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Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach,9780702046018
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Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach

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Elsevier Science Health Science
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The first part of the textbook discusses current aspects of myofascial pain provoked by myofascial trigger points and the relevance of muscle pain to different musculoskeletal chronic pain conditions. The introductory chapter reviews commonalities and differences with other needling techniques, including traditional acupuncture. In addition, a comprehensive review of neuro-physiological mechanisms, fascial aspects of needling therapies, and safety guidelines of dry needling/intramuscular manual therapy is also covered. The second and main part of the textbook is focused on clinical applications of deep dry needling/intramuscular manual therapy targeted at inactivating myofascial trigger points located in muscles from the head and neck to the feet. This part is a unique feature, as no previous text has covered the application of deep dry needling/intramuscular manual therapy of myofascial trigger points from a clinical point of view. The third part of the textbook includes other needling approaches - traditional acpuncture, Western medical acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation, Fu's Subcutaneous Needling - which may be applied to myofascial trigger points or other painful locations. First book of its kind to include different needling approaches (in the context of evidence) for the management of neuromuscular pain conditions. Includes Western Medical acupuncture and Fu Highlights both current evidence and clinicians' expertise and experience Multi-contributed by a team of top international experts Over 400 photographs demonstrating the different techniques

Table of Contents

Basis of Trigger Point Dry Needling/Intramuscular Manual Therapy
Professional aspects of dry needling/intramuscular manual therapy
Basic concepts of myofascial trigger points
Neurophysiology of Trigger Point Dry Needling
Fascial Aspects of Needling Therapies
Trigger Point Dry Needling - Safety Guidelines
Clinical and Evidence-based Approach of TrP Dry Needling/ Intramuscular Manual Therapy Deep
Dry Needling/IMT of the Head and Neck Muscles Orlando
Deep Dry Needling/IMT of the Shoulder Muscles
Deep Dry Needling/IMT of the Arm and Hand Muscles
Deep Dry Needling/IMT of the Trunk Muscles
Deep Dry Needling/IMT of the Hip and Pelvic Muscles
Deep Dry Needling/IMT of the Leg and Foot Muscles
Superficial Dry Needling
Other Dry Needling Approaches
Dry Needling From a Traditional Acupuncture Perspective
Dry Needling from a Western Medical Acupuncture Perspective
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
Fu's Subcutaneous Needling
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