The IAOM-US provides the highest caliber of education, certification, membership and now, through this relationship with ODNS, we offer our clients the best in Dry Needling courses!

ODNS has been training qualified practitioners in the theory and skill of trigger point dry needling for more than 15 years throughout the UK, South Africa, India, and the Middle East. In 2013, they began offering courses in the US.

Who can take Dry Needling Courses?

Only licensed clinicians with dry needling in their scope of practice can take dry needling courses.

Massage therapists, bodyworkers, neuromuscular therapists, physical therapy assistants, and occupational therapy assistants are not eligible to attend the DN courses and are encouraged to attend our other IAOM-US course offerings. 

Dry Needling I with and without cadaver

ODNS has been training qualified practitioners in the theory and skill of trigger point dry needling for 15 years throughout the UK, South Africa, India, and the Middle East. In 2013, they began offering courses in the US.

Our workshops are competency-based 1 day online and 2 day seminars with a strong emphasis on practical application.  All courses are credentialed for physical therapists, with CEU’s awarded by the APTA at the state level.
ODNS courses are all strongly practical in nature with good participant – facilitator ratios and are supported by a comprehensive manual.  We conduct high quality, evidence based courses with experienced physiotherapists as lecturers and assistants.

Following our course you should feel ready to dry needle the next day in your clinic.

Dry Needling Level 1 is a basic level course which teaches the theory and practice of dry needling of trigger points, and includes safety and ethics. We teach superficial dry needling, and deep dry needling techniques of the lumbar, cervical, shoulder, hip, and thigh. It is taught 1 day online and two days live.

Dry Needling Level 1 with cadaver lab is a basic level course which teaches the theory and practice of dry needling of trigger points, and includes safety and ethics. We teach superficial dry needling, and deep dry needling techniques of the lumbar, cervical, shoulder, hip, and thigh. It is taught 1 day online and 2 1/2 days live.

For level 1 courses 26 CEUs are awarded

For level 2 courses 24 CEUs are awarded

Dry Needling I Descriptions and Outlines

Level I Dry Needling Course Description

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:

The two-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 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, thigh, shoulder, cervical, and lumbar muscles. 

Case studies are included to apply clinical reasoning and recognize common indications for dry needling. 

This course includes practical competency exams at the end of each day. 

Level I Dry Needling with Cadaver Anatomy Course Description

The online portion is identical to the Level I without cadaver anatomy. 

Level I with Cadaver Anatomy Practical Course:

This course begins on the Friday evening to allow extra time in the cadaver lab, which earns you more CEUs 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.

What is included:

All the equipment that you will need for the course is included.  When you arrive, you will be issued with a complete needling kit, which will include all the needles that you will use for the course and more.  Gloves, sharps containers, and a station set up for needling will be ready for you.

You will receive a detailed manual for the course, and full catering is included.

Course Outline

Level I ODNS Outline

Level I ODNS Outline with Cadaver Anatomy

Dry Needling II with and without cadaver

IAOM-US has partnered with Dry Needling Workshops of Arizona to bring the expertise of the Optimal Dry Needling Solutions (ODNS) lecturers to North America to train licensed practitioners.

The IAOM-US provides the highest caliber of education, certification, membership and now, through this relationship with Dry Needling Workshops, we offer our clients the best in Dry Needling solutions!

ODNS has been training qualified practitioners in the theory and skill of trigger point dry needling for 15 years throughout the UK, South Africa, India, and the Middle East. In 2013, they began offering courses in the US.

ODNS teach the most comprehensive and inclusive courses available, with emphasis on using the latest evidence, while embracing all the various dry needling theories and techniques. We teach an integrated approach to Trigger point needling and pathology, providing the student with a thorough understanding of the MTrP and how it is affected by Dry Needling.

Our live workshops are competency-based 2 day seminars with a strong emphasis on practical application.  All courses are credentialed for physical therapists, with CEU’s awarded by the APTA at the state level.

ODNS courses are all strongly practical in nature with good participant – facilitator ratios and are supported by a comprehensive manual.  We conduct high quality, evidence based courses with experienced physiotherapists as lecturers and assistants.

The goal of the Dry Needling Level 2 course is to gain expertise in needling the more delicate and higher risk areas in the body, including the face and anterior neck, forearm and hand, lower leg and foot, thorax and abdominal wall. It is a competency-based course, which will introduce more of the recent research, teach the use of estim with needles, and ends with a competency exam.

Dry Needling II is taught with one day online and two days live.
Dry Needling II with cadaver is taught with one day online and 2 1/2 days live.

Dry Needling II Descriptions and Outlines

Level II Dry Needling Course Description

Online Course:

  • Pre-course reading with a quiz
  • Lectures by ODNS staff consisting of the following topics:
  • Tensegrity and it’s significance to dry needling
  • Applications of EStim with dry needling
  • Adverse events
  • Nutritional considerations
  • TMJ Dysfunction

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 II Practical Course:

As an experienced dry needling practitioner, this advanced course is a must to complete the use of dry needling with patients presenting with headaches, TMJ dysfunction, tennis and golfers elbow, carpal tunnel, CRPS, plantar fasciitis, tibial compartment syndrome, sprained ankle, hallux valgus, thoracic and abdominal pain.

The goal of this advanced dry needling course is to gain expertise in needling the more delicate and higher risk areas in the body, including the face and anterior neck, forearm and hand, lower leg and foot, thorax and abdominal wall.  It is a competency-based course, which will introduce more of the recent research, teach the use of estim with needles.

This course ends with a practical competency exam.

 Level II Dry Needling with Cadaver Anatomy Course Description

Online Course:

  • Pre-course reading with a quiz
  • Lectures by ODNS staff consisting of the following topics:
  • Tensegrity and it’s significance to dry needling
  • Applications of EStim with dry needling
  • Adverse events
  • Nutritional considerations
  • TMJ Dysfunction

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 II with Anatomy Practical Course:

 As an experienced dry needling practitioner, this advanced course is a must to complete the use of dry needling with patients presenting with headaches, TMJ dysfunction, tennis and golfers elbow, carpal tunnel, CRPS, plantar fasciitis, tibial compartment syndrome, sprained ankle, hallux valgus, thoracic and abdominal pain.

The goal of this advanced dry needling course is to gain expertise in needling the more delicate and higher risk areas in the body.  This course begins on the Friday evening to allow extra time in the cadaver lab, which earns you more CEU’s than our non-cadaver Level II course. We will take you into the cadaver lab each day to review the areas you are about to needle and actually see where you needle is going!

Techniques include dry needling of the face and anterior neck, arm and hand, lower leg and foot, thorax and abdominal wall AND the use of estim with needles.

It is a competency-based course, which will introduce more of the recent research and ends with a practical competency exam.

Who can attend:

ODNS Level I dry needling course is a pre-requisite for Level II.  If you have completed a basic course with another company, we require you to first complete the Level I Online course and provide a copy of your basic course certificate before you attend Level II.

What is included:

All the equipment that you will need for the course is included.  When you arrive, you will be issued with a complete needling kit, which will include all the needles that you will use for the course and more.  Gloves, sharps containers, and a station set up for needling will be ready for you.

You will receive a detailed manual for the course, and full catering is included.

Course Outline

Level II ODNS Outline

Level II ODNS Outline with Cadaver Anatomy

Dry Needling for Pelvic Rehabilitation

The IAOM-US provides the highest caliber of education, certification, membership and now, through this relationship with Dry Needling Workshops, we offer our clients the best in Dry Needling courses!

ODNS has been training qualified practitioners in the theory and skill of trigger point dry needling for 15 years throughout the UK, South Africa, India, and the Middle East. In 2013, they began offering courses in the US.

Our Dry Needling for Pelvic Rehab Practitioners workshops are competency-based 3 day seminars with a strong emphasis on practical application.  All courses are credentialed for physical therapists, with CEU’s awarded by the APTA at the state level.
ODNS courses are all strongly practical in nature with good participant – facilitator ratios and are supported by a comprehensive manual.  We conduct high quality, evidence based courses with experienced physiotherapists as lecturers and assistants.

Following our course you should feel ready to dry needle the next day in your clinic.

Dry Needling for Pelvic Rehab Practitioners is a basic level course which teaches the theory and practice of dry needling of trigger points, and includes safety and ethics. We teach superficial dry needling including fascia and scars, periosteal pecking, and deep dry needling of the buttock, anterior hip, thigh, lumbar, abdominal, and pelvic floor muscles.

Dry Needling for Pelvic Rehab Descriptions and Outlines

Dry Needling for Pelvic Rehab Practitioners

Course Description

Dry Needling for Pelvic Rehab Online Course:

  • Pre-course reading with a quiz.
  • Theory lectures will apply all knowledge to this specialty area and consist of the following topics:
  • historical overview
  • 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
  • Adverse events
  • Nutritional considerations

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 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 day with a practical competency exam.

Who can attend:

Only licensed medical practitioners who have completed a pelvic rehab course with pelvic floor palpation 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.

What is included:

All the equipment that you will need for the course is included.  When you arrive, you will be issued with a complete needling kit, which will include all the needles that you will use for the course and more.  Gloves, sharps containers, and a station set up for needling will be ready for you.

You will receive a detailed manual for the course, and full catering is included.

Course Outline

Pelvic Dry Needling ODNS Outline

Dry Needling for Upper Extremity and Hand

The IAOM-US provides the highest caliber of education, certification, membership and now, through this relationship with Dry Needling Workshops, we offer our clients the best in Dry Needling courses!

ODNS has been training qualified practitioners in the theory and skill of trigger point dry needling for 15 years throughout the UK, South Africa, India, and the Middle East. In 2013, they began offering courses in the US.

Our Dry Needling for Pelvic Rehab Practitioners workshops are competency-based 3 day seminars with a strong emphasis on practical application.  All courses are credentialed for physical therapists, with CEU’s awarded by the APTA at the state level.
ODNS courses are all strongly practical in nature with good participant – facilitator ratios and are supported by a comprehensive manual.  We conduct high quality, evidence based courses with experienced physiotherapists as lecturers and assistants.

Following our course you should feel ready to dry needle the next day in your clinic.

Dry Needling for Pelvic Rehab Practitioners is a basic level course which teaches the theory and practice of dry needling of trigger points, and includes safety and ethics. We teach superficial dry needling including fascia and scars, periosteal pecking, and deep dry needling of the buttock, anterior hip, thigh, lumbar, abdominal, and pelvic floor muscles.

Dry Needling for Upper Extremity and Hand Descriptions and Outlines

Dry Needling for Upper Extremity and Hand Course Description

Dry Needling for UE Online Course:

  • Pre-course reading with a quiz.
  • Online lectures by ODNS staff consisting of the following topics:
  • Historical overview
  • 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
  • Nutritional considerations

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.

Dry Needling for UE Practical Course:

The two-day intensive will prepare participants to treat most of the diagnoses that involve myofascial pain in the neck and UE.

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, the use of EStim with dry needling, and deep dry needling of the cervical, shoulder, upper arm, forearm, thumb and hand 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 day with a practical competency exam.

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.

What is included:

All the equipment that you will need for the course is included.  When you arrive, you will be issued with a complete needling kit, which will include all the needles that you will use for the course and more.  Gloves, sharps containers, and a station set up for needling will be ready for you.

You will receive a detailed manual for the course, and full catering is included.

Course Outline

UE and Hand Dry Needling ODNS Outline

Dry Needling Certification

CERTIFICATION FOR ADVANCED COMPETENCY IN DRY NEEDLING

ODNS Certification for Advanced Competency in Dry Needling emphasizes the clinical application of dry needling as it applies to the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Within 1 year of the ODNS Dry Needling Level 2 Course, you must complete the Certification process.

Objectives of the Certification

ODNS Certification in Dry Needling aims to encourage further study and practical application of these techniques. The components of the certification are as follows:

Certification Prerequisites and Timeline:

  • You must have completed a ODNS Dry Needling Level 2 course, and have completed all of the ODNS Level I online course, if your Level I training was outside of ODNS.
  • Certification candidates must submit 5 (five) case studies for review.
    • The case studies will be reviewed by advanced dry needling assistant faculty.
    • The reviewer will provide the certification candidate with a written critique of each case study.
    • Acceptable case studies include documentation of the ability to apply dry needling with the right choice of patient position, needle gauge and size, hand position and technique; to document response, overall patient outcome, and incorporate it into their overall rehabilitation plan and other treatment techniques.
    • Special attention is given to safety, efficacy and clinical reasoning.
  • When the case studies have been reviewed, you will be notified of the results. If your case studies clearly demonstrate your competency, you will be invited to sit for the online examination.
  • The Certification Examination consists of 50 randomized multiple choice questions designed to assess the ability to apply your knowledge of safety, clinical reasoning, and advanced anatomy to the practice of dry needling. It is taken during a continuous 90 minute period, and is open book.
  • You must score 70% or better in a single take to receive the certification.

On successful completion of the above, the practitioner earns the ODNS Certification for Advanced Competency.

Price for the Certification process is $249.00.

If you are interested in Certification for Dry Needling, contact us at info@iaom-us.com or call 866-426-6101