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Master Dry Needling Level-1 Seminar : Aug 3-5, 2020, Providence, RI

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  • Event date: 8/3/2020 - 8/5/2020 Export event

    Master Dry Needling Level-1 Seminar : Aug 3-5, 2020, Providence, RI

    Master Dry Needling Level-1 - Outline

    This course is a three day introductory course to utilize DN in clinical practice and is open to Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Physicians, Nurses, Physician’s Assistants and Athletic Trainers. It will begin with a history of dry needling and its contrast and comparison to acupuncture. This course IS NOT an acupuncture course. We will review relevant regional and three-dimensional anatomy as well as pathophysiology of common disorders as the weekend progresses. It will cover the use of DN techniques in trigger points, myofascial pain syndromes and its use in musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Also included will be musculotendinous, tenoperiosteal and ligamentous applications. An introduction to Total Motion Release, founded by Tom Dalonzo-Baker, PT, will be included as time permits. Safety and the proper handling of potential blood borne pathogens associated with DN applications will be emphasized. The course is designed to place heavy emphasis on practical, hands-on practice. Participants will review clinical anatomy and practice DN treatment of each tissue and region covered throughout the course. Each attendee will be expected to sign a waiver and practice DN on a lab partner. Pregnant females are not allowed to participate in the course as all attendees are expected to needle lab partners. The art of “needle palpation” will be covered. This includes identifying different subdermal tissues as the tip of the needle advances into the body including normal and abnormal muscle tissue, scar tissue, ligaments, tendons, musculotendinous junction, adipose and periosteum.

    PREREQUISITES *State practice act that includes dry needling as being within scope of practice. *Active malpractice insurance (If you are covered by Employer /Clinic/Company/University/College malpractice insurance, then you can also take the class) *Signed liability waiver by all attendees. Female attendees must sign to certify they are not pregnant.

    Master Dry Needling Level-1- Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to: Have a thorough understanding of DN history and clinical applications. Understand normal and abnormal muscle contraction physiology. Identify precipitating and perpetuating factors in trigger point (TP) syndromes. Identify muscle attachments and trigger points by surface anatomy and muscle testing. Identify ligamentous and tenoperiosteal tissues by surface anatomy. Properly insert needles into each tissue identified including depth and angle of penetration. Understand and apply Total Motion Release concepts into treatment. Understand absolute and relative contraindications to DN therapy. Identify type of tissue encountered at the end of a needle using “needle palpation.” Utilize the different needling techniques and stimulation performed across the field. Discuss and apply electrical stimulation to inserted needles.

    Course Preparation: • The Basic and Advanced courses are 3 days, Friday – Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, the course begins at 8 am and conclude by 7 pm. On Sunday the course begins at 8 am and we should conclude by 3 pm. • You are responsible for your own lunch on all days. Meals will be not be provided. There will be light snacks throughout the day. • All of our labs are experiential, which requires all attendees to perform dry needling as well as receive needles during the course. • Plan to dress in comfortable clothing all three days to allow access to the entire spine, upper and lower extremities. No jewelry or other bling needed. • The seminar location, hotel, and travel information can be found on the registration page under each corresponding course dates. • The manual and handouts will be emailed to you a week before the class. Printing is not required. You can use the soft copy and bring it to the class on a tablet, computer, iPad, etc. • Class materials like needles etc will be provided by us at the class free of cost. • Participants will need to bring a tablet or Ipad, laptop, etc or any other device where you can watch online internet videos from our membership website. HEADPHONES ARE NECESSARY TO HEAR DETAILS ON TRAINING VIDEOS. We will be referring to a lot of video files during the class to help you understand the course better.


    Master Dry Needling Level 1 - Agenda


    Day 1 (10 hours)

    8:00 – 9:00 Introductory Lecture (literature review, history and controversy)

    9:00 – 10:00 Safety, Contraindications, Adverse Effects, Needle Handling & Disposal

    10:00 –11:00 Needle Insertion and Needle Palpation Techniques

    11:00 – 1:00 Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Needle Insertion and Practice

    1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

    2:00 – 4:00 Upper extremity Needle Insertion and Practice

    4:00 – 5:30 Posterior Hip Needle Insertion and Practice

    5:30 – 7:00 Review and Discussion

    Day 2 (10 hours)

    8:00 – 10:00 Thoracolumbar Needle Insertion and Practice

    10:00 – 12:00 Posterior Cervical and Posterior Thorax Needle Insertion and Practice

    12:00 – 1:00 Anterior Hip Needle Insertion and Practice

    1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

    2:00 – 4:30 Lower extremity Needle Insertion and Practice

    4:30 – 7:00 Anterior Cervical and Anterior Thorax Needle Insertion and Practice

    Day 3 (7 hours)

    8:00 – 9:30 Abdominal and Anterior Pelvis Needle Insertion and Practice

    9:30 – 11:30 Review and Practice of Significant Clinical Regions

    11:30 – 12:30 Total Motion Release Intro and Application in DN practice

    12:30 – 1:30 Neural Therapy Intro and Application

    1:30 – 3:00 Review and Discussion and Post-course Testing

    About the InstructorDr. Jason Schuster indirectly began his PT career as a patient following many injuries and surgeries from playing ice hockey growing up and Division 1 ice hockey at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. After undergraduate, Jason began working as a fly fishing guide at a high end, a remote fly fishing lodge in southwestern Alaska in the summer months and managed a Fly fishing lodge in Patagonia, Chile during the rest of the year. Jason became fluent in Spanish and treats in Spanish frequently. After about a decade of fishing and traveling throughout Alaska, South, and Central America (yes, he got paid to do this!). Jason went to the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine Florida, where he obtained his DPT. He also received the post-grad MTC certification (Manual Therapy certification, University of Saint Augustine; certification consists of eight, 3-4 day seminars, 2 written, 1 oral and 1 practical exam per course, 32 total exams, all must be passed with 80% or better to acquire certification) Jason has worked with his fiancé Angela as a traveling DPT at 1 on 1 outpatient clinics since he graduated. He specializes in Dry Needling and spinal manipulation, using a full body, holistic approach. Primary focus is on treating each patient as an individual, assessing the entire body and striving toward reaching each patient’s unique and maximal potential. Jason and Angela are planning to open a cash-based clinic focusing primarily on DN and manipulation somewhere in Colorado within the next few years. Jason was introduced to Dry Needling in school and upon graduating took both levels from Dr. Ken Cooper. He assisted with Ken at his fiancé’s 2 courses and uses Dry Needling and manipulation as integral parts of his practice. Jason is fascinated with the intricate art of DN and the research and science associated with it. He has presented and had published a case report at the Reno AAOMPT conference, 2018, on DN as a stand-alone treatment for chronic, cervicogenic dizziness. Jason has a unique and diverse background and in his free time likes to fish, hike, travel, surf, kayak, run, read, paint and just about anything outside. He has recently traveled to Israel, Glacier National Park and Key Largo, FL to fly fish for migrating Tarpon and the southern marsh of Louisiana for Redfish.
    Subject BreakdownTOPICS AND HOURS COVERED Principles of Practice - 2hrs : (8 To 10 AM Fri) Examination Procedures / Diagnosis - 2hrs (10 To 12 PM Fri) Physical therapy / Physiological therapeutics (Dry Needling) - 1hr : (12 To 1 PM Fri) Basic sciences 3D ANATOMY REVIEW - 4hrs : (2-6 PM Fri) Boundaries issues : 0.5 hr : (6 – 6.30 PM Fri) Scope of practice : 0.5 hr : (6.30-7 PM Fri) Other(spec.): DRY NEEDLING SAFETY & TECHNIQUE : 19hrs (8 AM SAT To 3 PM SUN ) Total Number of Hours Approved : 27 hrs
    Total Credits27.00
    FormatIn person - Live

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