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Effectiveness of trigger point dry needling for plantar heel pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Matthew P Cotchett*, Karl B Landorf, Shannon E Munteanu and Anita Raspovic

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011, 4:5  doi:10.1186/1757-1146-4-5

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Full results of trial have now been published

Hylton Menz   (2014-04-08 04:05)  La Trobe University

The results of this trial have been published in Physical Therapy. See PubMed link below:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24700136

Competing interests

None declared

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Consensus approach for dry needling in Cotchett et al trial

Hylton Menz   (2013-06-17 01:22)  La Trobe University

Details regarding the consensus approach for dry needling referred to in this manuscript can be found here:

Cotchett MP, Landorf KB, Munteanu SE, Raspovic AM. Consensus for dry needling for plantar heel pain (plantar fasciitis): a modified Delphi study.Acupunct Med. 2011 Sep;29(3):193-202.
PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21504939

Results of the trial were also reported at the Australasian Podiatry Conference, June 2-5, 2013. The abstract can be found here:

http://www.jfootankleres.com/content/6/S1/O8

Competing interests

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