, 2020

He’s officially SFDN Certified! This month Dr. David Ehrmantraut has completed all of the requirements for our dry needling certification program, including multiple courses, case studies and exams, and has obtained […]

How Dr. Leslie uses dry needling and the Pentamodel Method.

Category Blog   |    April 21, 2020

Dr. Leslie Churchill is a Chiropractor in Omaha, Nebraska at Mid City Chiropractic, a private clinic that she opened in 2006. She focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal pain of […]

Dry Needling Safety: Recent Evidence

Category Blog   |    April 14, 2020

Sue and I often discuss the techniques we teach and how to teach them in the safest yet effective manner.  There are some recent studies that I want to review for […]

Learn more about Rachel and how she uses dry needling in her practice.

Category Blog   |    April 14, 2020

Rachel Lampros has been part of the S&F family for many years. Last February she the Advanced Dry Needling Concepts: Comprehensive Approach to the Lumbo-Pelivc-Hip Complex (SFDN-LPH) course and is […]

Injury: Syndesmotic (High) Ankle Sprains Without Diastasis

Category Blog   |    April 07, 2020

In athletic and military populations ankle sprains are a common occurrence that could result in significant time loss due to injury. The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) estimated that […]

Treating Cervicogenic Headaches with Dry Needling and Manual Therapy

Category Blog   |    March 24, 2020

Cervicogenic headache refers to a headache of cervical origin1. The International Headache Society (IHS) has classified headaches as primary, where there is no other causative factor, or secondary, where the […]

Trigger Finger: Using Concepts of Mechanotransduction to Guide Your Treatment Approach

Category Blog   |    March 10, 2020

Trigger Finger Trigger finger is one of the most prevalent causes of hand disability 1. About 2.6% of the population will suffer from trigger finger across their life span2. Although trigger […]

Lateral Epicondylitis: A Treatment Rationale for Dry Needling

Category Blog   |    November 05, 2019

Lateral epicondylitis is the most common overuse syndrome in the elbow. The use of dry needling to manage the inflammatory process and stimulate tissue regeneration and healing provides a reasoned rationale for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis.

FAQs About Dry Needling

Category Blog   |    April 27, 2017

For the time that I’ve been using dry needling as a modality for recovery and performance enhancement, I’ve learned that many people have questions about the practice. Is it the same as acupuncture? What is it used for? Etc.

Why S&F?

Category Blog   |    April 22, 2017

My mom hates that I go by the name ‘Sue’. My entire family calls me Susan. And like everyone else, when I was really in trouble, it was first and middle name. I was Susan Ann.

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