This is the first part of a two series certification which serves two extensive days of clinical knowledge. We will look into the historical, anatomical, theoretical, practical hands-on and clinical aspects of Dry Needling, in addition to efficiency of treatment, safety precautions and guidelines. Each muscle covered is reviewed in regards to it's origin, insertion, neuromuscular and vascular components. We recommend participants are very familiar with anatomy and muscle function, although we will provide an update on anatomy and palpation skills. Accurate and specific anatomical knowledge is the cornerstone of any physical therapy treatment.
Understand the specific indications and contraindications of Dry Needling
Be able to apply treatment in accordance to the safety guidelines rules
Know when and where to appropriately apply treatment, follow assessment procedures
Know possible side effects and complications of DN and will be able to react appropriately
Locate and efficiently palpate specific muscles
Update and revise detailed understanding and knowledge of anatomy and myofascial trigger points
Gain plenty of hands-on practical experience
Understand basic scientific backgrounds of myofascial trigger points and identify features of these by physical examination. Use surface anatomy palpation and knowledge of function to be able to identify the trunk, head, spine, pelvis, hip, thigh, neck, shoulder, upper and lower extremity, TMJ, hand and foot muscles. Know clinical symptoms and perpetuating factors of each muscle.
Participants will have strong clinical reasoning for using Dry Needling in conjunction with treatments available to practitioners. Participants will provide safe and effective treatment of muscular dysfunction(s) using Dry Needling.
What is covered:
- Introduction and history of the theory behind Dry Needling
- Why use Dry Needling treatments
- How to preform Dry Needling
- Safety precautions and guidelines
- Muscle and fascial structure and function (tensegrity).
- Superficial and deep Dry Needling.
- Detailed introduction to myofascial trigger points.
- First hand experience and practise of Dry Needling
- Detailed structural and functional anatomy of muscles
- The Techniques
- Muscles of treatment of the hip region
- Muscle and treatment of the thigh region
- Clinical relevance of the area treated
- Arteries of lower extremity
- Palpation of pulses
- Continued hands on practise
- Myofascial trigger point syndrome introduction.
- Detailed structural and functional anatomy of muscles and techniques of Dry Needling
- Muscles and treatment of shoulders
- Muscles and treatment of upper extremities
- Clinical relevance of the areas treated
- Arteries of upper extremities and palpation of pulses
Strong clinical and anatomical knowledge
Only qualified/ registered health / medical provider
Students will receive:
- Course manual
- Muscle charts
- Needles for practice
- Transcript for course (if needed)
Who is this course for:
- Exercise Specialists
- Rehab Specialists
- Medical Practitioners
- Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs/LMTs)
- TCM Practitioners
1.Theory online/offline examination
2.Practical - Individual Testing
Examination fee: SGD105 (each)
NOTE: All practitioners must pass both theoretical and practical testing on this course and demonstrate safety and competency in order to receive a certificate of completion and begin utilising the Dry Needling technique after the course.
What is granted upon completion: Certificate of Dry Needling Level I
Credentials earned: DNP I (Dry Needling Practitioner level I)
Length of course: 2 days / 16 hours
Tuition Fee: SGD $750
Why take Dry Needling Clinic with us?
As always we have been the top choice for our high quality course content and the ability to break concepts down to understand and apply. Our DNC covers extensive clinical findings, applications and technique specifications so that every individual will be confident in using Dry Needling treatment upon completion of the course. Our facilitators have extensively studied and practiced Dry Needling with a minimum of 1500 hours combined, so that they can use their experience in a format to all participants to identify common mistakes and how to enhance techniques and treatments for individuals. Our course structure is formatted in such a way that participants will have plenty of hands on practise monitored under our experts. We are always in the frontier of latest clinical findings as we support ongoing research and evidence based protocols.
It is strongly advised that pregnant women DO NOT participate in this course due to risks associated/ involved with the practical sessions! If you know you have become pregnant by the time your course begins, please notify us and we will allow you to re-enroll at a later date.
If your scope of practice is not listed and you want to know if your eligible kindly email us and we will check.