Dry Needling Courses for Physiotherapists

If you are a newly graduated physiotherapist, transitioning from the public system to private practice, or looking to enhance your skills in a competitive private practice environment, the Precise Points Dry Needling Physiotherapy Course will equip you with the necessary skills to incorporate Dry Needling into your clinical practice.

This course will give Physiotherapists a total of 26.3 CPD hours for the year.

The Dry Needling Course has been designed specifically to meet the standards required for Physiotherapists to acquire the skills to use Dry Needling in their practice.

This Dry Needling Course for Physiotherapists is a combination of online and practical.

The online component consists of online theory relating to the essentials of Dry Needling including the mechanisms of Dry Needling, safety issues, treatment protocols, skin penetration acts etc.

Following completion of the online theory, the participant will have access to over 120 videos of material related to Dry Needling. 

The online practical component is all hands on, using the material covered in the online content and applying it to the practical aspect of Dry Needling.  Through a mix of visual, palpatory and practical, regional areas of the body will be explored using different Dry Needling techniques.

Dry Needling Courses for Physiotherapists FAQs

As a minimum Physiotherapists are required to complete 20 hours CPD per year for AHPRA.

As a Physiotherapist you are required to complete a minimum 16 hours Dry Needling Course to be covered by your insurer.

The Precise Points L1 & L2 Dry Needling Course for Physiotherapists will give you a total of 26.3 CPD hours for the year

The Precise Points Dry Needling courses for Physiotherapists is built around guidelines the APA has prescribed to be met by Dry Needling Courses.  Up until 2017, the Precise Points Dry Needling Course was an APA approved third party course.  However following 2017 the APA discontinued endorsement of all third party courses– i.e. those courses not run by the APA. 

This however does not affect participants of the Precise Points Dry Needling Courses. The APA has acknowledged via correspondence that all participants of this Dry Needling Course will receive recognition for CPD and insurance purposes.  

This is also consistent with AHPRA guidelines for Physiotherapists, which states that: Physiotherapists  “must participate in activities that contribute directly to maintaining and improving your competence in your chosen scope of practice”.

For the newly graduated Physiotherapist, this Dry Needling Course for Physiotherapists will solidify your osseous and anatomical knowledge.  If you have just exited the hospital system and are entering private practice, your anatomical and palpatory skills may be a little rusty, or knowledge may be forgotten. 

Dry Needling Courses for Physiotherapists you will reinvigorate your palpatory and soft tissue knowledge.  The importance of this is that this will then be applied to the practical component of the Dry Needling Course. 

You will be able to confidently apply precise anatomical location of osseous structures to the anatomy attached to those structures.  This is the framework for then applying the skills of Dry Needling, which you will acquire in the practical component of the course.

If you are a Physiotherapist already in private practice Precise Points Dry Needling Courses for Physiotherapists will give you the skills in a weekend to seamlessly apply Dry Needling on Monday morning.

You will not only learn how to needle individual muscles, but you will learn how to treat specific musculoskeletal conditions, that you will see everyday in clinic.

  • How do you treat impingement syndrome? 
  • How do we treat shin splints?
  • How do you treat someone with lower back pain?

Your background (and all research) points to the use of exercise, which is a valid and effective tool of treatment. 

However what if someone is not responding as quick as you would like? Or a muscle that is locked or too taut to stretch cannot be released?

This is where Dry Needling can be used within your practice immediately – to accelerate the effects of treatment or to provide a new course of treatment to a condition that has been stubborn to treat.

Precise Points has been teaching Physiotherapists for the past 10 years. I have taught Physiotherapists not only within the general courses I run, but have also taught private courses to Physiotherapist practices in both Melbourne and Brisbane.

Dry Needling Courses for Physiotherapists covers:

Level 1 covers shoulder, upper limb, hip (ant/post), lower limb, and lumbar.

Level 2 covers lumbar (different techniques), thorax, ant/post cervical, hands, feet, TMJ, ant face/head.

This seems to have come into marketing vogue the last year or so.


This is one of several techniques that are taught in the practical component.

My philosophy is that one style of treatment is not suitable for every individual, as all people are different with different needs.

However I want to ensure that you, the participant, is able to do perform all techniques so that you will be able to treat a variety of people safely and effectively.

I teach everything I know, and all you will need in the L1 & L2 dry needling courses for Physiotherapists.

I believe and am confident that you will be 100% confident and ready to begin needling on Monday morning.

Skill comes with practice, and the more you needle the quicker will be the learning curve.

You will not need a Master Class as you will already be confidently needling all regions of the body – you will already be a master!

With all the material online you will be able to review what you have learnt any time for a year.

If you decide you would like to attend another course, there is an online video series available or you are welcome to attend a revision course in vivo.

You will have one-year access to:

  • Online theory (this will go through the basics of what is Dry Needling, what is a Myofascial Trigger Point, What are the mechanisms of Dry Needling, registration standards, safety concerns, red flags, treatment guidelines etc etc)
  • Access to 120 online practical demonstration videos and case studies relating to Dry Needling
  • A library of research papers on Dry Needling
  • 2 colour Trigger Point manuals
  • And more and more!

There is only one teacher.  Putting a needle into the skin, with a little practice is easy once done a couple of times. However understanding why something is painful, how to apply the needle if someone is resisting, applying different techniques, these are all things that have come with experience.

Your learning experience is very important to me.  I have chosen not to ask any people to teach with me because I want to make sure that you being taught by someone that has over 18 years experience needling. 

It is very important to me that you leave the course with every bit of my knowledge and skill given to you by me – not via a third party.

Due to the fact that I am the only teacher my courses are always small.

If you want a course with 5 assistants (who may have had 2-3 years of Dry Needling experience), and 30 people in the room, then this course is not for you.

If you want a course where the class is super small and intimate, where the teacher (me) treats every day using Dry Needling and will give real life scenarios, where the teacher will be honest and will give you individual attention, and a teacher who will make sure that you leave confident about what you have learnt on the course, then this course will appeal to you.

I teach in an intimate setting where I can know everyone, understand each persons technique and then give them individual attention, guidance and critique to ensure that on Monday you will confidently be able to treat the first person that presents with a hamstring strain, or levator scapulae tightness (of course these will be found in your diagnosis) or all of the other most common causes of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction that we will cover in this Dry Needling Course.

I am very proud of the Precise Points Dry Needling course, and my teaching.  When someone attends my course, they trust me to teach them to be confident and skillful, and I want to make sure that anyone and everyone who attends my Dry Needling course has the best learning experience they can have.

Yes!!!! I have run courses over the past 10 years – both my general course and to individual group practices in both Melbourne and Brisbane.


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10% deposit followed by six weekly payments

Course Components

26.3 CPD hours

Online Theory

Video Demonstrations

Practical Hands-on Training

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