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. 

Meet your Instructors

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Dr. Stephen Fort
(North American ISOMT Ambassador)