Integrative Dry Needling Institutes Cranio-Cervical Course
The Neurologic Dry Needling for Cranio-Cervical Pain & Dysfunction Course is an advanced level training program designed for clinicians that have prior dry needling training and are utilizing it clinically. This course will develop the knowledge and clinical skills required to safely and effectively diagnose and treat painful neuromuscular conditions in the cranial, facial and cervical regions. This course details the musculoskeletal and neuroanatomical relationships, both peripheral and central, that exist between the regions. The role of inflammation (neurogenic) in the production of pain and dysfunction is described and discussed. This course is primarily lab-based focusing on clinical decision-making and improving treatment outcomes in this challenging patient population. The clinical rationale for treating both the cervical and cranial regions concurrently is explained to maximize treatment effect. Case examples of common clinical conditions such as concussions, migraines and cervicogenic dizziness are discussed and treatment plans are practiced.
PRE-REQUISTE: This is an intermediate to advanced course, prior dry needling training is required to attend.
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.
- By the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to develop a plan of care for the evaluation and treatment of a cervicogenic headache.
Independently evaluate peripheral nerve dysfunctions relating to a given cranio-cervical condition.
- Independently identify a minimum of three peripheral cranio-cervical neuro-trigger points in a given case study.
- At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to demonstrate proper prevention and management strategies to address a syncopal episode during a given case study presentation.
- By the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to correctly defend the IDN system for treatment of neuromusculoskeletal pain based on the unique neurology and physiology of neuro-trigger points.
- By the end of the course, participants will be able to justify the use of neurologic dry needling for a given patient with a craniocervical dysfunction that results in a migrainous event.
The Integrative Dry Needling Specialty Course: Neurologic Dry Needling for Cranio-Cervical Pain and Dysfunction 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.
- Neurologic trigger point concept (physiological and biomechanical approach).
- Clinical scenarios of common clinical diagnoses are discussed and dry needling treatment techniques practiced.
- The IDN Cranio-Cervical course is a 1 day, 8.25 course.
- Saturday 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.
- All course needling supplies are provided as well as a course manual.
- At the conclusion of the course a written and practical assessment based on a case study must be passed (80%).
|Instructor||Dr. Frank Gargano|
|Subject Breakdown||Physiological Mechanisms of Dry Needling/1hrs - Trigeminal Nerve Related to Migraine/1.75hrs - Crania-Mandibular Pain and dysfunction/1.5hrs - Posterior Cervical Pain and Dysfunction/2hrs - Anterior Cervical Pain and Dysfunction/2hrs|
|Format||In person - Live|