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Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture for Treating Lateral Elbow Pain

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Trigger Point Therapy - Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture for treating lateral elbow pain   Lateral Elbow Pain is Often Associated with Trigger Points  Trigger points are really common in the elbow and forearm muscles; this may well be connected to our increased sedentary and technology-based lifestyles. Needless to say, as hands-on therapists, we too often get tense and stiff forearm muscles. Why trigger points? Our body tries to protect us. It wants the trauma to heal and often “switches-of” around “damaged tissue.” Trigger points are a key part of this protect-and-defend mechanism. However, if a problem isn t managed...

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Dry Needling for Trigger Points - Rhomboids

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  Treating Rhomboid Trigger Points - Dry Needling   Do not attempt to reproduce any of the techniques shown on this website unless they fall within your professional scope of practice.    Rhomboids   Rhomboid Muscles Trigger Points   A hypertonic rhomboid will have a marked effect on the positioning of the scapula by lifting and retracting it. This will consequently inhibit the neural status of the serratus anterior, in turn affecting the external oblique, and so on along the chain. Force couple actions will be out of sequence, setting up the ideal environment for strain and overuse injury. When...

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Dry Needling or Acupuncture?

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Dr. Jonathan Kuttner - NAT presenter, and winner of the NAMTPT lifetime achievement award (2014) for his contribution to trigger point therapy.    Dry Needling Foundation Course   Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles for the direct treatment of trigger points. Dry needling shares many of the same ideas, approaches, and techniques as traditional Chinese acupuncture, but there are differences. In this video, Dr. Jonathan Kuttner, who practices both acupuncture and dry needling, compares and presents the case for both modalities.    About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM)...

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Dry Needling - Iliocostalis and Longissimus

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

   Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling for Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   NAT Dry Needling - Online Course   These muscles are constantly working - and vulnerable to active trigger points The Iliocostalis and Longissimus are both very long back muscles that run parallel with the spine. Pain from active trigger points is typically referred downwards into the lower, mid and upper the back.   Longissimus pain pattern 1 - refers down into the lower back     Longissimus pain pattern 2 - pain referred down into buttock     Iliocostalis pain pattern 1 - refers down into the mid back  ...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Dry Needling, Acupuncture and Trigger Points

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

  There could be increased efficacy in pain relief when a trigger point is present at the site of an acupuncture point during treatment. We find that clients are often confused about the difference (or relationship) between trigger point therapy, acupuncture and acupressure. We also receive a lot of comments on Facebook regarding this issue. There seems to be additional confusion due to the fact that many trigger point therapists practice dry needling, and many acupuncturists include trigger point therapy within their treatment protocols. So here's the best that I can do in today's short blog, which I hope is helpful. I should...

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