Today's Quick Links come from the JABFM via KinetaCore on facebook, Patrick Ward, Mike Reinold, and The Science of Sport.
KinetaCore shared a comprehensive look at Dry Needling in the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain. It was published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. It is well worth a read if you had any curiosity about the technique and is broken down into methods, effectiveness, deep vs superficial, the adverse effects, training information, conclusions, and notes.
Patrick Ward has a great post about Breathing and Soft Tissue Tension. Very interesting look, and something I address for my chronic HA, facial, cervical, and shoulder pain patients. Of course it's worth a look for my lower quarter patients as well!
Dr. Mike Reinold recently had a guest post on Core Stability From the Inside Out by Dr. Hans Lindgren. Another great post on breathing, this time focusing on the importance of the diaphragm and its relation to the core.
One of the The Science of Sport's authors wrote a very lengthy retort to a recent debate he had with another researcher on 10,000 hours vs Training. Very well written and references. It's hard to believe that anyone, even a psychologist could think that a 10,000 hours could make anyone an elite athlete. It should be clear to an ATC, PT, strength coach, or ANYONE who has ever tried to teach anyone to move that some people just move better than others. Some people "get it" and others never will. My co-worker and I tried to once get the same patient to try and move his shoulder into a circle. I must have spent almost 25 minutes using verbal, tactile, video, pictures, and other cues. EVERY time I let go, or stopped any kind of cuing, there he was moving his arm in a shape that best looked like scribbles. We actually complained about it to one another over lunch and it turned out we both tried about the same over two separate visits. Believe it or not, he was not compliant with his home program and was a patient no-show discharge.