By José Luís Pimentel do Rosário, Inês Yoshie Nakashima, Konstantine Rizopoulos, Dimitrios Kostopoulos and Amélia Pasqual Marques. Clinical Chiropractic 10 January 2013 (Article in Press DOI: 10.1016/j.clch.2012.10.039).
By Dimitrios Kostopoulos, PT, MD, PhD, DSc, ECS, and Konstantine Rizopoulos, PT, DPT, MCMT. Two instrument-assisted means of treating chronic pain conditions due to MyoFascial Trigger Points are acupuncture and trigger-point dry needling. Unfortunately, many therapists confuse the terms acupuncture and dry needling, or use …
Trigger Point Dry Needling is an effective approach for the treatment of MyoFascial Trigger Points. Dr. Kostopoulos and Dr. Rizopoulos have learned, researched, practiced and taught this very effective approach for many years. The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy – FSBPT as well …
Teaching myofascial trigger point therapy for over 18 years to more than 30,000 therapists worldwide, Dr. Kostopoulos and Dr. Rizopoulos have come to realize that while therapists treat myofascial trigger points, many of them successfully, few of them have a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology …
By Dimitrios Kostopoulos PT, PhD, DSc, MCMT and Konstantine Rizopoulos PT, FABS, MCMT. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the use of a vapocoolant blend of pentafluoropropane and tetrafluoroethane (Gebauer’s Spray and Stretch) on hip flexion stretching.
By Dimitrios Kostopoulos PT, PhD, DSc, Konstantine Rizopoulos PT, FABS and Nikolaos Vartholomeos PT, DPT. Background and purpose: The purpose of the study is to study the nerve conductivity of the tibial motor, peroneal motor, peroneal sensory, and sural nerves in patients with primary and secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon (RP).
By Dimitrios Kostopoulos. Abstract: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) results from the entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist. It is the most common entrapment syndrome causing frequent disability especially to working populations. Aside from the surgical release approach there are other non-invasive therapeutic methods for the treatment of CTS.
By Dimitrios Kostopoulos, PT, PhD, DSc, Arthur J. Nelson, Jr., PT, PhD, Reuben S. Ingber, MD and Ralph W. Larkin, PhD. Objectives: Investigate the effects of ischemic compression [IC] technique and
passive stretching [PS] in isolation and in combination on the reduction of spontaneous electrical
activity [SEA] and perceived pain in trigger points [TrPs] located in the upper trapezius muscle.
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