- Theoretical background/lecture
- terminology, proposed theories behind dry needling, current science of trigger points, mechanisms involved, and neuromuscular effect.
- Clean Needle Technique Lab
- Anterior Thigh
- Posterior Hip
- Adductors and Hamstrings
- Lumbar spine
- Lower Leg
- Advanced Hip
- Wrap Up
*Day 3 will include both and written and practical exam.
Upon completion of the course
Participants should have: understanding of terminology, proposed theories behind dry needling, knowledge of current science of trigger points, the mechanisms involved and neuromuscular effects. This knowledge will allow you to effectively apply the technique in clinic.
Participants should be able to:
- identify patients appropriate for treatment - will they have a positive outcome
- identify any potential contraindications, precautions and potential adverse events
- proper patient and practitioner positioning
- identify muscles to treat. Show knowledge of surface anatomy, 3 -dimensional anatomy, and neural strctures
- use clean needle technique
- appropriate needle selection and technique
- safely and effectively needle the target muscle
- identify risks and be able to implement management strategies for potential adverse events.