This is a 3 DAY course in Dry Needling. Places are limited to meet HSE guidelines during Covid19.Limited places remaining!
Pre-Entry Requirements: ITEC Level 4 Cert in Sports Massage, Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy, GPs, NMT, Athletic rehab therapists… or Equivalent.
- 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 recognized by most major insurers
Times: Each day 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Who can apply: Students need to have the ITEC Level 4 Cert in Sports Massage or equivalent…NMT,Physical Therapy,Physiotherpist,GPs,etc
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:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Golfer’s elbow
- Buttock pain
- Leg pain
- Hamstring strains
- Shin splints
- Muscle Spasms
- Sciatic Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Shoulder strains