Dry Needling Course FAQ’s

Dry Needling courses are conducted over a weekend in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Townsville. You have the option of registering for the Level 1 & Level 2 Dry Needling Course Bundle, at a discount, or register for individual levels.

On completion of this course all participants will have the skill and confidence to treat any condition that presents within the musculoskeletal setting using an array of techniques that can be applied to the individual to achieve results.

The course was designed to make quality CPD affordable, but also interesting and practical, so that theory and techniques taught can be easily transferred to the clinical setting.

With a solid understanding and a good technique, the Dry Needling techniques taught are the most effective way to treat musculoskeletal conditions.

The Precise Points Dry Needling course will give the participant skills that will enhance treatment results, inspire treatment and passion for your profession, and save your hands from a life time of manual therapy.

The course is eligible to health practitioners who have a minimum Diploma of Remedial Massage or a Bachelor degree in a health related discipline.  This includes Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Sports Physicians, General Practitioners, Remedial Massage Therapists and Myotherapists.

Yes.

The L1 is endorsed by the
CAA (Chiropractic Association of Australia): 16.8hrs CPD

MMA (Massage and Myotherapy Australia) for 30 CPE points/80 hours continuing professional development (Diploma level minimum required)

MAA (Massage Association of Australia) for 30  CPE/80 hours continuing professional development (Diploma level minimum required)

AAMT/ANTA awards CPE points

AOA (Australian Osteopathic Association): 16.8 hrs CPD

APPNT: 16.8 hrs CPD

L2 is endorsed by the
CAA: 9.5hrs CPD

MMA (Massage and Myotherapy Australia) for 30 CPE points/80 hours continuing professional development (Diploma level minimum required)

MAA (Massage Association of Australia) for 30  CPE/80 hours continuing professional development (Diploma level minimum required)

AAMT/ANTA awards CPE points

AOA (Australian Osteopathic Association): 16.8 hrs CPD

APPNT: 16.8 hrs CPD

The Precise Points Dry Needling Course meets all standards required by AHPRA, individual associations and insurers to allow manual therapists (Chiropractor, Osteopath, Physiotherapists and General Practitioners) to gain insurance.

The Remedial Massage Therapy Course also meets all requirements to gain insurance (including AON and Arthur J Gallagher).

Yes.

AHPRA and and all associations “will acknowledge hours for any professional education course that has clinical relevance to their profession”.

Dry needling is based around the theory of Travell and Simons, who use anatomical location and points that have a predictable referral pattern.  These points are found via palpation.

Acupuncture is based on the traditional diagnosis found in Chinese Medicine and is aimed at a more systemic level in the individual using meridians as a guide.

Further examination reveals that there is a big similarity in the location of Travell and Simons trigger points and Acupuncture points.

Trigger points are explored with the differences in needling techniques covered.  Precise Points Dry needling is aimed to be used in conjunction with the practitioner’s manual skills, or as another instrument to improve or facilitate the healing process in the patient.

L1 will cover common conditions such as impingement syndrome, lateral epicondylalgia etc, and other conditions of the Shoulder, Upper and Lower limb and Lumbar.

L2 will cover the Lumbar, Thorax, Cervical and the hand and foot and their associated conditions.

The L1 course aims to provide small groups of practitioners the opportunity to learn a series of points in the upper and lower limb, trapezius and lumbar, that can be located quickly via palpation used to treat areas of pain or orthopaedic presentation on demand.

The coloured manual provided allows for an easy to access template for treating commonly seen conditions in the clinical setting.

L2 provides practitioners with needling experience, advanced techniques in treating the deeper muscles of the lumbar (which has already been covered in L1), thorax and cervical region with needles. The hand and feet and associated conditions are explored. The course finishes with a practical session on assessment and treatment, aiming to bring together all that has been learned over the course of the weekend.

Participants receive access to online material including pre-reading material, course notes and practical video demonstrations for 12 months (from the date of registration), a comprehensive colour textbook, a starter pack comprising of needles and a sharps container to take home.

All participants will have ongoing access to the director of the courses.

Classes are kept small for maximum supervision.

All participants have access to the facilitator post workshop via phone, online or email.

No. This course is a Certificate of Attendance course.  Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Sports Physicians, Massage Therapists and General Practitioners are covered for Dry Needling under their scope of practice as of current legislation.  The individual’s insurer should be contacted for confirmation.

There are no course refunds once the online course material has been released.

Students are permitted to transfer to another course date, the equivalent of what they registered for and complete the course, within a 12 month period.

On completing registration you are making a commitment to view online material and attend a practical course.

Completing both of these will enable you to meet registration requirements, safety requirements and also enable you to become a competent practitioner of Dry Needling.

Our commitment is to help you achieve that via the comprehensive online material, in the form of research papers, practical demonstration videos and various other tools included online.

Once a participant registers they will receive access to the online material.

The online material is supplementary and a part of the course in total.

The online material is extremely comprehensive and in depth.

The online material and attendance to the practical component constitute “the course”.

Once a person has registered, they will receive material constituting “the course”, and thus will have made a commitment to attend and complete “the course” – both practical and online.