An advanced DN course that introduces the concepts of trigger point dry needling as it relates to the muscles of the pelvis and perineum.
Full Course Description
This 3-day course will introduce the concepts of trigger point dry needling as it relates to the muscles of the pelvis and perineum. The course 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. Myopain Seminars values the unique skillset of pelvic floor clinicians and is proud to offer a dry needling course that features internal palpation and the effective dry needling treatment of internal pelvic floor muscles. Attending this course will improve 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.
You must have successfully completed a dry needling course. For this course, we accept any accredited dry needling course, even from other course providers. Registrants must submit a course certificate or other proof of having completed a DN course. Please submit the certificate of the course you took, with "DNPP Documentation" in the subject line.
Previous experience with pelvic floor physical therapy, including internal work, is preferred but not required. This course does include some internal work, so participants should feel comfortable with these skills.
Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors. Refreshments are provided; meals are on your own.
|07:30 - 08:00||Registration|
|08:00 - 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|
|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|
|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
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 State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2.4 CEUs.
NOTE: Many states, such as Connecticut, Georgia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin, among many others, accept the CEUs approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
If you are not sure about another state, check out your state board's website and look for language like (from South Carolina - https://www.llr.sc.gov/pt/ce.aspx):
At least fifteen (15) of the required thirty (30) contact hours shall be from Certified Activities. Certified Activities include [...] attendance at conferences and completion of continuing competency activities provided by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA), other chapters and sections of the APTA, as well as other state boards of physical therapy.
A 10% discount will be applied automatically when 3+ individuals are registered for one course on the same ticket.
- 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