Trigger Point Dry Needling.

@article{Simons2017TriggerPD,
  title={Trigger Point Dry Needling.},
  author={David G. Simons},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  year={2017},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={
          150
        }
}
  • D. Simons
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy
Increasingly, physical therapists in the United States and throughout the world are using dry needling to treat musculoskeletal pain, even though this treatment has been a controversial addition to practice. To better generalize to physical therapy practice the findings about dry needling thus far, the authors of a study published in the March 2017 issue of JOSPT identified the need for a systematic review examining the effectiveness of dry needling performed by physical therapists on people… 

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