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Comprehensive Dry Needling Course – Basic – Colorado Springs – July 14, 15 & 16, 2023

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dry Needling or Myofascial trigger point needling is a form of treatment to treat the muscles of the body which demonstrate pain, knotting or trigger points.
Dry Needling is effective for most muscles of the body as well as tendon insertion reduction of  local pain and increase the patients range of motion.

Seminar Objectives: Upon completion of this course the Doctor will be trained in the application of the filiform &/or acupuncture needle into the body, the proper angle and depth of the needle will be taught and performed. Various forms of stimulation for the particular muscles or muscle group. The Doctor will learn the techniques to examine, diagnosis and perform treatment of specific muscles and trigger points which will decrease pain and restore function to their patients. The practitioner will be able to perform all techniques Monday morning on their patients.

Seminar Benefits: This course utilizes common Dry Needling techniques as well as the incorporation of various acupuncture techniques to successfully treat conditions that come into the clinic. Additionally, the instructor of the course is dual licensed in Chiropractic and Chinese Medicine. The focus of the course is to train the Doctor in the treatment of stimulating the muscle tissue, connective tissue and to reduce muscle spasm and other trigger points within the body.
Course Content
Introduction to Dry Needling
• Ethics in the treatment of Dry Needling
• Safety guide-lines for needling
• Clean Needle techniques for handling the filiform &/or acupuncture needle
• Needling insertion and getting the twitch
• Proper disposal of the filiform &/or acupuncture needle

Anatomy of the individual & groups of muscles

Superficial and Deep Dry Needling Techniques demonstrated and performed

Clinical & Physical Examination of Myofascial Pain Syndromes of the Cervical region
• Levator Scapula / Sternocleidomastoid / Cervical Multifidi / Semispinalis Capitis / Splenius Capitis

Clinical & Physical Examination of Myofascial Syndromes of the Thoracic region
• Trapezius – upper, middle & lower / Rhomboid Major & Minor / Supraspinatus / Infraspinatus / Thoracic Multifidi

Clinical & Physical Examination of Myofascial Syndromes of the Lumbosacral & Gluteal region
• Lumbar Multifidi / Quadratus Lumborum / Gluteus Maximus / Gluteus Medius / Gluteus Minimus / Piriformis

Clinical & Physical Examination of Myofascial Pain Syndromes of the Chest region
• Pectoralis Major / Pectoralis MinorClinical & Physical Examination of Myofascial Syndromes of the Upper Extremity
• Deltoid / Biceps / Triceps / Brachioradialis

Clinical & Physical Examination of Myofascial Syndromes of the Lower Extremity
• Tensor Fascia Lata – Iliotibial tract / Rectus Femoris / Vastus Intermedius / Vastus Medialis / Vastus Lateralis / Biceps Femoris / Semimembranosus / Semitendinosus / Adductor Magnus / Adductor Brevis / Adductor Longus / Sartoris / Gastrocnemius / Tibialis Anterior / Peroneus Longus / Peroneus Brevis / Abductor Hallucis

Additional Procedures

Electrical stimulation of the needle & the different type of devices

Cupping & Gua Sha techniques in the treatment of Myofascial Syndromes

Demonstrations of examinations & techniques: Needle & non-needle & the applications throughout the course.

Attendees will participate in the application of the techniques & must show proficiency.

Examination at the complication of course.

This is a hands-on course.
All attendees are expected to needle and be needled by fellow seminar attendees.

Needling techniques will be demonstrated and Doctors will apply the techniques with other seminar attendees.  

Everyone will be ready to treat patients on Monday morning.

Needle & non-needle techniques will be applied throughout the course.

Course Schedule:

Friday:  8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday:  8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday:  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dr. Mark L. Hanson has been preforming Acupuncture and Dry Needling techniques since 1989.  Still in active practice performing both techniques to bring his patients back to health.

License renewal credit by the Parker University (Chiropractic College)
Over 30 States including Pace States

PACE STATES: AK / KS / ME / MS / MN / NV / NH / NJ / NC / ND / SC / SD / Nova Scotia
ADDITIONAL STATES: CO / CT / DE / ID / IL / IN / IA* / MD / MS / MT/ NE / OH / OR / RI / UT / VA / WA / DC / WY
LA please check State Board rules


A Manual will be provided to all attendees.  All seminar supplies are provided.  Needles are available for purchase and the end of the seminar. If you have special product requests please visit the Store tab at the top of the home page.


Hampton Inn Colorado Springs Northeast

4380 Integrity Centerpoint Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80917 United States