Dry Needling: Upper Body

Safe and specific dry needling + strategic e-stim applications for the upper quadrant.

Register Now

Please click the + symbol below to choose how many seats you’d like to purchase for this course.

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Dry Needling Upper-Casper-1-11-12-25
$ 995.00
30 available

Date & Time

CEUs

27

Location

Target Audience

Add to Calendar

Course Overview

Dry Needling Certification

Upper Body Dry Needling by ICE brings a modern approach to dry needling education with contemporary methods and tactical e-stim applications for the upper quadrant. This weekend lab intensive will initially focus on safe and effective dry needling technique for the cervico-thoracic spine, anterior and posterior shoulder girdle, upper arm, and forearm; and then highlight strategic e-stim applications for common upper quadrant conditions. Quickly become a confident and proficient dry needling practitioner equipped with the tools, training, and knowledge to help your patients with everything from pain relief, to improved function and mobility, to athlete recovery.

Participants will also have access to pre-course lecture content including an introduction to dry needling, safety standards, current research-based rationale of therapeutic mechanisms, and advocacy; as well as video demonstration prep materials for the lab intensive component.

3-Day Course Itinerary

DAY ONE

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

8:15am - 8:45am
Introduction to dry needling lecture

8:45am - 9:45am
Dry needling basics lab

9:45am - 12:00pm
Upper arm dry needling lab

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Posterior shoulder lab

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Anterior shoulder lab

DAY TWO

8:00am - 8:30am
Welcome back and Q&A

08:30am - 10:30am
Forearm lab

10:30am - 12:00pm
Spine lab

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH

1:00pm - 2:00pm
E-stim lecture

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Shoulder e-stim lab (anterior/posterior/seated)

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Round robin

DAY THREE

8:00am - 8:30am
Welcome back and Q&A

10:30am - 10:30am
Cervical spine e-stim lab

10:30am - 12:30pm
Elbow & wrist e-stim lab

12:30pm - 1:30pm
LUNCH

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Upper quarter recovery & e-stim lab

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Review lab

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Clinical commentary and final Q&A

5:00pm
Course wrap-up & next steps

2-Day Course Itinerary

DAY ONE

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

8:15am - 8:45am
Introduction to dry needling lecture

8:45am - 9:45am
Dry needling basics lab

9:45am - 12:00pm
Upper arm dry needling lab

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH

1:00pm - 2:45pm
Posterior shoulder lab

2:45pm - 4:00pm
Anterior shoulder lab

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Forearm lab

5:15pm - 6:00pm
Round robin

DAY TWO

8:00am - 8:30am
Welcome back and Q&A

8:30am - 9:30am
E-stim lecture

09:30am - 11:30am
Spine dry needling & e-stim lab

11:30am - 12:30pm
Cervical e-stim circuit lab

12:30pm - 1:30pm
LUNCH

1:30pm - 3:15pm
Shoulder e-stim lab (anterior & posterior)

3:15pm - 3:30pm
Peripheral nerve stimulation lecture

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Elbow & wrist e-stim lab

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Upper quarter recovery e-stim lab

5:30pm - 6:00pm
Course wrap-up & next steps

Objectives
  • Demonstrate safe and effective dry needling techniques to specified upper quarter anatomical tissue targets
  • Demonstrate strategic and effective execution of indwelling electrical stimulation circuits for the clinical management of upper quarter conditions
  • Examine how our updated, research-based understanding of dry needling mechanisms fit into pathomechanistic models of function, pain, and rehab
  • Examine research trends associated with dry needling from early use to current state
  • Investigate some of the research-based treatment effects of dry needling in the context of targeted and specific treatment intent
  • Identify contraindications and precautions associated with dry needling for the upper quarter
  • Identify relevant upper quarter myofascial and neurovascular anatomy associated with proper and effective application of dry needling
  • Discuss minor and major adverse events associated with dry needling and strategies to manage, mitigate, and minimize these risks with proper dry needling technique
  • Discuss and execute clean needle handling associated with dry needling techniques
Additional Information

PREREQUISITES

  • None

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.

Location