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The premier dry needling certification course for athletic trainers and sports physical therapists. This is the second course of the 2-course certification course program. NOTE: a similar course program (Sports DN) is also available in a 3-course format with 2-day courses. The course formats are not interchangeable.

07:30 AM EST - 06:30 PM EST

Myopain Seminars - Corporate Office
  • 4405 East-West Highway, Suite 401
  • District of Columbia
  • Bethesda
  • MD
  • 20814
  • United States
  • $1,195.00 excl.

07:30 AM - 06:30 PM

AV Performance Therapy, LLC - Glenview IL
  • 1800 John’s Drive, Glenview, IL 60025
  • Glenview
  • IL
  • 60025
  • United States
  • $1,195.00 excl.


NOTE: A similar course (Sports DN) is available in a 3-course format with each course lasting 2 days . The two different course formats are not interchangeable! Once you start with one format, you cannot switch to the other format. This page describes the second course of the 2-course format.


The DN-AT 2/2 course builds on the knowledge and skills of the DN-AT 1/2 course.

Students will be introduced to the clinical aspects of myofascial pain, the etiology and scientific basis of myofascial pain and dry needling, and dry needling for injury prevention, maintenance, and performance enhancement of athletes.

The DN-AT 2/2 course will bring the athletic trainer to the highest level of clinical proficiency in the management of athletes with myofascial pain.  All muscles of the DN-AT 1 course will be reviewed in detail, preparing students for the final practical examinations leading to the CMTPT/DN-AT qualification! The pertinent theoretical information discussed during the DN-AT 1 will also be reviewed in preparation for the theoretical examination.

Many muscles commonly addressed in clinical practice are included, such as the pronator teres, wrist flexors, hand muscles, the posterior neck muscles, the sternocleidomastoid muscles, the upper trapezius muscles, the lumbar paraspinals, the quadratus lumborum, the psoas and iliacus muscles, the deep hip rotators, and several lower extremity and foot muscles. Students will also be introduced to the current scientific basis for dry needling for scar tissue, fascial adhesions, enthesopathies, and tendinopathies.

Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle.


Successful completion of the Myopain Seminars DN-AT 1/2 course.

Who Should Attend

Athletic Trainers

Sports Physical Therapists



Required Textbook

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

Course CEUs

The Myopain Seminars DN-AT 2/2 course has been approved for 2.8 Category A continuing education units (CEUs) for Athletic Trainers (28 hours). The BOC Approved Provider (AP) number is P8248.

Course Schedule

Day 1

07:00 - 07:30


07:30 - 08:30

Pre-quiz & Review of Intro Lecture

08:30 - 09:30

Wrist Flexors and Pronator Teres

09:30 - 09:45

Questions & Answers

09:45 - 10:45

Hand muscles

10:45 - 11:45

Foot muscles

11:45 - 12:45


12:45 - 02:00

Anterior and lateral compartment lower leg

02:00 - 03:15

Popliteus, FDL, FHL, posterior tibialis

03:15 - 03:30

Questions & Answers

03:30 - 04:30

Posterior neck muscles

04:15 - 05:30

Sternocleidomastoid and upper trapezius

05:30 - 06:30

Deep hip rotators

Day 2

07:00 - 07:30


07:30 - 08:30

Theoretical Lecture

08:30 - 10:00

Quadratus lumborum, psoas, and iliacus

10:30 - 10:15

Questions & Answers

10:15 - 11:00

Scar Tissue, Adhesions, Enthesopathies, and Tendinopathies

11:00 - 12:30

Review of Theory

12:15 - 01:15


01:15 - 02:30

Review of the upper extremity

02:30 - 03:45

Review of the lower extremity

03:45 - 04:00

Questions & Answers

04:00 - 06:30

Clinical case review / Specific considerations for Athletic Training

Day 3

07:30 – 08:00


08:00 - 10:30

Theoretical Review and Examinations

10:30 - 11:00

Last Minute Practice Prep

11:00 – 03:00

Practical Review and Examinations

Course Objectives

  • Discuss three different dry needling techniques for needling the intrinsic hand muscles.
  • Discuss the basic premise of three different trigger point hypotheses.
  • Discuss at least 4 different forms of muscle overload that can lead to the formation of trigger points.
  • Describe common referred pain patterns of 25 muscles covered in this course.
  • Describe a treatment strategy incorporating dry needling for,injury prevention, maintenance, or performance enhancement of athletes

Course Discounts

Multiple discounts are available, i.e., active military, veterans, university faculty, multiple course discounts, among others.

Required Reading

Chapters 2, 3, and 4, Sections of chapters 7-12 describing the muscles included in the DN-AT 2/2 course.

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