Course Summary

Second of two courses required for CMTPT/ODN

Upcoming Courses

08:00 AM - 06:30 PM

Chez Therese Specialty Therapies - Frankfort Illinois
  • 20500 s. La Grange
  • Suite 5
  • Frankfort
  • IL
  • 60423
  • United States
Presented by Rob Stanborough
  • $895.00 excl.

Course Summary

Second of two courses required for CMTPT/ODN

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Full Course Description

During the ODN-2 course, students will continue with multiple practical sessions of dry needling of trigger points in the orofacial muscles including the zygomaticus, risorius, buccinator, medial and lateral pterygoid, anterior and posterior digastric, geniohyoid, and longus colli muscles. In addition, students will fine-tune dry needling techniques of the muscles covered in the ODN-1 course. Special attention will be places on whiplash-associated disorders.

This is a two-day course, which will prepare the participants for the Orofacial Dry Needling Certification Examinations on the second day of the course.

Required Textbook

Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas. 

Click Here to purchase the book from Myopain Seminars.


The Myopain Seminars Orofacial Dry Needling 1 course

Required Reading

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),

Course Schedule


7:30 - 8:00 Registration
8:00 - 9:00 Lecture: Whiplash-Associated Disorders - Biomechanical Trauma
9:00 - 10:00  Practicum: Medial & Lateral Pterygoid Muscles
10:00 - 10:15 Questions & Answers
10:15 - 11:30 Practicum: Zygomaticus, Risorius, Buccinator muscles
11:30 - 12:30 Practicum: Digastric, Geniohyoid, & Longus Colli Muscles
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 Muscle Competency Check-Off and Practice
2:00 - 3:00 Lecture: Review of Theoretical Knowledge
3:00 - 3:15 Questions & Answers
3:15- 4:30 Practicum: Review of ODN-1 Muscles 
4:30 - 5:00 Lecture – Putting it all together


8:00 - 10:00 Theoretical Examination
10:30 - 5:00 Practical Examinations

Who Should Attend

- Physical Therapists

- Dentists

- Physicians

- Physician Assistants

- Nurse Practitioners

- Chiropractors

- Acupuncturists

- Occupational Therapists

Course CEUs

APTA MD - Orofacial Dry Needling 2 has been approved for 15 hours (10 Practical Hours, 5 Theory Hours)

This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.7 CEUs. (17.0 contact hours).

Course Discounts

Receive a 12% discount when you register for the ODN 1 and ODN 2 courses at the same time.

Course Objectives

- Demonstrate two different dry needling approaches for the lateral pterygoid muscle
- Compare and contrast three basic principles of dry needling and trigger point injections
- Discuss at least two differences between the risk of injury following low- and high-speed collisions
- Discuss the four stages of the movements of the head and trunk following a rear-end collision

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