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Proprioception and Needling

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When it comes to needling and exercise, proprioception is King.

What is proprioception? It is body position awareness; ie: knowing what your limbs are doing without having to look at them. We talk about this all the time in our seminars. Some studies use specific points, others general ones, but they boil down to "needling . . .

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February 06, 2018

The Glutes, Part 2

Beautiful Glutes: Part 2

We are going to get a little techie here. Hang in there! If you missed part one, click here to go back and read it. 

EMG data

There are a paucity of studies on gluteal function during gait, but here is what is out there.

The upper and lower portions of the glute max shows activity at initial . . .

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December 12, 2016

The Levator Scapula

some important "points"

The levator scapula apears to be involved in a number of shoulder problems and can even be implicated in migraine headaches (1). It commonly exhibits trigger points in cervical radiculopathy cases as well (2). 

From its proximal attachment to the transverse processes of the cervical vertebrae, to its distal attachment . . .

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November 21, 2016

A little more on the tibialis posterior....

A little more on the tibialis posterior (or any tendon for that matter)....

On my way back from Vancouver, BC, I am reminded of the many muscles we needle frequently, and some of our clinical discussions over the weekend.

We tend to think of the etiology of tendinopathies as being overuse or biomecanically stressful situations, which are . . .

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November 07, 2016

1 point that influences gait

As I am flying home from teaching an extremity dry needling course in Vancouver, BC, I was reminded of many things and just how intertwined dry needling and acupuncture are.

When talking about the lower extremity and gait (as I have been know to do at more that one seminar), I often talk about the “reverse engineering” . . .

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July 05, 2016

Needling and Muscle strength

I realize it's late, but I really wanted to get an article out this week, so here we go... 

 

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“The present study shows that a single acupuncture treatment was efficacious for improving isometric quadriceps strength in recreational athletes. These results might have implications not only for athletic performance . . .

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May 26, 2016

The Glutes, part 1

Beautiful Glutes!     Part 1 

Place your hands on your buttocks and stand up from a seated position. Did you feel them fire? Now walk with your hands in your back pockets. Do you feel them active at the end of your stride? No? Maybe you should be in rehab. You should!

The glutes have been the fascination of . . .

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May 06, 2016

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