Specialty Courses
IAMT is proud to provide advanced specialty courses that encompass a variety of manual therapy and sports medicine topics including: Advanced Sports Medicine Upper Extremity, Advanced Sports Medicine Lower Extremity, Manual Therapy Tool Kit, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Pelvic Floor for the Manual Therapist and many others. We will continue to offer new and exciting educational opportunities through our network of world renowned experts. For a list of our current panel of talented US and international instructors, please refer to the “Our Experts” section of our website.

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Trigger Point Dry Needling – Upper Extremity Therapist

The main objective of this course is to provide instruction to Occupational Therapists/ Upper Extremity Physical Therapists in the application of Trigger Point Dry Needling. This will consist of Trigger Point Theories, History, Models of Treatment, Indications/ Contraindications, OSHA standards, Safety and Applications of TDN in the upper extremities. This course will review the current information related to the role of myofascial trigger points on neuro-musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction and to provide instruction and practical training for using dry needling to treat pain and movement disorders associated with active myofascial trigger points. The current knowledge about the mechanism of effect and the literature related to the effects of dry needling on various neuro-musculoskeletal disorders will be discussed in this course. Dry needling techniques will be taught for a variety of OT neuro-musculoskeletal diagnosis. An examination is performed at the end of this course to offer the certificate of completion. A score of 80% or higher will be required on both the written and practical examination. This course is designed specifically for Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists who specialize in Upper Extremity.

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