Do you find it Hard to Treat Certain Trigger Points?
Discover a Technique that Releases Deep Trigger Points with Accuracy and Effectiveness
Dry Needling is what I use Extensively in My Clinic. It's Effective, Saves Time (and My Hands) and Reaches
Deep Triggers with Pinpoint Accuracy
If you've been a manual therapist for any length of time, you've probably had times where your hands, arms, shoulders and back were a little sore by the end of the day.
And while nine times out of ten, you're better by morning, there's always that one in ten chance that the muscle pain won't settle.
Let me tell you a story about a lady I know who faced one of the hardest things a manual therapist has to deal with.
This lady (we'll call her Angela) had been a licenced massage therapist for several years already. She had a thriving practice and busy practice which she really enjoyed working in.
It started when she noticed a slight pain in her left wrist. The pain would come at the end of the day - after she'd stopped concentrating on helping her clients.
Then, she started noticing the pain around lunchtime.
By the end of the second week, Angela's pain would start as soon as she began massaging. And it had spread up to her forearm and down into her thumb.
Now she was worried. She increased the self treatment and stretches that she already did. However, the pain didn't go away, and soon she found that even simple household chores would switch the pain on.
Angela didn't know it, but she was fast headed towards a cliff edge.
Despite the pain, she was working doing massage 6 hours, five days a week. And the majority of her patients came for deep muscle and tissue massage, not for a light relaxation massage.
I only met her years after this all happened, but she told me the diagnoses for her problem ranged from carpal tunnel syndrome to tendonitis and everything in between.
The bottom line though was that she'd created an injury through overuse, and she need 2 kinds of treatments to fix it.
The first treatment would be to treat the injury. The second treatment was to rest.
And with bills to pay and clients booked in, Angela didn't rest - until it was too late.
Eventually, Angela had to close her practice down. She had constant pain in her left arm, and she could barely make a fist. She went on a disability benefit for nine months while she came to terms with her injury and what it meant for her career.
It was a very hard time, but she pulled through, and re-trained. Nowadays she spends time correcting posture and movement, and is a registered Feldenchreis practitioner.
And while her new career is rewarding, she told me that if she'd been able to achieve the balance of treatments that she does now, she would have been able to avoid her injury and still have her massage career.
Now, why tell you this story?
Because as a manual therapist, your hands are your livelihood. And if you don't have strategies in place to prevent injury, you too could be heading for a cliff edge and not know it.
The best time to plan for injury prevention was three years ago.
The second best time is now.
That's a big reason why I think all manual therapists should have other tools they can use to treat clients when their hands need a rest.
Because in this case, prevention is always better than cure.
And to my mind, dry needling is a great natural complement to manual therapy. You're using all the same skills you already have - of anatomy, biomechanics, and locating trigger points.
And you get to use a tool that gives you pinpoint precision while giving your hands a break.
Here's some of the benefits of dry needling:
- Treat triggers with needle like accuracy - even if they're very deep and covered by layers of other muscle
- Discover how to give your own hands a rest using this therapy. Health practitioners often look after themselves last - and keep treating clients - even at the risk of their own health.
- Give effective pain relief to clients even for deep seated trigger points that have caused them pain for years
- Take advantage of a powerful psychological effect to kickstart your client's own natural healing process
If you're a manual or massage therapist, then you've probably noticed that there are some trigger points that are hard to get to. These deep triggers may have been around for years. Often whole area is tight and difficult to release.
Even using an elbow and a lot of pressure, you can only do so much when you're operating above the surface of the skin. And the frustrating thing? Often these are the very points that your clients most need help with.
The Techniques that I Use to Give
Pain Relief in My Clinic
Here's something most people don't know.
In my own practice I use needles for trigger point release about 60-70% of the time. While I do spend a lot of time teaching people how to treat their own triggers, I tend to treat more with needles than with my hands.
Doing massages, trigger releases and manual therapy every day is taxing. A lot of people who do manual therapy for a living find that their hands, arms, shoulders and back become painful.
I know several therapists who had to retrain or completely change their technique because they had chronic pain from working with their hands all day. And even if your technique is flawless, you may still run into trouble.
Right now, You Could be Heading
for Trouble - Without Even Knowing it!
It's a sad fact that many manual therapists get chronic pain problems themselves - from overuse of their own body. Using needles saves your hands. This is big deal.
Dry needling gives you a way to use your skills of finding trigger points and knowing how bodies work – and help clients without putting any strain on your own body.
You can then educate your clients on how to do trigger point releases and stretches – and give your hands a well needed break. For some people, this option can literally be a career saver.
Protect Your Hands - and Your Career
What I do personally in my clinic is mix and match. Sometimes I use needles, sometimes I use my hands. The important principle is using the right tool at the right time.
And it's simply not true that needles are more painful than manual treatment. If you can't use needles, most people use their elbow or a tool to get to the really deep points. This can be more uncomfortable for your client than using a slim needle and getting right down the point.
Having many techniques in your toolkit means you're able to have a long, prosperous and pain free career – helping your clients and staying well yourself.
The Most Effective Way to
Treat Deep Trigger Points
Treating deep trigger points is where dry needling comes into its own.
With a slim acupuncture needle you can go right down to the trigger itself. This gives you precision and an ability to influence the trigger point directly.
And that is very powerful.
The fact is that trigger points lie under the skin – and some of them are several inches below the skin. Pressing on the skin above is indirect – no matter how good your technique is.
When you have precision and influence the trigger point directly, your effectiveness increases hugely.
Get the Placebo Effect
Working On Your Side
Another little known fact is that dry needling engages in another way with your client. Whenever you put a needle into the body, you get a huge placebo effect.
I'm not saying this in a cynical way though. The placebo effect is potent stuff – it's the natural healing processes of your client's body. When you give the placebo effect a kickstart, or enhance it, the majority of people you see are going to get better. This an often overlooked effect of dry needling, and you can put it to use for you.
Taking Trigger Point Therapy
The Evidence Review
Many therapists have told me of their frustration that trigger point therapy isn't widely known or credited in the medical field.
Here's the main reason: for a treatment to become legitimate in western medicine, there needs to be an evidence base for it. And that means that there needs to be properly reviewed scientific studies proving that it works.
Ironically, the testimony of 2,567 therapists who've found that trigger point therapy works on their clients is not viewed as reliable evidence by modern medicine. Strange but true.
So there's a section in this course which reviews some exciting new studies on trigger point therapy.These studies show exactly what is happening inside the muscle itself when you perform a trigger point release.
You can use this section to help you explain scientifically to your clients (and other therapists) why trigger points are such a powerful pain relief technique and exactly how they work.
Get the Benefit of 20+ Years of
Field Tested Techniques
All the therapists I've talked to are dedicated to honing their skills. They're always looking for ways to make their treatments more effective.
This thirst for knowledge can be a problem though. It's possible to have too much for a good thing. When you research and find 21 different ways of doing dry needling, this doesn't help you to start practising.
You end up with information overload, and this kills momentum to actually bring this knowledge into our practice. So in the dry needling course, I'll be sharing what I've found works best after 20+ years of study and practical application.
It's like having the knowledge distilled down for you and organised into a practical system. So instead of endless reading and searching, you can spend your time practising and polishing your needling techniques to best help your clients.
Why reinvent the wheel when you can save yourself huge amounts time and energy? After 20+ years of daily use, I've refined dry needling down to what - in my experience - works best.
East vs West - Which Dry
Needling Technique is better?
My original training with dry needling was traditional acupuncture. I started in the 70's when acupuncture (in the West at least) was considered quite alternative. Acupuncture has now become much more mainstream.
This first training has influenced the way I use needles to treat trigger points. So in the course I also add in a certain number of Chinese acupuncture points, which add to the benefit of the treatments.
Over the years as you're working, you take the best of what you've learnt and refine that. I'll be sharing with you the core of how I use dry needling to provide fast and long lasting pain relief.
Electrical Stimulation -
Rapid and Dynamic Way to
Regain Mobility in Joints
There's another powerful and effective way I treat triggers - especially when people have lost mobility in their neck, shoulders and other joints.
I combine electrical stimulation with dry needling. It's based on a Japanese technique called Ryodoraku – and I'll be sharing my unique take on that with you. This is not the traditional approach, but what I've developed over the years and use to help people regain mobility - fast.
It's a dynamic technique, and you actually see the range of movement in the client improving as you're doing the treatment. This is tremendously exciting and satisfying - both for you and your client.
Here's what Happens When
You use Dry Needling
When you're a health practitioner, you'll quickly learn that different tools work for different clients. Dry needling is a tool that I've found tremendously effective in my practice.
And when you're doing dry needling, there are different modes of using needles. So in the course I'll share with you my mix of being practical and adapting to your client's individual needs.
The way you use needles depends on what effect you want and how sensitive your client is. We'll cover several strategies for different kinds of clients so that your dry needling goes smoothly and is as comfortable as possible for your client.
In the course, you'll get access to a resource you can use ever after when you're needling. And if you have flexibility in your clinic, I'll share with you the two room strategy – which makes the dry needling even more effective for your clients and saves you time.
Who is the Dry Needling Course for?
The Trigger Point Dry Needling Course is for practitioners who want to keep learning and growing in their practice. It's a fulfilling and wonderful feeling when you're able to help someone who had despaired of ever going back to normal life. And as you do this, you'll become known as someone who gets results – even for people who've been in pain for years.
Now, an important note.
This course doesn't licence or authorise you to use dry needling without prior qualifications. That's something you need to sort out in your own country or state. But you'll get the distillation of my own years of experience dry needling - the creme de la creme of what I've found to be most effective.
For people who already use needles – I have a wealth of experience which I believe will enhance the needling that you already do.
For those who have the authorisation to do dry needling but haven't used it widely – this will help you start using your knowledge in a simple and practical way.
For practitioners who are considering becoming qualifed to do dry needling - this will give you a true picture of what's involved - and de-mystify the process.
- If you've ever found difficulty reaching deep trigger points, then dry needling will help.
- If you've every found that after a week of manual body work your hands, arms and shoulders need are stiff and painful, then dry needling will help.
- If you've ever found that finding all the trigger points in an area and releasing them to be a time consuming process, then dry needling can help.
- If you've ever wanted to move away from 'relaxation' massage to become a respected pain relief specialist, then dry needling can help.
Objections and Dangers -
How Safe is Dry Needling?
As I see it, there are two main dangers with needling. You could cause some discomfort with your patients, or you could put a needle somewhere that you shouldn't.
Let's look at the first problem. People can be afraid of needles. When someone is really nervous of needles, this can cancel out the placebo effect.
However, an elbow pressing hard to get deep into a muscle can be more painful than a needle. To effectively needle, you just need to make sure your clients are open to trying dry needling. Two things help with this – explaining how the treatment works, and the clients feeling fantastic after the treatment as they get their mobility back.
Here's the fascinating thing – dry needling doesn't have to be a painful experience.
There are ways to put a needle through the skin which are virtually painless. With these techniques you become trusted by your patients as you cause the minimum amount of discomfort.
The second danger - putting a needle where you shouldn't - is also quite straight forward to handle. In the dry needling course, I'll be going through the safety aspects with great care. You'll also get detailed anatomy charts so you'll know exactly where it's safe to needle – and what areas to avoid.
For the areas which you need to take care with, you'll also get a range of other options to treat triggers very effectively. And you'll discover techniques to use after the treatments to make their effects last longer.
That's how you get client referrals. You don't cause clients excess pain, and your treatments are very effective. Compared to other options like surgery, dry needling is minimally invasive and can bring great pain relief.
The Satisfaction of
Chronic Pain Relief
When you work with people in pain, you're often helping people who've come to the end of the road. Many therapists I've spoken to have clients who've come looking for help after been ignored by other practitoners.
These clients were given a 'chronic pain' label, prescribed painkillers and left to fend for themselves. So you're providing a valuable service to people who may have given up hope, or suffered for years with a pain that they thought had no solution.
It is a wonderful experience to change someone's life for the better. It can be challenging working as a health practitioner. But those days – when you know that you've really made a difference in someone's life – make it all worthwhile.
That's why I'd encourage you to try dry needling for trigger points. In my experience it's been one of my most widely applicable and valuable tools for providing pain relief.
Three Reasons to Act Now
Why it's a good idea to just try this course -
you can always refund it if it doesn't work for you
The longer you wait, the more clients you'll have with deep triggers that are difficult to get to with just manual techniques.
You'll also be slowly wearing down your hands and arms. While I still use manual techniques in my clinic, the dry needling gives me the space to not overwork my body. If you plan to have a long career in bodyworking, this is vital.
The bigger your toolkit, the better care you can give your clients – you'll always have the right tool for the job.
I've found dry needling a great tool – effective in many, many circumstances, and one of the least invasive ways of accurately getting to deep triggers.
And you really don't risk anything by trying the dry needling course because it's guaranteed. You have 60 days to try it out. And when you buy now, you get a lifetimeof free course updates as well.
Get a System for
Some practitioners take the approach of just doing as many sore points as they can in the given time slot. Much better for you is a systematic approach with dry needling so you can treat multiple trigger points in the same region - at the same time.
With this course you’ll get:
Here's what you'll get when you invest in the "Trigger Point Dry Needling Course":
We'll go over the basic toolkit you need to start finding and treating triggers.
You'll also get 3 alternate methods for treating triggers points in addition to dry needling.
|Needling Zones - Parts 1-5
You'll find out exactly which zones are safe to needle, which zones to use other techniques
|Dry Needling Techniques - Part 1 and 2
We dive into the practicalities of dry needling - how to painlessly introduce needles and strategies of treatment
|Trigger Point Injections
You'll find out how I do trigger point injections and what substances I inject for longer lasting pain relief
This is an important part of making the treatment last longer - and something you can teach clients to do at home
|Bonus #1: Evidence Base
Review exciting new studies showing exactly what happens inside the muscle when you do a trigger point release
|Bonus #2: The Secret Sauce
This is a fundemental principle that's often ignored. To my mind, it's the
single most important factor in giving a successful treatment that lasts
|Bonus #3: Electrical Stimulation
This is what I use when clients have joint that's siezed up. It's a dynamic technique to quickly regain mobility
These videos are great. I've been doing TPT for years and I must said that I have
learned a tremendous amount of useful clinical information from you. You are a wonderful teacher!
Thanks so much for your insights and knowledge.
Dr. Larry E. Gibson
The Chiropractic Physical Medicine Center
Biggest benefit: "Knowing what was safe to do - your course very good on not just making this clear but also explaining why, which is essential for me."
I admire your unbending energy and patience to explain in detail how everything works and how to apply effective help. This has helped me a lot and when watching your videos.
"My pain is much reduced, and I'm starting to be able to sleep again...."
It's amazing. I've been struggling with a whole bunch of trigger points coming down from my back into the thigh for months - not even trigger point massage was helping much (and, unfortunately, my GP was useless - claimed my pain is sciatica and "you're already on max dose of gabapentin, so it will go away").
The whole upper and mid-thigh was like a rock, and giving severe pain. Couple of needling sessions (targetting vastus and abductor longus) and my pain is much reduced, and I'm starting to be able to sleep again. Doing sessions every day or two, and so far my pain is down from an average 7 peak 8.5 daily to average 5.5 peak 8. Bloody brilliant!
"Can't remember if I told you in a previous email but the most amazing thing for me was curing my shin splints with dry needling. There was loads of twitching and my shin splints were gone in three days. That was a year or so ago and it is still completely healed.
Best regards, Peter"
Free Bonus #1: Trigger Point Evidence Base ($37 value)
In these videos we'll go over the science behind trigger point release. You'll discover exactly what's going on inside the muscle tissue - at a microscopic level - as you're doing a trigger point release.
Free Bonus #2: The Secret Sauce ($27 value)
Over the years I've discovered that this is the key to getting the treatment right - and making it last.
This is unexpected, and not immediately obvious, however when you get this part correct, everything else follows smoothly
Free Bonus #3: Electrical Stimulation ($29 Value)
This techniqe I've used for many years now. I've found it to be very effective for people who have restricted movement - especially in their head, neck and shoulders.
The reason this is such an exciting technique is that it's dynamic. You are literally increasing the range of movement as you're applying the treatment.
Free Bonus #4: Q&A Seminar ($47 Value)
This opportunity will only be available for the first group of customers. A week after you purchase the course, we'll send you a form to fill out. You can ask anything you'd like Jonathan to answer.
We'll then record a Q&A seminar with your questions answered and make it available for you on the site.
The Dry Needling Course is
Only Available for a
This Trigger Point Dry Needling Course is only available for the next 4 days - until Saturday the 29th September.
We want to take the time to look after our customers especially. That's why we'll be having a Q&A seminar a week after the product becomes available.
We'll be sending out a form where you can ask anything you'd like covered, and Jonathan will record a Q&A seminar answering your questions. This opportunity will only be available for customers who buy before the 29th September.
So after the 29th you won't be able to buy this product – at least for several months. And when it comes out again it will be at a higher price.
So that's why I'd recommend trying it now. That's right - you don't have to make a decision now. Because the Dry Needling course is backed by a 60 day hassle free money back guarantee you can get the course right now, and then use it over the next two months to see if it's right for you.
And even more exciting - if you're among the first group of customers you'll get your specific questions answered. That's right - we'll sending you a survey and then doing a special Q & A call to answer all your queries.
We offer a special 'No Questions Asked' guarantee. Basically, you can try out these techniques risk free for 2 months. If you're not completely happy with purchase, just email me and you can get a courteous and prompt full refund - no questions asked.
In fact, as a 'thank you' for trying out the course, I'll send all your money back and you can keep the course.
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|Dry Needling Course|
|Needling Zones Manual|
|Trigger Point Evidence Base
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|The Secret Sauce
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|Electrical Stimulation of Triggers
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PS. Deep trigger points can be hard to get to and treat with accuracy. Dry needling is an effective and time tested way to do this - and it can be less painful for your patients than manual therapy.
PPS: You'll be able to give your own body a rest. Manual therapy can be hard on your hands, arms and upper back. Therapists often look after themselves last - even at the cost of their own health. The more tools in your toolkit, the longer and more prosperous your therapy career will be.
You can try out this product for 60 days risk free. And if you have any questions about trigger points, just post them underneath the videos, and I'll be happy to answer them for you.