By Carol Cote, PT, CCTT, CODN, CMTPT
According to the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, November 24, Volume 44, Number 11:
“The results of this clinical trial suggest that 2 sessions of Trigger Point Dry Needling and Trigger Point Manual Therapy resulted in similar outcomes in terms of pain, disability, and cervical range of motion. Those in the Trigger Point Dry Needling Group experienced greater improvements in Pressure Point Threshold over the cervical spine. Future trials are needed to examine the effects of Trigger Point Dry Needling and Trigger Point Manual Therapy over long-term follow-up periods.”
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