Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) in Random-Controlled Trials Shows Great Results

April 5, 2014   Dry Needling in the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain Leonid Kalichman, PT, PhD and Simon Vulfsons, MD + Author Affiliations From the Department of Physical Therapy, Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel (LK) Pain Relief Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, Rappaport [...]

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I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy…

January 24, 2013

  Before we get started, take a second to watch this clip on “cutting edge physical therapy techniques” during a Dr. Oz Show (Dr Oz Cutting Edge Physical Therapy).   Kind of surprised they didn’t have the electrode shock device that builds 6-pack abs while sitting on the couch, or the vibrating belt machine that [...]

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Sitting Too Much and the Overlooked Hip Deficit

August 9, 2012

Let’s face it, we as a society sit way too much. We sit to drive to work, we sit in work, we sit to drive home from work, we sit to watch tv, and heck I’m sitting as I write this blog entry. It has been shown in studies that sitting too much reduces the [...]

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Trigger Point Dry Needling: A New and Effective Tool for Physical Therapists

July 8, 2012

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), a technique that uses accupuncture needles to treat problematic muscle areas, is a relative new-comer to the physical therapist’s toolbox, and one that is not seen in probably 99% of clinics in the US.  Success rates using this treatment have made dry needling very popular in countries like the UK [...]

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