Lower Limb (Podiatry) Dry Needling Course (2 Days)
An introductory course for evaluation and treatment of neuromyofascial pain and dysfunction present in both the acute and chronic orthopedic population.
Instruction will include evaluation and application of dry needling of neuromyofascial trigger points for musculature which is considered appropriate at the introductory level of training.
This two day course consists of a combination of lecture and theory, regional anatomy review, needle demonstration followed by a large amount of hands-on supervised practical sessions.
There is also a (non-intimidating) test, both written and practical to ensure adequate transfer of knowledge to all course participants.
Trigger point dry needling (TDN) will be presented as a tool to evaluate and treat the neuromuscular system. The Travell & Simons’ techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Supporting research will be presented and discussed.
Treatment safety will be evaluated throughout the course.
- Define trigger points, motor banding, and neurological presentations of neuromuscular dysfunction
- Review literature supporting efficacy and treatment rationale of TDN
- Instruct application of TDN for orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions
- Review anatomy of regions to be taught in Podiatry 1 course
- Discuss safety
- Discuss indications and contraindications for treatment
Treatable Muscles After Completion
- The Hip, including Gluteals and TFL
- Lower Extremity, including extensor hallucis longus and tibialis posterior
- Gastroc/Soleus/Tib Ant and more
- Thigh-anterior, medial and posterior
Online Learning Modules
GEMt dry needling courses begin with online modules for safety, theory, and anatomy. Access to the online learning platform is provided via email once you have completed course registration. Completion of the online modules is a requirements before attending the course, and you should allow sufficient time to complete them before the course starts.
Module 1: Safety, Theory and Anatomy involving:
Safety Section from the GEMt manual
GEMt pain slides
Anatomy slides of all muscles covered in the course
Safety Video (23 mins)
Needling Demonstration Video (27 mins)
Needle Theory Video (1 hour, 15 mins)
Neuro-myofascial Pain Video (19 mins)
Theory test (45 mins)
Total = 5-6 hours
A degree qualification in either:
- Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy or a Medical Doctor who work with patients suffering from acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
- You must be a registered clinician with Professional Indemnity Insurance to enter this course
- Course participants are required to act as subjects as required for the duration of the course.
- This course is not advisable for anyone who is pregnant (unless they are prepared to bring a friend willing to be needled on their behalf)
Category B – Further Education: 13.5 Hours