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Chiropractic Doctor

Acupuncture 215
Functional Neurology and Trigger Point Dry Needling


Hour 1:

  • Review the neurophysiological basis of dry needling
  • Outline the pain pathway from the periphery to the central nervous system
  • Review excitation/contraction coupling and muscle contraction theory
  • Discuss the functions and distribution of alpha and gamma motor neurons

Hour 2:

  • Explain and emphasize the functions of interneurons in the spinal cord
  • Discuss muscle spindles and golgi tendon organs anatomy
  • Explain the role of muscle spindles and golgi tendon organs in dry needling
  • Contrast slow versus fast stretch
  • Introduce the concept of the “central integrated state”
  • Emphasize the relevance of cerebellar function to dry needling

Ivo Waerlop, DC

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$40.00 USD

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