Dry Needling Level II with Cadaver Lab Athens OH Dec 2021

Dry Needling Courses

Course Description

Dry Needling Level II with Cadaver Anatomy consists of an online course and a Friday evening followed by 2-day practical workshop.

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 within the month before the practical course, and will fulfill written examination requirements for dry needling courses.

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, abdominal, and pelvic 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.

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:
    • Level I: 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.
    • Level II: deep dry needling of muscles of the upper extremity including the hand, leg and foot, face, anterior neck, abdomen, and thorax.
  • 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.


Ohio University - Grover Center W-290
53, Richland Avenue, Athens, Ohio, 45701, United States


Adam Kimberly

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December 10, 2021 4:30 pm

Instruction Hours

December 10, 2021
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

December 11, 2021
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

December 12, 2021
8:00 am – 6:30 pm


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