S&F Education was started in September, 2016 by Sue Falsone. It was started out of a need to create an integrated and welcoming space for physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors ..
Dry needling has become one of my most used modalities in my clinical practice. The more I learn about it, the different techniques, the physiology and how to apply it to injury, performance …
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, […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Efficacy of myofascial trigger point dry needling in the prevention of pain after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23606888 Abstract The aim of this study was to determine whether the dry needling of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) is superior to placebo in the prevention of pain after total […]
Baseline Examination Factors Associated With Clinical Improvement After Dry Needling in Individuals With Low Back Pain
http://www.jospt.org/doi/abs/10.2519/jospt.2015.5801#.VZFqFBNVhHx Objectives: To explore for associations between demographic, patient history, and physical examination variables and short-term improvement in self-reported disability following dry needling therapy performed on individuals with low back […]
Dry Needling in Physical Therapy Click here for the most up to date information from the APTA regarding Dry Needling in Physical Therapy.
Evidence for the use of dry needling and physiotherapy in the management of cervicogenic or tension-type headache: a systematic review.
Full Article There is good evidence in the literature supporting physiotherapy in the management of some forms of headache. Dry needling of myofascial trigger points is becoming an increasingly common […]
Dommerholt J. Full Article Dry needling is a common treatment technique in orthopedic manual physical therapy. Although various dry needling approaches exist, the more common and best supported approach targets […]
Trigger point dry needling as an adjunct treatment for a patient with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.
Clewley D, Flynn TW, Koppenhaver S. Full Article Study Design Case report. Background Prognosis for adhesive capsulitis has been described as self-limiting and can persist for 1 to 3 years. […]
Effectiveness of dry needling for upper quarter myofascial pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is associated with hyperalgesic zones in muscle called myofascial trigger points. When palpated, active myofascial trigger points cause local or referred symptoms, including pain. Dry needling […]
The effect of dry needling for myofascial trigger points in the neck and shoulders: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Full Article The aim of this systematic review with meta-analysis is to determine the effect of dry needling in the treatment of MTrPs.
Cotchett MP1, Landorf KB, Munteanu SE, Raspovic AM Abstract In order to develop a treatment protocol to evaluate the effectiveness of dry needling for plantar heel pain we conducted a […]
Dry Needling is NOT the same as acupuncture. We use the same tool (a fine, filament needle) but the similarities stop there. Acupuncture is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Systematic Review: Dry Needling, Ischemic Compression for Neck Pain Supported by Moderate-to-Strong Evidence
Authors of a new systematic review of neck pain interventions say that while it’s clear more research is needed, there is already moderate-to-strong evidence that both dry needling (DN) and […]
In accordance with legislative directives in SB 1154 passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in 2014, the Board of Physical Therapy has drafted rules to set standards […]