Dry Needling Level I Anchorage AK Jun 2021
June 18 - June 19
This course consists of 8 hours of online content plus 14 hours of live lecture and practical exercises over a 2-day period.
Who can attend:
Only licensed clinicians with dry needling in their scope of practice may attend. There are exceptions for PT students when approved by their faculty.
Students receive a student certificate that does not allow them to dry needle. When the student graduates, they may contact IAOM-US for a clinician certificate.
Objectives and Goals
Participants, upon completion of this course can expect to:
- 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 dry needling for: posterior shoulder and cervical musculature, buttock and thigh muscles, low back, quadratus lumborum and iliopsoas muscles
- Be aware of relationships of vessels, nerves and organs in relation to areas needled
- Develop the skills to integrate the techniques learned in the course into the rehabilitation concept of their core discipline