This month’s walking the talk comes courtesy of Jorgen Forsberg from Select Physio Health & Wellness Clinic.

“This research justifies a Neuromuscular Dry Needling approach which select Physio Australia wide courses have been promoting over the last 11 years.

Trigger point needling targeting the trigger points is only one part of needling.

Neuromuscular Dry Needling – involves not only myofascial trigger points but also: neural, connective tissue, non-trigger points around joints.

We can also needle locally , proximally or distally, depending on the irritability or the severity of the pain; or what type of responder the person is.

Just as Maitland is a framework for manual therapy, dry Needling is a “large framework” for inserting a (Dry) Needle, without injectate into, alongside or around, nerves, muscles or  connective tissues.

Dry Needling has been developed for the management of pain and dysfunction in neuromusculoskeletal conditions, not just trigger points

Dry needling is not trying to move qi or diagnosing via TCM, It is purely based on current neurophysiological research.

Dry needling looks at the mechanical, chemical, endocronological, microvascular, neural and central effects of needling superficial or deep needling into a trigger point or non trigger points.

Basically Dry needling is an multifaceted approach that targets all tissues dysfunctional tissues.”

– Jörgen Forsberg

Dry needling: a literature review with implications for clinical practice guidelines.