Fasciculations, twitches and contractions; terminology does matter…

By | December 2nd, 2014|Dry Needling, Science, Trigger Points|

One of the aspects that keeps dogging the ‘Myofascial Pain Syndrome’ world are inaccuracies; This extends to how we use terms to explain what is observed and ultimately treated. Recently, I came across a study by Rha et al. that

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What’s the flow?

By | October 16th, 2014|Dry Needling, Science|

When implementing a clinical intervention protocol, it can sometimes be a little hard to decide on the sequencing of the different elements. Should you start with massage/soft tissue work or should you do the needling first? [responsive][/responsive] Effective needling relies

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What does dry needling actually do?

By | September 17th, 2014|Dry Needling, Physicology, Science|

In managing Myofascial Pain Syndromes, the elicitation of muscle twitches is still considered as the hallmark of effective treatment. These local twitches/contractions seem to result from:   Stimulation of the motor end-plate zones (MEPZs) which elicits large muscle twitches (Needle

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