for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation
Dry Needling Tehniques
Testimonial by Dr. Mark A. Kestner,
Kestner Sports Centre Murfreesboro, Tennessee
For any clinician involved with assisting athletes recover from injury as well as providing services to enhance physical performance, this text will be indispensable.
I have treated various athletes including Olympic competitors, NFL players, NCAA collegiate for more than twenty years.
The dry-needling techniques as described in Dr Ma’s textbook has proven to be one of the most profoundly beneficial treatments I have ever offered to my patients. This approach is unsurpassed for facilitating recovery from acute injury. It is even more valuable in assisting an athlete restore high performance abilities after months or years of experiencing subtle chronic injuries that have been masked by compensation.
Dr. Ma assessment and dry needling treatment protocols are pragmatic and designed to easily be incorporated into a modern clinic.
By using the techniques described in this text, a clinician can actually learn to detect and treat hidden injury that has impaired the athlete, perhaps for years. As an example, I treated a highly competitive, nationally ranked amateur runner several years ago with a complaint of lower back pain. Although he was still competitive, his performance had reached a plateau. Multiple medical and therapeutic interventions had failed to resolve the situation. By using the diagnostic criteria and dry-needling procedures like those detailed in Dr Ma’s textbook, his back pain was resolving within a few short weeks. His running performance improved dramatically. After he won a highly competitive regional race, he made it a point to give the clinic credit in a newspaper article and has subsequently referred dozens of fellow athletes.
This book is a major accomplishment in the field of sports injury and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological pain.
Dr. Mark A. Kestner, Kestner Sports Centre Murfreesboro, Tennessee