Level 1 Dry Needling with Cadaver Anatomy

Part 1 Online

Duration (in minutes):   7H 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 Lumbar Spine

26:17 Part 6: Clinical Reasoning in Dry Needling

12:00 Part 7: Obtaining Consent

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 = 29.0 CEU hours.

Day 1 – 0400H Total Contact Time

Time Description
4:30pm Registration with Snacks
5:00 – 7:00 Consent, Needling Technique, SDN including fascia and scars; Demo & Practical
0:700 – 09:00 Gluteals, Piriformis Lecture, Demo & Practical

Day 2 – 0930H 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
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Cervical Spine Needling Practical
2:30-4:30 Para-scapular muscles: Trapezius, Rhomboids, Levator Scapulae Demo & Practical
4:30-6:00 Competency Exams Practical Testing Day 1

Day 3 – 0830H 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
12:30-1:30 Anterior Hip: Psoas, TFL, Glut Min Ant., Sartorius Demo & Practical
1:30-3:00 The Knee: Quads, Adductors & Hamstrings Lecture, Demo & Practical
3:00-3:30 Case Studies: Arthritic Knee, Shoulder Capsulitis Case Studies
3:30-5:00 Competency Exams Practical Testing Day 2
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