Needling the needy for pain erasure

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Dr. Rajkannan. P, PT

Director - APTER Institute and Clinic
Founder - Dry Needling Association
Physio In-charge - RMV Hospital, Bangalore, INDIA


Dry Needling can be learnt by any medical professionals who deal with pain conditions. However, it is the physical therapists, who has to know this technique, as they often have to treat such conditions.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.

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To know more about Dry Needling, We have answered some of the Frequently asked questions by our participants and patients. We kindly request you to read this section for further enquiries. Dry needling technique is an innovative treatment technique, where a solid filament acupuncture needle is advanced to the muscle to target the myofascial trigger point in order to deactivate and release them. It is a very effective and efficient way of treating myofascial trigger point

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Dr. Rajkannan is an Professor, Clinician and a Researcher, who is passionate in treating chronic pain syndromes and is an expert Dry Needling Therapist. He regularly conducts courses on Dry Needling and Muscle Palpation all over the country and abroad. These courses are well appreciated in virtue of its content and quality and the participants had given excellent feedback about the courses.It was a good experience to attend this course on 'Dry needling'.

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Upcoming Courses 2021

Course Venue Contact Date
Dry Needling Module 2(Advanced) Hotel Simson Chennai Dr. Logesh. E - 9789321500 19th , 20th February, 2022
Dry Needling Module 1 (Basic) RMV Hospital Bangalore Dr. Anagha- 9845866837 12th , 13th March, 2022
Dry Needling Module 1 (Basic) Hotel Simson Chennai Dr. Logesh-9789321500 9th , 10th April, 2022
Dry Needling Module 1 (Basic) Grand Plazza Coimbatore Dr. Vijayperumal-9843996890 16th, 17th April, 2022
Dry Needling Module 1 (Basic) Kannur, Kerala Dr. Eldho- 9605588329 28th, 29th May, 2022
Dry Needling Module 1(Basic) Shillong Dr. Wandisha-7627960199 18th, 19th June, 2022
Dry Needling Module 1(Basic) RMV Hospital Bangalore Dr. Anagha-9845866837 27th, 28th August, 2022
Dry Needling Module 1(Basic) RMV Hospital Bangalore Dr. Anagha-9845866837 September 2022
Dry Needling Module 2(Advanced) Hyderabad Dr. Anagha-9845866837 10th, 11th September, 2022
Dry Needling Module 1(Basic) Hotel Simson, Chennai Dr. Logesh-9789321500 24th, 25th September, 2022
Dry Needling Module 2(Advanced) RMV Hospital, Bangalore Dr. Anagha-9845866837 8th, 9th October, 2022

Dry Needling by Dr.Raj Kannan

Dr. Rajkannan Pandurangan, PT, is an educator, clinician and researcher in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He is one of the founder director of APTER Institute. He is one of the experts in the field of Dry Needling Technique. He was a former professor in Oxford College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore. Currently, he is a full time clinician and heads the PT department in RMV Hospital, Bangalore, INDIA. His area of interest is musculoskeletal pain that includes myofascial pain, chronic pain syndromes, TMD, Headaches and orofacial pain. He has used Dry Needling on thousands of patients suffering from myofascial pain. Apart from practicing dry needling for almost a decade, he also teaches the same to physical therapists and other medical professionals. He has taught this technique for about 1000 Physical Therapists in and around India.

He also conducts courses on muscle palpation, which improves the physical therapist’s diagnostic accuracy during the assessment. He has published many articles in dry needling and TMD in reputed journals.