Posted: January 19, 2017||
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
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
Posted: January 03, 2017||
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
Posted: August 09, 2016||
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.
Posted: January 27, 2016||
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
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