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Beyond Needling Trigger Points

Beyond the Trigger Point

Many of us needle. We are taught to dry needle trigger points and sometimes (especially in the seminars I teach), to needle the segmental innervation of the muscle involved. But should we do more? I think so, and here is one paper on incorporating needling myofascial meridians along with trigger points that supports . . .

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September 25, 2017

The Glutes, Part 2

Beautiful Glutes: Part 2

We are going to get a little techie here. Hang in there! If you missed part one, click here to go back and read it. 

EMG data

There are a paucity of studies on gluteal function during gait, but here is what is out there.

The upper and lower portions of the glute max shows activity at initial contact and near the . . .

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December 12, 2016

Article Published in November 2016 Chiropractic Economics

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!

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November 10, 2016

Precision

The importance of anatomical localization: The Scalenes

When needling, whether it be dry kneeling or acupuncture, precision is key (1, 2). It is often said that "if you don't know where your needle is, you probably shouldn't be there". This is very true and in areas like the apex of the lung field, especially prudent. 

The . . .

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June 20, 2016

E Stim and Needling

While flying over the snow capped mountains of Montana, on my way home from teaching a level 1 dry needling course in Vancouver, BC , I saw lots of folks siting, neck flexed forward in a kyphotic posture, watching movies on their iphones and ipads, or playing a game. It made me think of posture and correct my own while writing this piece. We . . .

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May 16, 2016

The Extensor Hallucis Brevis

A primary descender of the 1st ray

Look at this beautiful muscle in a foot that has not yet been exposed to hard planar surfaces and shoes that limit or alter motion! 

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The Extensor Hallicus Brevis, or EHB  (beautifully pictured above causing the  extension (dorsiflexion) of the my son's proximal big toe) is an important muscle for descending the distal . . .

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May 02, 2016

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