Since the publication of the first edition in 2013, the utilization of dry needling in clinical practice has expanded dramatically throughout the world. Indeed, more and more professionals have been using dry needling to effectively reducing acute and chronic pain, as well as improving motor performance, range of motion, and strength.
Following the success of the previous edition, the updated Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach remains the first authoritative guide on the market.
With a completely revised text and now full colour illustrations, it provides excellent clarity within content and images for even more uniform and consistent instructions on the needling techniques.
Written and edited by a group of international experts, this is the most-up-to-date resource for physiotherapists, chiropractors, myotherapists, and other professionals as physicians, acupuncturists, osteopaths and athletic trainers.
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
Fernandez de las Penas, Cesar Head Division, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain; Clinical Researcher, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aarlborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.