Session: Content Block One

Theme: Acupuncture

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Time: 15:45 - 16:30

Session Description: The abstract contains a summary of relevant theory/research as relates to the proposed session learning objectives of explaining the mechanical, electrical and chemical effects of intramuscular dry needling (IMDN); that IMDN stimulates the nervous system primarily through muscle receptors via local twitch responses (LTRs); and that LTRs reduce pain, local inflammatory and noxious chemicals, and excess electrical activity.

Speaker: Ms. Lyndal Solomons, University of British Columbia

Biography: Lyndal graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy and from the University of Western Australia with a Master of Manual Therapy. She has practised as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist for twenty years, is  a UBC Gunn IMS Senior Instructor and Assistant Director of the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Gunn IMS Program. Lyndal is also a PhD candidate in the UBC School of Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program. Her research is investigating the neurophysiological and musculoskeletal characteristics of chronic pain and its management with dry needling.