Integrative Dry Needling Institutes Foundation Course
The purpose of the Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation Course is to obtain knowledge and clinical skills necessary to diagnose and treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction. This 27-hour applied-learning course combines interactive lectures and practical hands-on labs. Students participate in several practical sessions, which are intended to provide feedback to students regarding their comprehension of key concepts and techniques. These practical lab sessions enable students to critically self-evaluate if additional instruction or self- study is needed for clinical competency
Daily in clinical practice Chiropractors manage soft tissue pain and dysfunction through various techniques from massage, modalities and manual therapy. Dry needling has recently become an accepted treatment modality to address the unique characteristics of soft tissue pain. This course provides a solid framework, within the scope of a Chiropractor’s knowledge and practice, to deliver effective and safe dry needling treatment. There are several benefits for a clinician to learn dry needling. First, there is a growing body of literature pertaining to dry needling that supports the effectiveness of dry needling for treating soft tissue pain, enhancing range of motion, and reducing disability. In addition to its clinical effect, the use of dry needling is on the forefront of discussions by clinicians, physicians, patients, as well as other health care professionals as the popularity surrounding dry needling has increased over the past several years.
The Integrative Dry Needling Foundation Course for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation covers:
- Dry needling techniques- (80% of the needling technique is virtually pain-free)
- Detailed, tried and tested needling safety techniques and contraindications for dry needling therapy to avoid human error in clinical practice.
- Adaptable dry needling system that easily adapts to clinical practice and to the specific needs of each patient.
- Systemic Homeostatic trigger point concept (physiological and biomechanical approach).
- Paraspinal trigger point concept (neurosegmental and dermatomal approach).
- Symptomatic trigger point concept (neuromyofascial pain in the head, neck, shoulder, upper limbs, thoracic, lumbar, hip and lower limbs).
- Independently identify each of the three types of trigger points (homeostatic, paravertebral and symptomatic) in a given case study.
- Integrate the physiological mechanisms of needling when developing a treatment plan for a given musculoskeletal condition.
- Discuss the prevention and management of adverse responses to dry needling based on OSHA requirements with 100% accuracy during case study.
- Independently apply dry needling treatment safely into musculoskeletal trigger points during lab sessions.
- Independently evaluate soft tissue dysfunctions relating to a given musculoskeletal condition and pain.
- Correctly defend the IDN system for treatment of musculoskeletal pain based on the unique neurology and physiology of neuro-trigger points.
- Independently discuss integrating the IDN system into the participant’s physical therapy practice in relation to current clinical, legislative and billing barriers.
The 27 hour intensive practical classroom structured program addresses theory and key principles with extensive and supervised participant practice.
- Multiple PowerPoint presentations with video support will begin each new section.
- Instructor demonstration of the techniques allowing ample time for questions.
- Interactive lab session will follow where the participants practice and discuss each new technique and concept.
- After each interactive lab section is concluded there is an instructor summary and time for any additional questions.
- The IDN Foundation course is a 3-day, 27 hour course.
- Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm
- Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm
- Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm
- All labs are experiential, which requires all attendees to perform dry needling as well as receive dry needling during the course.
- A Pre-Reading manual will be available to help you prepare for the course and become familiar with the IDN concepts.
- At the conclusion of the course a written and practice assessment based on a case study must be completed.
- In order to become certified in dry needling (CIDN) through IDN you must successfully complete both the Foundation and Advanced courses.
|Instructor||Dr. David Griswold |
|Subject Breakdown||DAY 1 - Neuroanatomy of neuro-trigger points/.75hrs - Surface anatomy of Neuro-trigger points/2.5hrs - Needling Lab-1”/hr - Quantitative Analysis/1.0hr – DAY 2 – Needling Lab- 3”needling of 5 points in the hip/2.5hrs - Needling Lab-2”: (2:2 Concept)/2.0hrs - Needling Lab-1”: (1:1 Concept)/1.5hrs - Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunction/1.5hrs - Needling Lab: Lower Extremity/1.5hrs – DAY 3 – Lab: Case Applications- Shoulder, Electrical nerve Stimulation and Special Needling. Techniques/2.5hrs - Posterior Cervical needling lecture and lab/2hrs -Administrative Discussion group/1hr - Written Test and case studies as a group/1hr - Practical examination/3hrs.|
|Format||In person - Live|