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. Conservative treatment that includes physical therapy is commonly advised. Case Description The patient was a 54-year-old woman with primary symptoms of shoulder pain and loss …

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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 involves inserting an acupuncture-like needle into a myofascial trigger point, with the goal of reducing pain and restoring range of motion. The objective of this …

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

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 three stage modified Delphi process using a web-based survey technique. Over a series of three iterations, 30 experts (participants) worldwide indicated their level of agreement …

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What is Dry Needling?

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 ischemic compression (IC) can lessen pain intensity and increase range of motion, at least in the short-term. Evidence on the treatments’ effects in other areas …

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Update on AZ Dry Needling Rules and Regulations

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 of education and training for the intervention “Dry Needling”.

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