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
Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas.
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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.
- 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