Required for Occupational Therapy DN Certification. The Dry Needling for OTs 2 (OTDN-2) course features several lectures about the scientific basis and etiology of myofascial pain and peripheral and central sensitization.
Full Course Description
The Dry Needling for OTs 2 (OTDN-2) course features several lectures about 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.
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.
OT Dry Needling 1: Occupational Therapists
Chapters 2, 3, and 4, Sections of chapters 7-12 describing the muscles included in the DN-2 course.
Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors. Refreshments are provided; meals are on your own.
07:00 - 07:30 Registration*
07:30 - 07:45 Pre-course quiz
07:45 - 10:30 Pain Science Lecture
10:30 - 10:45 Q&A
10:45 - 12:15 Hand Muscles
12:15 - 01:15 Lunch
01:15 - 02:15 Supraspinatus Muscle
02:15 - 03:15 Levator Scapulae Muscle
03:15 - 04:15 Coracobrachialis Muscle
04:15 - 04:30 Q&A
04:30 - 05:30 Pectoralis Minor Muscle
05:30 - 06:30 Rhomboid Muscles
07:30 - 08:30 Sternocleidomastoid Muscle
08:30 - 09:45 Scalene Muscles
09:45 - 10:00 Q&A
10:00 - 11:15 Posterior Cervical Spine Muscles
11:15 - 12:30 Thoracic & Lumbar Multifidi Muscles
12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
01:30 - 02:30 Quadratus Lumborum Muscle
02:30 - 06:30 Review of all Muscles
07:30 - 08:00 Registration
08:00 - 10:30 Theoretical Examination
10:30 - 11:00 Q & A
11:00 - 15:00 Practical Examination
* Due to Covid-19 measures, breakfast will not be provided
**In addition, students will have 5 hours of home study modules to review prior to 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 Therapy Assistants are not eligible to attend this course.
The Dry Needling for OTs 2 (DNOT-2) course consist 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.
- 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