Trigger Point Dry Needling
IAMT's Dry Needling curriculum focuses delivering a well-rounded clinical reasoning approach to help enhance your patient outcomes. We provide a 3 level course curriculum to train PTs in a variety of dry needling techniques to be utilized with a wide range of patients. Therapists that successfully complete Dry Needling Level 1, Dry Needling Level 2, and Advanced Dry Needling Level 3 will receive their Certification in Dry Needling (CDNT). Therapists that complete Level 1 and Level 2 will receive a “Certificate of Completion” after each course.
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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