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Dry Needling and Muscle testing

Do you do manual muscle testing on your patients before needling?

We all evaluate our patients; hopefully on the table as well as observation while weight bearing. Here is some food for thought...


When your patient or client is lying on the table (or wherever you are evaluating them), do you pay attention to where their head is in space (ie the position of their head)?  Why should you care?
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June 28, 2018

The Adductor Magnus

Not just for adduction anymore....

Silvrback blog imageAh yes... the adductor magnus. A commonly implicated muscle in hip dysfunction to include CAM lesions, femoroacetabular impingement, anterior femoral glide, as well as "hamstring insertional tendonitis" like symptoms (which would specifically be referring to the long head). 

You will recall that the adductor magnus consists of . . .

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June 06, 2018

Iliocapsularis update

you know about this guy?

I have written before about one of my favorite muscles for dysfunctional hips, the iliocapsularis. See here and here to catch up.

 

Silvrback blog imageAs you are probably (hopefully?) aware it has its proximal attachment at the anterior-inferior iliac spine and the anterior hip capsule (1), though it does not attach to the labrum (2). Its inserts . . .

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May 22, 2018

Ischemic compression and Dry Needling

...it only takes a minute or 2...

 

Post needling soreness is a common side effect of dry needling, particularly if multiple twitches are obtained. "Six" twitches seems to be the number of twitches necessary to obtain better clinical results (1).  Mitigation of this "post needling soreness" has been explored. One study (2) looked at "spray and stretch" as a way . . .

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March 21, 2018

Proprioception and Needling

Get the most out of what you do!

 

When it comes to needling and exercise, proprioception is King.

What is proprioception? It is body position awareness; ie: knowing what your limbs are doing without having to look at them. We talk about this all the time in our seminars. Some studies use specific points, others general ones, but they boil down to "needling . . .

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February 06, 2018

The Calcaneo Cuboid Locking Mechanism

Needle those Peroneii!

The Calcaneo Cuboid Locking Mechanism

Do you know what this is? You should if you treat folks who walk or run!

 

It is the mechanism by which the tendon of the peroneus longus travels behind the lateral malleolus of the ankle, travels underfoot, around the cuboid to insert into the lateral aspect of the base of the 1st . . .

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January 29, 2018

The SCM and Gait

We remember that we have 3 systems that keep us upright in the gravitational plane: The visual system, The vestibular system and the proprioceptive system. As we age, we seem to become more dependent upon the visual system to maintain stability of the head (which is largely under the purview of the vestibular system).  Older folks seem . . .

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January 12, 2018

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