This course features many practical sessions focusing on dry needling and manual techniques for select neck and shoulder muscles, including the upper trapezius, levator scapulae, post-cervical muscles (i.e., the semispinalis, splenii, oblique capitis inferior, multifidi, and rotatores muscles), the sternocleidomastoid, and the anterior/medial scalene muscles. Furthermore, the course includes the masseter, temporalis, corrugator supercilii, and procerus muscles. Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle and 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, peripheral and central sensitization, head postures, "Jan's Posture Approach," myogenic headaches, the OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogen Protocol, in addition to a review of the scientific basis of dry needling and trigger points, safe needling techniques, and dry needling precautions.
"What a fantastic course it was! Thanks again Jan!" Dr. Sarah Edkin Harrison, PT, DPT, Belair, MD
Who Should Attend
Since the format of the Orofacial Dry Needling has been modified, CEUs are pending.
Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas.
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Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 of the required textbook for this course series (Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas),
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