1st Centralino Discovery, Innovation,
and Invention Challenge

 

Manila Central University establishes and develops the research capabilities of its students and faculty members who vigorously pursue discoveries of new knowledge responsive to the needs of the community.

The 1st Centralino Discovery, Innovation, and Invention Challenge was held recently to strengthen MCU’s capacity in research and development. It showcased the discoveries, innovations and inventions of its students and faculty.

By Ailyn Sacare, Katrina Palaganas, Floramie Porpoyas,
Arryl Jon Puchero, Charles Lubrica
Adviser Prof. Cesar Castillo Jr.

College of Physical Therapy

EFFECTIVENESS OF DRY NEEDLING THERAPY IN CONJUNCTION TO STRETCHING EXERCISE IMPROVING IN CERVICAL MOBILITY OF FEMALE OFFICE WORKERS WITH MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME

Dry needling achieves a local twitch response that releases muscle tension and pain more effective than a hot moist pack. The researchers conducted an experiment designed to compare the effectiveness of dry needling therapy as against other physical modality among the female office workers with symptoms of cervical myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling is a potent therapeutic measure to remove a constant source of peripheral nociceptive input originating from myofascial trigger points. Although dry needling still has a level of fear from clients, the improvements to Range of Motion provides a definitive cause for further research.