The course is designed for Physiotherapists (PT's), MDs, ATC, DO, DC
Duration of the Course 24 hours
This three-day introductory course covers the foundations of Dry Needling, myofascial pain syndrome, trigger points and the clinical highlights of dry needling. It is a hands-on course. Participants practice Dry Needling of the Top 30 muscles under consistent supervision with each other.
Upon completion of the course, participants will ...
understand the basic scientific backgrounds of the myofascial pain syndrome and of trigger points.
be able to identify the Top 30 muscles by surface anatomy, palpation, and function, including clinical symptoms and perpetuating factors relevant to each muscle.
be able to identify the features of trigger points by physical examination and apply this knowledge to the top 30 muscles.
understand the specific indications and contraindications of Dry Needling.
have the ability to apply the safety rules for Dry Needling.
be able to perform Dry Needling of the top 30 muscles, superficial and deep dry needling where appropriate
understand the possible side effects and complications of Dry Needling and will be able to react appropriately.
Dry needling is within the scope of practice for Chartered Physiotherapists and HSE within Ireland. MISCP's need to follow the 2012 ISCP Dry Needling Guidelines for Dry Needling. This course is cognisant of the 201 Guidelines and Johnson was the lead project manager for the guideline development.
If you plan to work abroad, we advise you that you familiarize yourself with the relevant regulatory requirements of a specific country including you also make sure that Dry Needling is included in your professional liability insurance.
For any other profession within Ireland, we advise you to contact your professional body.