The Advanced Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management and Performance Enhancement Course is designed to provide our students with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic effects of dry needling on neuropathic and radiculopathic pain syndromes. The examination and management of peripheral nerve inflammation/sensitization, neuromuscular dysfunction and biomechanical imbalance of the musculoskeletal system will be presented. We will discuss the negative effects that peripheral nerve inflammation has on muscle function and how integrative dry needling can assist in maximizing human (athletic) performance. Integration of Manual Therapy and other treatment options will be included that will complement the efficacy of dry needling treatment. A considerable amount of lab time is focused on assuring safe and effective advanced dry needling skills with an emphasis on clinical decision-making.
PRE-REQUISTE: IDN Foundation Course: Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation. This course provides understanding of the needling mechanisms and the capability to treat all clinical soft tissue pain cases.
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.