DN-Lower: Dry Needling Lower Body

Presented by Hands-On Seminars in Collaboration with Apex Physical Therapy

Course Features

  • Type – Live. Weekend Courses. You don’t have to miss a day of work!
  • 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

This is how we're covered for CEU's

Approval # 20-1144382

Our courses are subcontracted by Redefine Health Education (RHE). We are approved for CEU CREDITS for PT, PTA, APT, DPT IN 40+ STATES.

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This course is subcontracted to Redefine Health Education. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of the PT Board of California, a rule-approved CE provider of the PT Board of Florida (#50-32784), a licensed CE sponsor of physical therapy continuing education by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR #216.000360), an approved CE provider of the PT Board of New Mexico, an approved CE provider of the PT Board of Oklahoma (#BAP202310010) and recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved sponsor of PT/PTA continuing education. In addition to the aforementioned jurisdictions, courses approved by other state boards & APTA chapters will be accepted for licensure credit in all the jurisdictions listed on this webpage, pursuant to regulation: www.redefinehealthed.com/ceuinfo. If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry, including the course title in which you are interested, to [email protected].

Approval # 20-1144382

Course Description

The fundamentals of dry needling using “The Original Dry Needling Method”

Physiological principles of dry needling, dry needling methods, and models are being discussed and demonstrated. Clean Needle Method and creation of a Clean Field, Precautions, Indications, Contra-Indications, Infection Control, Handling of Emergencies will be covered.

Selected muscles of the hip, knee and foot along with muscles of the Lumbar area will be needled safely and effectively.

NOTE

NOTE

Small groups for individual attention are paramount for this course. Learn, practice, and apply Dry Needling with total confidence!

Details

A major cause of somatic, somatovisceral and somatoemotional dysfunction can be the presence of Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrPs). MTrPs are also a leading cause of misdiagnosis amongst Physical Therapists who treat musculoskeletal problems.

Effective Manual Physical Therapists must be experts in the evaluation and treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, which includes the utilization of Dry Needling Technique. We teach “The Original Dry Needling Method”.

This course reviews the evidence of the pathophysiology of myofascial pain; teaches effective treatments of muscles of the upper body with the use of Dry Needling and explores assessment methods with emphasis on diagnosis and differential diagnosis, which leads to appropriate muscle selection.

The history, theory, and research of Dry Needling will be reviewed. Emphasis is given on safety precautions along with an extensive anatomy review of the selected structures to be needled.

Participants have the opportunity to practice effective and efficient MTrP Dry Needling treatment methods for the Lumbar Spine and the Lower extremities.

A small group principle for individual attention is a very important component of the course. Build now the confidence in treatment you always wanted!

21 Contact Hours

(ask us for specific CEUs for your state)

“Differential diagnosis and muscle selection is very important component of this course. The “how to do it” is less important than “where to do it”. Our programs give significant emphasis to differential diagnosis and muscle selection. This is what makes our graduates extremely effective practitioners in the treatment of myofascial trigger points.”

– Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos & Dr. Konstantine Rizopoulos, Founders of Hands-On Seminars

Course Objectives

  1. Present the evidence of the pathophysiology for the myofascial trigger point phenomenon.
  2. Present methods of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of myofascial trigger point syndrome of the Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremities.
  3. Discuss Physiological principles of dry needling, dry needling methods and models.
  4. Learn and apply Clean Needle Method and creation of a Clean Field, Safety Precautions, Indications, Contra-Indications, Infection Control, Handling of Emergencies.
  5. Present, demonstrate and practice Dry Needling treatment methods for myofascial trigger points of the Lower Extremities and the Lumbar Spine.

This is an essential two-day seminar with immediate clinical applications teaching the most successful approaches for the evaluation and treatment of the MyoFascial Pain with the use of “The Original Dry Needling Method”.

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.

“The Original Dry Needling Method” is an effective and efficient approach that enables the clinician to achieve immediate results, even in challenging cases. You will learn how to evaluate and choose the most important muscle systems to effectively treat each condition. Diagnosis and differential diagnosis are important components of this training.

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.

Course Pre-requisite: PT-01 Online

Course Outline Live Component – Daily Timeline

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Day 1 Live

08:00 – 10:00 Definitions, Pathophysiology of the MyoFascial Trigger Point Phenomenon & Dry Needling Physiological Principles
10:00 – 11:15 History, Theory of Dry Needling & Research Studies
11:15 – 12:00 Safety Precautions, Contraindications & Clean Needle Method
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:00 Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis of Knee Pathology (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)
14:00 – 15:30 Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Selected Muscles of the Knee & Thigh area (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)
15:30 – 16:30 Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis of Lower Leg and Foot Pathology (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)
16:30 – 18:00 Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Selected Muscles of the Lower Leg and the Foot (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)
18:00 – 19:00 Questions & Answers – Discussion of Clinical Cases

Day 2 Live

08:00 – 09:30 Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis of Hip & Gluteal Region Pathology (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)
09:30 – 11:00 Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Selected Muscles of the Hip and Gluteal Region (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)
11:00 – 12:00 Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis of Lumbar Spine Pathology (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 15:30 Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Selected Muscles of the Lumbar Spine (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)
15:30 – 17:00 Review and Dry Needling Practice of all muscles covered at this course
17:00 – 18:00 Dry Needling Practical Examination
18:00 – 18:30 Clinical correlations & Creation of Treatment Protocols
18:30 – 19:00 Questions & Answers – Discussion of Clinical Cases

Available Dates Options

July 20-21, 2024

October 12-13, 2024

All classes are held at Apex Physical Therapy, 15751 San Carlos Blvd # 4, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Lab Attire

Appropriate Lab Attire to Expose the Trunk, Lumbar Spine & Lower Extremities is Required. Bring a pillow and an exercise mat if you like.

Pregnancy Policy

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.

Available Offerings

DN-Lower: Dry Needling Lower Body

$1,250.00

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  • Appropriate for PTs, DCs, MDs, DOs, DPMs, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Acupuncturists, and other healthcare providers whose license permits the practice of Dry Needling
  • 21 Contact Hours
  • Live course

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