DN-1: Dry Needling for Craniofacial, Cervicothoracic & Upper Extremity Conditions: an Evidence-Based Approach (Part 1 of the Certification in Dry Needling) (3 Day)
Friday, October 27, 2023: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 28,2023: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 2023: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: IRG Physical & Hand Therapy Gateway | 4220 132nd ST SE, Suite 101, Mill Creek, WA 98012
"No prerequisites are needed for this three-day 27-hour dry needling course; however, registrants must be a licensed PT (or 3rd year DPT student), ATC, DC, MD, DO, NP, PA, OT, or acupuncturist in their respective state or country. Certification in Dry Needling® (Cert. DN) will be awarded upon successful completion (i.e. written and practical examination) of both the DN-1 & DN-2 dry needling courses, giving 54 hours of hands-on dry needling education in total. All dry needling courses are approved by FSBPT (ProCert), BOC (Category A CEUs), APTA, TPTA, FPTA, and the respective State PT Board. Note: DN-2 may be taken before DN-1 as each course covers different bodily regions.
Participants will learn superficial and deep dry needling techniques for the treatment of craniofacial, cervicothoracic and upper extremity musculoskeletal conditions. This course does include, but is not limited to, dry needling of taut bands of muscle (i.e. trigger points) as originally introduced by Travell & Simons. That is, peri-neural dry needling and needle puncture of tendons, ligaments, musculotendinous junctions, teno-osseous junctions, and bone (i.e. “periosteal pecking”) will also be taught as essential components of musculoskeletal needling practice. More specifically, peri-neural and peri-vascular dry needling will be instructed for the purpose of improving microcirculation and disrupting fibrosis in chronic neurogenic pain conditions (e.g. an impacted median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome). Dry needling is certainly a lot more than sticking needles in trigger points!"
Dr. Benjamin England & Dr. James Dunning