Dry Needling Certification Course 1 - Lafayette, LA

Dry Needling Certification Course 1 - Lafayette, LA

October 15, 2021, 9:00 am EST - October 17, 2021, 5:00 pm EST

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COURSE 1 OBJECTIVES
Dry Needling: Implementing a Specialized Approach to Pain and Dysfunction – Course One

Upon completion of this introductory-level course (part one of a two-part series), the therapist will be able to:

  1. Identify four similarities between Travell and Simons Trigger Point Injections and Karl Lewit’s use of “Dry” Needling.
  2. Describe two similarities and two differences between Traditional Acupuncture, Western Medical Acupuncture, and Dry Needling.
  3. Describe the specific dry needling regulations of the state practice act in which the student is licensed.
  4. List three components of the APTA Position on Dry Needling by a Physical Therapist.
  5. List three examples of each type of input (Cognitive, Sensory, and Motivational-Affective) into the Neuromatrix Model of Pain.
  6. Identify three of the five Travell and Simons major criteria for diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome.
  7. List the three diagnostic criteria from the American College of Rheumatology for fibromyalgia.
  8. Describe two similarities between the Motor End Plate Hypothesis and the Energy Crisis Theory.
  9. List three effects dry needling has on the chemical composition of trigger points.
  10. List three effects dry needling has on the motor endplate electrical activity of trigger points.
  11. Analyze, according to Sackett’s hierarchy, two research articles identified in course references (Cagne 2013 and Shah 2008) regarding the physiologic effects of dry needling.
  12. The therapist, using the two research articles identified in course references (Cagne 2013 and Shah 2008), will be able to independently compare the findings of each article.
  13. List three examples of the pain inhibiting effect dry needling has on the central nervous system.
  14. List the eleven Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogen Standards, and describe safe handling and disposal of bio-hazardous waste such as needles.
  15. Identify five indications for dry needling from the APTA Educational Resource Paper titled “Description of Dry Needling in Clinical Practice.”
  16. Identify five relative contraindications to dry needling from the APTA Educational Resource Paper titled “Description of Dry Needling in Clinical Practice.”
  17. Identify five absolute contraindications to dry needling from the APTA Educational Resource Paper titled “Description of Dry Needling in Clinical Practice.”
  18. List five potential risks associated with dry needling.
  19. Successfully categorize five adverse events into the appropriate category (Mild, Significant, and Serious) identified in the 2001 study by White et al.
  20. Implement an emergency action plan after recognizing two of the five symptoms of a pneumothorax, and any neurological compromise or vascular injury. 
  21. Implement an emergency action plan and provide adverse response care after recognizing ANY serious adverse event causing limitation of the neurological, pulmonary, vascular, or musculoskeletal system.
  22. Perform dry needling to 22 selected muscles of the hip, thigh, and lower leg safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  23. Perform dry needling to 12 selected muscles of the lumbar and cervical spine safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and with special consideration of avoiding vital structures.
  24. Perform dry needling to 6 selected muscles of the shoulder and shoulder girdle safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and with special consideration of avoiding vital structures.
  25. Perform dry needling to 10 selected muscles of the upper extremity and forearm safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  26. Demonstrate accurate and defensible documentation of each of the 50 dry needling treatments performed during Course One which includes documentation of informed consent, pre-procedure time out, alcohol wipe down, site of treatment, needle selection, patient position, patient response, and any adverse events.
  27. Demonstrate accurate and defensible documentation of all adverse events and satisfy state board-specific reporting obligations and recordkeeping.
  28. Describe post-intervention care to each patient receiving dry needling and accurately document the patient's understanding.
  29. Given a case scenario of a patient with chronic low back pain, the therapist will independently justify the integration of dry needling into the treatment program.
  30. Given a case scenario of a patient with chronic neck pain, the therapist will independently justify the integration of dry needling into the treatment program.

Proficiency Standard:
Demonstrate proficiency by passing a comprehensive check-off exam that includes a description of technique, a specific description of anatomy, specific precautions, and integrating proficient needling technique on three randomly selected muscles.

Demonstrate proficiency by passing a comprehensive 50 question multiple choice examination covering content from Course One of the Two-Course series with a minimum passing score of 80%.

Continuing Education Approval:
Approved by Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana State Boards of Physical Therapy for 27 contact hours

Approved by Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for 2.7 CEUS/27 contact hours of Class 1 Continuing Education (TPTA Approval Number 2020-59)

The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Educational offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 27 hours. 

MS Dry Needling Education is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers

Eligibility:
This course is designed for licensed therapists