Dry Needling Level 2 - Cervical Region and Upper Quarter


This course focuses on skill acquisition of dry needling technique including clinical reasoning for implementing the intervention in the upper 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.

This course focuses on skill acquisition of dry needling technique including clinical reasoning for implementing the intervention in the upper 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.

Day 1

7:30-8:30 Introductions, Course outline, Ground rules

8:30-9:30 Risks and Adverse Events

9:30-10:15 Adverse Event Management

10:15-11:15 Dosing and Parameters

11:15-12:00 Patient education, technique, adverse events, expectations

12:00-1:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00-2:00 Dry Needling for the Shoulder Muscles: bicep, tricep, deltoid

2:00-2:30 Shoulder Muscles Skills Check

2:30-3:00 UQ Evidence Review: SH pain

3:00-3:45 Dry Needling for Forearm Muscles: Brachioradialis, supinator, pronator teres

3:45-4:30 Dry Needling for Forearm Muscles: Wrist/Finger flexors, Wrist/Finger extensors

4:30-5:00 UQ Evidence Review: Forearm pain

5:00-5:30 Forearm Muscles Skills Check

5:30-6:00 Round Robin, Q&A

Day 2

7:30-8:00 Round Robin

8:00-9:00 Dry Needling for the Scapulothoracic Muscles: Lat Dorsi, Infra

9:00-10:00 Dry Needling for the Scapulothoracic Muscles con’t: Teres Major, Teres Minor, Supra

10:00-11:00 ST Evidence Review

11:00-12:00 Dry Needling for the Scapulothoracic Muscles con’t: Pec Major, Pec Minor, Sub scap

12:00-1:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00-2:00 Dry Needling for the Scapulothoracic Muscles con’t: UT, rhomboids

2:00-3:00 Dry Needling for the Scapulothoracic Muscles con’t: T/S multifidus, Lev Scap

3:00-3:30 Scapulothoracic Muscles Skills Check

3:30-4:15 Dry Needling for the Posterior Neck Muscles: Deep Cervical Layer

4:15-4:30 Evidence Review: Neck pain

4:30-5:00 Dry Needling for the Posterior Neck Muscles: Splenius, SOCs

5:00-5:30 Posterior Neck Muscles Skills Check

5:30-6:00 Round Robin, Q&A

Day 3

7:30-8:00 Round Robin

8:00-8:45 Dry Needling for the Posterior Neck Muscles: Deep Cervical Layer

8:45-9:30 Dry Needling for the Posterior Neck Muscles: Splenius, SOCs

9:30 – 10:15 Posterior Neck Muscles Skills Check

10:15-11:15 Dry Needling for the Wrist/Hand Muscles Wrist / Hand Muscles Skills Check

11:15-12:00 Enhancing Patient Outcomes Discussion

12:00-1:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00-2:00 Dry Needling for the Anterior Neck and Face Muscles: SCM

2:00-2:30 Evidence Review: Neck and face

2:30-3:30 Dry Needling for the Anterior Neck and Face Muscles con’t: Masseter, Temporalis

3:30-4:00 Anterior Neck and Face Muscles Skills Check

4:00-4:30 Directed Group Practice

4:30-5:00 Round Robin

5:00-6:00 Q&A, wrap-up

Available Courses


Dry Needling - Level 2 (Atlanta, GA)

Feb. 4, 2022 -Feb. 6, 2022
Smyrna, GA

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Dry Needling - Level 2 (New Orleans, LA)

Mar. 4, 2022 -Mar. 6, 2022
Destrehan, LA

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