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Dry Needling Level 1-Trigger Point Dry Needling of the Lumber Spine and LE-27CE

Dry Needling Level 1-Trigger Point Dry Needling of the Lumber Spine and LE-27CE

This course is a 27 CE hour course designed to educate the physical therapist in safe, effective trigger point dry needling of the lumbar spine and lower extremity for pain and performance.

"This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation ."

If the course dates don't work for you? Contact Race Day Education + Performance today to schedule a course at your location. Discounts available for multiple participants.

IPTA Approval #778-8223

Prerequisites: 15hrs of pre-course readings to be completed PRIOR to attending course; so register early.

Course limited to only 10 particiants!

Level 1 course MUST be completed PRIOR to attending Level 2 course.

  • June 7-9, 2024

    This course will he held at:

    OrthoIllinois- 5875 E. Riverside Blvd Rockford, IL 61114

  • Time Schedule and Program Content

    Day 1- 8AM-6PM, Lunch 12-1 PM

    8:00-8:30AM – Introductions

    8:30-9:30AM- Review of history of trigger point dry needling

    9:30-10:30AM- In-depth discussion of ”trigger point”, LTR, and research regarding needle manipulation

    10:30-12:00PM- Review of OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen standards and requirements for dry needling

    12:00-1:00PM- Lunch on your own

    1:00-2:30PM-Ethics and documentation of dry needling, dry needling indications/contraindications/adverse effects

    2:30-3:30PM- Performing the lower extremity and lumbar spine dry needling technique/LAB practice technique

    3:30-6:00PM- Review lumbar spine anatomy, special precautions/procedures for dry needling the lumbar spine, LAB practice lumbar spine protocols


    Day 2- 8AM-6PM, Lunch 12-1 PM

    8:00-10:00 AM- Review of dry needling safety procedures, OSHA standards, and practice lumbar spine protocols

    10:00AM-12:00 PM-Hip anatomy and protocols

    12:00-1:00 PM- Lunch on your own

    1:00-4:00 PM- LAB practice Hip protocols

    4:00-4:30 PM- Knee anatomy and protocols

    4:30-6:00PM- LAB practice knee protocols


    Day 3- 8AM-5PM- No lunch break

    8:00-10:00 AM- Review knee protocols, foot and ankle anatomy and protocols

    10:00-12:00 PM- LAB practice lower extremity and foot and ankle protocols

    12:00-4:00 PM- Check off on 1 lumbar, 1 hip, 1 knee, and 1 lower extremity foot and ankle protocol in lab competency exam

    4:00-4:30 PM- Complete dry needling post-test

    4:30-5:00 PM- Questions and review


  • PT and PTA

    This course is currently approved for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

  • Refunds

    Full refunds minus credit card fees will be issued up to 30 days prior to the first course date minus transaction fees. A $50 cancellation fee will be charged for refunds less than 30 days from the course.

  • Dates

    June 7-9, 2024









    Course dates may be subject to change.

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