To assist you in preparing for the course please review the following:
• The Foundation and Advanced courses are 3 days, Friday – Sunday, and begin at 8am and conclude by 6pm.
• You are responsible for your own lunch on Friday and Saturday. Lunch will be provided on Sunday. There will be light refreshments and snacks throughout the day.
• All of our labs are experiential, which requires all attendees to perform dry needling and to get needles during the course.
• Plan to dress in comfortable clothing all three days because access to the entire spine, upper and lower extremities will be required during the labs. No jewelry or other bling needed.
• The course agenda, hotel and travel information can be found on each course page under the corresponding tabs.
Before each IDN course you will receive an email with pre-reading material to help you prepare for the course. The email will be sent out 1 month prior to the start of the course to allow you time to become comfortable with the information. There is no need to print this out because you will receive the full clinical manual at the course.
Foundation course: At the conclusion of the course a written and practical assessment, based on a case study, will be conducted. This assessment is used to help with self-reflection of your understanding of the material and your ability to use it in a mock clinical situation.
Advanced course: Prior to the advanced course you will be required to take and pass (80%) an online written examination based on the Foundation course material and clinical examples. On the final day of the course you are required to perform and pass (80%) a practical assessment based on a case study. Upon successful completion of both you will be considered Certified in Integrative Dry Needling (CIDN).
All of the course needling supplies are provided. If you would like to purchase supplies prior to the course for use on Monday morning we have set up starter kits with recommended needles lengths/gauges, electric stimulation units, etc. Starter Kit #1 or #4 are the most popular and are recommended. During the course we will of course go over in detail the benefits and usage of different types of needles. To purchase the needling supplies, go to: PT United.com
If you are or become pregnant prior to the course we require you to reschedule to a future course postpartum. Dry Needling is safe for pregnancy; however, the issue is the volume of needles we use over the weekend. If you are nursing you are permitted to attend and we work with you to accommodate your needs.
Dry Needling Text Book:
To purchase a copy of our textbook (recommended but not required), go to: Neurologic Dry Needling