E-stim + needles

The Ultimate Dry Needling + E-stim Online Course

This self-paced curriculum highlights 7 core lecture sessions and 14 clinical videos to help you fully understand the research, rationale, and clinical application of electrical stimulation and dry needling. With current best research evidence and expert tips, quickly learn how to apply indwelling/intramuscular e-stim for the purposes of pain relief, neuromuscular changes, and fluid dynamics. Whether you are already trained in dry needling or looking to add it to your skill set – this course will change your practice!


Chapter 1: Introduction to Indwelling E-stim
Examine a brief history, the terminology, and general goals for using e-stim with dry needling

Chapter 2: Safety
Discuss contraindications and precautions associated with dry needling and e-stim

Chapter 3: E-stim Dose
Analyze the modifiable variables of indwelling e-stim and how they impact dose response

Chapter 4: Advantages of E-stim
Compare the efficacy of intramuscular e-stim to needling techniques alone

Chapter 5: Clinical Applications
An in-depth look at indwelling e-stim clinical applications for: 1) pain relief, 2) muscular changes, and 3) fluid dynamics

Chapter 6: Therapeutic Mechanisms
Analyze the research behind various known and proposed mechanisms associated with intramuscular e-stim

Chapter 7: The Research
Assess the research basis of intramuscular e-stim with a final look at the current best evidence

E-stim Unit Review
A quick look at some of the more common e-stim units for intramuscular e-stim with an expert pros & cons analysis


  • Identify the terminology associated with intramuscular/indwelling e-stim in clinical use and research qualification

  • Examine a brief history of the therapeutic use of electrical stimulation

  • Define the general goals of adding electrical stimulation to dry needling methodology

  • Investigate the contraindications, precautions, and other safety considerations surrounding clinical application of intramuscular e-stim

  • Analyze the modifiable parameters of needle location, pulse width, intensity, frequency, and frequency pattern associated with intramuscular e-stim application and their impact on intended clinical effect

  • Appraise the clinical advantages of adding e-stim to dry needling approaches with both research analysis and clinical evidence

  • Identify research-based aspects of specific clinical application of intramuscular e-stim for the purposes of: pain relief, muscular impact, and fluid dynamics

  • Evaluate the scientific and physiologic mechanisms associated with therapeutic benefit and efficacy of intramuscular e-stim

  • Synthesis current best research evidence associated with intramuscular e-stim to establish level of validity and clinical applicability

  • Compare commonly used e-stim units developed for intramuscular use with a pro/con analysis to guide appropriate selection


$199 | Lifetime access to course materials | Approved for 5 CEUs