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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 QL...in all it's glory

Today we are going to look at what I feel is one of the most important muscles to evaluate and treat with low back pain patients, as well as those with gait and lower extremity disorders. 

Let's look at some of the functional anatomy of the QL.

It is useful to think of the QL as having three divisions. Though they can’t act . . .

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August 31, 2017

The Levator Scapula

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 to . . .

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November 21, 2016

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)
COURSE ACCREDITATION

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 Physiotherapists practicing acupuncture/dry . . .

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November 01, 2016

The Temporalis

 
TMJ problems? Have you needled the temporalis? I find needling this muscle,along with the pterygoids to be paramount in TMJ dysfunction management. It seems that the antagonistic action or yin and yang of these two can solve mant TMY woes. Think of the interplay of the vertical fibers of the temporailis and the vertical fibers of the . . .

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October 27, 2016

Level One Class Graduates in Vancouver!

I had privilege to work with these fine instructors on my team this past weekend to teach Level 1 Dry Needling in Vancouver, BC. This is a great group of PT's who are a genuine pleasure to work worth. Thanks to Karly Foster and Aaron Vani and congrats to the graduating class!

We talked about many different aspects of needling and . . .

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September 26, 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

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All Categories: needling(35) tpdn(35) dry needling(26) acupuncture(25) trigger point dry needling(16) trigger point dry needling instruction(12) trigger point dry needling seminar(9) muscle layers(9) deep needling(9) dry needling instruction(9) rehab(7) intramuscular therapy(7) peroneus longus(7) trigger point dry needling seminars(7) gait(7) myofascial(6) trigger point seminar(6) education(6) trigger point dry needling courses(6) peroneus(6) posterior(6) dry needling seminar(6) intramuscular(6) rehabilitation(6) muscle action(6) trigger point dry needling course(6) rectus(5) foot(5) instability(5) clinical exam(5) muscle(5) continuing education(5) femoris(4) seminar(4) dry needling course(4) gluteus medius(4) course(4) vastus intermedius(4) vastus lateralis(4) lumbar(4) muscles(4) lumbar instability(4) lateralis(4) rectus femoris(4) neurology(4) spinal instability(4) exam(4) gluteus maximus(4) vastus(3) 1st mtp(3) dysfunction(3) tibialis(3) chronic(3) stimulation(3) trigger(3) continuing(3) extensor digitorum brevis(3) tibialis posterior(3) gluteus minimus(3) temporal summation(3) spacial summation(3) gon(2) superior(2) pain(2) hip(2) changes(2) vascular(2) vascular changes(2) ppd(2) counting(2) summation(2) temporal(2) clinical(2) cervical instability(2) cervical(2) meridians(2) large diameter afferents(2) fiber(2) ehb(2) gluteus(2) extensor hallucis brevis(2) spine(2) therapy(2) quadriceps(2) inferior(2) headaches(2) obliquus(2) minor(2) headache(2) trapezius(2) shoulder pain(2) shoulder(2) scapula(2) cai(2) ankle(2) major(2) capitis(2) suboccipital muscles(2) suboccipital(2) levator scapula(2) levator(2) joint(2) glute(2) back(2) low(2) lbp(2) multifidus(2) facilitation(2) fracture(2) cuboid(2) navicular(2) extensor digitorum longus(2) quadratus(2) 1st(2) 1st ray(2) upper(1) gait cycle(1) latissimus dorsi(1) rectus capitis inferior(1) obliquus capitis inferior(1) layers(1) scalene(1) scalenes(1) scalaneus(1) anterior(1) middle(1) cadence(1) speed(1) posterior oblique sling(1) psoas(1) oblique(1) sling(1) electrical(1) pttd(1) tmj(1) temporomandibular(1) temporomandibular joint(1) iliotibial band(1) superficial(1) posterior chain(1) quadratus femoris(1) hip pain(1) test(1) denervation(1) spinal(1) vibration(1) knee(1) sensory nerve fibers(1) osteoarthritis(1) it band(1) fibers(1) nerve(1) hamstring(1) sensory(1) insertional tendinitis(1) tensor fascia lata(1) afferents(1) diameter(1) it(1) large(1) vibratory sense(1) tfl(1) metatarsal phalangeal(1) sense(1) deep(1) extensor(1) hallucis(1) hallicis(1) brevis(1) soleus(1) thoracic(1) vibratory(1) thoracic spine(1) sensation(1) electrical stimulation(1) meridian(1) lift(1) multifidus lift test(1) divergence(1) hip flexor(1) low back pain(1) convergence(1) flexor(1) iliacus(1) vastus medialis(1) greater occipital nerve(1) metatarsal(1) neck(1) phalangeal(1) home

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