To assist you in preparing for the course please review the following:
• The Foundation and Advanced courses are 3 days, Friday – Sunday. On Friday and Saturday the course begin at 8am and conclude by 6pm. On Sunday the course begins at 8am and we should conclude by 4pm.
• You are responsible for your own lunch on Friday and Saturday. Lunch will be provided on Sunday as we will have a working lunch so we can conclude a little earlier. There will be light refreshments and snacks throughout the day.
• All of our labs are experiential, which requires all attendees to perform dry needling as well as receive needles during the course.
• Plan to dress in comfortable clothing all three days to allow access to the entire spine, upper and lower extremities. 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 be given pre-reading material to help you prepare for the course. The pre-reading material will be available on your IDN account dashboard once your registration is complete and payment has been received. There is no need to print the pre-reading material because you will receive a full clinical manual at the course.
One month before the start of the course you will receive an email with information on the course.
Foundation course: At the conclusion of the course a written and practical assessment, based on a case study, will be administered. 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. This assessment is evaluating your clinical decision making and rationale for the treatment you present. 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 go over, in detail, the benefits and usage of different types of needles.
If you would like to purchase 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 “Neurologic Dry Needling” (recommended but not required), go to: Neurologic Dry Needling