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DRY NEEDLING

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Institute of Massage and Sports Therapy
Fee: 450
Duration: 2 DAY WEEKEND COURSE
Time: 9.30AM-5.00PM
Course Locations: Limerick
Application Deadline: 22-Dec-2016

Course Details

DRY NEEDLING COURSE  25TH and 26TH FEBRUARY 2017

~~We are delighted to be bringing in an expert tutor in Dry Needling to run this intensive practical course in dry needling.

This workshop will
•The workshop will cover detailed theory and practical application of needles, benefits and contraindications
•Hygiene and safety
•The use of needles on all major muscles and joints such as ankles, Achilles tendons, Tibialis anterior, Gastrocnemius, Quadriceps, IT band, Knee joint, Knee ligaments, Hamstrings, Hip, Piriformis, Gluteals, Erector Spinae, SI Joint, Trapezius, Levator Scapulae, Scalanes, Shoulder, Wrist flexors/extensors
• Electrotherapy treatment with needles
•Utilise up to date neurophysiological ideas.
•You will immediately acquire a new modality of treatment which can be used to effectively aid in improving a wide range of problems for your patients.
•Insurance will be available via Balens on provision of a certificate on
 successful completion of course.
•Course recognised by most major insurers

Dates:    25TH and 26TH FEBRUARY 2017

Times:       Saturday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm, Sunday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Who can apply: Students need to have the ITEC Level 4 Cert in Sports Massage or equivalent

Cost:  €450. Booking deposit of €200 required on application

NOTE: Book early as this workshop has Sold Out on previous dates!

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is an invasive procedure whereby solid filament (acupuncture) needles are inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial triggerpoint. A myofascial triggerpoint (sometimes known as a knot) consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.

The approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles which are not to be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture.

What can Dry Needling help?

Dry needling can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Muscles are thought to be a primary contributing factor to the symptoms. Conditions which respond to dry needling include, but are not limited to:

 Headaches, Frozen Shoulder Tennis elbow Carpal tunnel syndrome  Golfer's elbow Buttock pain Leg pain Hamstring strains Shin splints Muscle Spasms Fibromyalgia Sciatic Pain Hip Pain Knee Pain Repetitive Strain Injuries. Shoulder strains

Please note this workshop is held from our main venue at 6 and 7 The Square, Annacotty, Limerick.

Places cannot be reserved without deposits, as numbers must be confirmed. Deposits are completely non-refundable. The remaining fee is payable in full on the first day of the workshop.

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