Introduction to Dry Needling provides the learner an opportunity to gain knowledge of this innovative treatment that is gaining popularity in the rehab clinics. The history and legal implications of practice are explored along with the theories as to how the procedure works. Current evidence is reviewed and discussed. Indications, contraindications, and ways to become certified are also explored. This course provides multiple video examples and serves to improve the knowledge of any clinician interested in learning more about this procedure.
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- Introduction to dry needling terminology
- History of DN
- Current practice patterns of DN in the USA
- Evidence review and analysis
- Muscle anatomy and physiology review
- How does DN work?
- Indications for DN treatment
- Contraindications for DN treatment
- Certification process/ agencies
- Lab Demo of several common sites
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on increasing clinician awareness of dry needling and its indications and contraindications.
- Identify current evidence statements about the use of dry needling.
- Identify at least 3 indications and 3 contraindications for TDN treatment.
- List dry needling treatment of several common muscle sites.
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Chad Hensel is employed by Marion Technical College and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service