DRY NEEDLING COURSES INCLUDE:
Online Theory, which is completed at home. This will include all basic and theoretical Dry Needling theory information including but not limited to:
- What is Dry Needling?
- Difference between Dry Needling and other modalities
- What is a Myofascial Trigger Point?
- What are the physiological mechanisms of Dry Needling?
- What are the safety concerns around Dry Needling?
- What are registration standards and Dry Needling?
- What is the Skin Penetration Act?
- What are current treatment guidelines?
- What are possible treatment protocols? Etc
Online material which includes:
- Course notes
- Trigger point manuals
- Anatomy videos
- Practical demonstration of all points covered in L1 and L2
- Case Studies
- A library of research papers related to Dry Needling
The practical course includes:
- Lots and lots of Anatomy and Palpation
- 2 Colour Trigger Point Manuals
- A needle starter pack for Monday morning – (includes needles and a sharps container)
- A 10% discount off your first purchase of Dry Needling Supplies
- Ongoing support from me
- And more!
Dry Needling Course Program - Level 1
Friday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Level 1 practical course covers:
- Shoulder girdle (anterior and posterior)
- Brachium (anterior and posterior)
- Hip (anterior and posterior)
- Lower limb (anterior and posterior)
Dry Needling Course Program - Level 2
Sunday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Level 2 practical class covers:
- Lumbar (for the acute patient)
- Rib cage
- Anterior and Posterior Cervical
- Anterior face
Case studies and practical demonstration of treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
The Level 1 Precise Points Dry Needling Course is a combination of online material and practical demonstrations in vivo.
The online component is an interactive course, using a combination of online videos, PowerPoint slides and Dry Needling research material. Participants will have access to a multitude of videos that cover all theory related to Dry Needling, as well as all anatomy and practical demonstrations conducted in the face-to-face component. This material is accessible and able to be completed at leisure. Due to the quantity of material, it is encouraged to begin this material up to one month prior to the practical component of the Dry Needling Course, which will increase familiarity of material and enhance the practical course component.
With the theoretical material completed, the practical course can build upon the concepts introduced in the online material and apply this to Dry Needling techniques.
The L1 Precise Point Dry Needling Course prides itself on being straight to the point, so that no time is wasted on things that cannot be of benefit within the clinical setting.
The Dry Needling Course shall commence with identifying potential causes of pain, injury and dysfunction in the anterior and posterior upper limb and brachium. This will allow the beginner to build knowledge, skill and confidence in an area of the body where results are great and negative consequences of treatment are low.
This is followed by identification and Needling of the anterior and posterior hip, anterior and posterior lower limb, and the lumbar.
The only way to build both palpatory skill, anatomical knowledge and needling techniques is via practice. The Precise Points Dry Needling Course will provide a strong framework using these aspects to enhance the treatment skills and options for Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Massage Therapists and G.P’s within their clinical practice.
It is strongly encouraged to complete both Levels on the same weekend to solidify and accelerate the learning process. Level 2 will build upon the palpatory, anatomical and skill foundations acquired in the Dry Needling Level 1 Course, tackling areas of the body that require increased technical ability.
Level 2 begins with the lumbar for the acute or difficult patient, utilizing different positions and techniques to address this common but difficult presentation in the clinic. Acute lumbar pain is the most common musculoskeletal presentation in the musculoskeletal setting for GP’s, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Following the lumbar all applicable muscles in the thorax, ribcage and cervical will be addressed for both safety and technique. Examples of foolproof needling techniques for these areas will leave the practitioner confident of needling anywhere on the dorsal surface of the body.
The Dry Needling Course will then address and demonstrate protocol and techniques for pain, injury and dysfunction in the anterior cervical, TMJ and anterior face.
Dry Needling techniques for the extreme peripheries and the small joints in the hands and feet will also be demonstrated, allowing the practitioner to treat more obscure and stubborn conditions that occur in these areas such as trigger finger and bunions.
The Precise Points Level 2 Dry Needling Course rounds out the participants learning experience, completing Dry Needling techniques for the more challenging parts of the body. Following completion of the Level 2 course, participants will feel confident in their ability and techniques to diagnose, and safely treat any of the most common musculoskeletal conditions found in the clinical setting.