EP 132: Dry Needling and Blood Flow Restriction with Athletico Physical Therapy

Interview with Carson Lux, Physical Therapist at Athletico Physical Therapy to discuss 2 new techniques in therapy, dry needling and blood flow restriction training that can help with acute pain as well as post surgical rehab, and explains their impacts on the body.

Plus a discussion with cardiologist, Dr. Steven Feinstein from Rush University Medical Center, regarding cardiovascular disease and its risks. Dr. Feinstein discusses the coronary calcium test and concerns about training for big events.

Ask the Doctor segment: Dr. Cole answers questions from listeners about MCL injuries, knee abnormalities and how to be aware of changes in your body, Dr. Cole also and explains the difference between CT scans and MRIs.

All patients with any kind of pain problem will benefit from dry needling. This innovative pain treatment can be used to treat a variety of diagnoses including:

  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Lateral and medial Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • ITB syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Greater trochanteric bursitis
  • Hamstring strain
  • Groin strain
  • Ankle sprain Plantar Fasciitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia

Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and release underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.  Dry needling (DN) is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.

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