Articles and Abstracts on Dry Needling

Dry Needling: Articles and Abstracts

ARTICLES by Dr. David Fishkin

Why Dry Needling?


Dry Needling For The Chiropractic Toolbox, Part I. (PDF) Journal of the American Chiropractic Assoc, July 2011.

Dry Needling For The Chiropractic Toolbox, Part II. (PDF) Journal of the American Chiropractic Assoc, July 2011.


Treatment of Hamstring Strain in a Collegiate Pole Vaulter Integrating Dry Needling With an Eccentric Training Program. Scott C. Dembowski, PT, MPT, OCS.

Tennis Elbow: Mechanical solution for a mechanical problem. Bruce Rothschild, July 2013.

Evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal chest wall pain in a military athlete. Westrick RB, Zylstra E, Issa T, Miller JM, Gerber JP, June 2012.

Management of Shoulder Injuries Using Dry Needling in Elite Volleyball Players. School of Medicine, University of Sheffield, UK.

Multimodal Management of Lateral Epicondylalgia in Rock Climbers: A Prospective Case Series. González-Iglesias J, Cleland JA, del Rosario Gutierrez-Vega M, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C.

Shoulder Impingement in Tennis/Racquetball Players Treated With Subscapularis Myofascial Treatments, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, May 2000.


EMG (Dry Needling) Reduces Myofascial Pain Symptoms Due to Cervical Nerve Root Irritation

Dry Needling of Trigger Points With and Without Paraspinal Needling in Myofascial Pain Syndromes in Elderly Patients

Dry Needling a Key Myofascial Trigger Point May Reduce the Irritability of Satellite MTrPs

The Needle Effect In The Relief of Myofascial Pain

Needling Therapies in The Management of Myofascial Trigger Point Pain: A Systematic Review

A Comparative Study of Two Myofascial Infiltration Techniques  in Trigger Points: Dry Needling and Local Anesthetic Injections

Diagnosis and Therapy of Myofascial Trigger Points

Bilateral Myofascial Trigger Points in The Forearm Muscles in Patients With Chronic Unilateral Lateral Epicondylalgia: A Blinded, Controlled Study

Connective Tissue Mechanotransduction Responses To Stretch and Acupuncture: From Ex Vivo Fibroblast Cytoskeletal Morphology to In Vivo Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging

Inhibitory Effect of Dry Needling On The Spontaneous Activity Recorded From Myofascial Trigger Spots of Rabbit Skeletal Muscle

Acupuncture and Dry Needling For Low Back Pain: An Updated Systematic Review Within The Framework of The Cochrane Collaboration

Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Hemiparetic Shoulder Pain Syndrome Treated with Deep Dry Needling During Early Rehabilitation: A Prospective, Open-Label, Randomized Investigation

Trigger Point Injections for Chronic Non-Malignant Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review

Management of Myofascial Trigger Point Pain (PDF)

German Acupuncture Trials for Chronic Low Back Pain (PDF)