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Providing ​comprehensive & safe ​dry needling ​courses
to manual therapists around the globe.

GEMt delivers to the manual therapists of New South Wales a range of dry needling courses in Sydney, aimed at allowing you to add trigger point dry needling (TDN) to the treatments offered by your practice. In addition to our Sydney courses, GEMt hosts a number of dry needling courses around Australia, as well as onsite hosting for clinics and practices; this guarantees that your entire staff has uniform skills and is equally trained.

This dry needling course in Sydney brings trigger point dry needling, a treatment that is being increasingly employed by clinicians all over the world, to all schools of manual therapy. GEMt courses combine the applications of two world-renowned TDN techniques, from Travell & Simons, as well as Dr Chan Gunn.

TDN has been shown as an effective treatment for a range of chronic and acute orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. By undertaking the introductory/intermediate Sydney dry needling courses as an osteopath, chiropractor, physiotherapist or GP, you’ll be prepared to use TDN to treat all manner of pain and dysfunction in your patients such as:

  • Shoulder
  • Thigh
  • Hip
  • Lumbar and cervical spine 
  • Upper and lower extremities

Trigger point dry needling has been demonstrated to be an especially useful treatment for myofascial pain; the Sydney dry needling course offered by GEMt will instruct you in the use of fine filament needles to stimulate trigger points and lessen muscular dysfunction and pain. Many manual therapists across the globe are making this addition to their clinical expertise, and reducing the amount of strain in their wrists and thumbs from other treatment methods.

GEMt accepts all graduates from manual therapy schools to attend; new graduates are more than welcome. Our courses offer face-to-face learning with experienced instructors, as well as a 120-page colour manual.

After completing the dry needling training course in Sydney, you can elect to be added to the GEMt Australian practitioner directory. This ensures that potential patients looking for this kind of treatment can find you and your practice easily, so that they may experience the advantages of trigger point dry needling.

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MEET OUR TEAM

ROBERT DE NARDIS
ROBERT DE NARDISDirector & Principal Presenter
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BRANDON KAM
BRANDON KAMAdvanced Presenter
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ADY KIM
ADY KIMPresenter, Malaysia
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BALAJI PREM CHAND
BALAJI PREM CHANDPresenter, Singapore
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GARETH CHEW
GARETH CHEWPresenter, Singapore
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LUKE MADDEN
LUKE MADDENDemonstrator, Australia
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Shavind Singh
Shavind SinghPresenter, Malaysia
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RYAN KENNEDY
RYAN KENNEDYDemonstrator, Australia
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IVANA JAJCEVIC
IVANA JAJCEVICDemonstrator, Australia
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ANGELA FRAZER
ANGELA FRAZERDemonstrator, Australia
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DARRLYN CRYSTAL
DARRLYN CRYSTALDemonstrator, Malaysia
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SHAHEENA RAJASINGHAM
SHAHEENA RAJASINGHAMSupervisor, Malaysia
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NANTHINI PALAN
NANTHINI PALANSupervisor, Malaysia
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VICNESH KANDASAMY
VICNESH KANDASAMYDemonstrator, Malaysia
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Why Choose GEMt?

We aim to provide you with the best value for money course you have attended. From the scones with jam and cream on day one, to the practical standards we ensure you obtain. GEMt aims to be number one across all categories.

1:7 in fact. We will be with you all the way, face to face learning of this highly skilled technique, ensuring precision, accuracy and safety of all techniques.

GEMt Courses are fully Accredited for the following associations:

  • Osteopathy Australia
  • Australian Chiropractors Association
  • Massage and Myotherapy Australia
  • Myotherapy Association of Australia
  • Note: The APA no longer offers Accreditation for courses

Successful GEMt graduates who sign up to GEMt membership have the option to be listed on our GEMt home page under Find a Practitioner, allowing you to receive on line referrals for your new skill set.

Our courses offer Introductory/Intermediate needling to advanced needling over a total of 7 days. Starting with our 2.5 day Intro/Intermediate course and eventually we will have you safely and confidently needling muscles such as: scalenes and pterygoids!

Manual therapists around the globe are turning to TDN to enhance their clinical skills and improve their outcomes. As TDN becomes a more common treatment, you will be one of the providers who has led the way by becoming trained now and being one of the more experienced needlers. 

Dry Needling allows you to save both your aching thumbs and wrists whilst still obtaining a positive and effective treatment session.

you do not feel this course gives you incredible value for money and change the way you view the human body then we offer you a money back guarantee. If you feel that we fall short on ‘value for money‘ then simply tell us how much you felt the course was worth and we will refund you the balance! We provide feedback forms at the completion of each course, but welcome feedback along the way. Please do not wait until the end of the course to inform us that we have not met your expectations. Let us know as soon as possible so we can correct the situation. To activate your money back guarantee, feedback forms must be handed in at the completion of the course. 

  • Fully catered courses (lunch, morning and afternoon treats!)
  • A 150 page, colour and fully illustrated course manual with reference pictures See Sample Here
  • Summary Chart listing all muscles taught in the course
  • Comprehensive pre-reading and preparation material sent in advance
  • Starter pack given to all course participants ensuring enough supplies to start needling Monday morning
  • Course graduates can subscribe to a website membership including the following:
  • Clinical help-line; email your course presenters for assistance on clinical and marketing matters
  • E-flyers with updates on all research and news on Dry Needling
  • Access to recommended products and suppliers
  • Listed as a practitioner on our website for both patients and practitioners to access – Clinical Pearls – Video to challenge and update your clinical approach with dry needling
  • Clinical Tips – Challenging clinical questions and answers on interesting patient presentations and conditions – Insights – Interesting blogs containing useful information from the course and useful reminders
  • Marketing materials – customisable forms for your clinic use
  • Educational resources and training material i.e. Clinical brochure, flip charts and more
  • Membership Access to a video archive of each muscle you have been trained in
TDN provides patients with the pain relief they desire and therefore aides in the ability for the patient to progress and retain lasting results. It drastically improves patient satisfaction as this treatment can provide them with the immediate relief they need. TDN provides the answer for your chronic pain patients and an effective alternative for your athletes.

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Upon completion of these courses participants will be able to

  1. ​Identify and define trigger points and presentations of neuromuscular dysfunction.
  2. Safely apply dry needling techniques for orthopaedic and musculoskeletal disorders.
  3. Define indications and contraindications for treatment.
  4.  Identify specific dry needling 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 spine, as well as upper and lower extremities, including posterior hip/gluteal region.
  8. The advanced course will provide participants with the knowledge to apply dry needling to areas such as: TMJ, hands, feet, thoracic spine and trunk and others. More advanced techniques will also be taught and incorporated, including full use of the needle plunger.

Intro/Intermediate TDN Trainin​g

An intro/intermediate course (Level 1) for evaluation and treatment of neuromyofascial pain and dysfunction present in both the acute and chronic orthopaedic 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. The course will also cover topics of safety, clean needling techniques, and review of the supporting literature.

GEMt’s introductory dry needling course is designed for qualified manual therapists, such as physiotherapists, physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, Myotherapists, Remedial Massage Therapists and GP’s, or sports physicians with a particular interest in musculoskeletal disorders.

No prior needling experience is assumed or required for this course. At the completion of this course all participants will feel confident to commence dry needling immediately.

Advanced TDN Training

GEMt’s advanced courses (Levels 2 and 3) build upon the dry needling techniques learned in the Level 1 course. All participants are required to take the introductory course and fulfill specific requirements prior to becoming eligible for this course.

Topics to be include in the advanced course include: advanced musculature and extensive techniques, application of techniques for specific diagnoses, and further review of supporting research. Full use of the needle plunger will be taught as well as further use of electrical stimulation and needling techniques.

Treatable Muscles

Participants successfully completing the Level 1,2,3, Podiatry, Essentials and Hand Therapy courses will be able to treat pain and dysfunction originating from myofascial active trigger points, that can lead to conditions such as; tendinopathies, movement impairments and other orthopaedic and sporting conditions of the following areas:

  • Gluteus Maximus
  • Gluteus Medius
  • Gluteus Minimus
  • Piriformis
  • TFL
  • Longisimus lumborum
  • Iliocostalis thoracis/lumborum
  • Multifidus
  • VL
  • Vastus Intermedius
  • VMO
  • Rectus femoris
  • Sartorius
  • Gracilis
  • Adductor Longus
  • Adductor Magnus
  • Semimembranosis
  • Semitendinosis
  • Biceps Femoris
  • Infraspinatus
  • Teres Minor
  • Teres Major
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Deltoid
  • Pectoralis major
  • Rhomboid major
  • Rhomboid minor
  • Trapezius
  • INTERMEDIATE MUSCLES (LAYER 2 )
  • Splenius capitus
  • Splenius cervicis
  • DEEPEST MUSCLES
  • Semispinalis Capitus
  • Multifidi and semi-spinalis cervicis
  • Cervical Erector Spinae attachments
  • Biceps
  • Triceps
  • Brachioradialis
  • ECRL
  • ECRB
  • Epicondylar part of the common extensor tendon
  • Extensor carpi ulnaris
  • Extensor digitorium
  • Supinator
  • Pronator Teres
  • Flexor carpi radialis
  • Flexor digitorium superficialis
  • Flexor carpi ulnaris
  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Tibialis Anterior
  • Peroneus Longus/brevis
  • Extensor digitorum longus
  • Quadratus Lumborum
  • PSIS
  • Pectoralis Minor
  • Subclavius
  • Subscapularis
  • Coracobrachialis
  • Biceps-Short Head
  • Supraspinatus
  • Epicondylar part of the common extensor tendon
  • Extensor carpi ulnaris
  • Extensor digitorum
  • Flexor carpi radialis
  • Flexor digitorum superficialis
  • Flexor carpi ulnaris
  • Multifidus
  • Spinalis
  • Longissimus
  • Iliocostalis
  • Serratus Posterior Superior
  • Middle Trapezius
  • Lower Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Serratus Anterior
  • Serratus Posterior Inferior
  • Piriformis
  • Superior Gemelli
  • Obturator Internus
  • Inferior Gemelli
  • Obturator Externus
  • Quadratus Femoris
  • Pectineus
  • Adductor Brevis
  • Iliacus (ant hip)
  • Psoas (ant hip)
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Levator Scapulae
  • C3-4 &Dorsal scap N C4-5
  • Splenius Capitis
  • Inferior Obliquus Capitus
  • Rectus Capitus Posterior Major
  • Cervical Erector Spinae attachments
  • Rhomboid major/Minor
  • Superior/inferior nuchal lines
  • First Dorsal Interroseous Deep BR, Ulnar Nerve, C8/T1
  • 2-4 Dorsal Interroseous
  • Adductor Pollicis
  • Abductor Pollicis Brevis
  • Flexor Pollicis Brevis
  • Opponens Pollicis
  • Abductor Digiti Minimi
  • Flexor Digiti Minimi
  • Opponens Digiti Minimi
  • Temporalis
  • Masseter
  • Medial pterygoid Mandibular div of CN (V)
  • Lateral pterygoid
  • Extensor Digitorum Brevis
  • Extensor Hallucis Brevis
  • Abductor Hallucis
  • Flexor Digitorum Brevis
  • Abductor Digiti Minimi
  • Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis
  • Quadratus Plantae
  • Dorsal Interroseous
  • Adductor Hallucis
  • Flexor Hallucis Brevis
  • Rectus Abdominus
  • Transversus Abdominus/Obliques
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Patella Tendon
  • Lateral Epicondyle
  • PSIS
  • Lateral Collateral-knee
  • Medial Collateral-knee
  • Infraspinatus
  • Hamstrings on stretch
  • Quads
  • Obturator Internus
  • Scalenes
  • Flexor Pollicis Longus C7/8 Median N
  • Extensor Pollicis Longus C7/8 Post. int. N
  • Extensor Pollicis Brevis C7/8 Post. int. N
  • Abductor Pollicis Longus C6/7 Post. int. N​
  • Glute max
  • Glute medius
  • Glute minimus
  • Lumbar Spine- PSIS, Longissimus and Multifidus
  • Rectus Femoris
  • Vastus Lateralis
  • Vastus Medialis
  • Adductor Longus
  • Adductor Magnus
  • Semimembranosis
  • Semitendinosis
  • Biceps Femoris
  • Ischial Tuberosity
  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Tibialis Anterior
  • Peroneus Longus and Brevis
  • Infraspinatus
  • Supraspinatus
  • Teres Major
  • Teres Minor
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Deltoid
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Pec Major
  • Subscapularis
  • Biceps
  • Triceps
  • Pronator Teres
  • Supinator
  • Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus and Brevis
  • forearm flexors and extensors including FCU and ECU
  • Masseter
  • Temporalis
  • Lateral and Medial Pterygoids
  • Levator Scapula
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Rhomboids
  • Sub-occipital lines
  • Abd Hallucis, Fl Digitorum brevis, Abd digiti minimi, Flexor hallucis
  • Gluteus Maximus
  • Gluteus Medius
  • Gluteus Minimus
  • TFL
  • Abductor Hallucis
  • Flexor Digitorum Brevis
  • Abductor Digiti Minimi
  • Quadratus Plantae
  • Dorsal Interroseous
  • Adductor Hallucis
  • Flexor Hallucis Brevis
  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Tibialis Anterior
  • Extensor Hallucis Longus
  • Peroneus Longus/brevis
  • Extensor digitorum longus
  • Popliteus
  • Tibialis Posterior
  • Flexor Digitorum Longus
  • Flexor Hallucis Longus
  • VL
  • VMO
  • Rectus femoris
  • Sartorius
  • Gracilis
  • Adductor Longus
  • Adductor Magnus
  • ​Infraspinatus
  • Deltoid
  • Supraspinatus
  • Subscapularis
  • First Dorsal Interosseus
  • 2-4 Dorsal Interossei
  • Adductor Pollicis
  • Abductor Pollicis Brevis
  • Flexor Pollicis Brevis
  • Opponens Pollicis
  • Abductor Digiti Minimi
  • Flexor Digiti Minimi
  • Opponens Digiti Minimi
  • Flexor Pollicis Longus
  • Extensor Pollicis Longus
  • Extensor Pollicis Brevis
  • Abductor Pollicis Longus
  • Biceps short head and biceps long head
  • Triceps
  • Brachioradialis
  • ECRL
  • ECRB
  • Extensor carpi ulnaris
  • Extensor digitorum
  • Supinator
  • Pronator Teres
  • Flexor carpi radialis
  • Flexor digitorum superficialis
  • Flexor carpi ulnaris

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