Objectives:

What the practitioner can expect to take away from the OPDN Level I program

  1. The practitioner will be clear as to the evolution of dry needling and the progressive development of clinical applications
  2. Updated global NMSK anatomy review
  3. Have a working understanding of the three P’s [Pre-existing, Precipitating and Perpetuating] factors involved with myofascial trigger point (TrP) syndromes.
  4. Enhancement and a new appreciation of palpation skills.
  5. Appreciation of the synchronous and harmonious function of the intrinsic & global kinematic and kinetic systems and their relationship to the dry needling procedure.
  6. Master the “Handling of the Needling” in terms of needling selection, point-depth and angle insertions and at the same time identifying the types of tissue encountered as the end of a needle progresses.
  7. Have a working knowledge and application of the several needling techniques presented to include but not limited to:
    a. Myofascial Trigger Point (TrP) and the pain syndrome
    b. Superficial v. Deep techniques
    c. Radiculopathic Model (Gunn)
    d. Structural/Postural Adaptations
  8. Have a working knowledge of the absolute and relativecontraindications of the dry needling procedure. Traffic lights of dry needling, know when & where not to needle:
    Red- Yellow -Green  Flags 
  1. Understand the administrative issues, CPT coding, Reimbursement, Consent forms, innovative (OPDN) soap note.

ON-Point Dry Needling program provides 20 CEU’s from NUHS. The program is open to all practitioners (DC, PT, MHT, MD, NPc, Pac, OT,)

OPDN Registration Form for Level I & II

Level I - $995

Level II - $695

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