SFDN Certified - David Ehrmantraut

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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Leslie Churchill

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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Rachel Lambros

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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man's ankle having accupuncture

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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Treating Cervicogenic Headaches with Dry Needling and Manual Therapy

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 headache occurs in close temporal relationship to another disorder to which it is attributed2. A cervicogenic headache is a secondary headache caused by a disorder

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

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 finger is considered a mild hand pathology, it has a wide-ranging impact on hand functioning, daily activities and quality of life 3. It can be caused

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Why S&F?

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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Impact of Needle Diameter on Long-Term Dry Needling Treatment of Chronic Lumbar Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Gang Wang, MS ; Qian Gao, MD ; Jun Li, MS ; Yuling Tian, MS ; Jingshan Hou, BS Click Here to Download the PDF Abstract: Wang G, Gao Q, Li J, Tian Y, Hou J: Impact of needle diameter on long-term dry needling treatment of chronic lumbar myofascial pain syndrome. Am J Phys Med

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Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by NC Acupuncture Licensing Board

Advocates for North Carolina physical therapists (PTs) have scored a victory by way of a superior court, which dismissed a lawsuit brought by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB) against the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (NCBPTE), several PTs, and a physical therapy practice over the issue of dry needling by PTs.

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New is the well-forgotten old: The use of dry cupping in musculoskeletal medicine

Evgeni Rozenfeld, BPT a,b, Leonid Kalichman, PT, PhD a,* Research Link: http://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(15)00279-X/pdf Link opens in a new window Review: “There is initial scientific evidence that dry cupping is able to reduce musculoskeletal pain. Since cupping is an inexpensive, noninvasive and low-risk (if performed by a trained pra- ctitioner) therapeutic modality, we believe that it should

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Trigger Point Dry Needling and Proprioceptive Exercises for the Management of Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Read This Research Research Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4430654/ Link opens in a new window Research Objective: Objective. To compare the effects of combined trigger point dry needling (TrP-DN) and proprioceptive/strengthening exercises to proprioceptive/strengthening exercises on pain and function in ankle instability … Click here to read more.

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Dry needling: a literature review with implications for clinical practice guidelines

Read This Research Research Link: http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/full/10.1179/108331913X13844245102034 Link opens in a new window Research Objectives: To operationalize an appropriate definition for dry needling based on the existing literature and to further investigate the optimal frequency, duration, and intensity of dry needling for both spinal and extremity neuromusculoskeletal conditions … Click here to read more.

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Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture: The Ongoing Debate

Read This Research Research Link: http://aim.bmj.com/content/33/6/485.long Link opens in a new window Abstract Although Western medical acupuncture (WMA) is commonly practised in the UK, a particular approach called dry needling (DN) is becoming increasingly popular in other countries. The legitimacy of the use of DN by conventional non-physician healthcare professionals is questioned by acupuncturists. This

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