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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Haser, Christian; Stöggl, Thomas; Kriner, Monika; Mikoleit, Jörg; Wolfahrt, Bernd; Scherr, Johannes; Halle, Martin; Pfab, Florian 
Title:
Effect of Dry Needling on Thigh Muscle Strength and Hip Flexion in Elite Soccer Players. 
Abstract:
Increase in muscle force, endurance, and flexibility is desired in elite athletes to improve performance and to avoid injuries, but it is often hindered by the occurrence of myofascial trigger points. Dry needling (DN) has been shown effective in eliminating myofascial trigger points.This randomized controlled study in 30 elite youth soccer players of a professional soccer Bundesliga Club investigated the effects of four weekly sessions of DN plus water pressure massage on thigh muscle force and...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Med Sci Sports Exerc 
Year:
2017 
Journal volume:
49 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
378-383 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0195-9131 
TUM Institution:
Lehrstuhl und Poliklinik für präventive und rehabilitative Sportmedizin