The DN-3 Advanced course features an in-depth study of the hand muscles, several lower extremity and foot muscles, the craniofacial and craniomandibular muscles, the scalenes and the longus colli muscles. Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle.
The Advanced dry needling course will bring the clinician to the highest level of clinical proficiency in the management of patients with myofascial pain.
Dry Needling 3: Advanced is the third course in a three-course series by Myopain Seminars to attain certification as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist - Dry Needling (CMTPT/DN). The third day of this course includes a comprehensive theoretical and practical examination. To pass, students must achieve 70% on a multiple-choice exam plus demonstrate competency in dry needling. Physical therapists licensed in Tennessee must achieve a passing score of 80%. The instructor-student ratio is minimally 1:10 and more examiners are brought in to assist with the practical examination.
* Maryland PT's - If you are a physical therapist practicing in Maryland, you will need 40 theoretical hours and 40 practical training hours before you complete your application to use Dry Needling to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners requires “in person … face-to-face session; or in real time through electronic means that allow for simultaneous interaction between the instructor and the participants.” When you have completed Dry Needling 1, 2 & 3 with Myopain Seminars, you will be short 6.75 hours of theory. (You will have met the 40-hour practical requirement) Myopain Seminars offers webinars every other month to meet this theoretical requirement, although you can also take another approved dry needling course to meet the hours. We offer three different webinars that you can take at any time and in any order. We do not recommend that you wait until you have completed the live courses! You must meet the minimum requirements, complete the application, submit it and be approved before you will be eligible to use dry needling in Maryland. To learn more about Dry Needling in Maryland click here: Maryland Regulations Title 10.
- Discuss three indications for dry needling of the longus colli muscle.
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 - 08:30||Lecture: Other needling approaches|
|08:30 - 10:00||Anterior and lateral compartment lower leg|
|10:00 - 10:15||Questions & Answers|
|10:15 - 12:00||Popliteus, FDL, FHL, posterior tibialis|
|12:00 - 01:00||Lunch|
|01:00 - 02:00||The foot|
|02:00 - 03:30||The hand|
|03:30 - 03:45||Questions & Answers|
|03:45 - 06:30||Temporalis, masseter & pterygoids|
|07:00 - 07:30||Registration & continental breakfast|
|07:30 - 09:00||Lecture: Review of all theory|
|09:00 - 10:00||Anterior and Posterior Digastric|
|10:00 - 10:15||Questions & Answers|
|10:15 - 11:15||Longus colli|
|11:15 - 12:30||Corrugator supercilii, procerus, occipito-frontalis|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|01:30 - 03:00||Facial muscles|
|03:00 - 03:15||Questions & Answers|
|03:15 - 06:30||Practical review of all muscles|
|08:00 - 10:30||Theoretical examination|
|10:30 - 11:00||Last Minute Practice Prep|
|11:00 -||Practical examinations|
* Due to Covid-19 measures, breakfast will not be provided
Successful completion of the Myopain Seminars Dry Needling 1: Foundations I & Dry Needling 2: Foundations II courses are the pre-requisite for taking Dry Needling 3: Advanced.
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.
Please read the following chapters from the required textbook prior to class: Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. This information will be included in the final exam.
Who Should Attend
Myopain Seminars DN3 has been approved by:
APTA of Maryland for - 10 Theory, 12.75 Practical - 22.75 Total Dry Needling Hours
Maryland Board of Physical Therapy - 3.4 hours CEUs or 34 contact hours
Louisiana Board of Physical Therapy - 34 Credit hours
Texas Physical Therapy Association - 27.50 continuing competence unit(s) (CCUs)
APTA Tennessee - 2.9 CEU’s or 29 contact hours
Dry Needling 3: Advanced possible discounts (may only use one)
The registration system will apply a 12% discount automatically when you register for the whole Dry Needling Certification series at once (DN1, DN2 and DN3).
A 10% discount will be applied automatically when 3+ individuals are registered for one course on the same ticket.
You may retake this course for a 50% discount - You will need to pay full price at the time of registration. Upon receipt of your previous myopain certificate and a note of which course you registered for your credit card will be refunded for the 50%. Please send certificate and note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only one discount may be applied to any course. See https://www.myopainseminars.com/course-discounts/ for more information.