FOUNDATION DRY NEEDLING COURSE FOR MASSAGE AND SPORTS THERAPISTS
Tutor: Mieke Vlamynck
DURATION: 2 weekends
COURSE DATES: 3-4-5 Feb & 3-4-5 Mar 2017
A comprehensive 2 weekends dry needling foundation course for massage and sports therapists. The course aims to expand the therapists' scope of practice by enabling the integration of dry needling into massage and exercise care. The course has been designed specifically for therapists who would like to integrate dry needling skills in a safe, effective, clinically reasoned, learning environment, with an experienced tutor group.
AIMS OF THE COURSE
The education of soft tissue therapists (STT) into anatomy and safety issues for safe, effective trigger point TrPt needling.
The education of STT into the principles of TrPt needling using a clinical reasoning approach.
The education of STT in the correct principles and practical application of TrPt needling.
The promotion and evaluation of research into TrPt and its effects on the myofascial system.
Promoting the benefits of safe and effective TrPt for the safe management of myofascial pain within the scope of practice insurance.
ABOUT THE TUTOR Mieke Vlamynck graduated as a physiotherapist in 1993, with a specialisation in dry needling. She is a registered osteopath and acupuncturist and runs her practice in Bruges (Belgium). She lectures on dry needling techniques at ICZO (Antwerp, Belgium) and CFPCO, Paris, and is a staff member of the Belgian Myopain Society Trigger
TRIGGER POINT NEEDLING CERTIFICATION
Participants who successfully complete the six day course will be eligible to use trigger point needling for myofascial pain within their clinical practice.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENROLL
The course is open to all massage and sports therapists who have a level 3 and above training and who are covered by their
professional insurance to provide dry needling treatments.
This course is open to therapists from the following associations and schools:
- Sports Massage Association (SMA)
- Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM)
- Sports Therapy UK
- Complementary Therapists Association
- The SMAE Institute (Foot Health)
- Society of Sports Therapists
- Massage Training Institute
- Jing Massage Institute
If you would like to obtain insurance that would cover you for dry needling we recommend Balens Insurance:
Balens will also insure you to use Dry Needling during the period of study for an extra £21.00.
You must have this or similar insurance to attend the Dry Needling course.
1. You must have a Level 3 or above qualification in massage or sports therapy
2. All students must be prepared to give and receive needling. Learning safe needling practice and undergoing the experience of being needled are integral parts of the Foundation Course and there can be no exceptions,
3. Any students who have conditions that may be aggravated by any Acupuncture or Dry Needling procedures should not participate in the course. Any student who may be pregnant, or is actively trying to become pregnant must not participate in the course,
4. All students must have the facility to practise needling freely in their place of work between the course parts and following the course,
5. All students must have a Private Practice protocols in situ for active use of Dry Needling within their practice,
6. All students must have appropriate professional indemnity insurance for the use of Dry Needling within their scope of practice. If you don't have such insurance please contact Balens http://www.balens.co.uk/
7. All deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or lectures
8. Details of the venue, starting times and a copy of the programme will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.
9. In the unlikely case that CPDA has to cancel a course or lecture, all deposits will be refunded in full.
CPDO is not financially responsible for any of the participant's expenses associated with the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation, work days lost, etc).
10. The course organisers reserve the right to change the course contents, substitute leaders and timetables without advance notice.
11. The organisers hold no responsibility for the contents and clinical application of the material taught on the courses.
12. Certificate of attendance and a receipt will be issued at the end of the course.
13. Due to privacy issues photography and video recording is not allowed during the workshops.
Yes, I accept the above terms and conditions.
Part 1: Theory
- physiological mechanisms
- criteria to Myofascial Pain Syndrome diagnosis
- guidelines to dry needling
- specific dry needling methods and techniques
- myofascial therapy: types of Trigger Points, the effect of dry needling to Trigger Points, myofascial muscle chains
Part 2: Practice
Basic and specific dry needling techniques
- Hong technique: raising and thrusting
- Neoh technique: dynamic dry needling in joint problems
- Tendon and bursitis techniques
- Scar techniques
- Muscle rupture technique
Lower back and pelvic region, lower limb
- Practical surface marking and palpation
- Symptoms and pain patterns
- Applying the techniques on the major muscles in this region
- Red flags
- Thorax and neck
- Shoulder and upper limb
- Integration of dry needling therapy into the sports massage practice
- Case studies
- Spinal desensitisation technique