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Emerging 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 needling.

This Dry Needling (DN)–Hybrid Level III 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 and II coursewhere we use case examples to discuss the clinical rationale and utilization of different DN techniques complimented with other manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education techniques. Participants will further investigate how to use the needle as an extension of their hands while maintaining safety in different patient positions in muscles learned in levels I and II. Additionally, this course introduces muscles usually managed on a lower frequency basis as they are not covered in levels I or II courses.