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Course description: In this 25-hour lab-based course, the clinician will learn a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling. The clinician will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal, as well as effective strategies to manage commonly encountered pathologies in orthopedic and sport rehabilitation. Safety considerations are emphasized. Current science and research will be presented, along with a vast amount of clinical experience and pearls, allowing immediate application of dry needling into the clinicians’ professional practice. The use of cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation will also be discussed, demonstrated and practiced in class.

This course is 25 contact hours.
Course tuition is $1,295.
Course hours are Friday and Saturday 8 am - 6 pm, and Sunday 8 am - 5 pm unless otherwise specified.


Course Objectives

The incorporation of those specific three soft tissue techniques enables:

  • 1 Adhere to safe needling techniques, including universal precautions and bloodborne pathogen education per the CDC and/or OSHA.
  • 2 Integrate surface anatomy palpation and layered anatomy application for safety considerations when inserting a dry needle into a patient.
  • 3 List the contraindications and precautions for dry needling, intramuscular electrical stimulation and cupping application.
  • 4 Master application of dry needling techniques for common orthopedic pathologies and sport related dysfunctions.
  • 5 Master application of intramuscular electrical stimulation for the common orthopedic pathologies and sport related dysfunctions.
  • 6 Master application of three different cupping techniques based on desired physiological or clinical outcome.

After the course, students will know how to combine three techniques: dry needling, electrical stimulation with dry needling, and cupping in order to treat common pathologies seen within orthopedic and sports medicine.

Recommended Supplies

The following items are recommended to bring to the course with you:

  1. Supply: TENS unit
  2. Supply: Alligator Clips
  3. Book: Any Anatomy Book

Needles are provided for in class use.

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Cupping Sets Deluxe 16 Cups/set

High quality and durable cupping set with pistol grip hand vacuum pump and 16 cups. Magnetic Therapy, lightweight, break resistant plastic. Acupuncture Therapy, all cups use metal air valve, durable anti-aging. The Biomagnetic Needles can be easily removed from the center of each Cup and easily installed back.

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4 Cup Premium Transparent Silicone Cupping Set for Chinese Cupping and Massage Therapy

Made with High Grade Transparent Silicone.
Inner Diameters: 2.7", 2.0", 1.6", 1.2"
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Includes Velvet Carry Bag and English Cupping Manual. Comfortable, Safe, and Durable.

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Silicone Cups

Made with High Grade Transparent Silicone. Inner Diameters: 2.7", 2.0", 1.6", 1.2". Outer Diameters: 3.1", 2.4", 1.9", 1.5". Includes Velvet Carry Bag and English Cupping Manual. Comfortable, Safe, and Durable

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Bag of 1440 Latex Powder Free Finger Cots, Medium

General purpose finger cots are made of 100 percent natural latex in rolled style. These finger cots are poweder free. Their smooth surface makes it ideal for all types of medical and industrial applications. Used to keep moisture and dirt out of cuts or stitches. Applications include: general manufacturing, dental office, medical office, banks, hospitals, cleanroom, electronic assembly natural latex color. Smooth emboss pattern. Measures 2-1/2-inches in length and 4-mil in thickness.

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Tens 7000

Dual Channel, 5 modes Timer. Patient Compliance Meter. Sturdy metal belt clip. Rubber side railings for maximum handling. A premium silver finish

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Mail Disposal Sharps Container - Gallon

Safety Merchandise. Personal Protective Equipment. Respiratory, Hearing, Eye, Hand and Body protection

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Mail Disposal Sharps Container- Quart

Container holds up to 300 pen needles or lancets, or up to 100 insulin syringes. It encompasses containment, storage, transportation, treatment, disposal and tracking of sharps, all in one package. The kit includes a red wrapping bag and a postage-paid mailing box

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Trail Guide to the Body: How to Locate Muscles, Bones and More

Before you can assess or treat a muscle, you first must be able to locate it. This acclaimed book delivers beautifully illustrated information for learning palpation and the musculoskeletal system. It makes mastering the essential manual therapy skills interesting, memorable and easy. With 504 pages and 1,400 illustrations covering more than 162 muscles, 206 bones, 33 ligaments and 110 bony landmarks, this text provides an invaluable map of the body.

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Dry Needling for Manual Therapists

Dry Needling for Manual Therapists: Points, Techniques and Treatments, Including Electroacupuncture and Advanced Tendon Techniques by Giles Gyer (2016-01-21)

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Acupuncture: An Anatomical Approach, Second Edition

Practiced for more than 2,000 years, acupuncture was once restricted to the realm of alternative medicine. It was thought to be based on mythical elements and not easily understood by those in the scientific community. Acupuncture: An Anatomical Approach, Second Edition dispels these notions and brings this once backroom therapy into the forefront—explaining it in terms that can be easily comprehended by all medical professionals.

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Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists

In-depth coverage of the entire body -- upper extremities, lower extremities, and the head and trunk -- all in one comprehensive volume. Over 850 full-color photographs and illustrations enhance the text, making it especially useful for the visual learner. Easy-to-reference text boxes contain tips and tricks, including advice on finger placement, pressure application levels, and more. Study questions at the end of each chapter aid readers in self-assessment and review of the material.

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Jeremy N says:

Sue created a comfortable environment for personal enrichment and professional growth. I look forward incorporating these new skills immediately into my practice.

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