A comparative study between standard dry needling technique and rapid dry needling technique on active gluteus medius muscle trigger points

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. M. Moodley; Dr. T. Hollinshead en_US
dc.contributor.author Lyons, Carri Jo
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-05T07:18:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-05T07:18:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-05
dc.date.submitted 2011-03-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4853
dc.description M.Tech. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to determine the difference between the standard dry needling technique versus the rapid dry needling technique with regards to which technique would provide quicker relief of symptoms, as measured by an increase in participant’s pressure tolerance and range of motion and a decrease in subjective pain. Subjectively it was seen that both groups had a statistical decrease in the participants perceived pain with the Oswestry Disability Index, the McGill’s Pain Questionnaire and the Numeral Pain Rating Scale. Both groups showed significant changes over the two time variables (pre-Treatment one and post-Treatment four) with regards to all the questionnaires. Group 2 showed the most significant change when comparing the two groups with regards to the Oswestry Disability Index and the Numeral Pain Rating Scale. From these results it is seen that subjectively all the participants felt relief with respect to their perceived pain. However, objectively the rapid dry needling technique proved to improve pain faster and more consistently throughout the treatment period over the standard intra-muscular dry needling technique. Therefore the rapid dry needling technique is more effective in treating active Gluteus medius muscle trigger points. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Acupuncture en_US
dc.subject Myofascial pain syndromes - Chiropractic treatment en_US
dc.subject Gluteus medius en_US
dc.subject Muscle trigger points en_US
dc.title A comparative study between standard dry needling technique and rapid dry needling technique on active gluteus medius muscle trigger points en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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