Frank Gargano, Dr Ma - Dry Needling Course Faculty

How Dry Needling addresses dysfunction on both the local and systemic levels

Clinical physicians developed modern dry needling models primarily to treat soft tissue pain related to inflammation, sensitized nerves, scar tissue formation, tissue adhesion, and deficiency of blood and lymphatic circulation. The practice of dry needling today is used to address both local and systemic dysfunctions. The process of dry needling involves inserting a filiform needle through the skin where it physically stretches …

Platelet-rich therapies for musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries.

Related Articles Platelet-rich therapies for musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Apr 29;4:CD010071 Authors: Moraes VY, Lenza M, Tamaoki MJ, Faloppa F, Belloti JC Abstract BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich therapies are being used increasingly in the treatment of musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries such as ligament, muscle and tendon tears and tendinopathies. These therapies can be used as the principal …

The effect of dry needling on pain, pressure pain threshold and disability in patients with a myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle.

The effect of dry needling on pain, pressure pain threshold and disability in patients with a myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014 Apr;18(2):298-305 Authors: Ziaeifar M, Arab AM, Karimi N, Nourbakhsh MR Abstract Dry needling (DN) has been used recently by physical therapists as a therapy of choice for patients with myofascial trigger …

The use of dry needling and myofascial meridians in a case of plantar fasciitis.

The use of dry needling and myofascial meridians in a case of plantar fasciitis. J Chiropr Med. 2014 Mar;13(1):43-8 Authors: Behnam A, Mahyar S, Ezzati K, Rad SM Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case report is to describe the use of dry needling based on myofascial meridians for management of plantar fasciitis. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 53-year-old man presented with …

Effectiveness of Trigger Point Dry Needling for Plantar Heel Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Effectiveness of Trigger Point Dry Needling for Plantar Heel Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Phys Ther. 2014 Apr 3; Authors: Cotchett MP, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB Abstract BackgroundPlantar heel pain can be managed with dry needling of myofascial trigger points, however there is only poor quality evidence supporting its use.ObjectiveTo evaluate the effectiveness of dry needling for plantar heel pain.DesignParallel …

Neck pain: dry needling can decrease pain and increase motion.

Related Articles Neck pain: dry needling can decrease pain and increase motion. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Apr;44(4):261 Authors: Abstract When you have neck pain, the muscles in your neck are often painful to the touch. The irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle or connective tissue that may cause pain over a large area are called trigger points. Dry …

Evidence for the use of dry needling and physiotherapy in the management of cervicogenic or tension-type headache: A systematic review.

Related Articles Evidence for the use of dry needling and physiotherapy in the management of cervicogenic or tension-type headache: A systematic review. Cephalalgia. 2014 Mar 12; Authors: France S, Bown J, Nowosilskyj M, Mott M, Rand S, Walters J Abstract BACKGROUND:: There is good evidence in the literature supporting physiotherapy in the management of some forms of headache. Dry needling …

Treatment of supraspinatus tendinopathy with ultrasound guided dry needling.

Related Articles Treatment of supraspinatus tendinopathy with ultrasound guided dry needling. J Chiropr Med. 2013 Mar;12(1):26-9 Authors: Settergren R Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case study is to describe the treatment of a patient with tendinopathy using sonographically guided dry needling. Tendinopathies are a highly prevalent problem in musculoskeletal medicine, and no one form of treatment has gained universal …

Comparison of dry needling and physiotherapy in treatment of myofascial pain syndrome.

Related Articles Comparison of dry needling and physiotherapy in treatment of myofascial pain syndrome. Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Dec 19; Authors: Rayegani SM, Bayat M, Bahrami MH, Raeissadat SA, Kargozar E Abstract To compare the effects of dry needling and physiotherapy in treatment of myofascial pain syndrome, a randomized controlled trial was performed on 28 patients with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) …