1. iDryNeedle Launches Line of Technique: Specific Products for Dry Needling Clinicians

    iDryNeedle Launches Line of Technique: Specific Products for Dry Needling Clinicians

    Kirkland, WA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/27/2019 --iDryNeedle® is thrilled to announce the launch of The Dry Needle™, a premium brand of dry needles made purposely for specialized clinicians. The company spotlighted...

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  2. Four Reasons Dry Needling Is About To Explode

    Four Reasons Dry Needling Is About To Explode

    It’s interesting to think that dry needling, a technique developed in the 1980’s, remains in its infancy. Even with top hierarchical research on safety and effectiveness, widespread acceptance worldwide and (almost) entirely in the US, use by every major sports league and our military, and recognition by DPT programs – dry needling is in diapers. Estimations have been made that <3% of physical therapists in the US are currently practicing dry needling and the number of emails, calls and conve

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  3. Evidence-Based Practice: the WHAT Brain vs the WHY Brain

    Evidence-Based Practice: the WHAT Brain vs the WHY Brain

    The Evidence-Based Practice Debate – the WHAT brain and the WHY brain.

    In physical therapy (and likely all medicine), I can’t think of anything more agreeable, yet aggressively confrontational than the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) conversation. The term and principles – completely agreeable. But applying it to treatment X, Y, Z – utterly polarizing. Initially, these affable professional conversations morph into uncompromising rhetoric, ultimately polarizing a topic

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  4. JOURNAL CLUB - Spinal and peripheral dry needling versus peripheral dry needling along among individuals with a history of lateral ankle sprain : a randomized controlled trial

    JOURNAL CLUB - Spinal and peripheral dry needling versus peripheral dry needling along among individuals with a history of lateral ankle sprain : a randomized controlled trial

    Check out the full text for this December 2017 IJSPT clinical trial here- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC57174..

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  5. Dry Needling Clinical Commentary: "Should I use dry needling before or after other manual techniques?"

    Dry Needling Clinical Commentary: "Should I use dry needling before or after other manual techniques?"

    “Should I use dry needling before or after other manual techniques?”

    A good question – and one we get on courses all the time.

    “Should I use dry needling before or after other manual techniques?”

    I’ll defuse the potential e-bomb right now and say this is clearly an “it depends” answer. It depends on a lot actually…diagnosis, condition chronicity, severity, complexity, your treatment model, your expertise – but l

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  6. Journal Club: Comparison of Dry Needling vs. Sham on the Performance of Vertical Jump

    Journal Club: Comparison of Dry Needling vs. Sham on the Performance of Vertical Jump

    Check out this October 2017 dry

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  7. EFFECTS OF DRY NEEDLING (DNHS TECHNIQUE) ON THE CONTRACTILE PROPERTIES OF SPASTIC MUSCLES IN A PATIENT WITH STROKE: A CASE REPORT

    EFFECTS OF DRY NEEDLING (DNHS TECHNIQUE) ON THE CONTRACTILE PROPERTIES OF SPASTIC MUSCLES IN A PATIENT WITH STROKE: A CASE REPORT

    - Free full text available here - 

    Calvo, S., Quintero, I., & Herrero, P. (2016). Effects of dry needling (DNHS technique) on the contractile properties of spastic muscles in a patient with stroke: a case report. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 39(4), 372-376.

    The Patient

    -Male

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  8. Sarcastic anatomy: Gastrocnemius

    Sarcastic anatomy: Gastrocnemius

    Scrabble score – 18

    Plural – gastrocnemii. I dare you to use that in a sentence with your patients today.

    Greek derivation – “gastro-“ = stomach; kn?m? = leg

    Action - ankle plantarflexion, knee flexion, basically this... 

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  9. Journal Club: Effects of Low-Load Exercise on Post-needling Induced Pain

    Journal Club: Effects of Low-Load Exercise on Post-needling Induced Pain

    Effects of Low-Load Exercise on Postneedling Induced Pain After Dry Needling of Active Trigger Point in Individuals with Subacromial Pain Syndrome

    - Full text here -

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  10. When to treat segmentally: a 2-Minute #DryNeedling Tip from iDryNeedle

    When to treat segmentally: a 2-Minute #DryNeedling Tip from iDryNeedle

    As a dry needling clinician and educator acknowledging my own education, practical experience, and ultimately my own biases - I’ll try so present this as neutral as possible. Because like many questions on application and dosage, the answer to this question is “it depends”. Depending heavily on our appraisal, exper

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