Dry Needling 1: Foundations I (Kenosha, WI)
By: Myopain Seminars

Course Description

Boost your chiropractic practice and revenue with Myopain Seminars’ PACE-certified Dry Needling Certification. This top-tier certification program, suitable for chiropractors, not only expands your client base by addressing a wider range of musculoskeletal issues but also significantly enhances your profitability. With Myopain’s industry-leading training, gain cutting-edge techniques and deepen your patient care skills, ensuring your practice excels in service quality and financial performance. Invest in your professional growth and elevate your practice to new heights.

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Course Summary

Begin Your Journey to Certification with Dry Needling 1: Foundations I Embark on becoming a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT) through Myopain Seminars, starting with the DN-1 Foundations I course. This introductory module offers a comprehensive overview of dry needling, covering its historical background, the science of trigger points and myofascial pain, a thorough examination of potential risks, and adherence to OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards specific to dry needling practices.

Full Course Description

Dive into the DN-1 Foundations I course, your premier step towards excellence in dry needling.

This course is meticulously designed to introduce healthcare professionals to the pivotal concepts of dry needling, including its historical background, the science of trigger points, and the intricacies of myofascial pain. With a focus on safety and efficacy, we explore the critical aspects of potential adverse events and the essential OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards tailored to dry needling practices. Plus, engage in a captivating introduction to relevant pain sciences, enhancing your understanding and application in clinical settings.

Key Highlights

  • Comprehensive Muscle Focus: Gain expertise in a wide array of muscles pivotal to clinical practice, including but not limited to the infraspinatus, deltoid, biceps, and many more. Each session will deepen your understanding of anatomy, functionality, and specific dry needling techniques for effective treatment.

  • Pre-Course Preparation: Kickstart your learning journey with access to pre-course videos upon registration, ensuring you're primed for success from the get-go. Opt for the DN-1 Webinar for a live, interactive learning experience.

  • Pathway to Certification:This course is the first in a trilogy offered by Myopain Seminars, leading to certification as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist - Dry Needling (CMTPT/DN). Fulfilling the requirements of this course is your first step towards a distinguished certification in dry needling.

  • Many muscles commonly addressed in clinical practice are included, such as the infraspinatus, upper trapezius, deltoid, sternocleidomastoid, triceps, biceps, brachialis, levator scapulae, the latissimus dorsi (partially), the subscapularis, brachioradialis, wrist extensors, supinator and anconeus, the quadratus lumborum, psoas major, lumbar iliocostalis, the gluteal muscles (minimus, medius, and maximus), the hip adductor muscles, the quadriceps and hamstrings, the pectoralis major, the tensor fascia latea, and gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle.

Achieving Excellence

  • Certification Criteria: Attain a minimum score of 70% on our comprehensive multiple-choice quiz and demonstrate muscle competency to pass this course. Note: Tennessee-licensed physical therapists must achieve a minimum score of 80%.

  • State-Specific Requirements: Understand the nuances of dry needling education requirements across states, ensuring you know the necessary hours and criteria to practice dry needling legally and safely.

Tailored for Your Success

  • Maryland and Georgia PTs Special Note: Tailored information for physical therapists practicing in Maryland and Georgia, including specific training hours and certifications required to meet state regulations.

  • Continuous Learning Opportunities: Myopain Seminars offers a variety of webinars to supplement your learning, ensuring you meet theoretical and practical requirements efficiently.

Transform your therapeutic approach with the DN-1 Foundations I course, and embark on a journey towards mastering dry needling. This course is not just an educational experience; it's an investment in your professional growth and a commitment to excellence in patient care. Register now and take the first step towards becoming a leader in dry needling therapy.

Required Textbook

Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas.

Click Here to purchase the book from Myopain Seminars.


There are no prerequisites for the Myopain Seminars Dry Needling 1 course.

Required Reading

If you have not purchased or received the required textbook prior to the class, you would need to complete the required reading after the course or during the evening hours of the course.

The following chapters are required reading for the DN-1 course: Chapters 1, 5, and 6. Sections of chapters 7-12 describe the muscles that are included in the DN1 course.

Course Schedule

Actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors.

Day 1

07:00 - 07:30 Registration

07:30 - 08:30 Pre-quiz & Review of Intro Lecture

08:30 - 09:30 Palpation Lab

09:30 - 09:45 Questions & Answers

09:45 - 10:45 Needle Handling Lab

10:45 - 11:45 OSHA, Blood Borne Pathogen

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 02:00 Infraspinatus

02:00 - 03:15 Deltoids

03:15 - 03:30 Questions & Answers

03:30 - 04:30 Biceps and Brachialis

04:15 - 05:30 Triceps

05:30 - 06:30 Upper Trapezius

Day 2

07:30 - 08:30 Review of Intro to Pain Sciences

08:30 - 09:30 SCM

09:45 - 11:15 Lat Dorsi, Teres Maj/Min & Pec Major

11:15 - 12:15 Subscapularis (axillar & medial approach)

12:15 - 01:15 Lunch

01:15 - 02:45 Brachioradialis and Wrist Extensors

02:45 - 03:45 Supinator/Anconeus

03:45 - 04:00 Questions & Answers

04:00 - 05:15 QL and Psoas

05:15 - 06:30 Gluteus max/med/min & TFL

Day 3

07:30 - 09:00 Adductor longus, brevis, magnus/gracilis

09:00 - 10:00 Pectineus

10:00 - 10:15 Questions & Answers

10:15 - 11:45 Quads and Hamstrings

12:45 - 01:45 Gastroc/Soleus

01:45 - 02:30 Muscle Competency Check Off and Practice**

02:30 - 03:30 Review and Summary

Students will have 5 hours of home study modules to review before each course.

Once registered, Myopain will send a link containing the home study modules. The home study can also be completed via a live webinar. Additional charges apply for the webinar.

Course Objectives

Enhance your dry needling skills with focused objectives.

  • Safety First: Learn to avoid key anatomical structures when needling the sternocleidomastoid.

  • Adverse Event Awareness: Identify five potential risks associated with dry needling.

  • Technique Mastery: Practice two dry needling techniques for the psoas major.

  • Theory and Practice: Understand the differences between dry needling and trigger point injections.

  • Hands-On Skills: Apply four manual therapy treatments for myofascial trigger points.

  • Trigger Point Identification: Recognize three essential features of a trigger point.

  • Anatomical Knowledge: Accurately identify 25 muscles by anatomy and function.

This streamlined approach ensures practical mastery and theoretical understanding for effective dry needling practice.

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Course Details

  • Dry Needling 1: Foundations I (Kenosha, WI)
  • By:    Myopain Seminars
  • Instructor:    Savas Koutsantonis
  • Total CE Hours:    46
  • Course Format:     Live In Person Seminar
  • Course Start:    05/17/2024   08:00am
  • Course End:    05/19/2024   06:30am
  • Time Zone:    Central
  • Location State:    Wisconsin
  • Course Categories:     DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Anatomy  -14 CE Hours
    • Orthopedics  -14 CE Hours
    • Pain Management  -18 CE Hours
  •    Course Outline