Todd Hooks, PT, ATC, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
Kevin E. Wilk, DPT, PT, FAPTA
Intermediate to Advanced
Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. This presentation will discuss what dry needling is, its benefits, and how it is administered.
1 Hour - BOC
Run Time: 1 hour
Attendee: Physical Therapists, PTA's, Students, Athletic Trainers
Required Equipment: Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)
Examination: 4 question test. Passing grade of 70% or higher to receive certificate
Course Evaluation: Yes
Certificate of Completion: Yes
- BOC Approval: Northeast Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for (1) hour of Category A continuing education. BOC Approved Provider Home Study Course: #P498
Introduction by Kevin Wilk (5 min)
Overview the Dry Needling by Todd Hooks (25 minutes)
Clinical Applications by Todd Hooks (20 minutes)
Summary by Kevin Wilk and Todd Hooks (5 minutes)
Certificate of Completion
Upon completion of this class, you should be able to:
- List the benefits and applications of dry needling
- Summarize current literature regarding the efficacy of dry needling
- Describe how to use dry needling for treating the upper and lower limbs, lumbar region, and neck
Upon completion of this class, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify 3 criteria used to assess and diagnose a MTrP in skeletal muscle in a patient experiencing diffuse pain.
2. Explain 5 potential factors contributing to the development of trigger points in skeletal muscle in a patient with hyperalgesia.
3. Demonstrate 2 techniques of dry needling in the skeletal muscle of a patient with a MTrP.