Cervical Dystonia or Spasmodic Torticollis is a condition characterized by abnormal spasm of the neck and shoulder muscles. This disease affects one’s ability to control their own muscles. Physical Therapy can be beneficial for people diagnosed with Cervical Dystonia. The treatment plan is highly individualized and may consist of many facets from relaxation techniques, yoga, stretching, nutrition support, meditation, dry needling and movement therapy. Treatment Goals The goals of physical therapy are to restore normal movement patterns, ones that have [...]
Need a Needle? // Dry Needling 101 Savas Koutsantonis PT, DPT Is Dry Needling right for me? Dry Needling is quickly becoming commonplace as many more practitioners are offering this procedure. What is it exactly? It’s a highly effective technique that’s used to treat patients who are suffering from pain generated from myofascial trigger points. It involves the use of a thin,flexible filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying trigger points and other connective tissues. What is a [...]
We are proud to announce that Amanda Blackmon and Savas Koutsantonis are teaching Dry Needling as Laboratory Instructors for Myopain Seminars in their Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series. One on One is proud to help Myopain Seminars set the standard in myofacial trigger point education worldwide.