Many clinicians harbor the mistaken impression that female and male pelvic issues always require internal examination and treatment. Dr. Colleen Whiteford explains that orthopedic physical therapists typically do not perform
Pelvic pain affects up to 1/3 of women (not to mention men). Dr. Blair Green explains that when considering sources of pelvic pain, the muscles in the pelvic floor cannot
Impressions from the Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain course.
Classroom impressions of the Myopain Seminars Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain course.
A very long history of disabling testicular pain resolved after dry needling of the abdominal muscles.
Dry needling of the hip flexors objectively improved hip extension as seen with the Thomas Test.
Dry needling of the gluteal muscles and tensor fascia latae.
Dry needling of the iliacus and tensor fascia latae muscles improved hip internal rotation.
Immediate increase in hip abduction strength following dry needling of the gluteal muscles.
Dry needling improved tight hip flexors tested with the Thomas Test. Ralph Simpson gave a nice demonstration!
Dry needling of the soleus muscle restored ankle function.
Dry needling of the intrinsic foot muscles restored range of motion and function ten years after toe surgery!
Dry needling of the popliteus muscle improved knee extension.
Dry needling of the subscapularis, hip adductors, wrist extensors, deltoids, and calf muscles resulted in immediate improvements in all areas.
Dry needling of the gastrocnemius muscle improved the ankle squat.
Immediately after dry needling of the popliteus muscle this course participant had greatly improved knee extension!
This video shows how you can use e-stim with dry needling to stimulate select muscles!
Immediate increase in range of motion consistent with Ansari, NN, Alaei, P, Naghdi, S, Fakhari, Z, Komesh, S & Dommerholt, J, 2018. Immediate Effects of Dry Needling as a Novel