PT Inquest #27: Dry Needling
In Episode 27 we look at the following two articles and discuss dry needling and the difficulty in controlling for placebos.
Effectiveness of Dry Needling for Upper-Quarter Myofascial Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis David M. Kietrys, Kerstin M. Palombaro, Erica Azzaretto, Richard Hubler, Bret Schaller, J. Mathew Schlussel, Mary Tucker. JOSPT. 2013;43:620-634.
Practice, practitioner, or placebo? A multifactorial, mixed-methods randomized controlled trial of acupuncture Peter White, Felicity L. Bishop, Phil Prescott, Clare Scott, Paul Little, George Lewith. Pain. 2012;153:455-462.
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