Overhead vs Quadruped, Hypersensitivity, and Frozen Shoulder – Movement Debrief Episode 35

Movement Debrief Episode 35 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure.

Here is the set list:

  • How do the overhead and quadruped positions affect infrasternal angles?
  • How does one reduce hypersensitivity in a focal area of longstanding pain?
  • How does one perform treatment on someone with frozen shoulder?
  • How often are there cervicocranial components to frozen shoulder?
  • What other things do we need to be looking at with frozen shoulder?

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Enjoy!

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Here were the links I mentioned:

Infrasternal Angles

NOI Recognise apps

CRAFTA – A con ed course on craniocervicalmandibular region

Tactile discrimination, but not tactile stimulation alone, reduces chronic limb pain.

Acupuncture applied as a sensory discrimination training tool decreases movement-related pain in patients with chronic low back pain more than acupuncture alone: a randomised cross-over experiment

“Why Are My Nerves So Sensitive?” By Adriaan Louw

Oxygen Advantage 

“Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love” by Chris Kresser

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Course Notes: Spinal Manipulation Institute’s Dry Needling 1

You Mean Zac Didn’t go to a PRI Course?

Yes. From time to time I occasionally take a gander at what else is out there in PT land. It was probably about time I check out this whole dry needling thing and see what the fuss is about.

I took the Spinal Manipulation Institute’s version based on some recommendations from a few colleagues I trust. Ray Butts was MC’ing for the weekend.

He was a straight-up needling gangsta
He was a straight-up needling gangsta

I know needling is quite the controversial topic, but I was amazed at the sheer quantity of evidence supporting this modality. Like, an insane amount. I am not sure what the “haterz” found their criticisms on, so please comment if you have some ammo (I am a noob to this after all).

And Ray’s lecture on dry needling mechanisms? Oooohhh lawwwwd. Easily one of the best foundational science lectures I have ever heard. Period. The passion this group has not only for science but the physical therapy profession is inspiring. They made me excited to be a PT. Perhaps even inspired me to contemplate the PhD route.

Then I looked at my student loan bill again.
Then I looked at my student loan bill again…

All that said, I am unsure as to where needling will fit into my practice. The assessment that would point you toward needling someone was sorely lacking. I’ve noticed this problem to be quite common in manual therapy courses. It’s pretty much you hurt here/have this diagnosis, then use this protocol. Continue reading “Course Notes: Spinal Manipulation Institute’s Dry Needling 1”