An advanced DN course

07:30 AM EDT - 06:30 PM EDT

Myopain Seminars - Corporate Office
  • 4405 East-West Highway, Suite 401
  • District of Columbia
  • Bethesda
  • MD
  • 20814
  • United States
Presented by Blair Green
  • $895.00 excl.


This 3-day course will introduce the concepts of trigger point dry needling as it relates to the muscles of the pelvis and perineum. It will integrate pain science research with anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvis and pelvic floor. Students will learn techniques to safely perform trigger point dry needling to the region. They will also learn clinical patterns that may facilitate improved clinical reasoning as to when and where to utilize trigger point dry needling. Muscle groups include the hip abductors, adductors, flexors, abdominal muscles, urogenital triangle, levator ani and coccygeus. Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle.

The Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain course is designed with the pelvic health practitioner in mind. It improves the proficiency of dry needling skills in these providers while maintaining focus on the muscles most commonly treated in people with chronic pelvic pain and other types of pelvic floor dysfunction.

This is a three-day course including a practical examination on the third day.

Maryland PT's - If you are a physical therapist practicing in Maryland, you will need 40 theoretical hours and 40 practical training hours before you complete your application to use Dry Needling to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. 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.”  When you have completed Dry Needling 1, 2 & 3 with Myopain Seminars, you will be short 6.25 hours of theory. (You will have met the 40 hour practical requirement) Myopain Seminars offers webinars for theoretical hours, however, you could also choose to take Dry Needling for Pelvic Floor. This course provides 11 hours of theory applicable to the Dry Needling requirements.





Successful completion of a dry needling course. For this course, we accept any accredited dry needling course even from other course providers; and successful completion of a level 1 course in pelvic health / pelvic floor dysfunction. Registrants must submit a course certificate or other proof that course has been completed to satisfaction before becoming eligible to participate in the Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain course. Please submit certificate of DN course and pelvic course to with "DNPP Documentation" in the subject line.

Course Objectives

- Become familiar with common referral patterns for the muscles of the pelvic floor and the muscles which commonly refer pain to the pelvic region

- Integrate pain science in a comprehensive approach to treating the pelvic floor

- Understand the precautions (relative and absolute) to performing trigger point dry needling in the pelvic region – biological, emotional and psychological

- Learn appropriate and safe positioning, needle insertion and post-needling instruction for the muscles of the pelvis and perineum

Course Schedule

Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors. Refreshments are provided; meals are on your own.

Day 1

08:00 - 08:30 Registration & continental breakfast      
08:30 - 09:00 Introduction
09:00 - 10:15 Review myofascial pain and central sensitization theory; review needle safety
10:15 - 10:30 Questions & Answers
10:30 - 12:30 Lab: DN techniques glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors, pectineus (review from DN-1)
12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
01:30 - 02:30 Lab: DN techniques lumbar and sacral multifidus, thoracolumbar junction
02:30 - 03:30 Lab: DN techniques quadratus lumborum, psoas, iliacus
03:30 - 03:45 Deltoids
03:15 - 03:30 Questions & Answers
03:45 - 05:00 Lab: DN techniques tensor fascia lata, abdominal wall


Day 2

07:30 - 08:00 Registration & continental breakfast      
08:00 - 08:30 Day 1 Review and Q&A
08:30 - 10:00 Lecture: Introduction to pelvic floor dysfunction; hypertonic/overactive pelvic floor; pelvic pain
10:15 - 10:30 Questions & Answers
10:30 - 12:30 Lab:DN techniques Piriformis, deep hip rotators, quadratus femoris, obturator internus
12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
01:30 - 02:00 Lecture: Pelvic floor anatomy
02:00 - 03:00 Lab: Pelvic floor anatomy / external palpation
03:00 - 03:15 Questions & Answers
03:15 - 05:00 Lab: DN Techniques Bulbospongiosus, ischiocavernosus, Superficial Transverse Perineal


Day 3

07:30 - 08:00 Registration & continental breakfast      
08:00 - 08:30 Day 2 Review and Q&A
08:30 - 09:30 Lecture: Clinical Correlations
09:30 - 09:45 Questions & Answers
09:45 - 12:30 Lab:DN techniques review urogenital triangle (from Day 2), levator ani, coccygeus
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch
01:00 - 02:30 Quiz / Review
02:30 - 02:45 Questions & Answers
02:45 - 05:00 Competency


Who Should Attend

Physical Therapists
Physician Assistants
Nurse Practitioners

Course CEUs

Myopain Seminars Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain has been approved by:

APTA of Maryland for - 11 Theory, 16 Practical - 27 Total Dry Needling Hours

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy - 2.3 CEUs

Course Discounts

A 10% discount will be applied automatically when 3+ individuals are registered for one course on the same ticket.