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IDN Conference (Foundation Course) – Beachwood, OH

April 28 - April 30

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Integrated Dry Needling - Advanced Pain Management & Sports Rehabilitation

Integrated Dry Needling - Pain Management & Sports Rehabilitation

Integrative Dry Needling Institute’s First Annual Conference featuring Dr. Ma and all the IDN Instructors.

This is a great opportunity to meet and work directly with all of the IDN Instructors including Dr. Yun tao Ma.  Dr. Ma will provide his expert insights into what we currently know and what is on the horizon for dry needling treatment.  The newest information from our recently released third textbook “Dr. Ma’s Neurologic Dry Needling” will be presented. **This course provides all the practical dry needling instruction as a foundation course and upon completion, fulfills the pre-requisite to attend the Advanced course.

This conference is lab-based and upon completion you will be able to safely needle the majority of neuromusculoskeletal conditions encountered in clinical practice.   You do not need prior dry needling experience to attend; it is required you are a licensed medical provider.

If you have attended one of our courses in the past but would like to get all the updated information, updated manual, technique modifications, and meet the IDN instructors and Dr. Ma we can accommodate you as well.  We have set up a code for prior participants to receive a 50% discount off of the course tuition, please contact us directly at info@integrativedryneedling.com and provide the date and location of the IDN course you attended for verification.

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.

Description

IDN Foundation Course  – Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation

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.

Objectives

Course Content

The Integrative Dry Needling Foundation Course for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation 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 physical therapy 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).

Learning Objectives

    1. Independently identify each of the three types of trigger points (homeostatic, paravertebral and symptomatic) in a given case study.
    2. Integrate the physiological mechanisms of needling when developing a treatment plan for a given musculoskeletal condition.
    3. Discuss the prevention and management of adverse responses to dry needling based on OSHA requirements with 100% accuracy during case study.
    4. Independently apply dry needling treatment safely into musculoskeletal trigger points during lab sessions.
    5. Independently evaluate soft tissue dysfunctions relating to a given musculoskeletal condition and pain.
    6. Correctly defend the IDN system for treatment of musculoskeletal pain based on the unique neurology and physiology of neuro-trigger points.
    7. Independently discuss integrating the IDN system into the participant’s physical therapy practice in relation to current clinical, legislative and billing barriers.

Learning Activities

The 27 hour intensive practical classroom structured program addresses theory and key principles with extensive and supervised participant practice.

  • Multiple Keynote presentations with video support will begin each new section.
  • Interactive 3D anatomy to provide an appreciation for the needle position, depth and direction.
  • 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.
  • There will be a live patient treatment session so participants can experience the thought process of assessment and the clinical decision making for treatment.
  • A panel discussion that includes all of the IDN instructors to address complex questions and situations.

Agenda

Day 1
8:30 – 9:00 Introduction- Frank Gargano
9:00– 9:30 History of DN where it came from, where it is today and future look ahead- Dr. Ma
9:30–10:15 Introduction of the systems, physiological mechanisms of dry needling; peripheral and central mechanisms; specific and non-specific mechanisms
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:00 Neuroanatomy of neuro-trigger points and development of Homeostatic neuro-trigger points.
11:00 – 12:00 Needling insertion techniques using ½”- 1” needle.  Needle handling lab practice.
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch break
1:00 – 1:45 New thoughts on needling mechanisms and the relationship to treatment-Dr. Ma
1:45 – 3:00 Lab: Surface anatomy of neuro-trigger points in head, cervical, upper extremities
3:00 – 3:30 Safety Lecture (Safety Considerations, Adverse Reactions, OSHA guidelines.
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:00 Lab: Surface anatomy of neuro-trigger point’s trunk and lower extremities
5:00 – 6:00 Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) current research. Lab practical
Day 2
8:00 – 8:30 Introduction of the day and questions from day one.
8:30 – 10:30 Needling technique Lab- 3” needling of the hip, and pelvic region. Safety issues. Practice.
10:30 – 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 – 3:00 Needling technique Lab-1”: Thoracic spine (1:1 Concept), extremity (1).  Safety issues. Practice.
3:00 – 4:30 Needling technique Lab: Craniofacial and cranial nerve pain and dysfunction including muscles of mastication.  Safety issues. Practice.
4:30 – 6:00 Needling technique Lab:  Lower Extremity. Safety issues. Practice.
Day 3
8:00 – 8:30 Athletic Considerations Lecture- prevention and performance enhancement concepts.
8:30 – 10:30 Shoulder (supraspinatus) needling (muscular, musculotendinous, subacromial approach); – Spinal Accessory (3), Electrical nerve stimulation (ENS) demonstration and lab. Special needling techniques: Twitching/Pistoning, Needle Rotation, Tenting.
10:30 – 12:30 Cervical Needling lecture and lab- Suboccipitals, Posterior Cervical, Anterior Cervical
12:30 – 1:30  Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 Administrative Discussion: Consent to treat, political & legislative issues effecting practice, marketing, and final administrative details of providing dry needling in your clinic.
2:15 – 3:00 Written test and Case Study (short break after)
3:15 – 4:00 Live patient assessment and treatment by Dr. Ma.
4:00 – close Panel Discussion with all the IDN Instructors.

 

Travel & Accommodations

Airport : Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Hotel Options :   Cleveland Marriott East  – 26300 Harvard Rd, Beachwood, OH  · (216) 378-9191

We have secured a special discounted room block with the Marriott where the course is being held. This is a newly renovated hotel and very convenient for the course.  The rate is $102 per night and there is NOT a parking fee.  All of our instructors will be staying here and they have a nice restaurant and bar so we look forward to networking with everyone. To receive the discounted rate, reserve your room at Cleveland Marriott IDN Reservations.

 

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Reviews

Student Reviews & Testimonials

Integrative Dry Needling Institute
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.
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Details

Start:
April 28
End:
April 30
Cost:
$1295
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Organizer

Dr Frank Gargano
Phone:
(404) 594-4221
Email:
info@integrativedryneedling.com
Website:
http://integrativedryneedling.com

Venue

Marriott Cleveland East
26300 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44122-6146
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Phone:
216-378-9191