Dry Needling for TMJ and Cervical Spine

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 The History of Trigger Point Theories – Emergence of Dry Needling

30:56 Neurophysiology of Nociogenic Pain – Superficial Needling

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

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

12:00 Obtaining Consent

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

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

15:22 4 Nutritional Deficiencies as Perpetuating Factors in Myofascial Pain

39.22 Temporomandibular Dysfunction

95:00 Assessments: each Video Module is followed by 6 Assessment questions, participants are credited a total of 95:00 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 with Snacks
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 Anatomy, Lecture & Demo
1:30-2:30 Upper trapezius, rhomboids, & levator scapulae Practical
2:30-3:30 Upper trapezius, rhomboids, & levator scapulae Anatomy, Lecture & Demo
3:30-4:00 Shoulder Part 1 Practical
4:00-5:00 Shoulder Part 2 lats,subscap, terres major & minor supine & prone Demo and Practical
5:00-6:00 Review and Practical Exams Part 1 Review of Day and Practical

Day 2 – 0930H Total Contact Time

Time Description
8:00-9:00 TMJ Lecture and Anatomy Lecture
9:00-11:00 TMJ masseter, temporalis, lat/med pterygoids, sternocleidomastoid, scalenes Demo & Practical
11:00-12:30 Thorax: Iliocostalis thoracus, mid and lower traps, Serratus post-Sup Demo & Practical
12:30-1:00  Lunch  
1:00-2:00 Pectorals, Deltoids, Serratus Anterior Anatomy, Lecture & Demo
2:00-3:00 Pectorals, Deltoids, Serratus Anterior Practical
3:00-4:00 Facial Needling for headache Demo & Practical
4:00-4:30 Case Studies Radiculopathy; TMJ, Cervicogenic Dizziness Case Studies
4:30-6:00 Clinical Examinations Practical Exams Part 2
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