Dry Needling for Hand Therapists

Part 1 Online

Duration:   8H Total On-Line Contact Time

2h Pre-course reading: 5 articles to read followed by a 10 question online quiz

24min – Part 1: The History of Trigger Point Theories – Emergence of Dry Needling

31min – Part 2: Neurophysiology of Nociogenic Pain – Superficial Needling

50min – Part 3: Neurophysiology and the MTrP – Why it matters to Dry Needling

46min – Part 4: Ethics of Dry Needling – Safety, Contraindications and Precautions

17min – Part 5: A Dry Needling Approach for Radiculopathy in the Cervical Spine

21min – Part 6: Tensegrity: The effect of MTrP’s on Tensegrity

20min – Part 7: The use of Electrical Stimulation with Dry Needling; Enhancing Intramuscular Stimulation

16min – Part 8: Nutritional Deficiencies as Perpetuating Factors in Myofascial Pain

12min – Part 9: Obtaining Consent

2h – 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 – 09h30 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  
12:30-13:30 Upper trapezius, rhomboids, & levator scapulae & para dorsal Anatomy, Lecture & Demo
13:30-14:30 Upper trapezius, rhomboids, & levator scapulae & para dorsal Practical
14:30-15:30 Shoulder Part 1: supraspin, infraspin, attachments of terres minor & major Anatomy, Lecture & Demo
15:30-16:30 Shoulder Part 1 Practical
16:30-18:00 Clinical examinations and practice Practical Exams Day 1

Day 2 – 09h30 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
12:30-13:00  Lunch  
13:00-13:30 Use of Estim with needling Demo & Practical
13:30-15:00 Forearm: pronator terres, supinator, flexors, long muscles of the thumb Demo & Practical
15:00-16:00 Muscles of the hand, thenar, hypothenar eminence, interossei Lecture, Demo & Practical
16:00-16:30 Case Studies Radiculopathy; Shoulder Pain; Epicondylitis; Hand Pain Case Studies
16:30-18:00 Clinical Examinations Practical Exams Part 2