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Neurologic Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction - Solon, OH

  • Board Restrictions note: Co-sponsored courses may not be eligible for CE in Tennessee; Credit calculations may vary for New Mexico approval
  • Event date: 10/3/2020 - 10/4/2020 Export event

    Event Location: IDN Neurologic Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction – Cleveland (Solon), OH

    Integrative Dry Needling Institutes Cranio-Cervical Course

    The Neurologic Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction course is the culmination of the work and clinical experience of Dr. Yun-tao Ma, Dr. Frank Gargano DPT, and Mark Hernandez, PT.  The Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) training program will develop the knowledge and clinical skills required to effectively diagnose and treat painful neuromuscular conditions.   This course teaches you to treat pelvic floor, lower abdomen and anterior hip systemically in women and men*; Our system is built on the foundation of Neurological Dry Needling that provides a logical and systematic process for addressing pelvic pain and dysfunction.  As a result, course participants develop an adaptable clinical procedure allowing immediate integration of dry needling into clinical practice.  

    *Due to the neuroanatomy of the pelvic floor, abdomen, and anterior hip, the dry needling taught in this course does not require direct needling of the external genitalia and can be performed without disrobing the patient.  Appropriate patient clothing, draping, and positioning to maximize patient modesty will be emphasized during the teaching of all techniques. 

    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.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Independently identify each of the three types of trigger points (homeostatic, paravertebral and symptomatic) in a given case study.
    2. Independently identify neural entrapment points for clinically relevant pain patterns.
    3. Discuss the prevention and management of adverse responses to dry needling based on OSHA requirements with 100% accuracy during case study.
    4. Independently apply dry needling treatment safely into neuro-trigger points during lab sessions.
    5. Independently evaluate soft tissue dysfunctions relating to a given musculoskeletal condition and pain.
    6. Correctly defend the IDN system for treatment of musculoskeletal pain based on the unique neurology and physiology of neuro-trigger points.
    7. Independently integrate the IDN system into the participant’s clinical practice in relation to current clinical guidelines.

    Course Content

    The course Neurological Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain will include:

    • 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.
    • Modifiable dry needling system that easily adapts to clinical practice and to the specific needs of each patient.
    • Systemic Homeostatic trigger point concept (physiological and neuromechanical approach).
    • Paraspinal trigger point concept (neurosegmental and dermatomal approach).
    • Symptomatic trigger point concept (neuromyofascial pain in the pelvic floor, lower abdominal and anterior pelvis).
    • Neural entrapment points for clinically relevant pain patterns
    • Addresses pudendal and perineal areas discretely without disrobing.

    Course Information

    • The IDN Pelvic Floor course is a 2 day, 16 course. 
      • Saturday and 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.
    • 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%). 


    InstructorMark Hernandez, PT
    Subject Breakdown1.0 - Lecture I: Introduction of concept, physiological mechanisms of dry needling, peripheral and central mechanisms, specific and non-specific mechanisms. 0.5-Safety Lecture (Adverse Reactions, OSHA guidelines, BBP, Precautions) 0.5-Ergonomic and dexterity tips. Needling insertion techniques using 1.5” needle. Lab practice.- 1.25 Lecture 2: Definition of pelvic pain, symptoms, and causes. Review of relevant anatomy and neuroanatomy. 0.25-Lab I Anatomy: Relevant Sensory Nerve/Homeostatic Points. 1.0-Needling Lab I: Relevant Sensory Nerve/Homeostatic Points: Saphenous (4), Tibial (6), Superior Cluneal 0.25-Lab II Anatomy: Relevant Paravertebral, Quadratus Lumborum, and Coccygeal Points. 1.0-Needling Lab II: Bilateral Paravertebral NTP’s, Quadratus Lumborum, S1-3, & Anococcygeal N. S4-5. 0.25-Lab III Anatomy: Relevant Pelvic Floor/Posterior Hip Dry Needling. 1.5-Lab III: Piriformis S1-2 (L5), Iliococcygeus S3-4, Coccygeus S5, Pudendal N. S2-4. 0.5- Lab IV Anatomy: Relevant Lateral and Anterior Abdominal Wall Points. 1.0-Needling Lab IV: Superior Pubic Ramus. 1.5-Needling Lab IV continued: Lateral and Anterior Wall. 0.25-Lab V Anatomy: Relevant Ant. and Post. Psoas Dry Needling for T12-L2 Nerve Entrapments 1.0-Needling Lab V: Anterior and posterior psoas. 0.25-Lab VI Anatomy: Relevant Ant./Med Hip Thigh Dry Needling for L1-4 Nerve Entrapments. 1.0-Needling Lab VI: Relevant Ant./Med. Thigh Dry Needling: Adductor Magnus, Gracilis. Adductor Longus/Brevis, Pectineus. 2.0-Lecture and Lab VII: Integration: Kinesio Taping, Vacuum Therapy, Manual Therapy, Exercise. 0.75-Written test and case study as groups. 0.75-Case study and clinical integration discussion. Final questions and answers.
    Total Credits16.00
    FormatIn person - Live
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    The Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) training program will develop the knowledge and clinical skills required to effectively diagnose and treat painful neuromuscular conditions. IDN courses teach you to treat the body systemically; we do not divide the body into upper and lower halves requiring you to take 2 courses before you get the whole picture. Our system is built on the foundation of Neurological Dry Needling that provides a logical and systematic process for addressing pain and dysfunction. As a result, course participants develop an adaptable clinical procedure allowing immediate integration of dry needling into clinical practice.

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