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.
To use Dry Needling in Maryland, you must obtain 40 theoretical and 40 practical skills hours and submit them to the APT of Maryland. When you complete the Myopain Dry Needling series (DN1, DN2, and DN3) you will have 33.75 approved hours. You will be short 6.25 hours. You can obtain these hours through Myopain in a few different ways:
1) Take two 4 credit hour Webinars of which this is one. Webinars can be taken in any order at any time - WE ONLY OFFER SIX A YEAR SO DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED YOUR COURSE WORK!
2) Look out for APTA of MD conferences. We frequently provide a workshop there where you can receive 3 hours
3) Take another Myopain Advanced Dry Needling course - Introduction to Fu's Subcutaneous Dry Needling (6.75 hrs), Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain (11 hrs) or coming soon, Orofacial Dry Needling.
To learn more about the Maryland Board requirements for Dry Needling, follow this link: https://blog.myopainseminars.com/important-information-for-physical-therapists-licensed-in-maryland/.
If you are a physical therapist practicing in Maryland, you might need more hours to meet the 40 theoretical hours required for Dry Needling Credit. 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.” Follow this link for more information:https://blog.myopainseminars.com/important-information-for-physical-therapists-licensed-in-maryland/.
This course has been approved by
The APTA of Maryland 3 hours to count towards the 40 Dry Needling theoretical hours necessary for practice.
New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 4 Dry Needling theory hours (live)
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.
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