Kick off your journey into significantly improving your understanding and ability to diagnose and treat myofascial pain and dysfunction. These seminars include extensive anatomy, physiology, palpation, needling skills, and understanding of pain physiology.
Dry Needling Level 1
Dry Needling by and for Acupuncturists
Dates: 3 days, May 31st, June 1st, June 2nd, 2019
Times: Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: North Syracuse Community Center, 700 South Bay Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212
*When calling the hotel to book your overnight rooms, tell them you are booking under the Chinese Medicine That Works room block.
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.
Matthew Reed, L.Ac., is co-founder of Chinese Medicine That Works, Ltd. He has taught/assisted with needling skills, EXSTORE®, electro-acupuncture, and motor point seminars. Matthew has studied dry needling techniques for five years and uses dry needling almost exclusively in his busy clinic. His practice focuses on Orthopedics and sports medicine, including Anthony Lombardi’s EXSTORE® system of assessment.
Adam French, L.Ac. grauated in 2003 and is a licensed acupuncturist practicing in Watertown, NY. Much to our benefit, Adam has assisted in several past motor point and needling skills seminars. He recently completed a neurofunctional acupuncture program at McMasters Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program covering, among other things, electro-acupuncture, neurofunctional acupuncture, and more. In addition to that, he has completed Anthony’s EXSTORE®/EA seminar, and all the motor point seminars.
Seminar refund policy:
If you notify us about your need to cancel…
90 days or more from the date of seminar: Full refund will be granted less $25 administrative fee
89-60 days before the seminar: 75% of the cost of the seminar refunded
59-30 days before the seminar: 50% of the cost of the seminar refunded
29 days to 2 weeks before the seminar: 25% of the cost of the seminar refunded
Less than 2 weeks before the seminar: No refunds
Note: The above percentages are NOT of the deposit amount
Pending NCCAOM PDA’s