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.
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
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
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 you and also discuss what they mean for dry needling safety. Safety: Spinal Needling A recent article was written by Mansfield and colleagues1 that was very
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
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.  It is estimated that the annual
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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