Dry Needling Courses are a fantastic way to improve so many elements of your clinical practice. In the Precise Points Dry Needling Courses you will learn the theoretical model/s behind Dry Needling. You will also learn the differences between the various styles. Which style is best for you will be determined by multiple factors in the clinical room. These factors include the person whom you are treating, their experience with needling, their sensitivity and the style you have been taught or use.
Currently there is no standardised way to teach Dry Needling. Ms. Travell, who was the pioneer of Dry Needling. She had her own unique style that has been modified over time to suit the needs of various practitioners and patients. One style of needling includes being very aggressive in trying to locate the fasiculation or twitch response. This is achieved via very fast and strong repetitive insertion of the needle into the identified trigger point. Commonly one needle is used in a repetitive fashion aiming to stimulate the tissue. The aim of this style of needling is to “release” the trigger point.
Another style that can be employed by the practitioner involves identifying the trigger point, and inserting the needle shallowly around the site. This technique has been used by students of Ms. Travell. For instance, the practitioner will identify the trigger point, then apply multiple needles around the area. The needles will commonly be left in the area for anywhere from 30secs to 2 mins. The area will be re-palpated to observe for tissue texture changes, and if the practitioner is not happy, Dry Needling will be continued in this fashion until the area is deemed released by the practitioner.
Other practitioners use an alternative style where the trigger point is identified, the needle is inserted, and the fasiculation is achieved. Once the fasiculation or twitch has been completed several times, the needle is left in the area for a designated amount of time and then removed. While all these styles of Dry Needling are effective, which style you use will depend on what your client presents with, how they feel about Dry Needling and what style you are confident using.
The Precise Points Dry Needling Course will teach these various styles. Our philosophy is that by being able to do multiple styles, the practitioner will be in a better position to adapt to the presenting symptoms of the client.
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