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    Websites and references about dry needling and myofascial pain

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    GunnIMS Dr. Chan Gunn is one of the pioneers of dry needling in the world. He calls his method IMS: Intramuscular stimulation and it was developed over 30 years ago. Dr. Gunn has been recognized by numerous at prestigious international scientific and by medical organizations for his significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of chronic pain -

    International Myopain Society The international society is a non-profit health organization of professionals dedicated to the promotion of information about soft-tissue pain disorders such as myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome – 

    International association for the study of pain -  Working together for pain relief throughout the world 


    APTA document Description of Dry Needling in Clinical Practice: An Educational Resource Paper. APTA February 2013.

    Australian Society of Acupunture Physiotherapists Inc. Guidelines for safe acupuncture and dry needling practice. 2007.

    Baldry, P. Superficial versus deep dry needling. Acupuncture in medicine 2002;20(2-3):78-81.

    Brady S, McEvoy J, Dommerholt J, Doody C. Adverse events following trigger point dry needling: a prospective survey of chartered physiotherapists. J Man Manip Ther. 2014 Aug;22(3):134-40.

    Cagnie B, Dewitte V, Barbe T, Timmermans F, Delrue N, Meeus M. Physiological effects of dry needling. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013 Aug;17(8):348.

    Cummings M. et al. Pneumothorax complication of deep dry needling demonstration. Acupunct Med. 2014 Dec;32(6):517-9.

    Dommerholt J. and de las Penas, C. 2018. Trigger point dry needling: an evidence and clinical-based approach.

    Donnelly J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Finnegan M. Travell, Simons & Simons’ Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2019.

    Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Analysis of Competencies for Dry Needling by Physical Therapists. 2015.

    FitzGibbon SA. Should dry needling for myofascial pain be within the scope of practice for physical therapists? Orthopaedic Practice 2014; 23;4:11.

    Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Layton M, Dommerholt J. Dry needling for the management of thoracic spine pain. J Man Manip Ther. 2015 Jul; 23(3): 147-153.

    Gunn approach to the treatment of chronic pain: intramuscular stimulation for myofascial pain of radiculopathic origin. Churchill Livingstone, 1996.

    Halle JS, Halle RJ. Pertinent dry needling considerations for minimizing adverse effects – part one. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Aug;11(4):651-62.

    Halle JS, Halle RJ. Pertinent dry needling considerations for minimizing adverse effects – part two. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Oct;11(5):810-819.

    Kalichman L, Vulfsons S. Dry needling in the management of musculoskeletal pain. J Am Board Fam. Med. 2010;23(5):640-646.

    Kearns G. et al. New perspectives on dry needling following a medical model: are we screening our patients sufficiently? J Man Manip Ther. 2019 Jul;27(3):172-179.

    McCutcheon, L. and Yelland, M. Iatrogenic pneumothorax: safety concerns when using acupuncture or dry needling in the thoracic region.

    Physical Therapy Reviews 2011.

    Needling Safety Checklist. Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Ottawa: 2013.

    On Pins and Needles: Navigating the risks of acupuncture. Physiotherapy Practice. Spring 2014.

    The Safe Practice of DN in Alberta. Health Quality Council of Alberta. October 8, 2014

    Timmermans F. Myofascial pain: an update. PhysioScience 2014; 10(3): 106-114.

    Valdes V. Adverse Events Associated with Acupuncture and Dry Needling. Embodia webinar Sept. 2019.



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