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  1. Sarcastic Anatomy - Psoas

    Sarcastic Anatomy - Psoas

    Frustrating 6th grade spelling bee participants for decades, the psassy little psoas doesn’t like to pronounce his P’s. Pso dumb. Editor’s note: I seriously considered writing this entire blog with a silent ‘P’ in front of every word starting with an ‘S’, but that one sentence up top already annoy
  2. Post-Quarantine Return to Sport: A Proactive Approach

    Post-Quarantine Return to Sport: A Proactive Approach

    Nicole Woodard PT, DPT gives us a proactive approach to post-COVID return-to-training as a physical therapist and rehab professional. 
  3. Tight Hip Flexors or Weak Hip Flexors?

    Tight Hip Flexors or Weak Hip Flexors?

    Lauryn Ginsburg PT, DPT returns to the iDryNeedle blog to answer a common misconception relating to hip flexor tightness.  Check out what she thinks is the real cause and what you can do about it. 
  4. Dry Needling for the Avid Rower: Ankle Mobility

    Dry Needling for the Avid Rower: Ankle Mobility

    Shannon Long PT, DPT gives us a peek into the world of elite rowing as a physical therapist with this piece on rowing mechanics and what role ankle mobility plays in performance.  
  5. Ankle Mobility for a Better Squat

    Ankle Mobility for a Better Squat

    Here, Lauryn Ginsburg, PT, DPT shares a few tips on improving your squat form (and overall function) by increasing ankle mobility without having to leave your home. Lauryn is owner of SportsFit Physical Therapy in Middleton, Massachusetts.  She's a competitive weightlifter herself and a passionate clinician who specializes in treating CrossFitters, Olympic Weightlifters, and Gymnasts, but enjoys treating all people looking to stay healthy and active! 
  6. The Role of PT in Pain Management During Addiction Recovery

    The Role of PT in Pain Management During Addiction Recovery

    Kristen Zeanah PT, DPT discusses how he uses dry needling with patients recovering from opioid addiction for pain relief, mobility, and quality of life.  Kristen is an iDryNeedle ambassador and owner of 10xPhysio in Alabama and works pro bono at Brother Brian mission in Birmingham. He has advanced training in dry needling. 
  7. Dry Needling for Non-Believers

    Dry Needling for Non-Believers

    iDryNeedle ambassador Judy Gelber PT, DPT, OCS, CFL2 goes into how she went from a non-believer of dry needling in her already thriving practice and clinical expertise, to adding this as a very effective tool. 
  8. iDryNeedle Case Report - CrossFit Shoulder Management

    iDryNeedle Case Report - CrossFit Shoulder Management

    iDryNeedle ambassador Lauryn Ginsburg, PT, DPT shares the success story of one patient involving CrossFit, shoulder pain and impressive outcomes with dry needling. Lauryn is  owner of SportsFit Physical Therapy in Middleton, Massachusetts.  She's a competitive weightlifter herself and a passionate clinician with advanced training in dry needling who specializes in treating CrossFitters, Olympic Weightlifters, and Gymnasts, but enjoys treating all people looking to stay healthy and active! 
  9. 5 Ways Dry Needling Is Being Used ...including 4 you may not know about!

    5 Ways Dry Needling Is Being Used ...including 4 you may not know about!

    Paul Killoren, PT, DPT goes into 5 applications of dry needling, many of them you may not have considered before.  See research and rationale for dry needling acute injuries, spasticity, pre-competition for muscle function, post-competition for recovery, and for pain relief in general. 
  10. 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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