Applications for Chronic Pain Management & Acute Sports InjuriesTrigger point dry needling (TDN) is a treatment technique which uses small filament type needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. Manual Therapists around the world are now using this technique to effectively treat acute and chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. TDN can help you treat your patients more effectively, improve your outcomes and importantly save your aching wrists and thumbs!
Learning OutcomesNB: There is a strong emphasis on anatomy in these courses. Course participants will be provided with muscle charts and reading material prior to the course to assist with guiding their anatomy revision and knowledge.
At the completion of these courses, participants should be able to:
1. Define trigger points, motor banding and neurological presentations of neuromuscular dysfunction.
2. Safely apply Dry Needling techniques for orthopaedic and neuromuscular conditions.
3. Define indications and contraindications for treatment.
4. Identify specific treatment rationales for various diagnoses.
5. Understand the research supporting the use of Dry Needling in clinical practice.
6. Apply Dry Needling techniques to common sporting injuries.
7. Have a greater understanding of how to accurately evaluate and treat common myofascial disorders of the cervical and lumbar spines, upper and lower extremities including posterior hip/gluteal region.
8. The Advanced course will provide participants with the knowledge to needle areas such as: TMJ, hand, feet, Thoracic spine and trunk and other more specific muscles. More advanced techniques will also be taught and incorporated including how to use the needle plunger.