Be sure to hit all the TP ’hot spots’

By | February 17th, 2016|Dry Needling, Trigger Points|

The local mechanisms for analgesic effects reported after dry needling remain a point of study and discussion and little clarity currently exists in this regard.   Central opioid release may be one mechanism that can be capitised on. In brief,

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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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The Biceps – playing for both north and south

By | July 17th, 2014|Dry Needling, Trigger Points|

The Biceps-‘playing for both north and south’   It is easy to forget the Biceps Brachii when patients present with shoulder and elbow pain. Even a thorough local examination of either joint area is not likely to indicate that the

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Clinical concomitants during and after dry needling- the patient should not be a surprised…

By | July 1st, 2014|Dry Needling, Physicology, Trigger Points|

  Consider for a moment the diagram and its accompanying explanation below: This is a diagrammatic representation of part of a myofascial trigger point showing two motor endplates (MEPs) and juxtapositional contraction knots (CKs). A neurovascular bundle (NB) containing motor

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Superficial and Deep Dry Needling

By | June 17th, 2014|Dry Needling, Science|

Superficial and Deep Dry Needling- a little perspective using the Trapezius of female research participants as a point of reference When dry needling TPs a distinction is made between superficial (SDN) and deep dry needling (DDN). SDN is thought to

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