1. Scanning electron microscopy examination of needle tips after different procedures of deep dry needling in humans

    Scanning electron microscopy examination of needle tips after different procedures of deep dry needling in humans

    Emilio J. Poveda-Pagán 1, Sergio Hernández-Sánchez 1, Luis Rhys-Jones-López 1, Antonio Palazón-Bru 2 & Carlos Lozano-Quijada 1

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the tips and the surface conditions of two types of needles with different quality and their possible alterations after performing different needling on human beings. A total of 160 needles from AguPunt brand were examined. Surface conditions (lumps and scratches) and tip of the needles after need

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  2. Home Exercise Programs: What are they, Why do we need them, and How do we use them?

    Home Exercise Programs: What are they, Why do we need them, and How do we use them?

    A PSA from Karen Bonney, DPT

    What is a Home Exercise Program (HEP)?

    It seems pretty intuitive, right? A home exercise program is the group of exercises we usually give out to our patients in order to reinforce our hard work in the session. But what about education and exercise principles? Or prescribing rest? Or utilizing medications? Do those count as the HEP? Is there a standard operating definition for home exercise

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  3. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction + Dry Needling

    Pelvic Floor Dysfunction + Dry Needling

    Pelvic floor dysfunction encompasses a wide variety of medical diagnoses and clinical presentations.  As a patient, navigating healthcare professionals in this area can be a very frustrating and time consuming process.  This process can take months, or even years, to find the right provider with the right tools to help improve overall quality of life.  Not to mention, there is a certain cultural ‘taboo’ that surrounds discussions regarding dysfunctions of the pelvis.

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  4. iDryNeedle June Issue: ACL rehab + dry needling & plus much more!

    iDryNeedle June Issue: ACL rehab + dry needling & plus much more!

    iDryNeedle June Issue includes;

    -2017 Medicine clinical trial on addition of dry needling to post-ACL repair rehab

    -Oregon Attorney General Opinion on dry needling

    -Dr. Jay Shah joins a course with our partners Red Coral in AUS

    -Pec major dry needling demonstration video

    -Upcoming dry needling courses

    Here's the link!

    http://mailchi.mp/idryneedle/idryneedle-may-issue-research-on-e-stim-use-apta-co-dn-survey-results-a-sale-you-dont-want-to-miss-and-more-1352702

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  5. Check out STAND: The Haiti Project!

    Check out STAND: The Haiti Project!

    STAND – THE HAITI PROJECT

    In 2016 – iDryNeedle was able to donate dry needling supplies to STAND’s efforts; in 2017 we are going a step further. I will be joining them on a week-long trip. I’m completely humbled, inspired, and energized with what this project in the past few years – and am beyond excited to partner with them.

    Anything more I try to explain would be nothing compared to the incredible video linked below. Take 15 minutes and watch, I

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  6. NOT ALL DRY NEEDLES ARE CREATED EQUAL

    NOT ALL DRY NEEDLES ARE CREATED EQUAL

    Many months ago I came across a paper published in Acupuncture in Medicine by Xie et al discussing the quality and consistency of commonly used stainless steel acupuncture needles.After reading it, two things became apparent to me. First, the amount of variance and quality between current acupuncture needles is crazy, and

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