Course Summary

In this hybrid (live and online) lecture, Jan Dommerholt will review the current scientific literature on myofascial pain and dry needling.

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09:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Myopain Seminars - Corporate Office
  • 8120 Woodmont Ave, Suite 200
  • Bethesda
  • MD
  • 20814
  • United States
  • $125.00 excl.

Course Summary

In this hybrid (live and online) lecture, Jan Dommerholt will review the current scientific literature on myofascial pain and dry needling.

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Full Course Description

Every year, over 200 new research studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, literature reviews, and case reports are published in the scientific literature on myofascial pain and dry needling. For the clinician, these many papers make it nearly impossible to keep up with the literature. 

In this review, Jan Dommerholt will explore 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 course, students will be fully up to date on the latest developments in the scientific myofascial pain and dry needling literature.

For New Jersey and Maryland-licensed physical therapists: this course should count towards the live theoretical lectures leading to getting qualified for dry needling by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

We recommend attending the course at the Myopain Seminars International Headquarters in Bethesda, MD, but we will also stream the lecture.

A link for remote access will be provided the week before the course.

Location: 

Myopain Seminars Corporate Office

8120 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 200

Bethesda, MD 20814-2777

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

Course Schedule

09:00 - 12:00 Lecture

Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Who Should Attend

Physical Therapists

Physical Therapy Assistants

Physicians

Chiropractors

Dentists

Veterinarians

Physician Assistants

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Athletic Trainers

Nurses

Nurse Practitioner

Acupuncturists

Course CEUs

APTA of Maryland - 3 Hours (Theory) Pending

Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: Pending

NJ Board - Pending

 

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, students will be able to

  • Describe three recent studies of the effects of dry needling on muscle fatigue
  • Describe the effectiveness of dry needling compared to manual therapy, kinesiotaping, steroid injections, and other therapies
  • Describe recent studies of sonography shear-wave elastography and dry needling
  • Describe five systematic reviews and meta-analyses of dry needling.
  • Describe three potential effects of dry needling in the management of headaches.