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DN course taught w/ heavy IAOM influence?

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    Kevin Langan

    How much influence do the IAOM faculty have with the Dry Needling courses/faculty, offered through IAOM?

    I’d like to learn DN & I’m concerned some ‘artist’ will be the instructor. Preferably the IAOM DN courses would be a useful adjunct to all the other courses. Specifically, I’d like to learn insertion tendopathy ‘pecking’ for shoulder, elbow & knee. My fingers aren’t getting any younger from using transverse friction techniques on these areas & it’d be nice to replace with a technique that was equally as efficacious

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    Hi Kevin!

    The instructor for our Dry Needling courses, Jackie Doidge @jdoidge , has been heavily invested in the IAOM-US philosophy long before she started teaching for us. She has taken IAOM-US courses and she teaches in a way that is very much aligned with our approach.

    If you have any specific questions, I believe she is part of the group and can provide the answers you need. I’ll let her texture the conversation on some of the other things you mentioned.

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