Dry Needling – Complete Program
Dry Needling – Complete Program is a comprehensive educational program with immediate clinical applications that enables the qualified health care professional to achieve clinical excellence and expertise in this very effective and efficient approach for the treatment of Myofacial Trigger Points and muscle pain. Hundreds of health care providers worldwide have been certified through this training which follows evidence based international practice standards.
What is Dry Needling:
Based on a resource paper published by the American Physical Therapy Association “dry Needling is an invasive technique used by physical therapists (where allowed by state law) to treat myofascial pain that uses a dry needle, without medication or injection, which is inserted into areas of the muscle known as trigger points. A trigger point describes a taut band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group. Trigger points can be tender to the touch and can refer pain to distant parts of the body. Physical therapists utilize dry needling with the goal of releasing/inactivating the trigger points and relieving pain. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.”
In 2009 the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in a position statement declared that intramuscular/dry needling is within the scope of PT practice
Why Learn Dry Needling from Hands-On Seminars:
Hands-On Seminars’ founders Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos & Dr. Konstantine Rizopoulos are pioneers in the dry needling technique and have applied and taught this technique since 1990. In 1992 when the acupuncture lobby fought against physical therapists performing dry needling, Drs Kostopoulos & Rizopoulos published the first defense paper for PTs in Empire State Physical Therapy magazine. It has been a longstanding position of the Hands-On Seminars founders that Dry Needling is not a proprietary treatment exclusive to any one profession, rather a treatment that can be practiced by any qualified and properly trained professional whose licensing authority allows the use of a thin filamentous needle for the treatment of MyoFascial Trigger Points.
In a 2012 published article “Points of Clarification: Delineating the distinction between acupuncture and dry needling for trigger-point pain” Dr. Kostopoulos and Dr. Rizopoulos made the case that trigger point dry needling is not acupuncture.
The Hands-On Seminars founders have taught and certified PTs, MDs, DOs and Acupuncturists around the world on how to effectively use this approach.
Dry Needling – Complete Program is an extensive, comprehensive program that helps the novice health care providers evolve their skill from the elementary to an intermediate and finally to an advanced level.
There are several other programs teaching various methods of needling, yet we believe that “how to do it” is less important than “where to do it”. Our programs give significant emphasis to differential diagnosis and muscle selection. This is what makes our graduates extremely effective practitioners in the treatment of myofascial trigger points.
- Completion of PT-1 (MyoFascial Trigger Point Therapy) and successful completion of the home assignment or exam. PT-1 is a pre-requisite to DN-Basic, DN-Intermediate and DN-Advanced courses and can be taken either online or live at one of our U.S. locations. View Course
- Completion of DN-Basic and DN-Intermediate courses and successful completion of the home assignment or exam. These two courses can be taken in any order. Before you apply for DN-Basic or DN-Intermediate you must have completed PT-1 online or live. After the completion of each course, you will be awarded an attendance certificate.
- Completion of DN-Advanced and passing of the written and practicum exam. If you do not pass the exam you will be awarded a certificate of attendance and you will be re-invited to retake the DN-Advanced course which includes the written and practicum exams.
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- Duration 72 CEU Hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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