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Anatomical Dissection @ Research for Life – Phoenix, AZ June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am June 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm MST


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In this 3.5 day, 25-hour lab-based course, you will have the opportunity to dissect and explore the human anatomy via fresh-frozen tissue cadavers. This is a full body dissection opportunity. The cadavers are not embalmed, which allows for a more realistic appreciation of tissue quality and fascial connections.

While this class is intended for an improved appreciation for human anatomy as it relates to dry needling safety, we value the relationship of dry needling with other clinical interventions such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and strength and conditioning. Therefore, we encourage all healthcare and sport performance practitioners with a passion of improving their anatomical knowledge to join this course.

During lab, you will dissect a cadaver under the guidance of lab instructors, carefully exploring safety considerations and relevant anatomical relationships for a multitude of therapeutic interventions including dry needling, manual therapy and human movement. A maximum of 6 people per cadaver will facilitate the learning opportunity for each student, allowing a truly hands on dissection experience for each person.

**Attendance Policy – Prior to registering for the course, make sure you are able to attend the entire weekend. Exceptions to this rule will not be allowed. For more details, please see the cancellation and attendance policy.

Dry Needling Disclaimer:

  1. This is an anatomy class only. While we will often be exploring the anatomy in the context of dry needling safety, this course will not be providing instruction on the intricacies of dry needling as a skill. We are not discussing the use of dry needling as it relates to diagnosis, only anatomy.
  2. You are not authorized to dry needle after completing this course. If advanced skills are discussed beyond your scope of practice or level of education, you must take a class which ensures proficiency in accordance with state laws, rules and regulations regarding dry needling.

“Simply amazing experience! There is no book, app, website or embalmed cadaver dissection that can even come close to the experience of actually being able to see, feel and manipulate the structure and function of the human anatomy en vivo. This was an invaluable course that any medical professional can take value from.”

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.

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General Daily Schedule

  • Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am - 12pm

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Nearby Hotel(s)

Hotel NameAddressPhoneWebsite
Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport3333 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85034(602) 437-8400Visit Website
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport3422 E Elwood St, Phoenix, AZ 85040(602) 470-0500Visit Website

Nearby Airport(s)

Airport NameAddressPhoneWebsiteDistance
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034(602) 273-3300Visit Website-

Cancellation 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.


June 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am
June 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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