Evaluating Fascial Manipulation for Treating Pain and Disability

Brian V. Hortz, Ph.D., AT, SFDN- Director of Research and Education, Structure and Function Education This article was sparked by a recent systematic review in an area I have been […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Peripheral and Central Considerations

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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