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. Turf Battles in Health Care: The Patients Suffer

    Turf Battles in Health Care: The Patients Suffer

    The “turf” battle between Acupuncturists and Physical Therapists has waged with ever increasing attention, media coverage and cost.  But who really benefits, and more importantly, who suffers? This most...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Clinical Pearl: Why You Actually Want Specialization More Than You Think

    Clinical Pearl: Why You Actually Want Specialization More Than You Think

    Well, you finally did it. You managed to turn that “recreational” version of lawn darts into American Gladiators (a true American institution if I’m being honest, but I digress). It’s mayhem out there. You are frantically running through...

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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