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Dry Needling For Myofascial Trigger Point Pain: A Clinical Commentary, Casey Unverzagt, Kathleen Berglund, J J. Thomas Jan 2015

Dry Needling For Myofascial Trigger Point Pain: A Clinical Commentary, Casey Unverzagt, Kathleen Berglund, J J. Thomas

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Sports and orthopaedic physical therapists have long used a multitude of techniques in order to address pain and dysfunction associated with myofascial trigger points. One technique in particular has recently received overwhelming attention: trigger point dry needling (DN). 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. Therefore, the purpose of this clinical commentary is to summarize the current literature related to the associated mechanisms of action of DN, the safety of DN, as well as to discuss relevant scope of practice concerns.


The Effect Of Strength And Plyometric Training On Functional Dance Performance In Elite Ballet And Modern Dancers, Joe Girard, Kristina Koenig, David Village Jan 2015

The Effect Of Strength And Plyometric Training On Functional Dance Performance In Elite Ballet And Modern Dancers, Joe Girard, Kristina Koenig, David Village

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Background:

Ballet and modern dance are both art forms that require technique, artistry, grace and precision. Both dance forms require a degree of strength and muscular endurance for optimal performance. It is not known what value strength or plyometric training may have on functional dance performance.

Objective:

To systematically review the effects of strength and/or plyometric training on functional dance performance in elite ballet and modern dancers.

Methods:

A systematic review of literature indexed in the following databases: Medline, CINAHL, SportsDiscus, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and PubMed was conducted. The quality of the studies was graded using the PEDro ...


Differential Gene Expression Of Foxo1, Id1, And Id3 Between Young And Older Men And Associations With Muscle Mass And Function, Thomas W. Buford, Matthew B. Cooke, Brian D. Shelmadine, Geoffrey M. Hudson, Liz L. Redd, Darryn S. Willoughby Jun 2011

Differential Gene Expression Of Foxo1, Id1, And Id3 Between Young And Older Men And Associations With Muscle Mass And Function, Thomas W. Buford, Matthew B. Cooke, Brian D. Shelmadine, Geoffrey M. Hudson, Liz L. Redd, Darryn S. Willoughby

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Background and aims: Aging is associated with significant losses of skeletal muscle mass and function. Numerous biochemical molecules have been implicated in the development of these age-related changes, however evidence from human models is sparse. Assessment of transcript expression is useful as it requires minimal tissue and may potentially be used in clinical trials. This study aimed to compare mRNA expression of proteolytic genes in skeletal muscle of young (18–35 yrs) and older (55–75 yrs) men.

Methods: Muscle tissue was obtained from young (n=14, 21.35±01.03 yrs) and older (n=13, 63.85±1.83 ...