Dry Needling and Muscle Activation Patterns

A nice study looking at how sequential muscle activation patterns can change with dry needling. Think about the applications for gait?

"Removing LTrPs changes the order of muscle recruitment to a more sequential, stable pattern that is not significantly different to that displayed by the control group prior to fatiguing exercise. This suggests that removing LTrPs may allow subjects to better cope with the effects of fatigue, as evidenced by the reduced variability in activation times and the reduced co-activation of the muscles investigated. "

FREE FULL TEXT here: https://isbweb.org/images/conf/2003/longAbstracts/LUCAS_198-208_SB_LONGE.pdf