Dry Needling: A Tool for Physical Therapy Practice, Course 3
This 1.5-day course in dry needling is a compliment to Course 1 and 2 in terms of evidence-based practice, safety, and practical employment of this treatment tool in physical therapy practice. The purpose of this course is to further refine and expand the knowledge of the trained physical therapist in the utilization of dry needling. At the end of this course, the clinician will have an update on evidence and advanced understanding of current conceptual models including tendon, ligament, and scar dry needling. In addition this course will also include advanced assessment and treatment techniques for movement dysfunction as well as pain neuroscience for application of dry needling across multiple patient populations. To facilitate advanced understanding, all participants will submit—and selected participants will present—a clinical case to expand clinical reasoning in the application of dry needling within a management plan.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Develop an advanced understanding of conceptual models of dry needling techniques including trigger point, radiculopathic, superficial, tendon/ ligament/scar, and dry needling with electrical stimulation.
- Safely assess soft tissue along with underlying structures and employ a full understanding of the indications, contraindications, and precautions for application of dry needling on selected basic and advanced muscles.
- Discuss and practice advanced assessment and treatment for movement dysfunction.
- Discuss and practice current pain neuroscience assessment and treatment to advance clinical reasoning in a biopsychosocial model.
- Advance clinical reasoning to integrate dry needling into a comprehensive physical therapy evaluation and management plan.
This course is designed for licensed physical therapists that have experience with dry needling and are allowed to use dry needling in their practice and jurisdiction. Special considerations will be considered with validated experience from an approved education provider if initial training was not through Double E PT Education. Please contact us for verification prior to registering.
PT Continuing Education Approved Course:
North Carolina Physical Therapy Association – 15 hours
Between 12-23 participants
Attendees must be able to fully participate in all lab activities, to include being the needling subject for all sections