Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance (SFDN1) Course Description

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance (SFDN1) Course Description

In this 27-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 intramuscular electrical stimulation will also be discussed, demonstrated and practiced in class.

“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.

Course Details

General Schedule

Friday 8am – 7pm
Saturday 8am – 7pm
Sunday 8am – 5pm

Areas of the body to be covered in class include:

  • Upper extremity
  • Lower extremity
  • Cervical spine (C2-C7)
  • Lumbar spine (L3 and below)
  • Face and Head

Upon course completion, the clinician will:

  • Adhere to safe needling techniques, including universal precautions and blood borne pathogen education per the CDC and/or OSHA given a specific case study.
  • Integrate surface anatomy palpation and layered anatomy application for safety considerations when inserting a dry needle into a patient given a specific case study.
  • List contraindications and precautions for dry needling and intramuscular electrical stimulation application.
  • Master application of dry needling techniques for common orthopedic pathologies and sport related dysfunctions given a specific case study
  • Master application of intramuscular electrical stimulation for the common orthopedic pathologies and sport related dysfunctions given a specific case study.
  • Given a specific case study, correctly integrate dry needling and intramuscular electrical stimulation into the overall treatment program.
  • Pass a written and practical exam

Prerequisites

A professional education and license that allows you to perform dry needling as a health care professional

Professionals who may take this course include:

  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Medical Doctors
  • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Acupuncturists

Required Reading:

  1. Physiologic Effects of Dry Needling. Barbara Cagnie
  2. Dry needling: a lit review with implications for clinical practice. James Dunning
  3. Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture: The Ongoing Debate. Kehua Zhou
  4. Adverse Events Associated with Therapeutic Dry Needling. David Boyce

Suggested Reading:

  1. Stecco, L. Fascial Manipulation for Musculoskeletal Pain. Picin: Padova, IT;. 2004.
  2. Dung, H. Acupuncture: An Anatomical Approach. 2nd Edition. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL; 2014.
  3. Trail Guide to the Body 5th Edition
  4. Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists

Required Course Supplies:

  1. An Anatomy Reference – Preferred references below, however any anatomy reference will be acceptable.
    1. Trail Guide to the Body 5th Edition
    2. Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists
  2. Portable TENS Unit
    1. Analog 250 TENS unit
    2. Alligator Clips
  3. If you have a latex allergy, it is recommended for you to bring your own gloves for use during lab.

You will receive an email prior to the course you register for with the following information:

  1. Any course specific instructions such as a location and event reminder, parking instructions, and course check-in time.
  2. Log-in information and instructions can be found on our online education platform
    1. This log in information will allow you to access the Foundations course power points, resources, course certificate, etc.

Please be sure to log in successfully to the back end of the website prior to class.

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Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance SFDN1

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 intramuscular electrical stimulation will also be discussed, demonstrated and practiced in class.

Course Provider: Organization

Course Provider Name: Structure & Function Education

Course Provider URL: https://structureandfunction.net/dry-needling-courses/sfdn1-foundations-in-dry-needling-for-orthopedic-rehab-and-sport-performance/

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