Every year, about 200 new research studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, literature reviews, and case reports are published in the scientific literature. For the clinician, these many papers make it nearly impossible to keep up with the literature.
In this online review, Jan Dommerholt explores the most pertinent literature on myofascial pain and dry needling. The review will include studies on the mechanisms of myofascial pain, clinical applications, and new uses of dry needling, for example, for neurologic conditions (i.e., spasticity), performance enhancement, scar tissue and fascial adhesions, and tendinopathies.
At the end of the webinar, students will be fully up-to-date on the latest developments in the scientific myofascial pain and dry needling literature up to September 2021.
For Maryland-licensed physical therapists: This webinar COUNTS TOWARDS THE LIVE THEORETICAL LECTURES LEADING TO GETTING QUALIFIED FOR DRY NEEDLING BY THE MARYLAND BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for .3 CEU’s.
The APTA of Maryland has approved this webinar for three hours to count towards the 40 Dry Needling theoretical hours necessary for practice.
Members of the APTA of Maryland are eligible for a $20 discount
At the conclusion of this webinar, students will be able to
- Describe three recent studies underlying the mechanisms of myofascial pain
- Describe two recent clinical dry needling studies
- Describe two recent papers on pain science education and dry needling
- Describe two recent studies on dry needling for spasticity
Three Hour Lecture
There are no prerequisites for this webinar.
Who Should Attend
Physical Therapy Assistants
Occupational Therapy Assistants