This Dry Needling (DN) – hybrid course is designed to further develop and reinforce the use of specific examination and treatment skills that facilitate the reduction of pain and dysfunction in patients with general neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. The utilization of case-based examples will be utilized during this course to develop critical reasoning process for the implementation of dry needling in a plan of care. Instruction focuses on the use of dry needling (DN) techniques using solid filament needles directed at select trigger points, nerve paths and soft tissue impairments in the upper extremities and cervicothoracic spine. This course builds on our introductory course with more anatomically sensitive treatment areas of the upper extremity, as well as, neural pathways. Participants will further investigate the emerging evidence on treatment effectiveness, proposed mechanisms of action, and the legal and safety considerations surrounding the use of dry needling.
Participants are required to successfully complete SPTE’s Introduction to Dry Needling course or have completed another introductory (level 1) dry needling course. SPTE will review the previous educator’s content to determine appropriate qualification to attend this course. Please contact SPTE at email@example.com with any questions prior to signing up for this course.