How does Lyme Disease impact Dry Needling? I recently got an interesting question from a GEMt course graduate regarding a patient who has Lyme Disease, and whether Dry Needling could be a suitable option for this patient. Lyme Disease is a well-discussed condition and if you have been practising for long enough odds are you have seen a patient with a confirmed diagnosis, or suspicion. So what is Lyme Disease and can we needle these patients? Lyme Disease is an infection caused by a tick that transmits the bacteria in the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato group. The ticks are found [...]
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Creams & Lotions after Dry Needling: Do or Don't? Does anyone perform other forms of manual therapy after Dry Needling? In particular what about the use of massage cream to apply massage after the needling process? Is this clinically therapeutic, is it appropriate or even potentially harmful? What are the considerations with respect to using creams in this after dry needling? Anyone that has attended a GEMt Dry Needling will know that we do not teach the use of creams after dry needling. This is not to say that it is absolutely contra-indicated, or that clinicians out that are not [...]
Cadaveric and Ultrasonographic Validation of Needling Placement in the Cervical Multifidus Muscle. Check out the latest research article confirming we are hitting the Cervical Multifidus muscle when dry needling Note: Contains imagery of cadaver