Dry Needling Level I with Cadaver Lab – Abilene TX – Apr 2023
28.5 Education Hours: 7 hours of Online Self Study + 21.5 Hours hands-on experience
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.
Target Group: PT, OT, NP, L.Ac, PA’s, DC’s, DO’s, MD’s,
Instruction Level: Intermediate
- 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.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to verify approval in your state. Please contact us if you hold a Florida license.
For Pre-Approvals see the PDF - Continuing Education Accreditations & Approvals Requested and/or Received by Organization: PDF File
- Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
- Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
- Partial credit is not available. For online courses, passing module assessments and completing the course evaluation is required to earn continuing education credit. For live courses, attendance is confirmed by signing the attendance sheet at the course; ensure name and professional license number are accurate, and initial both morning and afternoon attendance.
1325, Pine Street, Abilene, Texas, 79601, United States
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