Twitch Dry Needling Video Clip. Episode 24: Dry needling & the hidden prankster

This video describes how I apply dry needling for patients with lower back pain, hip flexor tension or SIJ pain ! 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.

What do you do with those office workers’ tight hip flexors or lower back pain, SIJ pain? Of course, iliopsoas, great skill to have to needle that one. So, you’re going to have a look at that one first. So, needling to iliopsoas, very straightforward, very similar to QL, in fact.

Just going to be really very effective just in here to help that type of patient. Often refers into this area here and in the glutes and buttock, but what we do as a full-out manual therapy technique, well, we can do an MET technique to the iliopsoas, of course. Comes T12, L5 TPs, and then into the lesser trochanter.

So, it’s going to limit hip extension, because it is a hip flexor. So, we’re going to have a movement that doesn’t want to go in this way. So, we take it to a new limit just here to wherever it wants to stop where there’s some resistance. Keep it in a straight line. Don’t drop it. Maybe take it into internal, external rotation as well of the hip joint.

That can give you more of a resistance or reproduce their type of symptoms or their type of restriction, and you take it to this point here. Now knee towards that wall there for me, just 30% of your max. That’s it. Beautiful. Hold it there. We’re just placing my hip into the buttock as well as the fulcrum, hand over here, and after 5 or 10 seconds or so, we just relax slowly for me. Beautiful.

Then we take it to a new limit just here, and then again towards the wall 30% only. Not a competition, so keep going for me. That’s it. Great, and now relax. In the relaxation phase, we take it to a new limit. Again, internal, external rotation to see where is best? Where does it reproduce their symptoms? Where is the site of maximum restriction of that range? Just one more time for me. That’s it. Great. Hold it there. A little bit more, five, four, three, two, one, and slowly relax and take it into that relaxation phase to a new limit.

Pop the knee. Can be great one, this one, for lower back pain, any hip flexor tension, or any SIJ pain. Hope that helps.

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