First of two courses required for CMTPT/ODN

Description

In addition to a review of the scientific basis of dry needling and myofascial trigger points, the practical sessions focus on dry needling and manual techniques for the neck and shoulder muscles, including the upper trapezius, levator scapulae, post-cervical muscles (semispinalis, splenii, oblique capitis inferior, multifidi and rotatores, sternocleidomastoid, and medial scalene muscles. Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle. Students will expand their knowledge of head, neck, face, jaw and shoulder pain syndromes through focused lectures and practical laboratory sessions. The course includes a comprehensive review of relevant and pertinent pain sciences, including sensitization.

Course Objectives

- Demonstrate proper identification of 12 muscles of the body by surface anatomy and function
- Discuss three basic principles of applied pain sciences as they relate to treating patients with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
- Demonstrate two different dry needling methods for the psoas major muscle
- Compare and contrast three basic principles of dry needling and trigger point injections
- Name at least four anatomical structures to avoid when needling the sternocleidomastoid muscle
- Demonstrate proper identification of the three key features of a trigger point
- Discuss three differences between peripheral and central sensitization
- Compare and contrast three principles of dry needling the posterior cervical muscles and the oblique capitis inferior muscle
- Discuss four common precipitating and perpetuating factors of trigger points
- Discuss three indications for dry needling of the longus colli muscle
- Demonstrate two different dry needling approaches for the zygomaticus muscles
- Compare and contrast three dry needling approaches for the upper trapezius muscle
- Name at least four anatomical structures to avoid when needling the anterior scalene muscle

Course Schedule

DAY 1 

07:30 - 08:00 Registration
08:00 - 09:30 Lecture: Introduction to dry needling, muscle pain & the rules of needling, incl. OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Standard
09:30 - 10:30 Practicum – basics of dry needling
10:30 - 10:45 Questions & Answers
10:45 - 12:30 Practicum – biceps brachii and triceps brachii muscles
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Lecture: Myofascial pain
14:00 - 15:00 Practicum – upper trapezius muscle
15:00 - 15:15 Questions & Answers
15:15 - 16:15 Practicum – levator scapulae muscle
16:15 - 17:00 Introduction posterior neck muscles 

DAY 2

08:00 - 09:00 Introduction posterior neck muscles
09:00 - 10:00 Practicum – oblique capitis inferior muscle
10:00 - 10:15 Questions & Answers
10:15 - 10:45 Lecture – headaches
10:45 - 12:30 ----------------
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Practicum – sternocleidomastoid muscle
15:00 - 15:15 Questions & Answers
15:15 - 16:15 Practicum – anterior and medial scalene muscle
16:15 - 17:00 How to manage your patient in your practice? 

DAY 3

7:30 - 8:00 Registration
8:00 - 9:00 Lecture – Introduction to dry needling – Rules of needling – OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Standard
9:00 - 10:30 Practicum – Review of dry needling techniques – trapezius muscle
10:30 - 10:45 Questions & Answers
10:45 - 12:30 Practicum – Masseter (superficial and deep) and temporalis muscles
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 Practicum – sternocleidomastoid muscle
2:30 - 3:00 Practicum – occipito-frontalis, corrugator and procerus muscles I
3:00 - 3:15 Questions & Answers
3:15 - 3:00 Practicum – occipito-frontalis, corrugator and procerus muscles II
3:00 - 5:00 Lecture – peripheral and central sensitization 

Prerequisites

 No Prerequisites 

 

 

Who Should Attend

- Physical Therapists

- Dentists

- Physician Assistants

- Nurse Practitioners

- Chiropractors

Course CEUs

Myopain Seminars Orofacial DN1 has been approved by:

APTA of Maryland for - 9.25 Theory. 6.75 Practical - 16 Total Orofacial Dry Needling Hours

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy - 1.5 CEUs