SPECIALIZATION COURSE IN DRY NEEDLING
COURSE DURATION: 32 h
- Provide comprehensive training for physiotherapists in dry needling treatment technique.
- Understand the nature, clinical characteristics and physiopathology of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), as well as their relations with the central nervous system (CNS).
- Understand the neurophysiological underpinnings of dry needling as well as its clinical application in patients with MSK pain.
- Be able to integrate the theoretical framework of dry needling within clinical practice, as a complement to other treatments.
- Learn how to apply Dry Needling on the muscles taught during the course.
Dr. Pablo Herrero Gallego (PT, PhD).
BLOCK 1: INTRODUCTION TO MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS. 3 h
- Concept of myofascial trigger point (MTrP) and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).
- Clinical characteristics of MTrPs.
- Classification of MTrPs.
- Nature of MTrPs
- Current theories on MTrPs: analysis of the different theories based on available scientific evidence.
- Integrated hypothesis.
BLOCK 2: DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT. 1 h
- Diagnostic and confirmatory criteria for MTrPs in MPS.
BLOCK 3: TREATMENT OF MPS. 1 h
- Invasive treatment of MPS. Comparison with conservative treatment.
- Mechanisms of activation and perpetuation of MTrPs.
- Mechanisms of action of superficial and deep dry needling.
BLOCK 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE DRY NEEDLING. 1h
- Characteristics and measurements of the dry needling needles
- Considerations prior to dry needling
- Considerations during the needling procedure
- Indications and contraindications of dry needling. Areas of risk.
- Superficial and deep dry needling.
BLOCK 5: DRY NEEDLING OF THE UPPER LIMB + TRUNK (PART I). 6 H
- Deep dry needling of the following muscles:
- Biceps brachii
- Pronator teres
- Flexor digitorum superficialis and profundum
- Adductor pollicis and first dorsal interossei
BLOCK 6. DEEP DRY NEEDLING OF THE LOWER LIMB + TRUNK MUSCLES (PART II). 4 H
- Extensor digitorum
- Upper trapezius
- Triceps brachii
- Lattisimus dorsi and teres major
- Pectoralis major
BLOCK 7. DEEP DRY NEEDLING OF THE LOWER LIMB + TRUNK MUSCLES (PART I). 8 h.
- Tensor fascia lata
- Biceps femoris, semimembranosus and semitendinosus
- Gastrocnemius and soleus
- Quadratus lumborum
- Gluteus medius and minor
BLOCK 8: ADVANCED DEEP DRY NEEDLING: US GUIDED PROCEDURES. 8 h
- Tibialis posterior and flexor digitorum longus
- Multifidus. Testing techniques.
- Tendon treatment (patellar tendon, epycondilar tendon, Achilles tendon)
Note: The rhythm and distribution of the muscles treated throughout the course may become modified according to the rhythm of the group and the treatment of patients provided by participants, upon which the demonstration of the technique will be performed.
* Students may bring patients to the course to use as models during the practical demonstrations (prior coordination with the course organizer).
The workshops are designed for licensed healthcare practitioners, who are allowed to use manipulative techniques in their practice and jurisdiction, including medical doctors, allied health professionals & therapists, traditional chinese medical doctors, osteopaths and chiropractors.
The workshop is suitable for both novice and advanced practitioners. It will add on to your knowledge and improve your various manual therapy skills.
All modules could be taken independently in any order. The modules are mainly practical in nature and participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the course.
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There is a 10% discount for early payment 2 months prior to course date. There is also 20% discount added automatically to your cart on checkout when you purchase 3 modules at the same time.