Dry Needling for the Upper Quarter and Hand Charleston SC Jan 2022

Dry Needling Courses

Course Description

This two day intensive will prepare participants to treat several diagnoses involving myofascial pain in the neck and upper quarter

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 cervical, shoulder, upper arm, forearm, thumb and hand muscles.

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.

Pre-approved in the following states

Arkansas, Alabama, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Mass, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Washington, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Wyoming, Nevada, New Jersey

Contact info@iaom-us.com to request approval in your state.

Objectives and Goals

Learning Objectives for Dry Needling for Hand Therapists: Participants on completion of the 1 day online followed by the 2 day practical Dry Needling for Hand Therapist 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. • 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 cervical spine, shoulder, arm, forearm, thumb, and hand. • Be aware of the relationship of these areas needled to vessels, nerves and organs by identifying these muscles and structures with surface anatomy skills. • Have developed skills of integrating techniques learnt on the course into the rehabilitation concept of their core discipline.


Axis Hand and Physical Therapy
2760, Tricom Street, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29406, United States


Jacqueline Doidge

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January 22, 2022 7:30 am

Instruction Hours

January 22, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

January 23, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


I understand it is my responsibility to confirm the IAOM-US has CCUs approved for this course in my state and/or inform IAOM-US what is required to obtain CCU approval.