Neurologic Dry Needling for Cranio-Cervical Pain & Dysfunction (home study) is an advanced level training program designed for clinicians that have prior dry needling training and clinical experience. This course will develop the knowledge and clinical skills required to safely and effectively diagnose and treat painful neuromuscular conditions in the cranial, facial and cervical regions. Details of the musculoskeletal and neuroanatomical relationships, both peripheral and central, that exist between the regions will be discussed. The role of inflammation (neurogenic) in the production of pain and dysfunction is described. Peri-neural needling techniques for both peripheral and cranial nerves is explained and demonstrated. This course focuses on improving clinical decision-making and treatment outcomes in this challenging patient population. Complex clinical conditions such as concussions, migraines, TMD, otological symptoms and cervicogenic dizziness are discussed and treatment plans are presented.
[Prerequisite-This is an Advanced level DN course so prior DN training/experience is required to participate in this course. Your training can be with a different DN education provider; you do not need to be trained specifically by IDN]
The purpose of the Neurologic Dry Needling for Cranio-Cervical Pain & Dysfunction home study course is to obtain knowledge and clinical skills necessary to diagnose and treat cranial and cervical soft tissue pain and dysfunction.
The Integrative Dry Needling Specialty Home Study Course: Neurologic Dry Needling for Cranio-Cervical Pain and Dysfunction covers:
Lecture 1: Introduction of the systems: Physiological mechanisms of Neurologic Dry Needling (NDN), including neurogenic inflammation; peripheral and central mechanisms
Lecture 2: Craniofacial- Trigeminal and Greater Auricular nerve distributions: Effect on Migraine and Cervicogenic pain - 3D Anatomy lecture- Needling Technique Lab:
Lecture 3: Temporomandibular Dysfunction: Lateral and Medial Pterygoids, Masseter, Temporalis, Suprahyoids - 3D anatomy lecture - Needling Technique Lab.
Lecture 4: Posterior cervical spine including suboccipital region; Greater, Lesser and. Third Occipital Nerves and their effect on cranial pain - 3D anatomy lecture - Needling Technique Lab.
Lecture 5: Anterior Cervical Plexus Transverse and Supraclavicular Nerves, Spinal Accessory Nerve (UT/SCM) and their influence on Cervico-Cranial pain referral - 3D anatomy lecture - Needling Technique Lab.
Well organized course for dry needling. Best dry needling course I have taken so far. The knowledge base supports understanding of treatment process.Best dry needling course I have taken
I've really enjoyed all the IDN courses. The Cranio- Cervical course will be very useful to help the patient population I see in private practice.Really enjoyed the IDN courses
Frank makes the course and practical lab materials very comfortable and easy to practice/perform. The hands-on aspect is exceptional!Hands on aspect is exceptional
I have taken training on many medical topics at some of the finest medical institutions, including Johns Hopkins, Mayo and others. Dr. Frank Gargano is the best instructor I've ever had.Best instructor I've ever had
Course was very clear and direct. All course materials were well presented with very good illustrations. Lots of research articles to go with the lecture. Learned a practical application to enforce proper technique.Lots of research articles
The comprehensiveness and depth of the IDN courses is unmatched. Being able to walk into the clinic and having the knowledge and skills to treat patients is the best part.IDN course is unmatched
Frank provided great clinical examples to help develop a deeper understanding of application. The practical application and getting greater understanding of the muscles of mastication and how they impact other body parts was very helpful.Clinical examples to help develop a deeper understanding
Integrate the physiological mechanisms of dry needling when developing a treatment plan for a given craniocervical condition.
Independently identify a minimum of three peripheral cranio-cervical neuro-trigger points in a given case study.
Independently identify and deliver dry needling to each of the three types of craniocervical neuro-trigger points (homeostatic, paravertebral and symptomatic) in a given case study.
Discuss and demonstrate the prevention and management of adverse responses to craniocervical dry needling based on OSHA requirements with 100% accuracy during case study.
Independently integrate the IDN system into the participant’s clinical practice based on the current clinical guidelines.
The structure of this 6.75-hour online course addresses theory and key principles with extensive instructor demonstration of dry needling techniques and safety considerations.
This is an advanced level course that is only open to licensed clinicians that have prior dry needling training. If you do not have prior training, you do not qualify to participate in this course.