At Swastik physiotherapy and wellness center (spwc) we place a very high priority on current research and the best scientific evidence for technique and exercise prescription. This is referred to as Evidence-Based Practice (EBP).
Evidence Based Practice Defined::
Step 1: Formulating a well-built clinical question about the patient or client problem
Step 2: Identifying articles and other evidence-based resources that answer the question
Step 3: Critically appraising the evidence to assess its validity
Step 4: Applying the evidence
Step 5: Re-evaluating the application of evidence and areas for improvement
What qualifies as evidence?
Evidence can be categorized in 3 basic groups.
Level A: Randomized controlled trials
Level B: Case reports and case series
Level C: Expert opinion
How do your physical therapists at Swastik physiotherapy and wellness center (spwc) apply EBP to your individual care?
In a thorough subjective evaluation we learn about the problem or concern that has brought you to physical therapy. As a team, you and your physical therapist will prioritize the problems to be addressed. Then, in an objective physical examination we test and retest movement that bring on your symptoms and seek specific techniques that take your pain away. These techniques are based on current research and evidence from the above 3 basic groups.
Our physical therapists have a wealth of knowledge from regular participation in continuing education and their reading of current literature. Swastik physiotherapy and wellness center (spwc) therapists also have access to hundreds of articles and collaborate with other experts in order to gather additional information if needed. The majority of our therapists have advanced Manual Physical Therapy degrees and are skilled in critically analyzing evidence to determine what is of value to your individual case. You will always have a primary and secondary therapist who will collaborate with each other to identify the best course of action to alleviate your symptoms in the shortest time possible. ——————– Dry Needing Tharapy Dry needling, also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling,is the use of either solid filiform needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS)
Dry needling is a neurophysiological evidence-based treatment technique that requires effective manual assessment of the neuromuscular system. Physical therapists are well trained to utilize dry needling in conjunction with manual physical therapy interventions. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor end plates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.