Dry Needling for Hand Therapists

Part 1 Online

Duration (in minutes):   8H Total On-Line Contact Time

120.00 Pre-course reading: 5 articles to read followed by a 10 question online quiz

23:50 Part 1: The History of Trigger Point Theories – Emergence of Dry Needling

30:56 Part 2: Neurophysiology of Nociogenic Pain – Superficial Needling

49:14 Part 3: Neurophysiology and the MTrP – Why it matters to Dry Needling

45:54 Part 4: Ethics of Dry Needling – Safety, Contraindications and Precautions

16:58 Part 5: A Dry Needling Approach for Radiculopathy in the Cervical Spine

20:13 Part 6: Tensegrity: The effect of MTrP’s on Tensegrity

19:45 Part 7: The use of Electrical Stimulation with Dry Needling; Enhancing Intramuscular Stimulation

15:22 Part 8: Nutritional Deficiencies as Perpetuating Factors in Myofascial Pain

12:00 Part 9: Obtaining Consent

120:00 Assessments: each Video Module is followed by 6 Assessment questions, participants are credited a total of 120:00 minutes of contact time for the completion of all assessments. The last assessment is followed by a Course Evaluation Survey

Part 2 Practical

It is Mandatory for course participants to complete the on-line portion of this course PRIOR to the in-class portion. Completion of the online portion and live portion of this course = 27.0 CEUs

Day 1 – 0930H Total Contact Time

Time Description
7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-10:00 Consent, Needling Technique, SDN including fascia and scars; Demo & Practical
10:00-11:00 Cervical spine Needling: cervical traps, splenii, semispinalis, occipitals Anatomy, Lecture & Demo
11:00-12:00 Cervical Spine Needling Practical
12:00-12:30 Lunch  
12:30-1:30 Upper trapezius, rhomboids, & levator scapulae & para dorsal Anatomy, Lecture & Demo
1:30-2:30 Upper trapezius, rhomboids, & levator scapulae & para dorsal Practical
2:30-3:30 Shoulder Part 1: supraspin, infraspin, attachments of terres minor & major Anatomy, Lecture & Demo
3:30-4:30 Shoulder Part 1 Practical
4:30-6:00 Clinical examinations and practice Practical Exams Day 1

Day 2 – 0930H Total Contact Time

Time Description
8:00-8:30 Clinical Reasoning in Dry Needling Lecture
8:30-10:00 Shoulder 2: lat dorsi, terres major and minor, subscap, pectorals, serr ant Demo & Practical
10:00-10:30 Anatomy Review of the UE including surface anatomy Lecture & Practical
10:30-11:30 Needling upper arm: triceps, brachialis, biceps & anconeus Demo & Practical
11:30-12:30 Forearm: brachioradialis, extensors Lecture, Demo & Practical
12:30-1:00  Lunch  
1:00-1:30 Use of Estim with needling Demo & Practical
1:30-3:00 Forearm: pronator terres, supinator, flexors, long muscles of the thumb Demo & Practical
3:00-4:00 Muscles of the hand, thenar, hypothenar eminence, interossei Lecture, Demo & Practical
4:00-4:30 Case Studies Radiculopathy; Shoulder Pain; Epicondylitis; Hand Pain Case Studies
4:30-6:00 Clinical Examinations Practical Exams Part 2
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