1. What is dry needling? Dry needling is a skillful therapy that uses a thin, filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying muscular trigger points or muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement problems. As dry needling has evolved, several various terms for the therapy have emerged. The general term, “dry needling,” includes […]
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People often ask why their pain, often in the same area of the back, returns from time to time. When they have completed a course of treatments and experienced relief, and nothing traumatic has happened to cause re-injury, they are confused as to why their back hurts once again and wonder, “Can back pain be […]
In the never ending battle against lower back pain, new research is vital. A 2008 study by Luomajoki (1) reveals some new and relevant information regarding low back movement control in patients with lower back pain. The hypothesis being studied is that abnormal movement patterns are associated with lower back pain. This hypothesis has been studied […]
The deadlift is a great exercise. Perhaps it gets a bad reputation because of the word, “dead.” Other people dislike or completely avoid the deadlift because it can cause low back pain or at least a robust case of delayed onset muscle soreness at the low back. Deadlift as Rehabilitation You may be surprised to read […]
Pain in the front of the knee is a very common problem. This anterior knee pain may also be referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome, runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, or patellar tendinitis. This pain is usually a dull ache, which is worse with running, jumping, squatting, getting up from
It’s beginning to warm up outside, which for most people means an increase in wearing flip-flops and running or walking outside. These changes in footwear and activity can often mean an increase in the number of patients with foot pain, most commonly foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis.