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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

Ahh, yes... The Trapezius

We all know that needling the trapezius can be a great thing, especially with the typical "J" referral pattern working so well for headache and neck pain. 

We also know there is much literature to be found regarding its efficacy for: mechanical neck pain (1,2), myofascial pain (2-4), range of motion (5), local blood flow (6), among a . . .

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June 13, 2016

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