You may have heard – there is an opioid epidemic in the United States. Your familiarity with this crisis may be anything from reading headlines, to knowing someone personally affected – but it is true. And your proposed solution to this epidemic may be government oversight, physician regulation, drug addiction resources, or funding for pain… Read More 5 Non-Opioid Pain Relief Alternatives
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.
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
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
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
Even without attempting to create a click-bait title, as soon as I put anything as “greater than” evidence-based practice (EBP) – I know there are readers posturing to disagree with everything written here. And I don’t blame you, I was an SPT and early DPT who was borne entirely into the EBP mentality, steadfastly clinging… Read More Results-based practice > Evidence-based practice
Nothing puts more wind in your proverbial blogging “sails” than running in to someone who has read (and enjoyed?) your content. A real person, in real life, telling you they really read and really enjoyed your blog…this really happened! You know who you are, and if lightning strikes twice and you’re reading this again –… Read More Sarcastic Anatomy – Multifidus