Dry Needling and Acupuncture in Treatment of Dance-Related Injuries, MD, and PT Perspectives.

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Dry Needling and Acupuncture in Treatment of Dance-Related Injuries, MD, and PT Perspectives.

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2021 Feb;32(1):169-183

Authors: Blackmon AM, Elson L

Abstract
Dancers frequently present to health care professionals with musculoskeletal impairments. The role of the health care practitioner, whether physician, physical therapist, or acupuncturist, is to decrease pain and restore function in the short term and to restore adaptive potential and neural connectivity in the long term. When dysfunction is treated, pain improves. Acupuncture and dry needling improve tissue perfusion by improving vasomotor control and can improve strength by removing motor inhibition. Acupuncture and dry needling are safe, complementary modalities aimed at improving the function of the dancer.

PMID: 33198894 [PubMed – in process]

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