The IDN Advanced Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management and Human Performance course is designed for licensed healthcare professionals specialized in treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. This is one of a kind course providing original information that can only be acquired through our institute. The participant will be provided with a deeper understanding of the physiologic and therapeutic effects of dry needling on inflammation, circulation, reducing neuromuscular pain and performance enhancement. Integration of electrical nerve stimulation (ENS) and vacuum therapy (cupping) will be included as an adjunct to dry needling treatment. This primarily lab-based course focuses on assuring safe and effective advanced dry needling skills with emphasis on clinical decision-making.
Pre-requisite: Completion of Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management & Sports Rehabilitation.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
How this Advanced Dry Needling course is relevant to Physical Therapy Practice: Daily in clinical practice Physical Therapists manage soft tissue pain and dysfunction through various techniques from massage, modalities and manual therapy. Dry needling has recently become an accepted treatment modality performed by Physical Therapists to address the unique characteristics of soft tissue pain and dysfunction. The popularity and use of dry needling is increasing in the field of Physical Therapy and there are several methods and schools of thought on how to integrate dry needling into clinical practice. This course provides a working framework, within the scope of a Physical Therapists knowledge and practice, to deliver effective and safe dry needling treatment.
The structure of this course 27-hour intensive practical classroom program addresses theory and key principles with extensive supervised participant practice.
|8:00-9:00||Physiological mechanisms of dry needling associated with peripheral sensitization [Lecture]|
|9:15-12:00||Major neuromuscular points of cervical region [Lab]|
|1:00–3:00||Major neuromuscular points of anterior cervical region [Lab]|
|3:15–4:30||Electrical Needling Stimulation (ENS) [Lab]|
|4:30–6:30||Major neuromuscular points of the upper limbs, Axillary & Radial nerves [Lab]|
|8:00-8:30||Review of day one with Q&A discussion|
|8:30-9:15||Major neuromuscular points of the upper limbs (Musculocutaneous) [Lab]|
|9:30-11:15||Major neuromuscular points of the upper limbs (Median & Ulnar) [Lab]|
|11:15-1:00||Major neuromuscular points of the lumbopelvic region (Abdominal) [Lab]|
|2:00-4:00||Major neuromuscular points of the lower limbs (Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Femoral & Obturator N.) [Lab]|
|10:15-12:00||Specialty needling points of Quadratus Lumborum, Latissimus, Subscapularis, Pterygoids [Lab]|
|1:00-2:00||Lab practice based on case study treatment examples|
|2:00-3:00||Integration into clinical practice/marketing/ administration issues|
|3:15-4:15||Athletic applications for performance enhancement [Lecture]|
|4:15-4:30||Final Question and Answer discussion prior to course examinations|
|4:30-6:30||Written and Practical Certification Examinations- A minimum score of 80% is required to pass both the written and the practical examinations|
Hotel Options : The Hyatt House – $139.00 per night and the Courtyard by Marriott (Dunn Loring Fairfax) – $102.00 per night. Both hotels are very nice and are a 5-10 minute walk to the course. The Marriott is about a 5 minute walk from an area with a ton of food and stores. The Hyatt is right in a plaza called the Mosaic District which has lots of food and shopping.
The IDN approach has allowed us to change the game and time loss due to soft tissue injuries at Real Salt Lake. We are consistently rated top 3 in the MLS regarding time loss from soft tissue injuries (specifically ankles, hamstrings, and adductors). The advanced course brought the neural component/ neural mapping to life. Frank was prepared, knowledgable, and captivating. Never a dull moment.
The advanced IDN course has taken my understating of dry needling and the nervous system to the next level. Just like I don't know how I practiced PT without dry needling, I don't know how I dry needled with out the knowledge I attained in the advanced course.
The advanced training has provide me with a greater appreciation for incorporating the peripheral nervous system into treatment planning to truly capture a more comprehensive plan to address dysfunction and pain.
Frank is exceptional at creating relevance with patient care and diagnosis. There is an amazing variety of recent resources cited. What I liked most was the good mix of didactic, lab and advanced explanations of the treatments.