• Shauney Moen

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Shauney's Bio:
    I graduated from CSS in 2014 with a B.A. in psychology with a biology minor and completed the M.S. EXP program at CSS in 2015. I am now a 2nd year physical therapy student at CSS and I'm loving it! I chose St. Scholastica based on the welcoming environment. I played softball at CSS during my four years of undergraduate studies. I am now the Captain of the CSS Love Your Melon Crew and a PT club rep. I enjoy the company of my friends, being outside, playing volleyball, relaxing and my cat Mittens!

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

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    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

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

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    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

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    Apple Valley, MN

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    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

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    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Dry-Needling Revisited

Quite a while back, I talked about dry-needling and how it can be used to treat muscular trigger points. I was finally able to experience what this felt like on my internship at FirstLight Hospital when one of the outpatient therapists performed trigger point release on my upper trapezius muscles. It definitely felt weird at first, but good at the same time. The next day I was a little sore, and that just felt like muscle soreness as you would get after a hard workout in those muscles.

On my internship at Glacial Ridge, I got to experience a little bit different type of dry-needling. My Clinical Instructor, Mike, was certified in a dry-needling that addressing pain more specifically with the use of electrical stimulation. So, we tried it out on my hand as if we were treating C7 radiculopathy, which is a type of nerve pain or altered sensation that comes from the neck and can go down to the middle finger. It actually felt pretty good, my hands were pretty boney so you could definitely feel the needle moving around more than when I had dry-needling to my upper traps.

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