Course Summary

Required for Occupational Therapy DN Certification. The Dry Needling for OTs/CHTs 2 (OTDN-2) course features several lectures about the scientific basis and etiology of myofascial pain and peripheral and central sensitization.

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Course Summary

Required for Occupational Therapy DN Certification. The Dry Needling for OTs/CHTs 2 (OTDN-2) course features several lectures about the scientific basis and etiology of myofascial pain and peripheral and central sensitization.

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Full Course Description

The Dry Needling for OTs/CHTs 2 (OTDN-2) course features lectures on the scientific basis and etiology of myofascial pain and peripheral and central sensitization. This course will include many muscles commonly addressed in clinical practice, such as the supraspinatus, levator scapulae, posterior cervicals (including cervical multifidi), thoracic and lumbar multifidi, quadratus lumborum, pectoralis minor, coracobrachialis, rhomboids (serratus posterior superior, middle trapezius), short thumb muscles, interossei (palmar/dorsal), lumbricals, abductor digiti minimi, flexor digiti minimi and opponens digiti minimi, sternocleidomastoid, and scalenes. Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle.

Pre-Course videos will be provided after registration. If you prefer to review the presentations in a live webinar, you can register for the DN-2 Webinar.

Required Textbook

Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas. To purchase contact: Mahan@myopain4u.com or you can purchase it through your preferred book seller.

 

Prerequisites

OT Dry Needling 1: Occupational Therapists/Certified Hand Therapists

Required Reading

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

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

07:00 - 07:30   Registration*
07:30 - 09:00   Pain Science Lecture
09:00 - 10:30   Hand Muscles
10:30 - 10:45   Q&A
10:45 - 12:00   Supraspinatus Muscle
12:00 - 01:00   Lunch
01:15 - 02:15   Levator Scapulae Muscle
02:15 - 03:15   Subscapularis (medial)
03:15 - 04:15   Coracobrachialis Muscle
04:15 - 04:30   Q&A
04:30 - 05:30   Pectoralis Minor Muscle
05:30 - 06:30   Rhomboid / Middle Trapezius Muscles

Day 2

07:30 - 08:30   Theoretical Review
08:30 - 09:30   Sternocleidomastoid Muscle
09:30 - 09:45   Q&A
09:45 - 11:00   Scalene Muscles 
11:00 - 12:00   Posterior Cervical Spine Muscles 
12:00 - 01:00   Lunch
01:00 - 02:15   Thoracic & Lumbar Multifidi Muscles 
02:15 - 03:15   Quadratus Lumborum Muscle
03:15 - 03:30   Q&A
03:30 - 06:30   Review of all muscles

Day 3

07:30 - 08:00   Registration
08:00 - 10:30   Theoretical Examination
10:30 - 11:00   Q & A
11:00 - 15:00   Practical Examination

* Students will also have up to 5 hours of home study modules to review before each course.  Once registered, Myopain will send a link containing the home study modules.  The home study can also be completed via a live webinar.  Additional charges apply. 

Who Should Attend

Occupational Therapists

Certified Hand Therapists

Occupational Therapy Assistants are not eligible to attend this course.

Course CEUs

The Dry Needling for OTs/CHTs 2 (DNOT-2) course consists of 32 hours.

This course has been approved for continuing education hours for occupational therapy practitioners by the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association- 27 contact hours.

Course Objectives

- Name at least four anatomical structures to avoid when needling the scalene muscles

- Name at least four anatomical structures to avoid when needling the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

- Demonstrate three different dry needling approaches for the rhomboid, middle trapezius and pectoralis muscles