Level 1 Online Course:
- Pre-course reading with a quiz.
- Online lectures by ODNS staff consisting of the following topics:
- historical overview
- the neurophysiology of superficial and deep dry needling
- ethics, precautions and contraindications
- dry needling for radicular pain
- clinical reasoning with the role of agonists and antagonists.
The online course includes exam questions for each lecture. This online portion must be completed before the practical course, and will fulfill written examination requirements for dry needling courses.
Level 1 Practical Course:
The two-day intensive will prepare participants to treat most of the common diagnoses that involve myofascial pain.
The importance of safety and clean techniques are taught and practiced throughout the workshop, ensuring that participants become accustomed to working with gloves and maintaining a neat and safe workspace throughout. They will practice the techniques of inserting, manipulating, removing, and disposing of the needles on the first morning of the course.
Students will learn and practice the use of superficial dry needling including fascia and scars, periosteal pecking, and deep dry needling of the buttock, thigh, shoulder, cervical, and lumbar muscles.
Case studies are included to apply clinical reasoning and recognize common indications for dry needling.
This course includes practical competency exams at the end of each day.
Who can attend:
Only licenced medical professionals may attend. Depending on the country you reside in typically Physiotherapists, Medical Doctors, Chiropractors and in some countries Athletic Trainers and Nurses may attend. Please check with your professional body to see whether Dry Needling is within your scope of practice
What is included:
All the equipment that you will need for the course is included. When you arrive, you will be issued with a complete needling kit, which will include all the needles that you will use for the course and more. Gloves, sharps containers, and a station set up for needling will be ready for you.
You will receive a detailed manual for the course, and full catering dependent on venue.