Does the 1st ray complex have super powers? Perhaps Marvel should consider a new superhero
“Ray”? We are not sure but here is a story that gets us one step closer to the answer.
While teaching a Level 1 Dry Needling course this past weekend (if you were there, then this will be
a review; if not, then read on) and . . .
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An often overlooked culprit
We often find clinically that the quadratus femoris as becoming the 1st dysfunctional muscle of the deep 6 external rotators (1) and its pain referral pattern can mimic the piriformis (2) and piriformis syndrome (3) as well as hamstring insertional tendinitis. It has also been implicated in some cases of femoroacetabular . . .
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the second article in a series
This is part 2 of a series following a case. If you missed part 1, please go here and read what we found.
The patient returns 1 week later and reports being approximately 25% improved. She has been performing her "toes up" exercises while walking all the time. She is having some difficulty still with balance. She has . . .
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Have you thought about the importance of the iliacus? During gait? How about at initial contact and again at pre swing? (1) You realize it will be “turned off” if you have labral pathology, right? (2) Needling can be one way of “turning it back on”.(3)
Check out this brief video of one way to accomplish this.
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Acupuncture/Dry Needling and Proprioception. A Winning combination.
What a great combination of therapies for folks with chronic ankle instability, or almost any injury for that matter! Taking 2 modalities that emphasize afferent input from the peripheral mechanoreceptor system, which has such a large influence on the cerebellum as well as . . .
It would logically follow that the gluteus medius is important for generating both forward progression and support, especially during single-limb stance suggesting that walking dynamics are influenced by . . .
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 often . . .