Phoenix, AZ on November 7th, 2020 you can learn Advanced Dry Needling Concepts: Comprehensive Orthopedic Approach to the Cervical and Thoracic Spine. This is a 16 hour lab-based course and the clinician will learn how to integrate dry needling techniques with a manual therapy focused approach to address movement impairments of the cervical spine and thoracic spine. Emphasis will be placed on specific advanced dry needling strategies that facilitate manual therapy to improve dysfunction of the cervical and thoracic spine.
November 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am – November 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
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September 7th, 2020!
Cancellation and Attendance Policy: Prior to 30 days from the registered course, a participant may receive a refund of the full tuition minus 20% for administrative fees. Prior to 30 days from the registered course, a participant may transfer their tuition to another scheduled course with no extra fees applied. If less than 30 days to a registered course, the participant will not be eligible for a refund, but can transfer funds to another scheduled course for no additional fees. Structure & Function reserves the right to cancel any course, although every effort will be made to not allow that to happen. If a course is cancelled, the participant will be entitled to a full refund or be allowed to transfer the funds to another scheduled course. Structure & Function will not be financially responsible for any airfare, hotel or any other personal travel expenses if a course is cancelled.
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In this 16 hour lab-based course, the clinician will learn how to integrate dry needling techniques with a manual therapy focused approach to address movement impairments of the cervical spine and thoracic spine. Emphasis will be placed on specific advanced dry needling strategies that facilitate manual therapy to improve dysfunction of the cervical and thoracic spine.
This course will specifically address the atlanto-occipital joint, atlanto-axial joint, mid cervical facet joints, cervicothoracic junction, and the thoracic joints.
Advanced manual therapy labs will focus on cervical and thoracic mobilizations, manipulations, and muscle energy techniques. Discussion on an integrated approach dealing with complex diagnosis will be reviewed. Discussion of case studies, current research, and the instructor’s specialty clinical expertise.
A professional education and license that allows you to perform dry needling as a healthcare professional.
Complete all required reading.
For a full list see the complete course description.
What you need to know about this course?
- This is a 2-day in-person training course.
- You must be present both days.
What you will learn in this course?
- The LOCAL Pathologies of the cervical and thoracic spine
- Atlanto-occipital Pathologies
- Atlanto-axial Pathologies
- Mid-cervical joints (C3-C6) Pathologies
- Cervico-Thoracic joint Pathologies
- Thoracic- Spine Pathologies
- Learn safety implications of the cervical spine.
- Learn the mechanism of injury for the patient and how the injury can affect the cervical spine/ thoracic spine mechanics, functional ADL restrictions and overall movement dysfunction.
- Learn specific differential diagnoses of the cervical and thoracic spine via segmental mobility testing
- Integrate surface anatomy palpation and layered anatomy application for safety considerations when inserting a dry needle into a patient.
- Utilize muscle origin, insertion, and action to confirm needle placement.
- Learn structural and soft tissue anatomy to insert a dry needle for application of safe and effective intervention
- Demonstrate a continuum of manual therapy mobilizations, manipulations, and muscle energy techniques to address cervical and thoracic spine joint restrictions.
- Demonstrate proficient instruction of corrective exercises to improve carry over of manual interventions.
- Be able to thoroughly explain an assigned case study including differential diagnosis, appropriate intervention including mobilization and dry needling to achieve a favorable outcome.
- Demonstrate techniques in a practical exam
- See the complete course description for full details.
Required supplies you need to bring
- An Anatomy Reference – Preferred references below, however any anatomy reference will be acceptable.
- Visible Body app – Human Anatomy Atlas. *NOTE: A free one-year subscription is included with your registration. Just before your course, we will send you a code and instructions on how to download and install the Visible Body app.
- Trail Guide to the Body 5th Edition
- Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists
- Portable TENS Unit
- If you have a latex allergy, it is recommended for you to bring your own gloves for use during lab.
Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing, including loose shorts and tank tops, for lab based activities.
For more information on CEU approval, please click here!
About Our Dry Needling Courses
"What can a Dry Needling Course do for my practice?" Dry Needling is the insertion of fine filament needles in the body, specifically neuromuscular tissue. Research is still looking at how dry needling works in both acute and chronic situations. Traditional acupuncture is rooted in eastern philosophy while dry needling is rooted in western medicine. Simple muscle tightness, strains and sprains, an overworked body needing recovery, muscle activation, swelling reduction and pain modulation are all clinical examples for the use of dry needling. Our courses aim to empower practitioners – especially those who work with athletes – to provide the most efficient treatment to their patients.
General Daily Schedule
- Saturday: 8am - 6pm
- Sunday: 8am - 5pm
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