DN-Upper: Dry Needling Upper Body
Presented by Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos and Dr. Konstantine Rizopoulos
- Type – Live. Weekend Courses. You don’t have to miss a day of work!
- Duration – 20 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
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 shoulder, elbow, and hand along with muscles of the neck area will be needled safely and effectively.
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 Cervical Spine and the upper 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!
Contact Hours: 20
“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
- Present the evidence of the pathophysiology for the myofascial trigger point phenomenon.
- Present methods of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of myofascial trigger point syndrome.
- Discuss Physiological principles of dry needling, dry needling methods and models.
- Learn and apply Clean Needle Method and creation of a Clean Field, Safety Precautions, Indications, Contra-Indications, Infection Control, Handling of Emergencies.
- Present, demonstrate and practice Dry Needling treatment methods for myofascial trigger points of the Upper Extremities and the Cervical 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
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 Elbow Pathology (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|14:00 – 15:30||Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Selected Muscles of the Elbow (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|15:30 – 16:30||Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis of Forearm, Wrist & Hand Pathology (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|16:30 – 18:00||Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Selected Muscles of the Forearm, Wrist & Hand (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|18:00 – 19:00||Questions & Answers – Discussion of Clinical Cases|
Day 2 Live
|08:00 – 10:00||Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis of Shoulder Pathology (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|10:00 – 12:00||Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Selected Muscles of the Shoulder Region (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|12:00 – 13:00||Lunch Break|
|13:00 – 14:30||Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis of Cervical Spine Pathology (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|14:30 – 16:00||Anatomy, Localization & Dry Needling Techniques of Selected Muscles of the Cervical Spine (Theory – Demonstration – Lab)|
|16:00 – 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|
Appropriate Lab Attire to Expose the Cervical Spine, Trunk, and Upper 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.