Bridging the Gap

Category Blog   |    April 22, 2017

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 ..

Six Facts About Dry Needling

Category Blog   |    April 21, 2017

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

Category Research   |    June 18, 2016

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, […]

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by NC Acupuncture Licensing Board

Category News   |    May 09, 2016

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) […]

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

Category Research   |    May 03, 2016

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

Category Research   |    February 11, 2016

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 […]

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

Category Research   |    January 30, 2016

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 […]

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture: The Ongoing Debate

Category Research   |    January 30, 2016

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.

Category Research   |    August 17, 2015

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

Category Research   |    June 29, 2015

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

Category News   |    June 02, 2015

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.

Category Research   |    May 12, 2015

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 […]

Peripheral and Central Considerations

Category Research   |    May 12, 2015

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.

Category Research   |    May 12, 2015

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

Category Research   |    May 12, 2015

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.

Category Research   |    May 12, 2015

Full Article The aim of this systematic review with meta-analysis is to determine the effect of dry needling in the treatment of MTrPs.

Consensus for dry needling for plantar heel pain (plantar fasciitis): a modified Delphi study

Category Research   |    May 12, 2015

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 […]

What is Dry Needling?

Category Blog   |    May 12, 2015

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

Category News   |    May 12, 2015

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 […]

Update on AZ Dry Needling Rules and Regulations

Category News   |    May 12, 2015

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 […]

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