Dry Needling Certification Course 2 - Lafayette, LA

Dry Needling Certification Course 2 - Lafayette, LA

October 22, 2021, 9:00 am EST - October 24, 2021, 5:00 pm EST

REGISTER FOR COURSE 1
REGISTER FOR COURSE 2
REGISTER FOR BOTH COURSES

COURSE 2 OBJECTIVES:
Dry Needling: Implementing a Specialized Approach to Pain and Dysfunction – Course Two

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

  1. Analyze, according to Sackett’s hierarchy, three physical therapy (non-acupuncture) peer reviewed journal articles identified in course references on the effectiveness of dry needling.
  2. Discuss twelve physical therapy (non-acupuncture) peer reviewed journal articles identified in course references on the effectiveness of dry needling.
  3. Correctly perform dry needling to 7 selected muscles of the 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.
  4. Correctly perform dry needling to 4 selected muscles of the thoracic 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.
  5. Correctly perform dry needling to 4 selected muscles of the craniofacial region safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and with special consideration of avoiding vital structures.
  6. Correctly perform dry needling to 4 selected muscles of the hand safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  7. Correctly perform dry needling to 4 selected muscles of the foot safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  8. Correctly perform dry needling to 3 selected muscles over lung fields via superficial techniques safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and with special consideration of avoiding vital structures.
  9. List the four components of the Wainner et. al Cervical Radiculopathy Clinical Cluster.
  10. List four of the six components of the Tseng et. al Cervical Manipulation Clinical Prediction Rule to aide with treatment intervention selection.
  11. List the four classifications for neck pain from the Orthopedic Section of the APTA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  12. The therapist, given a neck pain case study, will be able to incorporate four dry needling techniques into a physical therapy treatment for neck pain.
  13. Correctly perform dry needling to 6 selected muscles as part of a cervicalgia/cervical radiculopathy treatment intervention safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  14. List four of the six components of the Cleland et. al Thoracic Manipulation Clinical Prediction Rule to aide with treatment intervention selection.
  15. Correctly perform dry needling to 6 selected muscles as part of a scapular pain/thoracicalgia treatment intervention safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  16. The therapist, given a case scenario, will be able to explain three components of the Park et. al Clinical Cluster for shoulder pain.
  17. Given the findings of an evaluation of an adult with shoulder pain, the therapist will independently justify the integration of dry needling into the treatment program.
  18. Correctly perform dry needling to 4 selected muscles as part of a shoulder pain treatment intervention safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  19. List the six classifications for low back pain from the Orthopedic Section of the APTA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  20. List four of the five components of the Flynn et. al Lumbar Manipulation Clinical Prediction Rule to aide with treatment intervention selection.
  21. List the two components of the Fritz et. al Lumbar Traction Clinical Prediction Rule to aide with treatment intervention selection.
  22. The therapist, given a back pain case study, will be able to incorporate five dry needling techniques into a physical therapy treatment for back pain.
  23. Correctly perform dry needling to 6 selected muscles as part of a lumbago/lumbar radiculopathy treatment intervention safely and proficiently.
  24. List the four components of the Laslett et. al Test Item Cluster for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Provocation Tests.
  25. Correctly perform dry needling to 4 selected muscles as part of a sacroiliac joint dysfunction treatment intervention safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  26. List four of the seven components of the American College of Rheumatology OA Diagnostic Criteria for the Knee.
  27. Correctly perform dry needling to 4 selected muscles as part of a knee pain treatment intervention safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  28. Correctly perform dry needling to 4 selected muscles as part of an iliotibial band friction syndrome treatment intervention safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  29. List five of the eight Key Clinical Findings for plantar fasciitis according to the Orthopedic Section of the APTA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Plantar Fasciitis.
  30. The therapist, given a foot pain case study, will be able to incorporate four dry needling techniques into a physical therapy treatment for foot pain.
  31. Correctly perform dry needling to 5 selected muscles as part of a plantar fasciitis treatment intervention safely and proficiently which includes proper selection of needle, proper selection of depth, identifying regional precautions, and avoiding vital structures.
  32. Discuss accurate documentation of each of the 34 dry needling treatments performed during Course Two 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.
  33. Demonstrate accurate and defensible documentation of all adverse events and satisfy state board specific reporting obligations and recordkeeping.
  34. Describe post-intervention care to each patient receiving dry needling and accurately document the patient's understanding.
  35. Demonstrate safe use of electrical stimulation with dry needling including equipment set-up, patient selection, indications for electrical stimulation, and contraindications to electrical stimulation.
  36. Upon completion of this course, given the findings of an evaluation of an adult with chronic neck pain, the therapist will independently justify the integration of dry needling into the treatment program.
  37. Upon completion of this course, given the findings of an evaluation of an adult with chronic low back pain, the therapist will independently justify the integration of dry needling into the treatment program.
  38. Upon completion of this course, given the findings of an evaluation of an adult with plantar fasciitis, 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 analyzing a case study and implementing an appropriate treatment strategy on a partner utilizing techniques learned from Course One and Course Two of the series.

Demonstrate proficiency by passing a comprehensive 50 question multiple choice examination covering content from Course Two 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 2020-60)

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 and athletic trainers who are allowed to perform dry needling in their practice act and jurisdiction.