IDN Foundation Course – Phoenix, AZ
The purpose of the Integrative Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation Course is to obtain knowledge and clinical skills necessary to diagnose and safely treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction using Dry Needling techniques.
Dry Needling – Pain Management & Sports Rehabilitation
This course presents a culmination of Dr. Yun-tao Ma’s 40 years of research and experience into a systematic approach to the application of the physiological mechanisms of dry needling. The Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) training program will develop the knowledge and clinical skills required to safely and effectively diagnose and treat painful neuromuscular conditions in any region of the body.
The systemic concept of IDN allows the practitioner to view and treat the human body as an inter-related organism, essentially the gestalt theory, yet allowing the clinical freedom to adapt the treatment for each patient. As a result IDN provides the framework upon which to address all types of physical dysfunction. The IDN system integrates the older traditional treatment approaches to create an assessment and treatment system that drastically reduces the time spent on palpation, while improving clinical efficacy. As a result, course participants will develop a clinical protocol to allow immediate integration of dry needling into their clinical practice.
The Integrative Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation course covers:
- Dry needling techniques- (80% of the needling technique is virtually pain-free)
- Detailed, tried and tested needling safety techniques and contraindications for dry needling therapy to avoid human error in clinical practice.
- Modifiable dry needling system that easily adapts to clinical practice and to the specific needs of each patient.
- Systemic Homeostatic trigger point concept (physiological and biomechanical approach).
- Paraspinal trigger point concept (neurosegmental and dermatomal approach).
- Symptomatic trigger point concept (neuromyofascial pain in the head, neck, shoulder, upper limbs, thoracic, lumbar, hip and lower limbs).
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Develop the psychomotor skills necessary to effectively demonstrate and deliver dry needling treatment during the mastery lab sessions.
- Acquire the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to evaluate and treat all types of myofascial pain and soft tissue dysfunction.
- Describe the practical applications of the physiological mechanisms of needling during the mastery lab sections
- Describe the neuroanatomy and physiology of trigger points, and the unique concepts of the IDN system during the case study portion of the course.
- Provide safe and effective needling treatment, including preventing and managing adverse responses to needling.
- Integrate dry needling treatment into their physical therapy, chiropractic or medical practice.
The 27 hour intensive practical classroom structured program addresses theory and key principles with extensive and supervised participant practice.
- Multiple PowerPoint presentations with video support will begin each new section.
- Instructor demonstration of the techniques allowing ample time for questions.
- Interactive lab session will follow where the participants practice and discuss each new technique and concept.
- After each interactive lab section is concluded there is an instructor summary and time for any additional questions.
|8:00 – 10:00||Introduction of the systems: Physiological mechanisms of dry needling; peripheral and central mechanisms; specific and non-specific mechanisms|
|10:00 – 11:00||Needling insertion techniques using ½”- 1” needle. Needle handling and discussion on low blood pressure and safety techniques. Lab practice|
|11:00 – 12:00||Neuroanatomy of neuro-trigger points and Development of Homeostatic neuro-trigger points|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch break|
|1:00 – 2:00||Development of neuro-trigger points and physiology of different types of trigger points|
|2:00 – 3:00||Quantitative Analysis of peripheral to central sensitization- Lab practice|
|3:00 – 4:00||Dry needling research Lecture|
|4:00 – 6:30||Surface anatomy of neuro-trigger points in head, cervical, trunk, upper & lower extremities,|
|8:00 – 9:30||Safety considerations including adverse reactions, contraindications to dry needling, OSHA guidelines and Blood Borne Pathogens.|
|9:30 – 11:00||Needling technique Lab- 3” needling of the hip, and pelvic region. Safety issues. Practice.|
|11:00 –12:30||Needling technique Lab-2”: (2:2 Concept)- Lumbosacral plexus, Cervical and Shoulder region. Safety issues. Practice|
|12:30 – 1:30||Lunch|
|1:30 – 2:30||Needling technique Lab-1”: Thoracic spine (1:1 Concept), extremity (1). Safety issues. Practice.|
|2:30 – 4:00||Needling technique Lab: Craniofacial and cranial nerve pain and dysfunction including muscles of mastication. Safety issues. Practice.|
|4:00 – 5:00||Needling technique Lab: Anterior trunk and abdominals. Safety issues. Practice.|
|5:00 – 6:30||Needling technique Lab: Lower Extremity. Safety issues. Practice.|
|8:00 – 8:30||Integrative Dry Needling for Performance (Athletic) Enhancement lecture|
|8:30 – 10:00||Electrical Nerve Stimulation (ENS) application and safety issues. Specialty needling techniques & practice.|
|10:00 – 12:00||Needling technique Lab: Anterior cervical spine and suboccipital region. Safety issues. Practice.|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 – 2:00||Administrative Discussion: Consent to treat, political & legislative issues effecting practice, marketing, and final details of the administrating the practice of dry needling in your clinic.|
|2:00 – 3:00||Systemic integration of needling. Practice|
|3:00 – 6:00||Written and practical examinations|
Frank Gargano PT, DPT, OCS, CIDN, MCTA, CWT has 24 years of orthopedic physical therapy experience with the majority of those years as the owner of a successful private practice. In 1999 he became Board Certified in Orthopedics through the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2004, he was the recipient of the Ohio Chapter’s award for outstanding clinical excellence in recognition of his contribution to the practice of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Gargano and Dr. Ma began working and training together in 2009. Their varied clinical skills and experiences bring a new perspective to the use of a dry needling for musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Working side by side in clinical situations they are able to gain new perspectives on combining their treatment philosophies. Together they continue to expand and develop new concepts relating to the Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) seminars.
Travel & Accommodations
Airport : Phoenix Sky Harbor International
Hotel Options : Recommend going to Hotels.com and put in the address: 2629 E Rose Garden Ln
Phoenix, AZ 85050 it will provide several options close to the venue.
Student Reviews & Testimonials
“I have taken a dry needling course in the past and I’ve had success with treating patients with this modality. However, this course brought home a lot of the points I missed in that first course. This course is clear, concise, and has left me feeling comfortable needling difficult areas such as the anterior cervical, groin and suboccipital regions. All in all an excellent course that has definitely enhanced my PT “toolbox”.
Sandy Davis PT
‘Integrative dry needling is a great system of training. Multiple theories and approaches are brought together to create a truly integrated model. Frank and David spent a lot of one-on-one time with you to ensure your understanding. They did a great job of keeping the class fun and interesting. I would highly recommend this class to any healthcare provider.”
Patrick Danielson PT, DPT, ATC
“I feel that I can use this in my practice right away and I would like to come back for more advanced course training.’
Limary Rios, MD
“As someone who is still considered a newly licensed PT, this course has helped to change and improve my decision-making regarding numerous conditions. This course has provided an excellent opportunity for me to build my arsenal of diagnostic and treatment options. I highly recommend this course to any PT, especially those of us who are new independent practitioners.”
Michael Ryan Hartman, PT, DPT
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