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

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

Dry Needling Digest: Journal Club for Dry Needling Clinicians Part II

  Well, CSM has come and gone – a great week of collaboration, networking, education, and camaraderie with fellow PTs, faculty, and students.  My partialities quite obviously known, it is fascinating to reflect on the conference and really the status of dry needling and physical therapy nationwide.  States becoming battlegrounds over the technique with some… Read More Dry Needling Digest: Journal Club for Dry Needling Clinicians Part II

#DryNeedling tip from @DPTwithNeedles – 4 reasons to consider stim

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… Read More #DryNeedling tip from @DPTwithNeedles – 4 reasons to consider stim