Advanced Dry Needling

Designed for experienced DN clinicians, and builds on the tactical e-stim applications from Upper & Lower Dry Needling.

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Course Overview

Dry Needling Certification

Advanced Dry Needling by ICE will bring research-based innovation to your dry needling practice. This full-body course designed for experienced DN clinicians builds on the tactical e-stim applications from Upper & Lower DN - targeting peripheral nerves, tendons, and the most technical muscular targets; and also covers DN techniques for scar tissue needling and acute contusions. Our goal with this course is not only to provide a masterclass experience and train expert-level professionals, but shift the entire dry needling paradigm and expand how we use this tool clinically.

Participants will also have access to pre-course lecture content including an updated research appraisal, and therapeutic mechanisms of tendon needling, scar needling, peripheral nerve stim and neuromodulation; as well as individual technique video demonstrations to prepare for the lab intensive component and reference after the course.

3-Day Course Itinerary

DAY ONE

8:00am - 8:15am
Welcome/Course intro

8:15am - 8:45am
Current concepts & research updates

8:45am - 9:30am
Technique refinement lab

9:30am - 11:15am
Scapular lecture & lab

11:15am - 12:00pm
Wrist & hand lecture and lab

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Suboccipitals lecture & lab

2:30pm - 4:30pm
TMJ lecture & lab

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Clinical application chat & wrap-up

DAY TWO

8:00am - 9:00am
Round robin & "You Pick 2" practice

9:00am - 10:45am
Hip lecture & lab

10:45am - 12:00pm
Trunk lecture & lab

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lower leg lecture & lab

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alternative spinal positions lecture & lab

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Clinical application chat & wrap-up

DAY THREE

8:00am - 9:00am
Round robin & "You Pick 2" practice

9:00am - 9:30am
Rib techniques & thorax safety lecture

9:30am - 9:45am
Peripheral nerve stimulation lecture

9:45am - 11:30am
Upper & lower peripheral nerve stimulation lab

11:30am - 12:30pm
LUNCH

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Tendon needling lecture & lab

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Scar needling lecture & lab

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Acute contusion needling lecture & lab

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Clinical application chat & wrap-up

2-Day Course Itinerary

DAY ONE

8:00am - 8:15am
Welcome/Course intro

8:15am - 8:45am
Current concepts & research updates

8:45am - 10:00am
Scapular lecture & lab

10:00am - 11:00am
Wrist & hand lecture & lab

11:00am - 12:00pm
Suboccipitals lecture & lab

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH

1:00pm - 2:30pm
TMJ lecture & lab

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Hip lecture & lab

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Trunk lecture & lab

5:30pm - 6:00pm
Clinical application chat & wrap-up

DAY TWO

8:00am - 9:00am
Round robin & "You Pick 2" practice

9:00am - 10:15am
Lower leg lecture & lab

10:15am - 11:15am
Alternative spinal positions lecture & lab

11:15am - 12:00pm
Scar needling lecture & lab

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH

1:00pm - 1:15pm
Rib techniques & thorax safety lecture

1:15pm - 1:30pm
Peripheral nerve stimulation lecture

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Upper & lower peripheral nerve stimulation lab

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tendon needling lecture & lab

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Acute contusion needling lecture & lab

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Clinical chat & wrap-up

Objectives
  • Analyze most recent dry needling research and how this impacts clinical applications and practice trends
  • Demonstrate safety and proficient skills with dry needling techniques of more advanced anatomical tissue targets, including peripheral nerves, tendons, scar tissue, and specific muscles
  • Investigate the research-based therapeutic mechanisms for peripheral nerve stimulation, scar needling, tendon needling, and needling for acute contusions.
  • Identify contraindications and precautions associated with advanced techniques including peripheral nerve stimulation, scar needling, tendon needling, and needling for acute contusions
  • Identify relevant myofascial and neurovascular anatomy associated with proper and effective application of dry needling
  • Discuss adverse events associated with ribcage dry needling techniques and incidence affiliated with these techniques
  • Demonstrate strategic and effective execution of indwelling electrical stimulation circuits for the clinical management of nerve-related injuries, scar rehab, pain, and general orthopedic conditions
Additional Information

PREREQUISITES

EDUCATION LEVEL

  • Entry-level

HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M ALLOWED TO DRY NEEDLE? WHAT REQUIREMENTS DOES MY STATE HAVE?

In the United States, only physical therapists (PT), medical doctors (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), and chiropractic physicians (DC) are allowed to perform dry needling. The ability for these providers to perform dry needling depends entirely on state. Please read the list below and reference the map to know if you are allowed to dry needle, and what your requirements may be. These are the requirements for physical therapists. If you are a provider from another profession, contact your state board or association to learn more. YOU ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE TO KNOW THE LEGALITIES SURROUNDING DRY NEEDLING IN YOUR STATE AS WELL AS THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO PERFORM DRY NEEDLING WITH PATIENTS. If you are unsure of your requirements or if you practice in multiple states, contact your state association or board to clarify requirements.

Alabama
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Alaska
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Arizona
24 hours of training required.

Arkansas
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Colorado
50 hours of training required (30 prior to using in-clinic). Only 10 hours can come from online sources.

Delaware
25 hours of training required.

Florida
50 hours of training required.

Georgia
50 hours of training required.

Idaho
27 hours of training required.

Illinois
54 hours of training required within a 12-month window. 27 hours required prior to use in-clinic.

Indiana
50 hours of dry needling training required before being able to use dry needling in the clinic. 40 of the 50 hours must come from in-person training. Any training performed during entry-level training (PT school) counts if you're able to provide an itemization of training performed & hours completed.

Iowa
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Kansas 
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Kentucky
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Louisiana
50 hours of training required.

Maine
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Maryland
80 hours of training required. All training must be in-person, face-to-face. As of January 2024, Maryland will no longer approve any continuing education for more than 30 hours, regardless of schedule. Maryland clinicians will unfortunately need to take at least 3 dry needling courses to meet the required hours needed to use dry needling in the clinic.

Mississippi
50 hours of training required.

Montana
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Nebraska
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Nevada
25 hours of training required.

New Hampshire
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

New Mexico 
24 hours of training required.

North Carolina 
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

North Dakota
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Ohio 
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Rhode Island
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

South Carolina 
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

South Dakota 
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Tennessee 
50 hours of training required.

Texas
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Utah
54 hours of training required.

Vermont
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Virginia 
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Washington D.C. 
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Washington State
75 hours of training required. All hours must be in-person, face-to-face.

West Virginia 
Dry needling training required. No specific hourly requirement.

Wyoming 
27 hours of training required.

Connecticut/Massachusetts/Michigan/Minnesota/Missouri/Oklahoma/Pennsylvania/Wisconsin
These are "grey states." You do not need any dry needling training to perform dry needling in the clinic. You have no specific contact hour requirements.

California/Hawaii/New York/Oregon
These are "red states." It is illegal for a physical therapist to perform dry needling in these states.

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