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Basic Dry Needling – Columbus, OH

June 7 - June 9

$945.00 – $995.00

 June 7, 8 & 9, 2024

Dry Needling, also known as Myofascial Trigger Point (MTP) needling, is a highly effective treatment aimed at addressing muscle-related issues such as pain, muscle knots, and trigger points throughout the body. By targeting specific areas with thin, sterile needles, this therapy helps alleviate localized pain and enhance the patient’s range of motion. Dry Needling can be applied to most muscles in the body, including tendon insertions, making it a versatile and valuable technique for promoting overall musculoskeletal well-being.

Seminar Objectives:

By the end of this course, the participating Doctors will acquire comprehensive training in the precise application of filiform needles into the body, encompassing proper angles and depths. Additionally, they will gain proficiency in employing various forms of stimulation for specific muscles or muscle groups. The course will equip the Doctors with the expertise to effectively examine, diagnose, and treat specific muscles and trigger points, ultimately reducing pain and restoring function in their patients. Upon completion, practitioners will be fully prepared to implement these techniques immediately on their patients, starting on Monday morning.

Seminar Benefits:

Discover the Power of Integrated Dry Needling Techniques

Welcome to our comprehensive seminar, where we merge common Dry Needling techniques with the expertise of various acupuncture methods to create a powerful and effective treatment approach for a wide range of conditions that patients commonly present in clinics. What sets this seminar apart is the instructor’s exceptional background, holding dual licenses in both Chiropractic and Acupuncture, ensuring a unique and holistic learning experience.

Key Learning Focus:

Our primary objective is to equip doctors with the skills and knowledge to expertly stimulate muscle tissue, address connective tissue issues, and effectively alleviate muscle spasms and trigger points throughout the body. Here’s what you can expect to gain from this transformative seminar:

Comprehensive Integration of Techniques:
We understand the importance of offering a diverse range of techniques to provide our participants with a well-rounded skill set. By integrating Dry Needling and Acupuncture techniques, you’ll have a broader set of tools to address a wide spectrum of patient needs successfully.

Holistic Approach to Patient Care:
With dual licensure in Chiropractic and Acupuncture, our instructor emphasizes the significance of a holistic approach to patient care. You’ll learn how to view the body as an interconnected system and how to treat the root cause of symptoms, leading to more effective and lasting results for your patients.

Evidence-Based Practices:
Throughout the seminar, we place a strong emphasis on evidence-based practices. You’ll gain insight into the latest research and clinical studies supporting the integration of Dry Needling and Acupuncture, ensuring that your treatment methods are current, safe, and proven.

Hands-On Practical Sessions:
We believe in experiential learning, which is why our seminar incorporates extensive hands-on practical sessions. These sessions will allow you to apply the techniques under the guidance of our skilled instructor, building your confidence and proficiency in real-time.

Patient-Centered Treatment Planning:
Our focus is not only on teaching techniques but also on guiding you to develop patient-centered treatment plans. You’ll learn how to tailor your approach to individual patient needs, maximizing treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Networking and Collaboration:
Participating in this seminar will also provide you with an excellent opportunity to network and collaborate with like-minded professionals. Engage in discussions, exchange ideas, and build lasting connections with colleagues who share your passion for integrated and patient-focused care.

Take the Next Step in Advancing Your Practice:

Join us for this transformative seminar, where you’ll acquire the expertise t ctively. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge needed to provide exceptional care and positively impact the lives of your patients. Elevate your practice and register today for an enlightening and skill-enhancing experience. Together, let’s unlock the potential of integrated therapy and optimize patient well-being.

Course Content: 

Element 1: Introduction to Dry Needling
In this module, we will explore the fundamentals of Dry Needling, its history, and its application in modern healthcare. We’ll discuss the benefits, contraindications, and the scope of practice for practitioners. Additionally, we’ll focus on the ethical considerations involved in Dry Needling treatments, ensuring a patient-centered and responsible approach.

Element 2: Safety Guidelines for Dry Needling
Safety is of utmost importance in any healthcare practice. In this module, we will thoroughly cover the safety guidelines and best practices for Dry Needling. Topics will include infection control, risk assessment, patient screening, and the identification of any potential complications. By the end of this module, you will feel confident in your ability to provide a safe and secure Dry Needling experience for your patients.

Element 3: Clean Needle Techniques
A key aspect of Dry Needling is maintaining a clean and sterile environment to minimize the risk of infections. This module will focus on proper handling, storage, and disposal of filiform needles. You will learn about needle hygiene, aseptic techniques, and the importance of using single-use, disposable needles to protect both yourself and your patients.

Element 4: Anatomy of Muscles
To be effective in Dry Needling, a thorough understanding of human anatomy is crucial. In this module, we will delve into the anatomy of individual muscles, as well as muscle groups. Understanding muscle origins, insertions, and functions will enable you to target specific areas more accurately and optimize your Dry Needling treatments for better patient outcomes.

Element 5: Superficial and Deep Dry Needling Techniques
This module will introduce you to the two primary Dry Needling techniques: superficial and deep needling. You will learn how to identify the appropriate technique based on a patient’s condition and treatment goals. Step-by-step demonstrations will be provided, giving you a clear understanding of needling insertion and the concept of eliciting a therapeutic twitch response for specific muscles.

Element 6: Practical Applications and Case Studies
Putting theory into practice is essential for mastering Dry Needling, this will allow you to apply your knowledge and develop your needling skills. You will have the opportunity to practice Dry Needling techniques under the guidance of experienced instructors, gaining confidence and proficiency in your approach.  This seminar is a very practical course (2/3 of course time is hands on work).

Upon completing this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of Dry Needling, including its principles, techniques, and safety considerations. With this knowledge, you will be better equipped to integrate Dry Needling into your healthcare practice and provide effective, evidence-based treatments for your patients’ musculoskeletal issues. Our goal is to empower you to make a positive impact on patient recovery and well-being through the safe and skillful application of Dry Needling.

This is a Hands-On course.
All attendees are expected to needle & be needle by fellow seminar attendees.

Needling techniques will be demonstrated & 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.  Cupping techniques will be taught and practiced in the seminar, glass and plastic cups.

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)

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

LIMITED SEATING – 15 Participants

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


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