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What is Dry Needling?

So what is it? Dry needling, as defined by Dunning et al (2014) 1, then is “the insertion of monofilament needles (i.e. without any injectate) into muscles, ligaments, tendons, subcutaneous fascia, scar tissue and in the vicinity of peripheral nerve tissue.” One of the most exciting aspects of dry needling to me is that I can […]...

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What is Sciatica?

Introduction Sciatica is a condition where there is a structure in your body that is placing pressure on your sciatic nerve whether that be a disc, muscle, or other structure. The pressure is most likely being applied closer to your spine. This commonly results in symptoms to travel down into your leg.  If it is […]...

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Don’t Let Pain Take Over

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Changing Behaviors Stop blaming your posture, occupation, stress, arthritis, etc. Find patterns in your pain and look for attributable lifestyle factors that you actually can change! Pain goes beyond what is actually happening inside your body and whatever pathology that you are blaming for your pain right now. General exercise that does not reproduce/intensify your […]...

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Soreness in the Short Term Equals Health in the Long Term

When you’re injured or recovering from an injury, you’ll oftentimes want to simply click your fingers and have the pain disappear. Of course, that’s not realistic (though we can dream!) and it takes time and proper care to get back to your optimal health. Physical therapy can absolutely be an important element to your recovery, […]...

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