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Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach

Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach

Hardback Churchill Livingstone

By (author) Jan Dommerholt, By (author) Cesar Fernandez-De-Las-Penas

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  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • Format: Hardback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 248mm x 22mm | 700g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0702046019
  • ISBN 13: 9780702046018
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 242 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 31,995

Product description

This exciting new publication is the first authoritative resource on the market with an exclusive focus on "Trigger Point dry needling" (TrP). It provides a detailed and up-to-date scientific perspective against which TrP dry needling can be best understood. The first section of the book covers important topics such as the current understanding and neurophysiology of the TrP phenomena, safety and hygiene, the effect of needling on fascia and connective tissue, and an account on professional issues surrounding TrP dry needling. The second section includes a detailed and well-illustrated review of deep dry needling techniques of the most common muscles throughout the body. The third section of the book describes several other needling approaches, such as superficial dry needling, dry needling from a Western Acupuncture perspective, intramuscular stimulation, and Fu's subcutaneous needling. "Trigger Point Dry Needling" brings together authors who are internationally recognized specialists in the field of myofascial pain and dry needling.

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"The book's narrative style incorporates clinical and empirical evidence to underpin arguments for and against dry needling. It takes the reader on a clear journey from the effects of using needles on connective tissue and fascia to the evidence and application of trigger point dry needling...This is an excellent book for any physiotherapist who wants a clinically relevant overview of dry needling." In Touch, July 2013

Table of contents

Dedication Foreword by Leon Chaitow Foreword by Robert D. Gerwin Preface Acknowledgements Contributors PART 1 Basis of trigger point dry needling Chapter 1 Basic concepts of myofascial trigger points (TrPs) Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas, Jan Dommerholt Chapter 2 Proposed mechanisms and effects of trigger point dry needling Jan Dommerholt, Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas Chapter 3 Part 1: Effects of acupuncture needling on connective tissue Helene M. Langevin Part 2: Fascia and dry needling Jan Dommerholt Chapter 4 Trigger point dry needling: safety guidelines Johnson McEvoy Chapter 5 Professional controversies and dry needling Jan Dommerholt PART 2 Clinical and evidence-informed approach of TrP dry needling Chapter 6 Deep dry needling of the head and neck muscles Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas, Ana Isabel-de-la-Llave-Rincon, Ricardo Ortega-Santiago, Barbara Torres-Chica Chapter 7 Deep dry needling of the shoulder muscles Carel Bron, Jo L.M. Franssen, Betty T.M. Beersma Chapter 8 Deep dry needling of the arm and hand muscles Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas, Javier Gonzalez Iglesias, Christian Grobli, Ricky Weissmann Chapter 9 Deep dry needling of the trunk muscles Louise Kelley, Michelle Finnegan, Jan Dommerholt Chapter 10 Deep dry needling of the hip, pelvis and thigh muscles Dawn Sandalcidi, Jan Dommerholt Chapter 11 Deep dry needling of the leg and foot muscles Orlando Mayoral-del-Moral, Maria Torres-Lacomba PART 3 Other dry needling approaches Chapter 12 Superficial dry needling Peter Baldry Chapter 13 Dry needling from a Western medical acupuncture perspective Mike Cummings Chapter 14 Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) Steven R. Goodman, Cory B. Choma Chapter 15 Fu's subcutaneous needling Zhonghua Fu, Li-Wei Chou