Dry Needling Level I with Cadaver Lab Athens OH Sep 2021
September 17 - September 19
Dry Needling Level I with Cadaver Anatomy consists of an online course and a Friday evening followed by 2-day practical workshop.
Level I Online Course:
- Pre-course reading with a quiz.
- Online lectures by ODNS staff consisting of the following topics:
- historical overview
- the neurophysiology of superficial and deep dry needling
- ethics, precautions and contraindications
- dry needling for radicular pain
- clinical reasoning with the role of agonists and antagonists.
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.
Level I Practical Course:
This course begins on the Friday evening to allow extra time in the cadaver lab, which earns you more CEU’s than our basic course. We will take you into the cadaver Saturday and Sunday mornings to review the areas you are about to needle and actually see where you needle is going!
The 2.5 day intensive will prepare participants to treat most of the common diagnoses that involve myofascial pain.
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 Friday evening 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, thigh, shoulder, cervical and lumbar muscles.
Case studies are included to apply clinical reasoning and recognize common indications for dry needling.
This practical course includes practical examinations at the end of each full day.
Who can attend:
Only licensed medical practitioners may attend. This may include PT’s, OT’s, Athletic Trainers, Nurse practitioners, acupuncturists, 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
Participants on completion of the 1 day online followed by the 2.5 day practical Dry Needling I and II with cadaver anatomy courses 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.
• 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:
- superficial dry needling techniques including fascial release, scars, and periosteal pecking; deep dry needling techniques of the muscles of the posterior shoulder, cervical, low back, buttock, anterior hip, and thigh.
- Be aware of the relationship of these areas needled to vessels, nerves and organs by identifying these muscles and structures on cadavers.
- Have developed skills of integrating techniques learnt on the course into the rehabilitation concept of their core discipline.