The purpose of the Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation Course is to obtain knowledge and clinical skills necessary to diagnose and treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction using the Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) concept. This 27-hour applied-learning course combines interactive lectures and practical hands-on labs. Students participate in several practical sessions, which are intended to provide feedback to students regarding their comprehension of key concepts and techniques. These practical lab sessions enable students to critically self-evaluate if additional instruction or self- study is needed for clinical competency.
Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation is the culmination of the work and clinical experience of Dr. Yun-tao Ma and Dr. Frank Gargano DPT. The Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) training program will develop the knowledge and clinical skills required to effectively diagnose and treat painful neuromuscular conditions.
IDN teaches you to treat the body systemically; we do not divide the body into upper and lower halves requiring you to take 2 courses before you can treat the entire body. Our system is built on the foundation of Neurological Dry Needling that provides a logical and systematic process for addressing pain and dysfunction. As a result, course participants develop an adaptable clinical procedure allowing immediate integration of dry needling into clinical practice.
The Integrative Dry Needling Foundation Course for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation covers:
The 27 hour intensive practical classroom structured program addresses theory and key principles with extensive and supervised participant practice.
|8:00 – 10:00||Physiological mechanisms of dry needling; peripheral and central mechanisms; specific and non-specific mechanisms|
|10:00 – 11:00||Presentation of Integrative Dry Needling System|
|11:00 – 12:00||Gross neuroanatomy of Integrative Dry Needling Trigger Point System|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch break|
|1:00 – 2:00||Physiology of different types of trigger points|
|2:00 – 3:00||Neuroanatomy of primary homeostatic trigger points. Cutaneous and muscular points. Palpation techniques.|
|3:00 – 5:30||Practice: Surface anatomy and location of primary homeostatic trigger points. Palpation techniques.|
|5:30 – 6:30||Needling techniques: insertion. Safety techniques.|
|8:00 – 10:00||Concepts of pain management in dry needling medicine. Concepts of soft tissue dysfunction.|
|10:00 – 12:00||Clean needling technique. Safety issues: Anatomical analysis and literature survey.|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 – 2:00||Needling technique and palpation. Lower limb dysfunction and pain. Lumbosacral plexus Safety issues|
|2:00 – 3:00||Needling technique and palpation. Dysfunction and pain in cervical and lumbar area. Cervical plexus and lumbar plexus. Safety issues. Practice|
|3:00 – 4:00||Needling technique and palpation. Dysfunction and pain in facial area and upper limb. Cranial nerves and brachial plexus. Safety issues. Practice|
|4:00 – 5:00||Needling technique and palpation. Dorsal spinal nerves and paravertebral trigger points. Dorsal rami of spinal nerves. Safety issues. Practice|
|5:00 – 6:30||Needling technique and palpation. Systemic approach in pain management and soft tissue dysfunction. Modification of standard protocol. Practice|
|8:00 – 9:00||Functional anatomy of Integrative Systemic Trigger Points. Practice|
|9:00 – 10:00||Systemic trigger points approach in treating local symptoms: Face and Neck. Practice|
|10:00 – 11:00||Systemic trigger points approach in treating local symptoms: upper back and upper limbs. Practice|
|11:00 – 12:00||Systemic trigger points approach in treating local symptoms: Lower back and lower limbs. Practice|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 – 4:00||Systemic integration of needling. Practice|
|4:00 – 5:00||Theoretical and practical examination|
Dr. David Griswold received his certification in dry needling through Dr. Ma’s Biomedical Dry Needling Institute. Clinically, David has specialized in orthopedic manual therapy, dry needling, and vestibular rehabilitation. Dr. Griswold is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and a Certified Mulligan Concept Practitioner (CMP). His current research projects include the use of orthopedic manual therapy for the treatment of mechanical neck pain and the neurophysiological effects of dry needling.
Airport : DFW – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport ~ 28 minutes away from the course
Hotel Options :
Comfort Suites Frisco (About 1/2 mile from facility)
Address: 9700 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (972) 668-9700
Mention “EXOS” to get the rate $109
Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas/Frisco North-FieldhouseUSA (walking distance from hotel)
Address: 6070 Sports Village Rd, Frisco, TX 75033
Phone: (972) 668-4200
Mention “EXOS” to get the rate of $117 (Discount Code: 0050064776)
Miscellaneous : Large parking lot outside of our facility
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.
As a practitioner for 32 years, I found the course and its presentation to be one of the most valuable trainings I have ever taken.
The foundation's course for Integrative Dry Needling was very well taught in much detail. The course is completely evidenced based with no overlap with acupuncture or eastern medicine. The instructors were very experienced and had an emphasis on needling with safety. By the end of the course, I felt like I was able to needle my patients confidently and safely. This course opened up infinite possibilities of different treatment techniques for all my patients.
This was one of the most intense, exhausting courses I have taken in my 20 years of being a PT. However, it will most likely change the way I treat patients more than any other course I have taken.