Course Summary

First of three courses required to receive certification with Myopain Seminars Dry Needling Program - CMTPT. The DN-1 Foundations I course features a brief introduction to the history of dry needling, trigger points, and myofascial pain, an in-depth review of possible adverse events, the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards within the context of dry needling, and an introduction to relevant pain sciences.

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Course Summary

First of three courses required to receive certification with Myopain Seminars Dry Needling Program - CMTPT. The DN-1 Foundations I course features a brief introduction to the history of dry needling, trigger points, and myofascial pain, an in-depth review of possible adverse events, the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards within the context of dry needling, and an introduction to relevant pain sciences.

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Full Course Description

The DN-1 Foundations I course features a brief introduction to the history of dry needling, trigger points, and myofascial pain, an in-depth review of possible adverse events, the OSHA Bloodborne 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, the latissimus dorsi (partially), the subscapularis, brachioradialis, wrist extensors, 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.

Pre-Course videos will be provided after registration. You can register for the DN-1 Webinar If you prefer to review the presentations in a live webinar.

Dry Needling 1: Foundations I is the first course in a 3-course series offered by Myopain Seminars to attain certification as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist - Dry Needling (CMTPT/DN). 

A minimum score of 70% on a multiple choice quiz plus demonstrated muscle competency is required to pass this course. Physical therapists licensed in Tennessee must achieve a minimum score of 80%.

Several states require between 46 and 54 hours of dry needling education to be able to use dry needling in clinical practice, which makes some students conclude that attending the DN-3 course would not be needed. In one of our blogs, we explain the clinical and legal considerations why clinicians should complete the entire certification program in dry needling,

* Maryland PT's - If you are a physical therapist practicing in Maryland, you will need 40 theoretical hours and 40 practical training hours before you complete your application to use Dry Needling to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners requires “in person … face-to-face session; or in real time through electronic means that allow for simultaneous interaction between the instructor and the participants.”  When you have completed Dry Needling 1, 2 & 3 with Myopain Seminars, you will be short 6.25 hours of theory. (You will have met the 40-hour practical requirement) Myopain Seminars offers webinars EVERY OTHER MONTH to meet this theoretical requirement, although you can also take another approved dry needling course to meet the hours. WE OFFER FOUR DIFFERENT WEBINARS THAT YOU CAN TAKE AT ANY TIME AND IN ANY ORDER.  We do not recommend that you wait until you have completed the in-person courses! You must meet the minimum requirements, complete the application, submit it and be approved before you will be eligible to use dry needling in Maryland. To learn more about Dry Needling in Maryland click here: Maryland Regulations Title 10.

*Georgia PT's - This course provides one hour of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens training. This will be reflected on certificates for Georgia DN1 Participant or upon request.

Required Textbook

Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas. 

Click Here to purchase the book from Myopain Seminars.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the Myopain Seminars Dry Needling 1 course.

Required Reading

If you have not purchased or received the required textbook prior to the class, you would need to complete the required reading after the course or during the evening hours of the course. The following chapters are required reading for the DN-1 course: Chapters 1, 5 and 6. Sections of chapters 7-12 describing the muscles that are included in the DN1 course.

Course Schedule

Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors.

Day 1

07:00 - 07:30 Registration

07:30 - 08:30 Pre-quiz & Review of Intro Lecture

08:30 - 09:30 Palpation Lab

09:30 - 09:45 Questions & Answers

09:45 - 10:45 Needle Handling Lab

10:45 - 11:45 OSHA, Blood Borne Pathogen

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 02:00 Infraspinatus

02:00 - 03:15 Deltoids

03:15 - 03:30 Questions & Answers

03:30 - 04:30 Biceps and Brachialis

04:15 - 05:30 Triceps

05:30 - 06:30 Upper Trapezius

Day 2

07:00 - 07:30 Registration

07:30 - 08:30 Review of Intro to Pain Sciences

08:30 - 09:30 SCM

09:30 - 09:45 Questions & Answers

09:45 - 11:15 Lat Dorsi, Teres Maj/Min & Pec Major

11:15 - 12:15 Subscapularis (axillar & medial approach)

12:15 - 01:15 Lunch

01:15 - 02:45 Brachioradialis and Wrist Extensors

02:45 - 03:45 Supinator/Anconeus

03:45 - 04:00 Questions & Answers

04:00 - 05:15 QL and Psoas

05:15 - 06:30 Gluteus max/med/min & TFL

Day 3

07:00 - 07:30 Registration

07:30 - 09:00 Adductor longus, brevis, magnus/gracilis

09:00 - 10:00 Pectineus

10:00 - 10:15 Questions & Answers

10:15 - 11:45 Quads and Hamstrings

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 01:45 Gastroc/Soleus

01:45 - 02:30 Muscle Competency Check Off and Practice**

02:30 - 03:30 Review and Summary

**Also, students will have 5 hours of home study modules to review before each course. Once registered, Myopain will send a link containing the home study modules. The home study can also be completed via a live webinar. Additional charges apply for the webinar.

Who Should Attend

Practicing Clinicians from the following professions:
Physical Therapists
Physicians
Chiropractors
Doctors
Dentists
Veterinarians
Physician Assistants
Occupational Therapists
Athletic Trainers
Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Acupuncturists

 

Physical Therapy, Chiropractor, and Occupational Therapy students in their senior year are welcome to attend the DN-1 course or the OT-DN-1 course, respectively. Proof of student status is required. As many states require that dry needling education must be completed as a post-graduate activity, it is not clear which states will indeed honor pre-graduate dry needling education. The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners has informed Myopain Seminars that students cannot earn Continuing Education Units and courses attended prior to graduation cannot be applied to achieving Dry Needling status in Maryland. We recommend checking with your state board to get the details. Myopain Seminars does not assume any liability if and when a state board does not accept pre-graduation dry needling education.

 

Final-year medical and dental students are welcome to attend the DN-1 course.

 

Physical Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapy Assistants are not eligible to attend any Myopain Seminars dry needling courses.

Course CEUs

Myopain Seminars Dry Needling 1: Foundations I course has been approved by:

Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - 38 contact hours or 3.8 CEUs

APTA of Maryland - 27 hours as (Theory) 11.00 hrs. &  (Practical) 16.00 hrs.

Florida Physical Therapy Association - 46 CEH (continuing education hours)

Illinois Physical Therapy Association - 27.00 traditional hours and 4.5 self-study hours

Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) – 27.00 hours

NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners -27.00 hours as (Theory) 11.00 hrs. & (Practical) 16.00 hrs

BOC for Athletic Trainers (ATs) - 26 hours/2.6 Category A CEUs

This course includes (1) hour of OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Training.

NOTE: Many states, such as Connecticut, Georgia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin, among many others, accept the CEUs approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

If you are not sure about another state, check out your state board's website and look for language like (from South Carolina - https://www.llr.sc.gov/pt/ce.aspx):

At least fifteen (15) of the required thirty (30) contact hours shall be from Certified Activities. Certified Activities include [...] attendance at conferences and completion of continuing competency activities provided by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA), other chapters and sections of the APTA, as well as other state boards of physical therapy.

Course Discounts

Dry Needling 1: Foundations I possible discounts (may only use one)

The registration system will apply a 12% discount automatically when you register for the whole Dry Needling Certification series at once (DN1, DN2 and DN3).

A 10% discount will be applied automatically when 3+ individuals are registered for one course on the same ticket.

New graduates, Active Military/Veterans, Residents, Full-Time University Faculty are eligible for a 10% discount.

You may retake this course for a 50% discount - You will need to pay full price at the time of registration. Upon receipt of a copy of your previous Myopain Seminars certificate and a note of for which course you have registered, the 50% discount will be credited to your credit card. Please send a copy of the certificate and note to Ms. Avelene Mahan

If you took a DN course with a competitor (except courses offered by the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy / Dry Needling Institute), you may take the Myopain Seminars DN1 course with a 50% discount.  You will need to pay full price at the time of registration. Upon receipt of your certificate from another Dry Needling provider (except the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy / Dry Needling Institute) and a note describing for which course you have registered, the 50% discount will be credited to your credit card. Please send the certificate and note to Ms. Avelene Mahan

Only one discount may be applied to any course. See the Myopain Seminars website for more information.

Course Objectives

* Name at least four anatomical structures to avoid when needling the sternocleidomastoid muscle

* Name at least 5 possible adverse events associated with dry needling

* Demonstrate two different dry needling methods for the psoas major muscle

* Compare and contrast three basic principles of dry needling and trigger point injections

* Perform four specific muscle and region-specific manual therapy treatments to inactivate myofascial trigger points

* Demonstrate proper identification of the three key features of a trigger point

* Demonstrate proper identification of 25 muscles of the body by surface anatomy and function



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