Introduction to Trigger Point Dry Needling

Dry Needling Courses

Course Description

7 Contact Hours / 0.7 CEUs

This online course will provide the base knowledge of Dry Needling concepts to the participants to allow understanding of the physiology of myofascial pain and dysfunction.
It teaches the concepts of obtaining informed consent, explaining risks and benefits of dry needling, and appropriate choice of patients for dry needling with knowledge of contraindications and precautions.
This course is a prerequisite for any live dry needling courses with IAOM-US, and the material is referred to throughout the live course

Target group: PT, OT, NP, L.Ac, PA’s, DC’s, DO’s, MD’s.

Education Level: Basic

Program Agenda-Introduction of Trigger Point DRY NEEDLING

Pre-approved in the following states

Contact 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.
  • We will not offer partial credit. Online courses: Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit. Live courses: Participants must attend all the activities. Attendees must sign an attendance sheet for the course, placing their name, license number and state, and signature for both morning and afternoon attendance..

Objectives and Goals

• Explain neurophysiology of both Myofascial pain and mechanisms for needle de- activation of TrPs having reviewed current research in the field
• Remember how to set up a clean field needling station, avoid needle sticks and how to respond if they happen.
• List at least 4 contraindications and 5 precautions of dry needling
• Name the steps of obtaining informed consent for dry needling.
• Remember 5 signs and symptoms of pneumothorax and how to advise patients if they have these signs and symptoms after dry needling.
• Integrate best clinical practice with research evidence when introducing this technique into their clinical setting


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