Chiropractors Dry Needling Course

Elevate your chiropractic practice and master the art of dry needling with our comprehensive ACA endorsed course tailored specifically for chiropractors. Designed by an experienced practitioner and educator, this dry needling chiropractors course offers a structured curriculum that equips you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to incorporate dry needling into your chiropractic clinic.

This course has been approved for 26.3 hours of CPD by the Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA)

The Chiropractors Dry Needling Course (Level 1 & Level 2 combined) is held on the same weekend. The practical hands-on demonstration will run from Friday 6.30-9.30pm (Level 1), Saturday 8.30am-6pm (Level 1) and on Sunday 8.30am-6pm (Level 2)

Chiropractors Dry Needling Course Overview

The Chiropractors Dry Needling Course is a comprehensive and practical program that provides chiropractors with the knowledge and skills they need to use dry needling safely and effectively in their practice. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner looking to expand your treatment options or a recent graduate eager to learn about the latest therapeutic techniques, this course offers valuable insights and hands-on experience that can enhance your clinical practice.

The course combines both the Level 1 and Level 2 curriculum, offering a comprehensive understanding and practical competence in dry needling techniques for musculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractors will learn the theoretical basis, safety protocols, and hands-on techniques for effective dry needling.

Precise Points Dry Needling Courses are infused with a strong background in osseous, muscular and neuroanatomy. Through a comprehensive analysis of the anatomy and physiology that underpins Dry Needling and all forms of manual therapy, you will be able to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal pain, structural dysfunction, acute and chronic conditions. In addition, more obscure clinical presentations will also be explored.

Through a combination of theoretical instruction and practical hands-on training, and interactive discussions, participants will learn how to accurately assess patients, identify trigger points, and develop personalised treatment plans tailored to individual needs.

The foundation of all techniques taught in the Precise Points Dry Needling Course is a fundamental understanding of what is being treated, why it is being treated, how the techniques used can benefit the condition.  Therefore, you will leave the course understanding how best to administer your chosen techniques.

The Level 1 Dry Needing Course focuses on building a strong foundation in dry needling techniques, emphasising safety protocols, needle insertion techniques, and basic needle manipulation skills. Chiropractors will learn how to effectively address common musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, low back pain, shoulder impingement, and sciatica.

The Level 2 Dry Needling Course builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Level 1, delving deeper into advanced dry needling techniques and their applications in complex clinical scenarios. Chiropractors will explore advanced needling approaches, including intramuscular, periosteal, and ligamentous techniques, as well as strategies for integrating dry needling into comprehensive rehabilitation programs.

Using Dry Needling in Chiropractors Clinic

The ultimate goal of this course is to enable chiropractors to integrate dry needling into their clinical practice for the management of musculoskeletal conditions. To achieve this objective, the course provides practical guidance on how to incorporate dry needling into treatment plans effectively. Participants will learn how to combine dry needling with other therapeutic interventions for a holistic approach to patient care.

Incorporating dry needling into a chiropractors clinic’s practice can yield significant benefits for both patients and the clinic itself. From pain reduction and improved mobility to diversified services and increased revenue streams, the advantages of introducing dry needling are multifaceted. By staying at the forefront of innovative treatments and prioritising patient care, chiropractor practitioners can position themselves for sustained growth and success in a competitive healthcare landscape.

Chiropractors who have attended the course over the years have stated, “It just makes sense”.

How the course is delivered

The dry needling course for chiropractors is a blend of online and practical components and the course is delivered in three components.

  1. Online Learning Modules – study & learn at your own pace with immediate access on course registration.
  2. Online Video Demonstrations – over 120 videos
  3. Practical Hands-on Training – The 2.5 days workshop is delivered on Friday evenings, Saturday & Sunday in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. (Check available dates on the right)

Pre-course materials and theoretical components are provided online, allowing Chiropractors to learn the necessary background information at their own pace before attending practical hands-on sessions. The online component includes theory related to the essentials of Dry Needling, such as the mechanisms of Dry Needling, safety considerations, treatment protocols, understanding skin penetration and more.

Following on from the online theory modules, participants will have access to over 70 videos of material related to Dry Needling techniques specifically related to osseous, soft tissue and practical demonstrations.

The 2.5 Days practical component is entirely hands-on, building on the material covered in the online content and applying it to the practical aspects of Dry Needling. Through a combination of visual, palpatory, and practical exercises, regional areas of the body will be explored using different Dry Needling techniques. This includes instruction on proper needle insertion depth, angle, and manipulation techniques to elicit desired responses.

Under the guidance of an experienced dry needling doctor, you’ll learn various needling techniques, understanding anatomy in relation to dry needling while practicing on fellow participants.

To ensure competence, each course module have mini exams that must be completed to advance to the next part of the series.  This will solidify your learning experience and give you confidence as you enter the practical component of the course.

Upon course registration, participants receive 12 months access to the online dry needing course support materials to supplement their learning.


  • Dry Needling fundamentals and theory videos that cover all aspects of the theory behind Dry Needling as well as the legislative practical application of Dry Needling in the clinical environment.
  • Over 120 practical video demonstrations that cover all osseous, soft tissue and practical demonstrations that are taught in the practical component of the course.
  • Trigger Point charts
  • Research papers
  • Course notes

Chiropractors Dry Needling Course Objectives

Chiropractors Dry Needling Course Outcomes

The learning outcomes from the Chiropractors Dry Needling course typically include:
Understand the theoretical foundations of dry needling, including its history and mechanisms of action. The ability to explain the theory, principles, and physiological mechanisms behind dry needling.
A comprehensive review of relevant anatomy and physiology to ensure safe and effective needle placement. This includes understanding the locations of muscles, nerves, blood vessels, tissues, and other structures.
Enhance palpation skills to accurately locate and identify muscular trigger points. Develop proficient needling techniques to effectively deactivate trigger points, alleviate pain, and improve functional mobility.
Understanding how to integrate dry needling into overall patient management, including informed consent, aftercare, and combining with other therapeutic interventions. With an emphasis on safety procedures, contraindications, and managing potential side effects or complications. Participants will be trained in hygiene practices, handling of needles, and emergency procedures.
Chiropractors will develop skills in assessing patients to identify areas of dysfunction, pain, or restricted movement that may benefit from dry needling. This includes conducting thorough evaluations, taking patient histories, and performing physical examinations to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Dry needling is often used as a component of pain management strategies. Chiropractors will learn how to integrate dry needling into comprehensive treatment plans aimed at reducing pain, improving function, and enhancing overall quality of life for patients with various musculoskeletal conditions.
Effective communication with patients is essential in chiropractic practice. Chiropractors will develop skills in explaining the dry needling procedure, discussing treatment goals and expectations, and providing education on self-care techniques or exercises to support ongoing recovery.
Enhanced clinical reasoning to determine when dry needling is an appropriate intervention based on individual patient presentation and diagnosis.
An overview of the research supporting the use of dry needling and how to apply it within an evidence-based framework.

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be used towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements and insurance purposes, demonstrating your proficiency in this specialised area of practice. Plus, you’ll have 12 months access to all online components and video demonstrations to continue your education and to further enhance your skills.

This course has been approved for 26.3 hours of CPD by the Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA)

Course Frequently Asked Questions


This course has been approved for 26.3 hours of CPD by the Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA), for L1 and L2.

Attending the L1 and L2 course will give you your entire CPD hours for the year.


Following completion of this course you will be able to have insurance for Dry Needling.

Currently Dry Needling is covered under Chiropractor’s scope of practice.

I have not attended other courses so I cannot honestly say.However, when attending a Precise Points Dry Needling Course for Chiropractors you will be more than a number in the room.The class sizes are kept small, so that individual teaching is maintained.I will personally observe you, critique and teach you.We shall revise lots of anatomy, and combine this with your palpatory skills.  Using these two tools, Dry Needling techniques will come quickly as we systematically explore each region of the body.If you want 30+ people in a class, with 5 assistants who may have been needling for 2-3 years, then this course is not for you.If you want to be in a small group, where you will receive my 18 years of needling experience in an individual setting, then this course will meet all your expectations and more.

Participants of the Precise Points Dry Needling Course will receive one years membership to the online platform which includes 120 practical demonstration videos, a library of research papers, trigger point manuals, 2 colour manuals for the practical component, a starter pack from the practical component of the course, a 10% discount on your first purchase, lots of anatomy and palpation.

You will receive all my experience and have ongoing support and access to me.

Most participants, once the initial contact has been completed, begin to actually enjoy needling – as will your patients!

Currently there is not uniform method of teaching Dry Needling.  Courses are built around various schools of thought – of which there are many.

This course is based upon Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling by Ms. Travell and Mr Simons

The focus of my course is anatomy – because as manual therapists we are required to have the best practice knowledge of the body.  This Dry Needling Course has its foundation in anatomy and palpatory skill.

Without these two elements you will be unable to find exactly the correct spot, or have fear in needling an area because you do not understand what lies beneath the skin, what structures are around the area, and what are the consequences of you needling into that area.

The Precise Points Dry Needling Course will empower you with that knowledge; it will provide you with that knowledge so that the anxiety of needling around different parts of the body will be removed.

Yes absolutely!

All the points and areas covered in the course are available for viewing in your own time.  You will be able to observe all the needling from the practical component of the Dry Needling Course, exactly the way you were taught in the class.

Is that a trick question??

This course has been running successfully for over 8 years.  It has been endorsed and approved by multiple associations over that time frame.

Thousands of students have attended this Dry Needling Course over the time period.

Safety is a real thing for me and it should be for you.

However safety does not come from making statements, or flashing equipment around.

Safety comes from knowledge and confidence.

This knowledge and confidence is via understanding anatomy, vascular and neural structures that are located around needling points.

Safety in Dry Needling comes from using the correct technique, as per the area, and understanding what the red and yellow flags are for needling into that particular area.

The Precise Points Dry Needling Course will give you that knowledge and confidence through a systematic learning system.

You will learn to needle the entire body confidently within the course of the weekend, and then be able to review this material once you have completed the course via the online material.

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 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Townsville


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Course Components

26.3 hours of CPD by the Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA)

Online Theory

Video Demonstrations

Practical Hands-on Training

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