Level 1 Dry Needling with Cadaver Anatomy

Part 1 Online

Duration:   7h Total Online 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 Lumbar Spine

26min – Part 6: Clinical Reasoning in Dry Needling

12min – Part 7: Obtaining Consent

1h35 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 online portion of this course PRIOR to the in-class portion. Completion of the online portion and live portion of this course = 29.0 CEU hours.

Day 1 – 4h Total Contact Time

Time Description
16:30 Registration with Snacks
17:00 – 19:00 Consent, Needling Technique, SDN including fascia and scars; Demo & Practical
19:00 – 21:00 Gluteals, Piriformis Lecture, Demo & Practical

Day 2 – 09h30 Total Contact Time

Time Description
8:00-9:30  Anatomy Review in Cadaver lab: Gluteals, Lumbar Spine, Cervical Spine Cadaver Lab
9:30-10:30 Lumbar spine Needling: multifudus, longissimus, iliocostalis, dorsal spine Lecture & Demo
10:30-11:30 Lumbar Spine Needling Practical
11:30-12:30 Cervical spine Needling: cervical traps, splenii, semispinalis, occipital att. Anatomy, Lecture & Demo
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Cervical Spine Needling Practical
14:30-16:30 Para-scapular muscles: Trapezius, Rhomboids, Levator Scapulae Demo & Practical
16:30-18:00 Competency Exams Practical Testing Day 1

Day 3 – 08h30 Total Contact Time

Time Description
8:00-9:30 Anatomy review in cadaver lab: Shoulder, Anterior hip, and thigh Cadaver Lab
9:30-10:30 Shoulder Part 1: supraspin, infraspin, terres minor & major attachments Lecture, Demo & Practical
10:30-11:30 Shoulder Part 2: lats,subscap, terres major & minor supine & prone Demo & Practical
11:30-12:00 Superficial Dry Needling, Lumbar Spine, Cervical Spine Case Studies
12:00-12:30  Lunch
12:30-13:30 Anterior Hip: Psoas, TFL, Glut Min Ant., Sartorius Demo & Practical
13:30-15:00 The Knee: Quads, Adductors & Hamstrings Lecture, Demo & Practical
15:00-15:30 Case Studies: Arthritic Knee, Shoulder Capsulitis Case Studies
15:30-17:00 Competency Exams Practical Testing Day 2