• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

DPT Dry Needling Presentation

Last week, DJ Lahti, one of our 1st year professors for Examination and Evaluation I and II came in to give us a presentation during our Musculoskeletal Examination and Management class. DJ is a practicing clinician at Viverant here in Duluth and one of the many tools that he uses includes dry needling. He came in to share his knowledge and give us, as students, the opportunity to feel what dry needling feels like for our patients.

Ever have those really tight spots that can be painful in your neck, shoulder blade, forearm, or calf? Well those tender spots are what are known as, trigger points (TrP’s). Often times massage or manual therapy are used to rid of these irritating spots, however, research on dry needling has shown to have great results when used on TrP’s. Dry needling helps to break up those tender spots and increase the rate of recovery when used in conjunction with exercise.

If you are wondering, Yes, it can be painful, but it works!. Most folks who have this done to them are sore for about 24 hours after the treatment, but within the next few days they report feeling significantly better. The research is out there and it is great that we have DJ to come in and educate us on this research-based tool that some of us may go on to get certified in and use ourselves as we get into the clinic!

Our professor, DJ Lahti, is seen dry needling one of my classmates during a presentation hands=on presentation.

Our professor, DJ Lahti, is seen dry needling one of my classmates during a hands-on presentation in Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Management course.

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