Twitch Dry Needling Video Clip. Episode 29 : Dry Needling Sub-Occipitals & Stretch

This video describes how I apply dry needling to the patients with temporal type pain over the ear! Then follow up with a great manual therapy technique to get great results for your patients every time.

Transcript

Hi. Welcome to the Twitch Dry Needling video training series where I’ll show you a fantastic dry needling technique followed by a manual therapy technique to get great results for your patients every time.

These Dry Needling Techniques should only be applied by trained therapists who have completed an accredited course.

Okay, what do you do with a patient who’s got temporal type pain over the ear, right here? Well, you normally probably needle the temporalis. But, in fact, OCI, Obliquus capitis inferior, a great muscle to needle. One of the sub-occipital muscles, that also refers in exactly the same distribution as the temporalis. Got a nice twitch there.

And of course, as with all these techniques, you’ve got to be taught how to needle that muscle, before you attempt this. So, lie on your back for me. What can you do as a follow up manual therapy technique? Well, given the origin and insertion of OCI from C2 to C1, TP, then we can do some side bending and rotation combined. Take C1 away from C2, just like this. It’s a great technique, the follow up manual therapy technique after you have needled OCI and any of those sub-occipital muscles, just like this. Hope that helps.

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