for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation
Dry Needling Tehniques
Foreward by Tim Cooper,
PT for Gold Coast Football Club (Australian Rules Football ) and elite athletes,
Finally! A definitive text on dry needling in the sports environment has arrived. Until now I have found no meaningful information in print or on the Internet that deals exclusively with the use of dry needling in the treatment and management of athletes.
The use of dry needling in sporting clubs is not new. However, it has been my experience and observation that needling is used simply as an adjunct to traditional treatment techniques and is therefore restricted to the release of trigger points.
Working with elite athletes on a daily basis I am constantly looking for techniques that will give us an advantage in reducing recovery time and returning the athlete to competition. We are under pressure to return athletes to competition as soon as possible. While I was achieving good results incorporating dry needling with the management of injuries, it was not until I had contact with Dr Ma, and started using the correct techniques, that I noted the recovery time for contusions, strains and sprains was nothing less than amazing.
More importantly, this book presents information that will aid in the prevention of injury by detailing needling techniques to facilitate maximal recovery from training and competition, DOMS and overtraining syndrome. Prevention is always far better than cure, but traditionally we have looked to our strength and conditioning and skills coaches to build “bullet proof” athletes.
By providing regular de-stressing treatments as detailed in this book you can substantially improve physical performance and give your athletes the edge over their competitors.
This is a truly exciting text and a must-have for anyone working with athletes and sporting teams.
Tim Cooper, PT for Gold Coast Football Club (Australian Rules Football ) and elite athletes, Australia