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Trigger Points in the shoulder can cause numbness in the hand

Yesterday I had a patient with excruciating shoulder pain that radiates down his arm into his wrist/hand. Of course he had X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound that all were completely fine. After 2 steroid injections that didn’t help and 6 weeks of physical therapy he came to me. No one had done a physical exam where …

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How many patients does your average physical therapist dry needle a day?

When it comes to choosing where you’re going to get dry needling done, there are a few things that are important to consider. First your provider needs to be skilled, second they need a lot of experience, and third (by a long shot) they need to be convienent. Unfortunately in the state of Florida, the first two – skill and experience will be hard to come by if you’re seeking out dry needling from a physical therapist anytime in the next 40 years.

Who can perform dry needling in Florida?

Dr. Josh Hanson has been practicing dry needling in Tampa, FL since 2015. When it comes to getting dry needling experience matters – there’s a huge difference between a provider who just took a short weekend course that’s only 30 hours long and only does a little bit of dry needling and a provider who has a 4 year degree that is only focused on using needles.

Is physical therapy good for my pain?

In the end, movement is essential to live a life with less pain. But the problem is most people want to jump straight to movement therapy when their body isn’t ready for it. There’s a sequence that has to happen before you can move with good biomechanics. Stacking physical therapy on top of a painful …

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