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DN2: Dry Needling of the Cervicothoracic Region and Upper Quarter – A Comprehensive Approach

$795.00

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This course focuses on skill acquisition of dry needling technique including clinical reasoning for implementing the intervention in the upper quarter. Participants can expect to be proficient with palpation of soft tissues structures, assessment, and treatment using dry needling. Safety, anatomy, skill, and indications with dry needling are emphasized with each technique. Learning is enhanced with the practical application of patient cases. This course will provide educational information to prepare the clinician to be an educator in the skill of dry needling to both patients and referral sources. Furthermore, the most up-to-date evidence informed approaches for the use of dry needling will be discussed and utilized during this course.

Target Audience: PTs
Instructional Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: completion of DN1 or other approved previous training in dry needling

 

CEU Approval Information

For individual state approval, please contact us

28 Hour Course

29 CCUs awarded through ProCert

Cancellation policy

 

Clear

Additional information

Date

August 13-15, 2021 Birmingham, AL, August 20-22, 2021 Atlanta, GA, July 16-18, 2021 Lawrenceburg, IN, July 16-18, 2021 Tulsa, OK, June 11-13, 2021 Atlanta, GA, November 5-7, 2021 Atlanta, GA

Course Agenda

Day 1

7:30-8:30 Introductions, Course outline, Ground rules

8:30-9:30 Risks and Adverse Events

9:30-10:15 Adverse Event Management

10:15-11:15 Dosing and Parameters

11:15-12:00 Patient education, technique, adverse events, expectations

12:00-1:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00-2:00 Dry Needling for the Shoulder Muscles: bicep, tricep, deltoid

2:00-2:30 Shoulder Muscles Skills Check

2:30-3:00 UQ Evidence Review: SH pain

3:00-3:45 Dry Needling for Forearm Muscles: Brachioradialis, supinator, pronator teres

3:45-4:30 Dry Needling for Forearm Muscles: Wrist/Finger flexors, Wrist/Finger extensors

4:30-5:00 UQ Evidence Review: Forearm pain

5:00-5:30 Forearm Muscles Skills Check

5:30-6:00 Round Robin, Q&A

Day 2

7:30-8:00

Round Robin

8:00-9:00

Dry Needling for the Scapulothoracic Muscles: Lat Dorsi, Infra

9:00-10:00

Dry Needling for the Scapulothoracic Muscles con’t: Teres Major, Teres Minor, Supra

10:00-11:00

ST Evidence Review

11:00-12:00

Dry Needling for the Scapulothoracic Muscles con’t: Pec Major, Pec Minor, Sub scap

12:00-1:00

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00-2:00

Dry Needling for the Scapulothoracic Muscles con’t: UT, rhomboids

2:00-3:00

Dry Needling for the Scapulothoracic Muscles con’t: T/S multifidus, Lev Scap

3:00-3:30

Scapulothoracic Muscles Skills Check

3:30-4:15

Dry Needling for the Posterior Neck Muscles: Deep Cervical Layer

4:15-4:30

Evidence Review: Neck pain

4:30-5:00

Dry Needling for the Posterior Neck Muscles: Splenius, SOCs

5:00-5:30

Posterior Neck Muscles Skills Check

5:30-6:00

Round Robin, Q&A

Day 3

7:30-8:00

Round Robin

8:00-8:45

Dry Needling for the Posterior Neck Muscles: Deep Cervical Layer

8:45-9:30

Dry Needling for the Posterior Neck Muscles: Splenius, SOCs

9:30 – 10:15

Posterior Neck Muscles Skills Check

10:15-11:15

Dry Needling for the Wrist/Hand Muscles Wrist / Hand Muscles Skills Check

11:15-12:00

Enhancing Patient Outcomes Discussion

12:00-1:00

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00-2:00

Dry Needling for the Anterior Neck and Face Muscles: SCM

2:00-2:30

Evidence Review: Neck and face

2:30-3:30

Dry Needling for the Anterior Neck and Face Muscles con’t: Masseter, Temporalis

3:30-4:00

Anterior Neck and Face Muscles Skills Check

4:00-4:30

Directed Group Practice

4:30-5:00

Round Robin

5:00-6:00

Q&A, wrap-up

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Provide a history of dry needling and put into context recent growth in use of dry needling
  • Detect which patients are best suited for dry needling interventions
  • Discuss the use of dry needling by physical therapists to patients with musculoskeletal disorders
  • Review and discuss the APTA, AAOMPT and state board position statements
  • Compare and contrast the differences between acupuncture and dry needling
  • Proficiently and competently identify tender points in upper quarter muscles instructed in the course by using effective palpation techniques
  • Proficiently and competently handle a needle from initial preparation to discarding
  • Demonstrate clean needle technique
  • Proficiently and competently perform safe and appropriate dry needling on muscles of the upper quarter
  • Provide the appropriate integration of dry needling as part of a comprehensive treatment program for patients with upper and lower quarter dysfunction including the use of other interventions
  • Articulate legal and ethical issues related to dry needling

Course Rationale

The use of dry needling as an intervention has become increasingly utilized and accepted as a part of clinical practice by the APTA and AAOMPT. Furthermore, state practice acts are including the technique as a part of practice. Dry needling can be an effective adjunct intervention option for musculoskeletal dysfunctions. While evidence is limited pertaining to the technique, emerging evidence is supportive and will be explored in depth during this course. Course Logistics: lab will be three full days, Friday to Sunday.

Course Instructors

Derek Clewley

Poonam Hurley

JJ Junkin

Elizabeth Lane

Daniel Maddox

Ryan McConnell

Tyler Miller

Grace Mollohan

Christina Myers

Hannah Norton

Josh Subialka

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