The Neuro-Musculoskeletal Dry Needling- Foundations II (NMSDN-2) is the second course in a 2- course series offered by SmartCare Pain Management and Rehabilitation Seminars, to attain certification as a Certified Neuro-Musculoskeletal Dry Needling Practitioner.
A minimum score of 80% on a multiple choice quiz plus demonstrated muscle competency are required to pass this course.
NMSDN-2, builds on the knowledge and skills of the NMSDN-1 course. Participants will be introduced to the clinical aspects of myofascial pain, peripheral and central sensitization, the etiology and scientific basis of myofascial pain and dry needling. We will review relevant regional and three-dimensional anatomy as well as pathophysiology of common disorders as the weekend progresses, and dry needling techniques for each muscle.
Successful completion of the NMSDN-1 course by SmartCare Pain Management and Rehabilitation Seminars
Participants will receive required reading material upon registration via e-mail, as well as other course materials.
· Demonstrate at least two principle differences between dry needling of the cervical and thoracic multifidi muscles
· Demonstrate two different dry needling methods for the serratus anterior muscle
· Compare and contrast three principles of dry needling the posterior cervical muscles and the oblique capitis inferior muscle
· Demonstrate three different dry needling approaches for the rhomboid, middle trapezius and pectoralis muscles.
· Discuss the basic premise of three different trigger point hypotheses.
· Name three characteristics of the Cinderella Hypothesis relevant for trigger points.
· Discuss at least 4 different forms of muscle overload that can lead to the formation of trigger points.
· Discuss at least 4 potential adverse events that can occur when needling muscles in the region of the trunk.
· Name three key features of central sensitization.
· Demonstrate three different dry needling approaches for the rhomboid, middle trapezius and pectoralis muscles