4 indications of dry needling

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  • 1. DR. SUBHANJAN DAS, PT Subhanjan_82@yahoo.com +91 8967549104 Dry Needling Instructor MPT (Musculoskeletal & Sports) Assoc. Prof., BIMLS, Burdwan
  • 2. Also in the series  http://www.slideshare.net/SubhanjanDas/introduction-to-dry-needling  http://www.slideshare.net/SubhanjanDas/2-brief-hisory-of-needling  http://www.slideshare.net/SubhanjanDas/3-superficial-dry-needling  http://www.slideshare.net/SubhanjanDas/4-indications-of-dry-needling  http://www.slideshare.net/SubhanjanDas/6-dangers-of-dry-needling  http://www.slideshare.net/SubhanjanDas/7-physiologic-background-of-dry-needling  http://www.slideshare.net/SubhanjanDas/8-dn-vs-acupuncture  http://www.slideshare.net/SubhanjanDas/9-electroacupuncture  http://www.slideshare.net/SubhanjanDas/10-legalities-involved-in-dry-needling
  • 3.  Dry needling is another tool in the armory of physiotherapist.  When used purposefully dry needling works well in various musculoskeletal and neuro muscular conditions.
  • 4. Therapeutic effects  Pain reduction by counter irritation & release of neurotransmitters  Pain reduction by resolving trigger point  Promotion of healing by fibroblastic activation  Promotion of healing by increasing local blood supply
  • 5. Regarding trigger point release  Chaitow compares trigger point with fire alarm. Trigger points are manifestation of some underline abnormality.  Simply ‘releasing’ the trigger point without treating the underlying cause may not produce long term relief, may produce trigger points elsewhere.  A more complete approach should include postural correction, ergonomics and prevention of overuse.
  • 6. Suggested Indications  Trigger points: Releases trigger points  Pain of muscular origin, e.g. muscular component of acute spinal pain: for analgesia, control of muscle spasm.  Musculoskeletal pains e.g. osteoarthritis: works like pain killers, provides temporary relief
  • 7.  Referred pains: works like pain killers, provides temporary relief  Pathologies of soft tissue origins: e.g. tennis elbow, plantar fascitis, shin splints- appears to improve tensigrity, accelerates healing