some important "points"
The levator scapula apears to be involved in a number of shoulder problems and can even be implicated in migraine headaches (1). It commonly exhibits trigger points in cervical radiculopathy cases as well (2).
From its proximal attachment to the transverse processes of the cervical vertebrae, to its distal attachment . . .
This was just published. Here are few screenshots for you to look at.
As you can imagine, I am quite excited for the publicity! Many thanks to Daniel Sosnoski, the editor at Chiropractc Economics for considering my work for publication!
A little more on the tibialis posterior (or any tendon for that matter)....
On my way back from Vancouver, BC, I am reminded of the many muscles we needle frequently, and some of our clinical discussions over the weekend.
We tend to think of the etiology of tendinopathies as being overuse or biomecanically stressful situations, which are . . .
Dry Needling, Trigger Point Dry Needling and Intramuscular Therapy Course: Level 2 The Extremities Vancouver, BC
Featuring Dr. Ivo Waerlop
Course Date: Friday, November 4th to Sunday, November 6th, 2016 (3 Full Days)
This course, sponsored by Dr Ivo Waerlop and F.I.R.E will meet all of the CPTBC College practice standards set out under the self-declaration model for . . .
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Lets take another look at the tibialis posterior
As clinicians , we often needle and treat the tibialis posterior for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, platar fasicits, patellofemoral joint pain, and a host of other conditions. Lets take a look at some of the anatomy and see why it is a big player in these conditions.
The tibialis posterior . . .
Not EXACTLY trigger point dry needling, but a form of needling nonetheless
In this study (1) they stimulated 3 points: ST41, BL60 and GB40. Take a look at their locations (above). ST41 (2) is at the base of the long extensor tendons; gee, we never emphasize long extensor function, do we? GB 40 is at the lateral malleolus between the peroneus longus/brevis and peroneus tertius; how important are . . .