Dry Needling Seminars in Fort Lauderdale

Santiso PT is excited to host an innovative certification program, Dry Needling 1: Foundations 1, by Myopain Seminars.

Seminar Dates:
DN1: November 13-15, 2020
DN2: December 11-13, 2020
DN3: February 5-7, 2021

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Course Description & Information

The DN-1 Foundations I course features a brief introduction to the history of dry needling, trigger points and myofascial pain, an in-depth review of possible adverse events, the OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Standards within the context of dry needling, and an introduction to relevant pain sciences.

Many muscles commonly addressed in clinical practice are included, such as the infraspinatus, upper trapezius, deltoid, sternocleidomastoid, triceps, biceps, brachialis, levator scapulae (partially), the latissimus dorsi (partially), the subscapularis (partially), brachioradialis, the wrist extensors, the supinator and anconeus, the quadratus lumborum, psoas major, lumbar iliocostalis, the gluteal muscles (minimus, medius, and maximus), the hip adductor muscles, the quadriceps and hamstrings, and gastrocnemius and soleus muscles.

Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle.

Pre-Course videos will be provided after registration. You can register for the DN-1 Webinar If you prefer to review the presentations in a live webinar.

Dry Needling 1: Foundations I is the first course in a 3-course series offered by Myopain Seminars to attain certification as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist – Dry Needling (CMTPT/DN).

A minimum score of 70% on a multiple choice quiz plus demonstrated muscle competency are required to pass this course. Physical therapists licensed in Tennessee must achieve a minimum score of 80%.

There are no prerequisites for Dry Needling

Required Textbook
Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas.
Click Here to purchase the book from Myopain Seminars.

Required Reading
If you have not purchased or received the required textbook prior to the class, you would need to complete the required reading after the course or during the evening hours of the course. The following chapters are required reading for the DN-1 course: Chapters 1, 5 and 6. Sections of chapters 7-12 describing the muscles that are included in the DN1 course.

Course Objectives

  • Name at least four anatomical structures to avoid when needling the sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Name at least 5 possible adverse events associated with dry needling
  • Demonstrate two different dry needling methods for the psoas major muscle
  • Compare and contrast three basic principles of dry needling and trigger point injections
  • Perform four specific muscle and region-specific manual therapy treatments to inactivate myofascial trigger points
  • Demonstrate proper identification of the three key features of a trigger point
  • Demonstrate proper identification of 25 muscles of the body by surface anatomy and function
3 Reasons to take Myopain Courses

Study with Experts
Dr. Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, FFTp is a recognized innovator in dry needling worldwide. Our other courses are also taught by world leaders in their field. Our CRAFTA courses are conducted by its founder Dr. Harry von Piekartz, PT, PhD and his staff. Our Fascial Manipulation® courses are taught by Antonio Stecco, MD, PhD and other accredited faculty such as Larry Steinbeck and Colleen Whiteford. Our pelvic pain courses are taught by recognized specialists in the UK and the US.

Very High Standards
The instructors of our dry needling courses have not only passed our certification examinations, but overall have outstanding credentials. We apply similar requirements to the instructors of all our courses. All instructors meet or exceed our high professional standards for integrity, compassion, teaching skills, and genuine interest in our students.

Comprehensive Programs
All our course programs provide in-depth scientific information combined with many clinical skills. While our dry needling courses are most recognized, our other course programs are similar in nature: comprehensive, in-depth, high level, and immediate applicable in clinical practice, such as: Manual Trigger Point Therapy Cranial Facial Pain Academy (CRAFTA) Fascial Manipulation® Manual therapy Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction, among others.

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What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a treatment performed by trained and certified physical therapists. It treats muscle tissue to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function. When it’s applied to a dysfunctional muscle or trigger point, it can decrease banding or tightness, increase blood flow, and reduce local and referred pain. Dry needling can be used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, such as shoulder, neck, heel, hip and back pain.

It rarely is a standalone procedure. Dry needling is usually part of a broader physical therapy approach incorporating other traditional physical therapy interventions into treatment. Research indicates dry needling is a safe and effective approach for treating and managing pain.

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