The Integrative Dry Needling Institute LLC is solely an educational resource to provide the knowledge and technical skills necessary to deliver safe and effective dry needling treatment. The Integrative Dry Needling Institute LLC does not make policy, claims, or interpretation on professional licensure or scope of practice. The Integrative Dry Needling Institute LLC encourages all participants to contact their licensing boards for official positions and rulings related to the practice of dry needling.
We require each participant to read our pre-course manual that is designed to provide background information, theory and references to prepare them for the course. We are also the only provider of dry needling continuing education that has published 2 course textbooks. We are currently producing a third textbook that describes the IDN concept and techniques taught in our courses.
Participants must attend the Foundation Course (Integrative Dry Needling for Pain Management & Sports Rehabilitation) regardless of prior experience or training to qualify to attend the Advanced Course.
The IDN courses are different because we do not instruct how to treat particular groups of muscles on the first course then instruct how to treat the remaining muscles on subsequent courses. We provide a foundation upon which a clinician can use to treat most neuromuscular conditions and / or dysfunction anywhere in the body. The IDN model is based on the peripheral nervous system mapping allowing the clinicians to appreciate symptoms not only at a local level but also as part of a larger system. We treat the human body as an integrated structure functioning as a whole, not as individual parts or isolated symptoms.
A box of needles can range from $3 (which we do not recommend) to upwards of $10. Like most things, you get what you pay for. You will also need a sharps container, gloves, alcohol swabs, and something (we use a rolling cart) to carry the needling supplies between patients.