Joshua Cleland, PT, DPT, PhD, Professor, Physical Therapy Program, Franklin Pierce University, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
The first section of the book covers important topics such as the current understanding and neurophysiology of the TrP phenomena, safety and hygiene, the effect of needling on fascia and connective tissue, and an account on professional issues surrounding TrP dry needling. The second section includes a detailed and well-illustrated review of deep dry needling techniques of the most common muscles throughout the body. The third section of the book describes several other needling approaches, such as superficial dry needling, dry needling from a Western Acupuncture perspective, intramuscular stimulation, and Fu’s subcutaneous needling.
Trigger Point Dry Needlingbrings together authors who are internationally recognized specialists in the field of myofascial pain and dry needling. First book of its kind to include different needling approaches (in the context of evidence) for the management of neuromuscular pain conditionsHighlights both current scientific evidence and clinicians’ expertise and experience Multi-contributed by a team of top international experts Over 200 illustrations supporting the detailed description of needling techniques
Netter images and discussions of anatomy and biomechanics enhance your understanding of the orthopedic anatomy and pathology of each joint.A "Summary and Recommendations" table in each chapter helps you review the available clinical evidence at a glance.
An assessment of study quality (QUADAS) appendix and icons identifying study quality draw your attention to top quality studies and help you understand why some studies were included and others omitted.
A scale added to reliability tables makes it easy to focus on approaches and tests with the highest reliability.
A concise tabular approach to terminology and statistics makes terms and equations easier to understand.
Information has been organized to parallel the structure of a clinical orthopedic examination.
A tabular formatprovides quick access to test reliability and diagnostic utility, study quality, anatomy and biomechanics, and summary recommendations for applying evidence in practice.
Quality ratings for 269 studies, investigating a tests reliability using the 11-item Quality Appraisal of Diagnostic Reliability Checklist.
Evidence-based approachhelps you focus on the effectiveness of the clinical tests available and review recent studies quickly to determine which test will best predict a specific diagnosis. 84 new studies, 34 new photos and 25 new videos on Student Consult.
QAREL(Quality Appraisal for Reliability Studies) checklists included for each reliability study.
The textbook is divided into eleven sections, covering the top evidence-informed techniques in massage, trigger points, neural muscle energy, manipulations, dry needling, myofascial release, therapeutic exercise and psychological approaches. In the General Introduction, several authors review the epidemiology of upper and lower extremity pain syndromes and the process of taking a comprehensive history in patients affected by pain. In Chapter 5, the basic principles of the physical examination are covered, while Chapter 6 places the field of manual therapy within the context of contemporary pain neurosciences and therapeutic neuroscience education.
For the remaining sections, the textbook alternates between the upper and lower quadrants. Sections 2 and 3 provide state-of-the-art updates on mechanical neck pain, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, myelopathy, radiculopathy, peri-partum pelvic pain, joint mobilizations and manipulations and therapeutic exercises, among others. Sections 4 to 9 review pertinent and updated aspects of the shoulder, hip, elbow, knee, the wrist and hand, and finally the ankle and foot. The last two sections of the book are devoted to muscle referred pain and neurodynamics.The only one-stop manual detailing examination and treatment of the most commonly seen pain syndromes supported by accurate scientific and clinical dataOver 800 illustrations demonstrating examination procedures and techniquesLed by an expert editorial team and contributed by internationally-renowned researchers, educators and cliniciansCovers epidemiology and history-takingHighly practical with a constant clinical emphasis
It uniquely addresses the expanding role of the various health care professions which require increased knowledge and skills in screening for contra-indications and recognizing the need for medical-surgical referral. Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes also stresses the integration of experiential knowledge and a pathophysiologic rationale with current best evidence.the only one-stop guide for examination and treatment of the upper quadrant supported by accurate scientific and clinical-based dataacknowledges the expanding direct access role of the various health professions both at the entry-level and postgraduate leveladdresses concerns among clinicians that research is overemphasized at the expense of experiential knowledge and pathophysiologic rationalemultiple-contributed by expert clinicians and researchers with an international outlookcovers diagnosis, prognosis and conservative treatment of the most commonly seen pain syndromes in clinical practiceover 800 illustrations demonstrating examination procedures and techniques