WA dry needling update, exploring the relationship between diet and pain, and much more! Enjoy, and if you want to dive deeper with ICE Physio check out our Upcoming Course Dates and Locations!
New Free Resource
Equipment checklist for pelvic health
Getting into the pelvic health space and wondering what essential equipment needs to be in your clinic to best serve these patients? Our pelvic division has you covered with our latest free resource drop: “Essential Supply List for the Pelvic Floor PT“. Enjoy!
Dry Needling: Washington
Legislation is looking good!!!
Status: HB1039 allowing PTs to perform ‘intramuscular needling’ which successfully passed the House of Representatives is now through the Senate health committee. It is currently waiting to be scheduled for a floor vote in the Senate.
Next steps: If the bill successfully passes the Senate, the bill would then wait to be signed by Governor Inslee prior to the DOH installing the licensure endorsement. These final steps could take a few months.
The requirements (in a nutshell): 325 total hours of instruction includes: 100 hours of didactic instruction (DPT education covers this), 75 hours of in-person needling instruction (would seem to imply 3×3-day courses), 150 hours of clinical review.
Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association (WAEMA) agreed to stay neutral on the passage of the bill with the following changes:
- Specifies that intramuscular needling includes stimulating underlying myofascial trigger points
- Clarifies that intramuscular needling does not include needle retention without stimulation
- Prohibits physical therapists from using intramuscular needling as a stand-alone treatment within a physical therapy care plan
ICE outlook: As soon as this bill is successfully through the Senate, we will get 3 courses posted in ASAP. #LFG
CrossFit, Testosterone, & Immunity
A fascinating relationship unpacked by WOD Science
What they tracked: Blood markers following recreational crossfitters partaking in 1-hour CrossFit class 5 days/week
What they found:
- “The data shows that men had much higher overall testosterone levels, which increased over time when doing high volume CrossFit”
- “In both genders there was an initial decrease in immune function (measured via markers), but this restored back to baseline after 6 months of training”
Diet and Pain
The relationship continues to unfold
Not a slam dunk, and as always more better research is needed. However, this recent This recent systematic review and meta-analysis in April’s Pain Journal is contributing to a trend of findings suggesting a relationship between pain and diet quality.
“Of these studies, 10 reported an inverse association between adherence to a healthy dietary pattern and pain, 5 reported mixed results, and 5 reported no associations.”
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Did you miss any of our ICE Physio podcasts last week? Well here you go!
Monday: “Marketing for the cash based pelvic PT: Part 1” (Rachel Moore)
Tuesday: “Pain and Performance: Part 1” (Lindsey Hughey)
Wednesday: “What’s in a name? AMRAP, EMOM, and RFT” (Jeff Musgraves)
Thursday: “The fitness forward interview” (Zac Morgan)
Friday: “Fitness forward family” (Guillermo Contreras)
Thank You! – ICE Faculty
Upcoming In-Person Courses
- April 1-2: Extremity Management (Knightdale, NC)
- April 1-2: Dry Needling: Upper Body (Anchorage, AK)
- April 1-2: Lumbar Spine (Madison, WI)
- April 14-16: Dry Needling: Upper Body (Orlando, FL)
- April 15-16: Fitness Athlete LIVE (Seattle, WA)
- April 15-16: Older Adult LIVE (Aiken, SC)
- April 15-16: Cervical Spine (Richmond, VA)
- April 15-16: Cervical Spine (Baton Rouge, LA)
- April 15-16: Total Spine Thrust (Alpharetta, GA)
Upcoming Online Courses
- April 26th: Older Adult: Essential Foundations
- May 1st: Fitness Athlete: Pregnancy and Postpartum
- May 4th: Older Adult: Advanced Concepts
- May 9th: Rehabilitation of the Injured Runner
- June 5th: Fitness Athlete: Essential Foundations
- September 17th: Fitness Athlete: Advanced Concepts
📢 On Virtual ICE next week we’ll be chatting “Lower quadrant massage techniques” with special guest Molly Uhazie! Not in our virtual mentorship program? Find out how to enroll and learn more HERE