Preface by M. Reza Nourbakhsh
for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation
Dry Needling Tehniques
Preface by Professor M.Reza Nourbakhsh,
PT, PhD, OCS, Department of Physical Therapy,
North Georgia College and State University
Dr Ma, after 40 years of clinical experience and extensive research in the fields of neuroscience and pain at National Institute of Health (NIH), University of Maryland and the University of Iowa, has formulated a unique approach that addresses both local and systemic effects of dry needling for normalizing myofascial and soft tissue function, regulating body homeostasis, preventing injuries, treating movement dysfunctions and enhancing athletic performance beyond conventional methods.
The Integrative Systemic Dry Needling (ISDN) is an indispensible modality that contrary to traditional acupuncture, is extremely easy to learn and can be effectively applied by many clinical practitioners involved in preventing and treating sport injuries, chronic pain and movement dysfunctions, with predictable prognosis, in athletes, military personnel and individuals involved in heavy labor work.
Dr Ma defines a new meaning for dry needling and provides a simple but comprehensive and thorough rationale and explanation of the mechanism of effects of integrative systemic dry needling on psychological, behavioral and physical aspects of the athlete’s performance. He provides ample functional and practical implications for using ISDN in any clinical setting.
– Professor M.Reza Nourbakhsh, PT, PhD, OCS, Department of Physical Therapy, North Georgia College and State University.