The 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 Integrative 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|
Raleigh Durham RDU
The airport is 14 miles away, 16 minutes driving as we are right off the 540 beltline that the airport is on as well. Our clinic is less than 2 miles off the exit for Six Forks Road.
Hotel Options :
Below are two hotels that are located in North Hills outdoor Shopping District. This is a nice upscale shopping area 4 miles a way with common areas, restaurants and entertainment options. It is on the same main street, Six Forks Road that the clinic is.
Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel
4100 Main at North Hills Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills
160 Park at North Hills Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
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.
Excellent, thank you! Frank, glad you are the one leading the way to the 4th generation of dry needling.
I have taking numerous classes on a multitude of therapeutic techniques, but the one intervention that stands above all the rest are the techniques that I learn at from Dr Ma’s courses. Nothing has been more effective and more complementary to other interventions than integrative dry needling has been
Dry Needling has completely changed the way I look at the human body. It helps my family, my patients and my friends. Unbelievable success.