ISOMT Sports & Orthopedic Dry Needling - Basic - Level 1


Course Overview

Course Description Basic Level -1 (More Demonstrations & Practice) 

ISOMT’s Basic Dry Needling Course is designed to take the average healthcare practitioner or student through this 6 hour course, that is extensive and exhaustive covering all the pertinent information that will enable an individual to begin practicing dry needling safely, confidently, and effectively as part of a holistic treatment approach for their particular patient population.
 
A sports and orthopedic emphasis will be given, in addition to a discussion on extrapolating this information to various populations, diagnoses, and age-ranges.  
 

Course Objectives:

  • Review Indications and Contraindications for Dry Needling
  • Review pertinent functional anatomy including muscles, skeleton, vascular system, lung fields using palpation and bony landmarks. 
  • Define Dry Needling and review its history.
  • Distinguish Dry Needling from other similar treatments (acupuncture) 
  • Describe the local and systemic mechanisms and effects of Dry Needling
  • Demonstrate and practice Basic Dry Needling for the whole body (excludes pelvic floor and face)
  • Clinical reasoning pertaining to the application of Dry Needling during the history and examination and treatment of a patient
  • Describe clinical applications for Dry Needling in sports & orthopedic patients
  • Extrapolate the evidence to any potential Dry Needling patient.
 
ISOMT’s Basic Dry Needling Course is designed to take the average healthcare practitioner or student through a 2-day course Sat- Sun, 3 hours each, for a total of 6 hour course that is extensive and exhaustive covering all the pertinent information that will enable an individual to begin practicing dry needling safely, confidently, and effectively as part of a holistic treatment approach for their particular patient population.
 
A sports and orthopedic emphasis will be given, in addition to a discussion on extrapolating this information to various populations, diagnoses, and age-ranges.  
 


Chapters & Learning Objectives

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Chapter 1- What is Dry Needling ?
: 00:13 Hour

Dry Needling definition 

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Chapter 2- Dry Needling Vs Acupuncture
: 00:04 Hour

Differences between 

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Chapter 3 - Current Evidence on Dry Needling
: 00:19 Hour

Chapter 3 - Current Evidence on Dry Needling  

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Chapter 4- Basic Conceptual Models of Dry Needling
: 00:10 Hour

Dr Stephen discusses basic conceptual models including Neurophysiological aspects of Dry Needling 

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Chapter 5- Basic Dry Needling Kit & Orange (DN) Demonstration
: Hour

Dr Stephen demonstrates the DN Basic technique with a simple Orange.

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Chapter 6- Myofascial Trigger points & their Characteristics
: 00:14 Hour

Dr Steophen discusses various types of Myofascial Trigger points and their definitions, and how we at ISOMT approach them to treat the patient.

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Chapter 7- Dry Needling Procedures- Mechanism, Indications, Contraindications, Safety Precautions
: 00:35 Hour

Various Mechanisms, Safety considerations, precautions, indications and contraindications are discussed in the capsule whicih is very important for one to understand before start practicing Dry Needling 

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Chapter 8- Dry Needling Techniques on Cervical, Shoulder and Scapular Muscles (Demonstration & Practice)
: 01:00 Hour

Dr Stephen demonstrates and practices various DN Techniques along with different Cervical, Scapular Muscles, their Anatomy, and conditions. 

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Chapter 9-Dry Needling Techniques of Shoulder & Scapular muscles continued
: 01:00 Hour

Dr Stephen continues to discuss & demonstrates in detail about Dry Needling techniques on Shoulder , Scapular muscles, and how you can reduce the myofascial trigger points and help improve the performance of those muscles in any Sports person, or any patient. 

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Chapter 10- Q & A session, Dry Needling techniques for Forearm & Pectoralis muscle
: 00:54 Hour

Different questions from the participants are answered here by Dr Stephen. He demonstrates and practices different Dry Needling techniques on a Real patient Forearm, - both volar & dorsal aspect, his chest - pectorals muscles. 

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Chapter 11- Dry Needling techniques of Low Back & Glutes region muscles
: 00:12 Hour

Various Dry Needling techniques are discussed and demonstrated for Low Back Pain, and different hip and gluteal regions.

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Chapter 12- Dry Needling techniques of Thigh Region, lower leg and foot muscles
: 00:27 Hour

On a real live patient, Dr Stephen Fort demonstrates the Dry Needling techniques on a real live patient for his thigh region , lower leg, and foot muscles. 

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chapter 1- How to get visceral improvements using manual therapy
: 1:05:52 Hour

Course and Leraning Objetives

In this one hour lecture Dr.vince Baugher discusses about how to get visceral improvements using manual therapy and he also discusses about the zone therapy.

 

Meet your Instructors

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Dr. Stephen Fort
(North American ISOMT Ambassador)