SARCASTIC ANATOMY – GASTROCNEMIUS

Sarcastic anatomy – Gastrocnemius Scrabble score – 18 Plural – gastrocnemii. I dare you to use that in a sentence with your patients today. Greek derivation – “gastro-“ = stomach; knḗmē = leg Action – ankle plantarflexion, knee flexion, basically this… Fun Fact – You may recognize this muscle from the 2004 blockbuster hit “Troy” when Brad Pitt (and his beautiful bronzed legs) portrayed Achilles,… Read More SARCASTIC ANATOMY – GASTROCNEMIUS

The Evidence-Based Practice Debate – the WHAT brain and the WHY brain.

The Evidence-Based Practice Debate – the WHAT brain and the WHY brain. In physical therapy (and likely all medicine), I can’t think of anything more agreeable, yet aggressively confrontational than the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) conversation. The term and principles – completely agreeable. But applying it to treatment X, Y, Z – utterly polarizing. Initially, these affable professional… Read More The Evidence-Based Practice Debate – the WHAT brain and the WHY brain.

JOURNAL CLUB – DRY NEEDLING ON CONTRACTILE PROPERTIES OF SPASTIC MUSCLES POST-STROKE

EFFECTS OF DRY NEEDLING (DNHS TECHNIQUE) ON THE CONTRACTILE PROPERTIES OF SPASTIC MUSCLES IN A PATIENT WITH STROKE: A CASE REPORT – Free full text available here – Calvo, S., Quintero, I., & Herrero, P. (2016). Effects of dry needling (DNHS technique) on the contractile properties of spastic muscles in a patient with stroke: a… Read More JOURNAL CLUB – DRY NEEDLING ON CONTRACTILE PROPERTIES OF SPASTIC MUSCLES POST-STROKE

Chris Juneau PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS – iDryNeedle Featured Clinician July 2017

Our first ‘Featured Clinician’ is a rockstar PT from Houston, TX – Chris Juneau.   Aside from being a brilliant clinician, dry needling educator with Kinetacore, and Olympic weight lifting coach – we had the chance to work with Chris in Haiti during our trip with STAND – The Haiti Project.  iDryNeedle sent Chris some prying… Read More Chris Juneau PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS – iDryNeedle Featured Clinician July 2017

When to treat segmentally – a 2-Minute Dry Needling Tip

As a dry needling clinician and educator acknowledging my own education, practical experience, and ultimately my own biases – I’ll try so present this as neutral as possible.  Because like many questions on application and dosage, the answer to this question is “it depends”.  Depending heavily on our appraisal, expertise, and critical thinking as an… Read More When to treat segmentally – a 2-Minute Dry Needling Tip