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

Trigger Point Dry Needling

An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach

By Jan Dommerholt, PT DPT FAAPM, Physical Therapist, Bethesda Physciocare/Myopain Seminars, Bethesda, MD, USA and César Fernández de las Peñas, PT, DO, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain; Esthesiology Laboratory of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain; and, Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark


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)
César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Jan Dommerholt

Chapter 2 Proposed mechanisms and effects of trigger point dry needling
Jan Dommerholt, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas

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
César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Ana Isabel-de-la-Llave-Rincón, Ricardo Ortega-Santiago, Bárbara 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
César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Javier González Iglesias, Christian Gröbli, 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, María 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