1. Results-based practice: Evidence-based practice

    Results-based practice: Evidence-based practice

    Even without attempting to create a click-bait title, as soon as I put anything as “greater than” evidence-based practice (EBP) – I know there are readers posturing to disagree with everything written here. And I don’t blame you, I was an SPT and early DPT who was borne entirely into the EBP mentality, steadfastly clinging to the systemic appraisal of voluminous research to reinforce my practice patterns. I became a word-smith of “evidence-enhanced”, “evidence-informed” and “research-d

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  2. 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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  3. Dry Needling Digest: Journal Club for Dry Needling Clinicians Part II

    Dry Needling Digest: Journal Club for Dry Needling Clinicians Part II

     

    Well, CSM has come and gone - a great week of collaboration, networking, education, and camaraderie with fellow PTs, faculty, and students. My partialities quite obviously known, it is fascinating to reflect on the conference and really the status of dry needling and physical therapy nationwide. States

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  4. 2-minute #DryNeedling tip from @DPTwithNeedles: 4 reasons to consider stim

    2-minute #DryNeedling tip from @DPTwithNeedles: 4 reasons to consider stim

    One of the more common questions on our courses is – “when do I use e-stim with dry needling?”.

    A fair question, because if you feel dry needling is infantile in terms of clinical research, then use and understanding of intramuscular electrical stim is embryonic.

    That being said, there has been a dramatic shift towards the use of electrical stimulation with dry needling and clinicians anecdotally reporting improved patient comfort and suspected global effects on pain and the n

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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. WHAT DOES THE FSBPT DRY NEEDLING COMPETENCIES REPORT TELL US?

    WHAT DOES THE FSBPT DRY NEEDLING COMPETENCIES REPORT TELL US?

    Dry needling remains one of the hottest topics in Physical Therapy over the past decade and consequently has fostered both ardent support and opposition. Almost the exclusive focus of my blog, strong state advocacy efforts, current best evidence momentum and unfortunately the dismay of many acupuncturist substantiates this. And with this trend comes the need for education and safety standards (as

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  7. 2-minute #DryNeedling tip from @DPTwithneedles

    2-minute #DryNeedling tip from @DPTwithneedles

    Anatomy.

    I hope it would be obvious to say, “knowing the anatomy” of a region or muscle you intend to dry needle is paramount - but that’s exactly what I’m saying. Not necessarily point A to point B origin-insertion anatomy, but the thorough geography and topography of the muscle. Beyond that, what are the physical characteristics, histological properties and patient-specific qualities of that muscle.

    Let's think next level anatomy.

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  8. What's Next For #dryneedling ? 5 Crazy Guesses From @DPTwithneedles!

    What's Next For #dryneedling ? 5 Crazy Guesses From @DPTwithneedles!

    Weren’t we supposed to have hoverboards in 2015? If we can learn anything from the 1985 versus the 2015 Marty McFly, it’s that the future is tough to predict. At least without 1.21 giggawatts. But that’s exactly what I intend to do with regards to the future of dry needling in the US.

    Dry needling has come a long way in the past few years, but where is it headed? Understandably a premature question as some states have yet to formally ratify dry needling practice by physical therapists; but w

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  9. 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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