Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling

An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach

2nd Edition - June 21, 2018
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  • Editors: Jan Dommerholt, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702074165
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702075186

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Key Features

  • New chapters on the use of dry needling for Neurological Conditions and dry needling for Fascia, Scar, and Tendon;
  • Clinical chapters with new full colour illustrations;
  • Worldwide editors and contributors;

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 Basis of trigger point dry needling

    Chapter 1 Basic concepts of Myofascial Trigger Points (TrPs)

    Chapter 2 Proposed mechanisms and effects of trigger point dry needling

    Chapter 3 Dry Needling for Fascia, Scar, and Tendon

    Chapter 4 Dry Needling for Neurological Conditions

    Chapter 5 Trigger point dry needling: Safety guidelines

    Chapter 6 Dry needling across different disciplines

    Part 2: Clinical and Evidence-Informed Approach of TrP Dry Needling

    Chapter 7 Deep dry needling of the head and neck muscles

    Chapter 8 Deep dry needling of the shoulder muscles

    Chapter 9 Deep dry needling of the arm and hand muscles

    Chapter 10 Deep dry needling of the trunk muscles

    Chapter 11 Deep Dry Needling of the Hip and Pelvic Muscles

    Chapter 12 Deep Dry Needling of the Leg and Foot Muscles

    Part 3: Other Dry Needling Approaches

    Chapter 13 Superficial dry needling

    Chapter 14 Dry Needling from a Western Medical Acupuncture Perspective

    Chapter 15 Intramuscular stimulation (IMS)

    Chapter 16 Fu’s subcutaneous needling


Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: June 21, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702074165
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702075186

About the Editors

Jan Dommerholt

Dr Dommerholt is a physiotherapist and Diplomate of the Academy for Integrative Pain Management. He owns two physical therapy clinics in Maryland specializing in the management of individuals with chronic pain conditions including myofascial pain. In addition, Dr Dommerholt is owner of Myopain Seminars, a post-graduate continuing education company offering a wide variety of myofascial pain courses, dry needling courses, TMD and pelvic pain management courses, among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Myopain Seminars, LLC, Bethesda, MD, USA; Bethesda Physiocare, Inc, Bethesda, MD, USA.

César Fernández-de-las-Peñas

He has published around 450 peer-reviewed publications and he is first author of approximately 200. His research activities are concentrated on biomedical sciences within neuroscience. The specific research areas have been on pain and assessment of pain in volunteers and chronic pain patients. His main focus is on human clinical chronic pain research. He is the main editor of 10 textbooks on manual therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Dept of PT, OT, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid