We are really raising the bar with these (and other) CMTW courses. Our myofascial pain & dysfunction classes aren’t poke-and-pray. They’re about assessing, palpating and thinking critically to get truly amazing results with as few needles as possible.
We have divided this nine day course into three modules. Module 1 *must* be taken first. This is because level one gives you the theoretical basis for treating myofascial pain. It also gives you the assessment, palpation, clinical reasoning and needling techniques to get up and running, getting stellar results, and integrating myofascial techniques into your daily practice.
Levels 2 and 3 can be taken in either order. They are designed to build on what you learned in level one and have been using in clinic. They also begin the process of going full circle to incorporate myofascial needling techniques into a broader Chinese Medicine treatment. Levels 2 and 3 contain *advanced* needling techniques. But don’t worry, you’ll get plenty of practice time with an instructor right there next to you, making sure you are doing it correctly and safely!
This course gives a good overview of pain sciences, neurogenic inflammation and anatomy, as well as the palpation, assessment and needling techniques you NEED to get you up and running, practicing this style right out of the gates. This class includes a bunch of heavy hitting muscles that are relatively safe and easier to learn. It also is designed to give you a broad spectrum of assessment, palpation and needling techniques.
- Understand the neurobiology of pain and pathophysiology of TrP formation
- How pain is processed locally, at the segmental and supersegmental levels, including relevant structures, neurotransmitters, etc.
- Understand the role of neurogenic inflammation in myofascial pain
- Understand the physiology of muscle contraction
- Comfortably & confidently explain trigger points, myofascial pain, autonomic dysfunction, muscle inhibition and neurogenic inflammation to patients and healthcare professionals.
- Understand relevant anatomy:
- Surface anatomy, bony landmarks, etc
- Different layers of musculature, including: Origin, insertion, function, innervation, Fiber Direction, functionally related muscles
- Palpation:Muscles, bones, neurovascular structures (when relevant)
- Introduce muscle slings and how they relate to orthopedic acupuncture / Dry Needling
- Introduce segmental anatomy and how it relates to myofascial pain & autonomic dysfunction. This concept will be expanded on in level 3
- Introduce strategies to combine Dry Needling Acupuncture with Distal Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine diagnosis.
- Palpation techniques
- Location of Taut Bands, nodules, etc
- Ability to elicit Local Twitch Response via PALPATION, as this is a crucial diagnostic skill
- Muscle tests:
- Manual muscle tests, range of motion, etc for muscles being covered
- Needling / Safety
- Going to depth
- Needling manipulation to obtain twitches / evidence-based recommendations re: obtaining twitches
- Periosteal pecking techniques
- What is periosteal pecking?
- When to use it
- Avoiding major arteries, nerves, veins, etc
- Rib blocking / needling safely over the lungs
- Angle of insertion
- …and more.
- Referred sensation, including pain, altered sensation
- Functional deficits
- Autonomic symptoms: Learn how to recognize syndromes that you (and other providers) would otherwise have NO IDEA were musculoskeletal in origin.
- Nerve and vascular entrapments
- Muscle inhibition
- Types / causes
- How this relates to Trigger Point needling
- Introduce the role of fascia in myofascial pain & dysfunction
- Introduce the role of the autonomic nervous system in the onset and perpetuation of myofascial pain.
- Introduce higher level clinical reasoning in the context of myofascial pain and dysfunction: learn how to think critically to begin to minimize the number of needles needed for a treatment. Level one lays the foundation. We will expand on this in higher levels as your tool kit grows.
- Trapezius (upper, middle, low)- Show facet joint referrals – differential dx
- Levator scapulae
- Rhomboid major and minor
- Teres Minor
- Teres major
- Latissimus dorsi
- Muscles of Arm:
- Triceps (all sections)
- Muscles of the pelvic girdle
- Tensor Fascia Latae
- Gluteus Maximus
- Gluteus Medius
- Gluteus Medius
- Muscles of the Leg
- Rectus Femoris
- Vastus Lateralis
- Vastus Medialis
- Vastus Intermedius
- Biceps femoris
**We will be donating 10% of all proceeds from this and all 2019 DN seminars to the Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY)**
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: CMTW Headquarters, 442 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.
Matthew Reed, L.Ac., is President and 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. Adam is also a longtime student of Dr. Tan.
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 PDAs