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.
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.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
7:30 am-6:30 pm
|7:30-8:30||Review of Intro Lecture|
|9:45-10:45||Needle Handling Lab|
|10:45-11:45||OSHA, Needle Precautions|
|3:30-4:30||Biceps and Brachialis|
End Day 1
7:30 am-6:30 pm
|7:30-8:30||Review of Intro to Pain Sciences|
|9:45-11:15||Latissimus Dorsi (axillary portion) and Pectoralis Major (axillaryand clavicular portion)|
|11:15-12:15||Subscapularis (lateral approach)|
|1:15-2:45||Brachioradialis and Wrist Extensors|
|4:00-5:15||QL and Psoas|
End Day 2
7:30 am-3:30 pm
|7:30-9:00||Adductor longus, brevis, magnus/gracilis|
|10:15-11:45||Quads and Hamstrings|
|1:45-2:30||Post Quiz and Review **|
|2:30-3:30||Muscle Competency Check Off **|
** In addition, students will have 5 hours of home study modules to review prior to each course.
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.
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.