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Tennis Elbow 101: A Free Intro Course To Tennis And Golfer's Elbow

Tennis Elbow 101 is a free video intro course on Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow: Test, assess and diagnose yourself, learn more about the real cause and true nature of your injury – And discover a better treatment strategy – The 1st step to beating it is understanding it!

https://tenniselbowclassroom.com/what-is-tennis-elbow-1/free-tennis-elbow-videos/

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#MedialEpicondylitis
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The Three Key Principles Of Tennis Elbow Rehab Exercise [PODCAST]

Why Tennis Elbow rehab exercises are NOT the top priority in the beginning of your healing process.

How and why starting those exercises right away often aggravates the injury…

And what the best exercise to begin your Tennis Elbow rehab is (when it IS time to start.)

Link to podcast episode below, and here's the full article with video:

https://tenniselbowclassroom.com/exercises-tennis-elbow/

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http://tenniselbowclassroom.libsyn.com/the-3-key-principles-of-tennis-elbow-rehab-exercise
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Dry Needling For Tennis Elbow: Who Needs It?

https://tenniselbowclassroom.com/tennis-elbow-treatments/dry-needling-therapy/

Dry Needling refers to two techniques used to treat Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow. One uses Acupuncture Needles to treat Trigger Points in muscles, and the other uses Hypodermic Needles to stimulate a healing response in dysfunctional tendons.

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The Dry Needling Controversy: Is It Strictly Acupuncture – Or Could It Also Be A Physical Therapy Modality?

There is definitely debate - If not an outright turf war - over this question!

Some Acupuncturists, and their State boards, claim Dry Needling is a technique that falls entirely within their scope of practice and no others.

But, according to USA Today, the US Physical Therapy Association apparently advises members in at least seven states…

Including California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, New York, South Dakota and Washington to avoid using Dry Needling, because of recent regulatory decisions or language in existing Physical Therapy licensing laws.

The USA article also claims that most of the United States' 200,000 Physical Therapists have not been trained in Dry Needling, and only approx. 6,000 have taken courses in it.

I tend to think that if you're a P.T. with training in the technique, you should be allowed to practice it.

What do you think?

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Dry Needling For Myofascial Trigger Point Pain

Dry needling is a technique (or several techniques) for pain management and the treatment of certain muscular and tendinous dysfunctions, including Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow.

Dry Needling originally referred to a procedure involving Hypodermic Needles (and still does) but the term is most often used today to refer to the practice of using Acupuncture-type needles to treat Myofascial Trigger Points and their associated pain patterns.

Here are a few, select quotes from a technical paper entitled:

Dry Needling For Myofascial Trigger Point Pain: A Clinical Commentary

From: Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Jun; 10(3): 402–418.

“Myofascial trigger point pain is defined as 'pain arising from one or more myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), which are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with hypersensitive palpable nodules in taut bands.'”

“Despite its efficacy and low risk, questions remain as to its effectiveness, safety, and whether the technique is within the scope of practice of physical therapists.”

“...To some, trigger point dry needling may appear synonymous with Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCA); nonetheless, the two are uniquely different.”

“TCA is based on the theory that the workings of the human body are controlled by a vital force or energy called 'Qi' (pronounced 'chee'), which circulates between organs along channels called meridians.”

“...The last, and most frequently utilized model for dry needling, is the trigger point model. This model was birthed from the research and observations of Janet Travell (1901‐1997)”

“Clinicians who subscribe to this model specifically target myofascial trigger points in hopes of relieving the sensory, motor and autonomic abnormalities that can occur secondary to myofascial trigger points.”

“...Trigger point dry needling is a technique rooted in medical science, and can be utilized to treat various musculoskeletal pathologies.”

“It has been deemed safe, often effective, and consistent with the general scope of practice for a physical therapist. DN is not synonymous with acupuncture, which is a discipline and licensed profession.”

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4458928/
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Treating Lateral Epicondylitis With Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling is being used by Acupuncturists and Physical Therapists to treat Tennis Elbow by "inactivating" 'Trigger Points' in the muscles involved.

(Personally, I view Trigger Points as symptoms that cause other symptoms and not the root of the dysfunction.)

See also these related posts:

https://www.scoop.it/t/tennis-elbow-treatment/p/4095888249/2018/03/20/dry-needling-vs-acupuncture-what-s-the-difference

https://www.scoop.it/t/about-tennis-elbow/p/4093728036/2018/02/03/acupuncture-for-tennis-elbow

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What's the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?

They appear to be the same: The needles are the same and, from a distance, the application seems identical...

But the techniques of Dry Needling and Acupuncture are based on different systems.
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Tennis Elbow Exercises

https://tenniselbowclassroom.com/exercises-tennis-elbow/

Looking for Tennis Elbow exercises? Avoid Tennis Elbow rehab frustration: Do the right exercises, begin them at the right time and understand why exercise is NOT the top priority (at first!)

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Regenerative Vs “Degenerative” Tennis Elbow Treatments

Sports Medicine Doctor David Woznica discusses Regenerative Medicine treatment options for ligament-related, as well as tendon-related elbow problems like Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow in this video.

Regenerative treatments discussed include Prolotherapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections.

For more, see my post: "Regenerative Vs Degenerative Golfer’s And Tennis Elbow Treatments – Healing Vs. Hurting"

https://tenniselbowclassroom.com/videos/regenerative-vs-degenerative-tennis-elbow-treatments/

And here's the link to this video on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VDT7XwZWCo

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