Dry Needling for Pelvic Rehabilitation Chicago IL Jun 2021
June 11 - June 13
This course will prepare participants to treat the diagnoses that involve myofascial pain in the pelvis, lumbar spine, abdomen, hip and thigh and pelvic floor.
The course includes 27 hours of live instruction:
Theory lectures will apply all knowledge to this specialty area and consist of the following topics:
the neurophysiology of superficial and deep dry needling
ethics, precautions and contraindications
dry needling for radicular pain
Tensegrity and it’s significance to dry needling
Applications of EStim with dry needling
The online course includes exam questions for each lecture. This online portion must be completed before the practical course, and will fulfill written examination requirements for dry needling courses. The 3 day live course includes the same written quiz.
The importance of safety and clean techniques are taught and practiced throughout the workshop, ensuring that participants become accustomed to working with gloves and maintaining a neat and safe workspace throughout. They will practice the techniques of inserting, manipulating, removing, and disposing of the needles on the first morning of the course.
Students will learn and practice the use of superficial dry needling including fascia and scars, periosteal pecking, and deep dry needling of the buttock, ant hip, thigh, lumbar, abdominal, and pelvic floor muscles.
Clinical reasoning with importance of agonist/antagonist relationships, identifying active, latent and satellite trigger points, myofascial pain accompanied by joint pathology, and treatment priorities will be discussed near the end of the course. Case studies are included to apply clinical reasoning and recognize common indications for dry needling.
Students are examined at the end of each practical day with a competency exam.
Who can attend:
Only licensed medical practitioners who have completed a pelvic rehab course with pelvic floor internal exam may attend. This may include PT’s, Nurse practitioners, PA’s, DC’s, DO’s and MD’s. Before attending, please check with your state/country’s licensing board that dry needling is within your scope of practice.
Objectives and Goals
This is a full 3 day live course.
- Understand and integrate myofascial concepts into the assessment and diagnosis of musculo-skeletal disorders
- Understand neurophysiology of both Myofascial pain and mechanisms for needle de- activation of TrPs having reviewed current research in the field
- Have improved skill and competency in assessing and locating MTrPs and an awareness of common referral patterns
- Develop skill and competence in using dry needling for deactivation of MTrPs
- Be able to set up a clean field needling station and perform safe needling techniques
- Integrate best clinical practice with research evidence when introducing this technique into their clinical setting
- Attain skills of superficial dry needling for: fascia and scars, periosteal pecking, and deep dry needling of the buttock, ant hip, thigh, lumbar, abdominal, and pelvic floor muscles.
- Be aware of relationships of vessels, nerves and organs in relation to areas needled
- Develop the skills to integrate the techniques learned n the course into the rehabilitation concept of their core discipline