Evaluating Fascial Manipulation for Treating Pain and Disability

This article was sparked by a recent systematic review in an area I have been following for some time, Fascial Manipulation (FM).1  As clinicians, we all are in a never-ending search for treatments that add value to our patients, particularly when it comes to those in pain and struggling with their functional movement. It is …

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Superficial vs. Deep Dry Needling

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. However, pain management is a common treatment goal when dry needling. The physiologic mechanisms at play, mechanisms of pain relief, and the overall efficacy of …

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

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 work. She currently works in an integrated sports medicine clinic within Sports Academy and is part of the leadership to help influence and grow the clinic. …

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How does Jennifer use dry needling in her clinical practice?

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 and thrived in outpatient orthopedic settings the most. While working full time at an outpatient clinic, she started a private practice in 2014 called Lift …

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Dry Needling for Scar Treatment

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.

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

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 the SFDN designation! Learn about Dr. Dave and how he uses the S&F Pentamodal Method in his practice and why he chose to get certified with …

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

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 the spine and extremities, with an emphasis on soft tissue manipulation, especially IASTM and dry needling. She treats a wide variety of different ages and …

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

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 working on her last case study to get SFDN Certified!  She has been practicing physical therapy for 12 years and currently work at Massachusetts General …

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Injury: Syndesmotic (High) Ankle Sprains Without Diastasis

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 between the years 2002 and 2006 that 3,140,132 ankle sprains reported to Emergency Departments in the United States. [1] It is estimated that the annual …

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