Certification in Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound


Diagnostic MSK US can replace many of the antiquated bedside clinical tests that have poor sensitivity and specificity leading to inaccurate conclusions about the patient’s condition.  Dry needling under ultrasound is paramount to specifically and effectively treat common MSK conditions such as partial tears and tendinopathies.  Diagnostic US allows the clinician and the patient to view real-time anatomy and determine the condition of the soft tissue resulting in an informed plan of care.  The satisfaction levels of both patients and referral sources will skyrocket as will treatment outcomes! 

Becoming a Certified Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinician (Cert-MSUC) through the Integrative Dry Needling Institute requires a combination of virtual and hands-on training encompassing 14.5 hours of on-demand video training and 5 days of in-person supervised training:

Step 1

Completion of 14.5 hours of our on-demand upper and lower body Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound Home Study Courses

Step 2

Completion of the 17.5-hour in-person course: Diagnostic US for the Assessment and Dry Needling Treatment of Tendinopathy

Step 3

Completion of the 3-day (27.25 hour) Applications in MSK Ultrasound Utilizing Dry Needling - The Competency Course

  • Written Examination: As part of the Certification, clinicians are required to complete an online 40 question multiple-choice examination (80% or better) that is based on the information learned in the on-demand US training videos and the live seminar-Diagnostic US for the Assessment and Dry Needling Treatment of Tendinopathy.

  • Competency assessment: The clinician is provided a clinical case study with specific images being requested. The clinician is required to produce 5 professional grade US images with accurate labeling that depict the specific tissues and dry needling of anatomical structures. The course instructor will evaluate and grade each image based on a 50-point scale to assure the image quality meets the strict criteria outlined in the Practical Assessment Scoring document.

Upon successful completion of the 59.25-hour course curriculum, plural assessments, participants will be awarded a certification from the Integrative Dry Needling Institute signifying they have met all of the requirements and are considered a Certified Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinician (Cert-MSUC)



MSKUS Home Study Course

Learn MSK Ultrasound for the Upper & Lower Extremities

  • Understand the common upper AND lower extremity pathologies seen in clinical practice
  • Understand the specifics of MSK ultrasound scanners
  • Understand the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in clinical practice

Diagnostic Ultrasound Course

Assessment & Dry Needling Treatment of Tendinopathy

  • Improve the accuracy of soft tissue treatment
  • Improve patient engagement with real-time images
  • See objective changes in tendon health
  • Add diagnostic US as a new service line

Competency Course

Master MSKUS and Dry Needling

  • The future of MSK clinical care
  • Become the MSK US expert in your community
  • Improve your confidence and treatment outcomes
  • Expand relationships with referral sources.

Bundle Package

Get all 3 courses and save $400!

$2695 regularly $3090
  • Become a Certified Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinician (Cert-MSUC)

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