Dry Needling Level 1 - Lumbar Region and Lower Quarter


This course focuses on skill acquisition of dry needling technique including clinical reasoning for implementing the intervention in the lower quarter. Participants can expect to be proficient with palpation of soft tissues structures, assessment, and treatment using dry needling. Safety, anatomy, skill, and indications with dry needling are emphasized with each technique. Learning is enhanced with the practical application of patient cases. This course will provide educational information to prepare the clinician to be an educator in the skill of dry needling to both patients and referral sources. Furthermore, the most up-to-date evidence informed approaches for the use of dry needling will be discussed and utilized during this course.

  •   By the end of the course, participants will be able to correctly articulate the board position statement and scope of practice for dry needling in their specific state
  • By the end of the course, participants will independently perform a lower quarter screening for appropriateness of dry needling
  • By the end of the course, participants will be able to list 4 risks/adverse events associated with dry needling.
  • By the end of the course, participants will independently demonstrate effective muscle palpation techniques for identifying tender points of a given lower quarter muscle.
  • By the end of the course, participants will identify 5 indications for the use of dry needling interventions
  • By the end of the course, given a lower quarter muscle, participants will independently demonstrate appropriate technique with needling skills of pistoning, coning, and winding.
  • By the end of the course, participants will demonstrate proficient handling of dry needles from initial preparation to discarding following the OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Standards
  • By the end of the course, given a case study for a patient low back pain, participants will integrate dry needling as part of a comprehensive treatment program including the use of other interventions
  • By the end of the course, given a case study of plantar heel pain, participants will describe the evidence for dry needling in the management of plantar heel pain.
  • By the end of the course, participants will correctly describe appropriate documentation and coding for dry needling techniques

Day 1

8:00          Lecture: Introductions, course outline, ground rules

8:30          Lecture: Definition, Indications, Contraindications, Risks, Managing Adverse Events, Medical Screening

9:30          Break

9:45          Lab: Safe Needling Procedures, Self-Needling

10:30       Lab: DN of Anterior Thigh Muscles; Basic Needle Drills

Noon        LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00          Lab: Dry Needling for Anterior Thigh Muscles

3:00          Break

3:15          Lab: Thigh Muscles Skills Check

3:45          Lab: Skills Assessment for Anterior Thigh Muscles

4:15          Lecture: Evidence Review Dry Needling and the Knee

4:30          Lab: Dry needling for Posterior and Inner Thigh

6:00          Lab: Round Robin

6:30          End of Day 1

 

Day 2

7:30          Lab: Round Robin

8:00          Lecture: History of Dry Needling

8:30          Lab: Needling for Posterior Calf

9:00          Lab: Skills Assessment for Posterior and Inner Thigh and Calf Muscles

9:30          Lecture: Evidence Review Dry Needling and the Hip

9:45          Lab: Needling for Buttock Muscles

10:30       Break

10:45       Lab: Needling for Buttock con’t

11:15       Lab: Skills Assessment for Buttock Muscles

11:30       Round Robin

12:00       LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00          Lecture: Evidence Review Pain Modulation

1:15          Lecture: OSHA BBP Standard Training

1:45          Lecture: Evidence Review Low Back Pain

2:00          Lab: Dry Needling Lumbar Muscles

5:00          Lecture: Case Based Scenario

5:30          Lecture: Trigger Point Model

6:00          Lab: Round Robin

6:30          End of Day 2

 

Day 3

7:30          Lab: Round Robin

8:00          Lecture: Discussion: Advanced Clinical Decisions

8:30          Lecture: Billing and Documentation

9:15          Lecture: Evidence Review Foot/Ankle

9:45          Break

10:00       Dry Needling: Muscles of the Lower Leg

12:00       LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00          Skills Assessment: Muscles of Lower Leg

1:30          Lecture: Acupuncture vs DN; Scope of Practice

2:00          Dry Needling: Muscles of the Foot

3:00          Skills Assessment: Muscles of Foot

3:30          Break

3:45          Round Robin

4:45          Directed practice lab

6:30          End of Day 3

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