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Introduction to Dry Needling

Course Date

Start: 24th March 2018 @ 09:30am
End: 25th March 2018 @ 13:00pm

Course Location

AECC University College
Parkwood Campus, Bournemouth, Dorset, England


Course Description

** This seminar is open to chiropractors including final year chiropractic students, physiotherapists and osteopaths. It is the delegates’ responsibility to ensure they have professional indemnity insurance to cover the use of dry needling before attending this seminar **

Course Content

This seminar is designed to introduce the techniques of dry needling using acupuncture needles in the treatment of myofascial trigger points.

These techniques offer a safe and effective way to rapidly deactivate points using sub-dermal and intramuscular needling techniques. The course is highly practical and delegates are normally confident to needle their patients after the seminar.


Day 1

0930 – Welcome and Introduction to Dry Needling

0945 – History of Acupuncture

1000 – Traditional and Western medical theories of mechanism of action.

1100 – Coffee

1120 – Safety and side effects.

1145 – Myofascial model for Dry needling

1215 – Expected clinical outcomes in Dry Needling

1245 – Questions

1300 – Lunch

1345 – Practical – Needling technique.

1430 – Practical – Myofascial syndromes affecting the Knee

1500 –  Local, segmental and meridian approaches to treating Knee conditions.

1530 – Tea

1545 – Practical – Myofascial syndromes of the lower leg

1615 – Local, segmental and meridian approaches to treating Ankle and Foot conditions.

1700 – Finish

Day 2

0915 – Practical – Meridian and myofascial needling for conditions affecting the Forearm, wrist and hand.

1030 – Demonstration of safe needling technique for the Neck

1100 – Coffee

1120 – Practical – Cervical spine and Shoulder

1215 – Practical – Low back, Hip and Pelvis

1300 – Finish


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

Course Contact Email

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