Benefits of Adding Gluteal Dry Needling to a Four-Week Physical Exercise Program in a Chronic Low Back Pain Population. A Randomized Clinical Trial

Pain Med. 2020 Nov 1;21(11):2948-2957. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa279. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To determine if adding dry needling to a four-week exercise program has an additional benefit compared with adding sham dry needling to the same exercise program in subjects with chronic low back pain. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Physiotherapy and Pain Clinic of Alcala University. SUBJECTS: Forty-six patients with chronic low …

Quantitative Sensory Testing and the Efficacy of Dry Needling Treatment

Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) is the most widely used paradigm to assess central hypersensitivity, it consists of the application of a standardized stimulus to a peripheral (nerve) tissue and recording the patient’s response.1  The paradigm relies on the assumption that a non-painful stimulus, when applied to a non-injured tissue, will evoke pain only if central nociceptive pathways are hypersensitive.  Determining …

EFFECTIVENESS OF DRY NEEDLING THERAPY ON PAIN, HIP MUSCLE STRENGTH AND PHYSICAL FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.

Related Articles EFFECTIVENESS OF DRY NEEDLING THERAPY ON PAIN, HIP MUSCLE STRENGTH AND PHYSICAL FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Feb 07;: Authors: Ceballos-Laita L, Jiménez-Del-Barrio S, Marín-Zurdo J, Moreno-Calvo A, Marín-Boné J, Albarova-Corral MI, Estébanez-de-Miguel E Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the short-term effects of dry needling (DN) on physical function, …

Effectiveness of Dry Needling versus Placebo on Gait Performance, Spasticity, Electromyographic Activity, Pain, Range-of-Movement and Quality of Life in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol.

Related Articles Effectiveness of Dry Needling versus Placebo on Gait Performance, Spasticity, Electromyographic Activity, Pain, Range-of-Movement and Quality of Life in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. Brain Sci. 2020 Dec 17;10(12): Authors: Luque-Moreno C, Granja-Domínguez A, Moral-Munoz JA, Izquierdo-Ayuso G, Lucena-Anton D, Heredia-Rizo AM Abstract Dry needling (DN) is an emerging technique commonly used in neurological …

A comparative study of treatment interventions for patellar tendinopathy: a randomized controlled trial

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Feb 5:S0003-9993(21)00141-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.01.073. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To determine the additional effect of dry needling (DN) or percutaneous needle electrolysis (PNE) combined with eccentric exercise (EE) and compare which one is the most effective for patients with patellar tendinopathy (PT). DESIGN: Blinded, randomized controlled trial, with follow-up at 10 and 22 weeks. …

Efficacy of microneedling versus fractional Er:YAG laser in facial rejuvenation.

Related Articles Efficacy of microneedling versus fractional Er:YAG laser in facial rejuvenation. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Jun;19(6):1333-1340 Authors: Robati RM, Hamedani B, Namazi N, Niknejad N, Gheisari M Abstract BACKGROUND: Microneedling and fractional lasers have been used in facial rejuvenation with acceptable results and low adverse effects. AIMS: To compare the efficacy of microneedling with fractional Er:YAG in facial skin …

Combining Patient Education With Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression for Treating Myofascial Trigger Points in Office Workers With Neck Pain: A Single-Blinded, Randomized Trial.

Related Articles Combining Patient Education With Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression for Treating Myofascial Trigger Points in Office Workers With Neck Pain: A Single-Blinded, Randomized Trial. J Chiropr Med. 2020 Dec;19(4):222-229 Authors: Otadi K, Sarafraz H, Jalaie S, Rasouli O Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare immediate and short-term effects of combining dray needling (DN) + patient education …

A Systematic Review of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Physical Therapist Management of Patellofemoral Pain.

Related Articles A Systematic Review of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Physical Therapist Management of Patellofemoral Pain. Phys Ther. 2021 Feb 03;: Authors: Wallis JA, Roddy L, Bottrell J, Parslow S, Taylor NF Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review to evaluate clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the physical therapist management of patellofemoral pain. METHODS: …

Working on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study of Physical Therapists' Experience in Spain.

Related Articles Working on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study of Physical Therapists’ Experience in Spain. Phys Ther. 2021 Feb 01;: Authors: Palacios-Ceña D, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Palacios-Ceña M, de-la-Llave-Rincón AI, Florencio LL Abstract OBJECTIVE: Knowledge of the experiences of health care professionals who have actively worked on the first line of the COVID-19 pandemic could help in …

Efficacy and safety of plasma gel as a new modality in treatment of atrophic acne scars.

Related Articles Efficacy and safety of plasma gel as a new modality in treatment of atrophic acne scars. Int J Dermatol. 2020 May;59(5):620-626 Authors: Elfar NN, Hasby EA Abstract BACKGROUND: Postacne scarring is an unfortunate and frequent complication of acne, with varied morphological forms and associated significant psychological distress to patients. AIM OF THE WORK: To evaluate the efficacy and …