Dry Needling for Myofascial Trigger Point Pain

JJ was recently a co-author of an article published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (IJSPT) co-authoring a piece focused on dry needling for myofascial trigger point pain. For more insight into her clinical commentary review the abstract below:


Sports and orthopedic physical therapists have long used a multitude of techniques in order to address pain and dysfunction associated with myofascial trigger points. One technique, in particular, has recently received overwhelming attention: trigger point dry needling (DN). Despite its efficacy and low risk, questions remain as to its effectiveness, safety, and whether the technique is within the scope of practice of physical therapists. Therefore, the purpose of this clinical commentary is to summarize the current literature related to the associated mechanisms of action of DN, the safety of DN, as well as to discuss the relevant scope of practice concerns.

Read the full article here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4458928/

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