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HPU Department of Physical Therapy, In Conjunction with Myopain Seminars, Presents DN1 Course 1: November 11-13

DN-1 Foundations I course features a brief introduction to the history of dry needling, trigger points and myofascial pain, the OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Standards within the context of dry needling, and an introduction to relevant pain sciences.

Many muscles commonly addressed in clinical practice are included, such as the infraspinatus, upper trapezius, deltoid, sternocleidomastoid, triceps, biceps, brachialis, levator scapulae (partially), the latissimus dorsi (partially), the subscapularis (partially), brachioradialis, the wrist extensors, the 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, and gastrocnemius and soleus muscles.

Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle.

Prerequisites

None.

Eligibility Requirements

The workshops are designed for licensed healthcare practitioners, who are allowed to use dry needling in their practice and jurisdiction, including physicians and physician assistants, dentists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nurses, and nurse practitioners. Entry-level students are not eligible for the dry needling courses, but medical residents and physical therapy residents are welcome to attend.

All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the course. By registering for this course, participants agree to practice the various manual and needling techniques on each other. Prior to the course, all participants must sign a waiver (view sample waiver) absolving Myopain Seminars, the program directors, and the instructors of any liability in the event of injury.

Massage therapists, bodyworkers, neuromuscular therapists, physical therapy assistants, and occupational therapy assistants are not eligible to attend the DN courses.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of applied pain sciences
  • Identify select muscles of the body by surface anatomy and by function
  • Identify the features of the trigger point by physical examination and apply this knowledge to individual muscles in different regions of the body
  • Understand common precipitating and perpetuating factors of trigger points.
  • Perform muscle and region-specific manual therapy treatments to inactivate myofascial trigger points and restore movement patterns and posture, integrating various treatment techniques including dry needling and manual trigger point therapy
  • Understand the basic principles of dry needling and trigger point injections

Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott, 1000 Mall Loop Rd. High Point, NC 27262 (500 Foot Walk to Lab Location) 336-882-3600 – 800-321-2211.

JH Adams Inn, 1108 N. Main St. High Point, NC 27262 (5-10 Minute Drive to Lab Location) 336-882-3267 – HPU has rates of $89.99 – $109.99, depending on the room. You may call the hotel and mention the HPU rate in order to book.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

More than 2 weeks prior to a course: 80% refund.
Within 2 weeks of course: no refund.

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop at any time. If unforeseen circumstances occur and the course is canceled, the full registration fee will be returned or applied to a future course (if so desired), but we will not be responsible for any charges incurred by the registrant, including hotel or airline.

For More Information

For information about your application,
or to inquire about a visit,
please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
GradAdmit@highpoint.edu
(336) 841-9198
(336) 841-9024 (Fax)

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