DescriptionEmerging evidence continues to support the utilization of dry needling techniques in improving pain and function in patients with a variety of diagnoses. In this course we will discuss and demonstrate various methods in how to use a needle as an extension of a practitioner’s hands in facilitating the reduction of pain and dysfunction in patients with general neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Instruction focuses first on recognizing the different theoretical paradigms behind the use of a dry needle complimented with the clinical reasoning and decision making behind how to safely and effectively use the needle within your patient care. Using a multi-modal approach to patient care, participants will be able to integrate the use of dry needling into their current practice patterns immediately following this course.
Hybrid Level 2 course is designed to further develop and reinforce the use of specific
examination and treatment skills that facilitate the reduction of pain and
dysfunction in patients with general neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.
Instruction focuses on the use of dry needling (DN) techniques using solid
filament needles directed at select trigger points and soft tissue impairments
in the extremities and spine. This course builds on our Level 1 course with
more anatomically sensitive treatment areas as well as upper extremity neural
pathways. Participants will further investigate
the emerging evidence on treatment effectiveness, proposed mechanisms of
action, and the legal and safety considerations surrounding the use of dry
- Teacher: Kevin Wait