Why Choose ON-Point Dry Needling?

The ON-Point Dry Needling program is a  two level (Level I & II) presentation provides a total of 32 Credit hours and CEUs Issued by NUHS or local state organization for accreditation.  

Upon completion of the Level I Certification  20 hrs.,  which is five (5) hours online of didactic material and fifteen (15) hours live, the student is ready to start dry needling all parts of the human body (head, spine and extremities) the following Monday morning and does not have to wait until the completion of the Level II  before commencing with needling of their patients. 

Level II Certification (4 hrs. online and 8 hrs. live) addresses more of the challenging / precarious muscles within the body and at the same time the therapeutic supportive procedures that are evidence based (EB)  to include Electrotherapy, ultrasound, laser as well as local exercise applications are covered treating all areas post needling procedure. 

 Dr. Merrick brings several decades of post graduate education and has been practicing acupuncture and dry needling for the same. Dry Needling provides the NMSK practitioner all the preliminary steps necessary to make certain the patient is a candidate for this procedure, and at the same time ensures the clinician will make the right needle selection and proper needle insertion into the selected muscle/fascia. Fortunately, for us the blueprints of the muscle/fascia and related tissue structures we learned during our basic training,  are the same for all people, be they an athlete or a blue-collar worker or a senior citizen. 

NMSK practitioners have the education and extended training to become masters of the dry needling procedure, from both a technical/skill perspective as well as the understanding of foundational concepts of the pain and neurological concepts on which it is based. 

DRY NEEDLING is a learned skill, not a discipline and belongs not to any one profession or discipline, but to the qualified practitioner (depending on demographics and training) as an adjunctive procedure from which there can be a very positive outcome for patient(s) with resistant, uncomplicated neuromusculoskeletal pain syndromes and related structural adaptations and dysfunctions. 


CEU’s The Level I & II are provided by NUHS or your local State Organization(s).

OPDN Registration Form for Level I & II

Level I - $995

Level II - $695

For 30 + years, Dr. Merrick has been a post graduate educator for chiropractors in physiological therapeutics, rehabilitation and biomechanics At the same time he has been using the needle for acupuncture (30 yrs) as well as dry needling (10 yrs) while in practice in NH.
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