Course Summary

The premier dry needling course for athletic trainers and physical therapists working with athletes. The first of a two-course dry needling qualification. NOTE: to become fully certified as a CMTPT, completion of Dry Needling of Athletes - Level 3 is required.

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Myopain Seminars - Corporate Office
  • 8120 Woodmont Ave, Suite 200
  • Bethesda
  • MD
  • 20814
  • United States
Presented by Todd R. Hooks
  • $1,250.00 excl.

Course Summary

The premier dry needling course for athletic trainers and physical therapists working with athletes. The first of a two-course dry needling qualification. NOTE: to become fully certified as a CMTPT, completion of Dry Needling of Athletes - Level 3 is required.

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Full Course Description

Introduction

This course is designed to incorporate dry needling in the overall care of athletes and is particularly suited for physical therapists with an athletic patient population and athletic trainers. Although not all athletic ' state boards have approved dry needling by athletic trainers or have a defined position on the topic, an increasing number of athletic trainers are being trained in dry needling. According to a recent study, 89% of the dry needling competencies are provided through entry-level education within the AT 5th Edition Competencies leaving 11% of dry-needling-specific education for post-graduate continuing education course programs. Myopain Seminars has been teaching dry needling courses since 1996 (!) and throughout the years, we have trained many athletic trainers and sports physical therapists. Dr. Jan Dommerholt, President and CEO of Myopain Seminars, has taught dry needling courses to the clinical staff of numerous universities, professional sports teams within the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and organizations such as the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and the Women’s Association of Tennis Professionals (WTA), and many of these courses have included athletic trainers.

We are excited to launch this Dry Needling course program, designed to meet the needs of athletes, especially for athletic trainers and sports physical therapists. Myopain Seminars is an approved BOC course provider (P8248). 

Course Description

The DN-AT 1 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 pain sciences relevant to athletic training. Many muscles commonly addressed in clinical practice are included, such as the infraspinatus, deltoid, triceps, biceps, brachialis, brachioradialis, wrist extensors, supinator and anconeus, the pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi and subscapularis (partially) muscles, the gluteal muscles (minimus, medius, and maximus), the tensor fascia latea, 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. The course will also address when and how to incorporate dry needling into athletic training for amateur and professional athletes.

Theory: 11 hours, Practical: 16 hours, Total: 27 hours

Required Textbook

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

Prerequisites

None

 

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-AT 1 course: Chapters 1, 5 and 6. Sections of chapters 7-12 describing the muscles that are included in the DN-AT 1 course.

Course Schedule

Dry Needling of Athletes Level 1

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

04:30 - 05:30   Triceps

05:30 - 06:30   Pectoralis major (axillary)

 

Day 2

07:00 - 07:30   Registration

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

08:30 - 09:30   Lat Dorsi, Teres Maj/Min

09:30 - 09:45   Questions & Answers

09:45 - 11:15   Subscapularis (axillar approach)

11:15 - 12:15   Brachioradialis and Wrist Extensors

12:15 - 01:15   Lunch

01:15 - 02:45   Supinator/Anconeus

02:45 - 03:45   Review of the upper extremity

03:45 - 04:00   Questions & Answers

04:00 - 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

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for athletic trainers, sports physical therapists, chiropractors, and physicians.

 

Course CEUs

  • The Myopain Seminars DN-AT 1 course has been approved for 27 Category A continuing education units (CEUs) for Athletic Trainers (27 hours). The BOC Approved Provider (AP) number is P8248.

  • Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) - 27 Approved CE Hours

  • This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2.7 CEUs. (27.0 contact hours).

  • APTA of MD - This course is approved by the APTA of Maryland towards required hours to perform dry needling in Maryland. Approved Hours:  Theory 11; Practical 16

  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - 27 Approved CE Hours

 

Theory: 11 hours, Practical: 16 hours, Total: 27 hours

Course Discounts

Dry Needling of Athletes - Level 1, possible discounts (may only use one)

The registration system will apply a 12% discount automatically when you register for both DN of Athletes Qualification courses (Level 1 & Level 2) on one ticket. CMTPT level of certification (DN of Athletes Level 3/Advanced) coming soon). 

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 5 possible adverse events associated with dry needling
  • Demonstrate two different dry needling methods for the gluteus maximus 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
  • Describe the common referred pain pattern of 25 muscles covered in this course
  • Describe the utilization of DN in the recovery treatment program for an athlete
  • Describe the incorporation of DN into a treatment program prior to sports participation.


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