Needling the needy for pain erasure


Dry Needling is a technique that shall be learnt by any medical professionals who deal with pain emanating from musculoskeletal Sources. However, it is the physical therapists, who treat such conditions more often than others. So it is a must learn technique for them. Our courses are of very high quality, with a blend of applied anatomy, pathophysiolgy, pathomechanics and practical hands on training. Our student trainer ratio is less in order to ascertain the transfering of needling skills to each and every participant. The Course fee is very affordable in comparison with internatinal price as we always strive to provide quality education to all.

This is a five day course that is split in to two modules.

As a preparatory course we conduct 2 day muscle palpation course individually for Upper and Lower Quadrant to ensure that the participants are well versed in anatomy and palpation before doing Dry Needling course.

Module 1 is a two day basic course that covers the following topics.

Day 1
  1. Myofascial Trigger Points- Causes, Characteristics & Pathophysiology.
  2. Pain Referral Pattern and Diagnosis of MTrPs
  3. Palpation Technique: Muscle and MTrPs
  4. Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points
  5. History and Concepts of Dry Needling
  6. Dry Needling- Shoulder Girdle Muscles(Basic)
Day 2:
  1. Guidelines – Principles of Practice
  2. Guidelines- Safety, Precautions, Indications, Adverse Effects & Contraindications
  3. Dry Needling- Forearm Muscles(Basic)
  4. Dry Needling- Hip, Thigh and Leg Muscles(Basic)
  5. Mechanism and Effects of Dry Needling
  6. Clinical Decision Making and Research Evidences

Module 2 is a advanced course that covers difficult and deeply located muscles.

Day 1
  1. Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Current Perspectives
  2. Needling of deep Cervical and Neck Muscles
  3. Needling of Chest and thorax Muscles
  4. Needling of Deep Upper Extremity Muscles
  5. Anatomy—Objective Type Test
  6. Scar Needling
Day 2
  1. Dry Needling in Pain Science Perspective
  2. Recent Research Evidences on Dry Needling
  3. Needling of Lumbar region
  4. Needling of Deep Thigh and Leg Muscles
  5. Practice Skills Evaluation
  6. Abdominal Muscles Needling
Day 3
  1. Needling– Hand & Foot Muscles
  2. Dry Needling in TMD
  3. Dry Needling in Headache
  4. Dry Needling of Thoracic Region
  5. Condition Specific Needling
  6. Clinical Decision Making
  7. Practice Skill Evaluation

Upon successful completion of Module 1 and Module 2, the paticipants would be evaluated by theory and practical exam.

Passing Marks

In order to obtain the license, participants has to get minimum of 70% in both theory and practicals. The participants must furnish the attested copy of their degree certificate.

Even after getting their license, the participants will be given continuous professional support to upgrade their skills and to meet the requirements of recent research developments.

Learning Muscle Palpation is an important prerequisite for Performing Dry Needling Technique. Most of the Dry Needling courses do not emphasis on Muscle palpation. With skilled Muscle Palpation in three dimensional orientation, one can not only improve their diagnostic accuracy but also their treatment specificity. Given that most of the musculoskeletal pain emanates from Myofascial sources, we offer high standard Palpation courses (3D) exclusively for Upper Quadrant and Lower Quadrant with the help of skeletal model. It is recommended to finish our Muscle Palpation course before doing their Dry Needling course.

Course Contents: Upper Quadrant –Day 1
  • Principles of Muscle Palpation
  • Training and Sensitizing your hand as a tool
  • Palpation of muscles of Head, Neck and its Applied Anatomy
  • Palpation of muscles of Shoulder Girdle, Arm, Forearm, Hand and its Applied Anatomy
  • Condition Specific Palpation: Head Ache, Whiplash injury, TMD, TOS.
  • Condition Specific Palpation: Cervical Spondylosis, Frozen Shoulder, Impingement syndrome.
  • Condition Specific Palpation: Tennis Elbow, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Dequervain’s disease.
  • Trigger Point pain referral patterns and its pathophysiology for Upper quadrant muscles.
Course Contents: Lower Quadrant –Day 2
  • Palpation of muscles of Thoracic, Lumbar Paravertebral regions and its Applied Anatomy
  • Palpation of muscles of Pelvic Girdle and its Applied Anatomy
  • Palpation of muscles of Hip, Thigh and its Applied Anatomy
  • Palpation of muscles of Leg, Foot and its Applied Anatomy
  • Condition Specific Palpation: Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Abdominal Muscle pain, Low Back Ache
  • Condition Specific Palpation: Disc Prolapse, OA Hip, Groin Pain
  • Condition Specific Palpation: OA Knee, Patellar Pain Syndrome, Calf Cramp, Plantar Fasciitis
  • Trigger Point pain referral patterns and its pathophysiology for Lower quadrant muscles.