Reply To: Dry needling with the Crossfit community

August 21, 2018 at 6:12 pm #17710

Hi Jessie,
We discuss this topic alot in the advanced course. The real question is should be intervene when there is no pain…yet. So if an athlete is only having a decreased performance or feels weaker than normal they should be assessed for Neurogenic inflammation ie neuro-trigger points as we know they will cause inhibition. You can call it latent or passive but we know from the research they do influence performance even before they come to conscious awareness of pain. I strongly believe DN needs to move to the proactive / preventative phase prior to the onset of pain especially in an active population like CF. This group will pay for performance enhancement as will many others so the answer to your question is absolutely.