DN-Advanced: Advanced Dry Needling; 25 Patient Cases & Certification Course
Presented by Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos and Dr. Konstantine Rizopoulos
- Type – Live. Weekend Courses. You don’t have to miss a day of work!
- Duration – 21 Contact Hours
- Appropriate for – PTs, DCs, MDs, DOs, DPMs, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Acupuncturists, and other healthcare providers whose license permits the practice of Dry Needling
- Language – English
Advanced dry needling methods with clinical integration of 25 patient cases
During this course, you will be able to become qualified for Florida and other states’ patient treatment requirements and you will be able to fill out the attestation form for the 25 cases.
Dry Needling methods and techniques of challenging muscles; needling of ligaments and tendons is covered in this course. Utilization of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (MSKUS) for Trigger Point localization and needle guidance is demonstrated and practiced. EMG Testing for objective quantification of decrease of Spontaneous Electrical Activity of Trigger Points will be demonstrated.
Correlations and integration of Dry Needling with other manual therapy techniques are discussed.
This course begins with a review of the main Dry Needling principles covered in the other courses. Then advanced Dry Needling methods and challenging muscles throughout the body are discussed and practiced until total certainty and competence are achieved.
Needling techniques for ligamentous and tendinous structures are presented and practiced. Principles of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (MSKUS) for guiding the needle is presented. The evidence of the pathophysiology of myofascial pain is followed by demonstration and practice of Dry Needling under Ultrasound Imaging. Ultrasound needle guidance is a separate billable code!
This course also includes a demonstration of EMG testing before and after Dry Needling for objective quantification of the decrease of Spontaneous Electrical Activity of Trigger Points.
The course discusses integrations of other manual therapy techniques with Dry Needling and the creation of treatment protocols.
A small group principle for individual attention is a very important component of the course. Build now total certainty for your dry needling practice!
Contact Hours: 21
- Review the fundamental principles of Dry Needling using “The Original Dry Needling” approach.
- Present, demonstrate, and practice Dry Needling treatment methods for challenging myofascial trigger points in muscles throughout the body.
- Present, demonstrate, and practice Dry Needling treatment methods for tendons and ligaments.
- Discuss principles of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and EMG Testing.
- Present, demonstrate, and practice Dry Needling treatment methods under Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guidance.
- Discuss integrative methods of other manual therapy techniques with Dry Needling and create appropriate treatment protocols.
- Treat 25 patient cases and become qualified to attest your state’s patient case requirement.
This is an essential two-day seminar with immediate clinical applications that will provide you with the Hands-On Seminars Dry Needling Certification.
The scientific background and methods taught utilize an Evidence-Based Model with solid research and Dry Needling techniques that have been tried successfully for years at an international level.
You will be able to apply the techniques in your practice immediately after the seminar. This is a promise!
Appropriate for PTs, DCs, MDs, DOs, DPMs, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Acupuncturists, and other healthcare providers whose license permits the practice of Dry Needling.
Certification Requirements: Successful completion of: PT-01 Online, DN-Upper, DN-Lower, Log of 25 Dry Needling Cases, and pass on the final exam
Course Outline Live Component – Daily Timeline
Day 1 Live
|08:00 – 09:00||Review of Fundamental Principles of “The Original Dry Needling Method”|
|09:00 – 11:30||Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Challenging Muscles of the Upper Extremity & Cervical Spine (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|11:30 – 12:00||Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Challenging Muscles of the Lower Extremity & Lumbar Spine (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|12:00 – 13:00||Lunch Break|
|13:00 – 14:00||Principles of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging & EMG Testing (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|14:00 – 15:30||Needle guidance under Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|15:30 – 16:00||EMG Testing Before & After DN (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|16:00 – 17:30||Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Tendons, Ligaments & Neural Tissue Release (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|17:30 – 18:30||Manual Therapy Techniques Integration with Dry Needling|
|18:30 – 19:00||Questions & Answers – Discussion of Clinical Cases|
Day 2 Live
|07:00 – 12:00||Supervised treatment of 10 patient Cases|
|12:00 – 12:30||Lunch Break|
|12:30 – 17:30||Supervised treatment of 10 patient Cases|
|17:30 – 17:45||Break|
|17:45 – 20:00||Supervised treatment of 5 patient cases|
The final course exam takes place during the supervised patient cases and the review by the supervisor on the appropriate handling of cases
Appropriate Lab Attire to Expose the Trunk, Upper & Lower Extremities is Required. Bring a pillow and an exercise mat if you like.
Due to potential risks during the lab sessions of this course, you may not participate if you are pregnant. If you know that you have become pregnant by the starting date of the course, we will transfer your registration to a later date. All other cancellation policies remain in effect.
Dr. Dimitrios KostopoulosDPT, MD, PHD, DSc, ECS
Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, DPT, MD, PHD, DSc, ECS, is board certified in clinical electrophysiology with over 30 years of clinical experience. He is the co-founder of Hands-On Companies and a Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor for Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. He is a past member of SACE (Specialization Academy of Content Experts) for the ABPTS examination board on electrophysiology, and a past elected member of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology of APTA.
He is the editor of the Diagnostic Section of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, and the author or co-author of numerous books, articles, and research papers related to his fields of expertise.
Dr. Kostas RizopoulosPT, DPT, MCMT, RMSK
Dr. Rizopoulos is a PT, a DPT, MCMT, and RMSK. He also holds a doctoral degree with a focus on business administration, marketing, PR and management. With Dr. Kostopoulos, he successfully established and managed the Hands-On Companies, a consortium of companies in the areas of Physical Therapy, Diagnostic Testing, and Education.
During his extensive experience in diagnostic testing and manual therapy, Dr. Rizopoulos has treated more than 100,000 patients over the last 30 years, and performed thousands of ultrasound diagnostic tests.
He has also co-authored several books with Dr. Kostopoulos, and numerous articles for professional journals.