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Upper Quadrant Edmonton

  • Grange Physical Therapy 2484 Guardian Road NW Edmonton (map)

This hands on course focuses on developing the skills and confidence required to incorporate dry needling into your patient treatment programs.  The course is divided into 2 modules the first being a lower quadrant (introductory) and the second being upper quadrant (advanced). The two modules allow students to learn the basic dry needling skills in the lower quadrant course and then advance them with more challenging muscle groups in the second module.

The course will have 25 hours of instruction over 3 days including lecture, small group demonstrations and guided practical sessions.  There is ample time to focus on practical work focusing on the many aspects of dry needling and obtaining the knowledge and skill to competently transfer this skill to your practice.  As per college requirements there will be a summative evaluation including both practical and written examination.

Theoretical components include: clean needle technique, safety precautions, contraindications and consent, theories and science behind dry needling, the effects on the muscle, neural and fascial systems.

Practical components includes:  clean needle technique and intro to needling, muscle groupings include posterior shoulder, parascapular, cervico-thoracic junction and upper thoracic, upper arm, anterior chest and shoulder girdle, upper cervical spine, TMJ and anterior neck, arm, and hand.

Course Costs $1400 ( includes manual, lunches, coffee, water and snacks)

Earlier Event: October 19
Lower Quadrant Edmonton
Later Event: March 1
Lower Quadrant Ottawa