Dry Needling Level 1
Dry Needling by and for Acupuncturists
Dates: Friday July 20th through Sunday July 22nd
Times: Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Introduction to Dry Needling of Trigger Points
Why Study dry needling?
History of Trigger Points
Intro to neurobiology of pain
Intro to structure/pathophysiology of a TrP
Difference between trigger and motor points
Palpation (note, this is a palpation heavy class)
Identifying anatomical landmarks relevant to DN
Identifying origin, insertion, borders and fiber direction of muscles
Ability to identify underlying anatomy
Major nerves, blood vessels, organs, bones, etc
Methods of palpating TrPs
Identify bands, contraction nodules
Palpating for LTR
Muscles to be covered with emphasis on palpation and needle technique
Head / Neck
Arm / Shoulder
Also covered will be pain referral patterns, potential nerve and vascular entrapments, autonomic concomitants, and differential diagnoses.
It is highly recommended that you review musculoskeletal anatomy and at least basic orthopedic testing prior to taking this course.
Refunds: There are no refunds. A credit towards a future CMTW seminar will be granted.
Pending 20 CA CEU’s , Category 1
Venue: Embassy Suites, Carrier Circle, Syracuse NY
Use code CM3 when booking your room using the link below! Discounted overnight rooms are on a first come, first serve basis. Limited rooms available!
Joshua Swart, L.Ac. and Matthew Reed, L.Ac., are the founders of Chinese Medicine That Works, Ltd. They teach Results Driven Needling Skills & Techniques, and assist in motor point seminars.
Joshua Swart, L.Ac. has been practicing dry needling since 2009, and uses dry needling (trigger and motor points) and distal acupuncture. Matthew has studied dry needling techniques for five years and uses dry needling almost exclusively in his clinic. His practice focuses on Orthopedics and sports medicine, including Anthony Lombardi’s EXSTORE® system of assessment.
Fernando Bernall, CMTPT, DOM, AP
A graduate of the prestigious Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and with multiple certifications, Fernando has over 20 years of clinical experience, and continues to explore ways to enhance his practice by expanding his knowledge of the pain sciences and manual therapies.
Today, Fernando is the director of the Sports & Orthopaedic Acupuncture of Saint Augustine, where he practices various styles of bodywork and needling techniques including motor point acupuncture, trigger point injections, dry needling, distal acupuncture, and ozone injection therapy.
He is a certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT), after completing the Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series, via Myopain Seminars. He is also a certified functional medicine practitioner.
Fernando has completed post-graduate studies in addictionology and is certified by the American College of addictionology and compulsive disorders, and trained at Lincoln Detox receiving his NADA certification from the founder, Dr. Michael Smith.
In this seminar, Fernando will lecture on the pain sciences behind the formation of trigger points and the current understanding of myofascial pain syndrome with an emphasis on proper assessment and treatment of trigger points with dry needling.