Dry Needling Courses by ODNS

ODNS teaches an integrated approach to Trigger point needling and pathology, providing the student with a thorough understanding of the MTrP and how it is affected by Dry Needling. ODNS courses are all strongly practical in nature with good participant – facilitator ratios and are supported by a comprehensive manual.

Our courses may be run as three day full contact courses or may be run as Hybrid courses where the theory is done as an online component followed by two days of practical work. We will tailor our courses to fit your international needs – but all courses will need to meet ODNS standards, content and time requirements.

We conduct high quality, evidence based courses with experienced physiotherapists as lecturers. All courses carry formal practical assessments as an integral part of the course

Courses are only available to qualified medical professionals whose legal scope of practice includes dry needling. Training in dry needling does not allow you to claim any qualification as a physiotherapist, chiropractor or other medical profession that you are not already certified in.

Dry Needling
Level 1

Dry Needling
Level 2

Dry Needling with Cadaver Anatomy
Level 1

Dry Needling with Cadaver Anatomy
Level 2

Advanced Certification
in Dry Needling

Dry Needling
for Hand Therapists

Dry Needling
for Pelvic Rehab

Dry Needling
for TMJ and Cervical Spine

Level 1 -Theory:

Introduction to Dry Needling

  1. Essential neurophyisology
  2. Safety, contra-indications and precautions
  3. History of the development of Dry Needling
  4. Ethical aspects of Dry Needling
  5. Practical sessions:  Gluteal area,
  6. Lumbar spine
  7. Thoracic spine
  8. Cervical Spine
  9. Rotator cuff
  10. Scapular muscles
  11. Thigh
  12. Calf

Level 2 – Theory:

Integrating DN with other modalities

  1. Electrical stimulation of needles
  2. Practical sessions:
  3. Pectoral Girdle
  4. Entire upper limb not covered already in Lvl 1, incl. hand
  5. Rest of lower limb not already convered in Lvl1, including foot
  6. Temporomandibular joint
  7. Abdominal wall, incl Quadratus Lumborum

Self study component:

Participants are encouraged to write up a series of abbreviated case reports for review by the clinical assistants. This encourages reflective practice and is offered free of charge to existing course participants.



Accurate anatomical knowledge is the cornerstone of any physical therapy treatment. We support this by offering a one day Anatomy module hosted by Anatomists and our lecturers at local Medical Schools. These modules are assessed independently of the practical needling modules.