Instructor: Gary Kearns, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT & Chris Gray, PT, DPT, OCS,CDN, FAAOMPT
Approx hours: Variable Depending on the State
Dry Needling (DN) is a powerful, adjunctive tool for the orthopaedic manual physical therapist. Understanding the genesis of myofascial pain, applicable pain science, the mechanisms of DN, application to orthopaedic diagnoses, and the proper historical context is crucial to understanding the theory of DN. However, when not placed in the context of a thorough subjective history, a comprehensive neuromusculoskeletal examination, and appropriate differential diagnosis, it can be challenging to accurately identify the most appropriate patients and achieve optimal patient outcomes.
This course is designed to bridge the gap between DN theory to how this tool can be integrated into clinical practice seamlessly by presenting a case based clinical reasoning approach to DN in order to provide first time exposure and education to clinicians on DN as well as review and improve effective technique with clinicians currently utilizing DN. With concerns about complications from the invasive nature of dry needling, ample amount of lab time will be spent on surface anatomy and palpation to ensure accurate location of relevant regional anatomy and safety of technique.
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