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Dry Needling Level 2-Trigger Point Dry Needling of the Upper Spine and UE-27CE

Dry Needling Level 2-Trigger Point Dry Needling of the Upper Spine and UE-27CE

This 27 CE hour course is designed to educate the physical therapist in trigger point dry needling of the cervical and thoracic spine and upper 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#778-8224

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

Course limited to only 10 participants!

  • May 3-5 2024

    This course will he held at:

    OrthoIllinois Elgin 1550 N Randall Rd. May 3 and 5875 E. Riverside Blvd Rockford, IL 61114 May4-5.

  • Time Schedule and Content

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

    8:00-8:30AM - Introductions

    8:30-10:00AM- Review history of dry needling/scope of PT practice

    10:00-11:00AM- Anatomy of the “Trigger Point”

    11:00-12:00PM- Review of OSHA Bloodborne 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 trigger point dry needling technique/LAB practice technique

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


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

    • 8:00-9:00AM- Review of dry needling safety procedures, OSHA standards, and practice cervical spine protocols

    • 9:00-12:00PM- Thoracic spine anatomy and protocols

    • 12:00-1:00PM- Lunch on your own

    • 1:00-6:00PM- LAB Shoulder anatomy and protocols


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

    8:00-9:00AM- Elbow/wrist and hand anatomy review and protocols

    9:00-12:00PM- LAB practice elbow/wrist and hand protocols

    12:00-4:00PM- Check off on 1 cervical protocol, 1 thoracic, 1 wrist or elbow, and 1 shoulder protocol

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

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

  • Refunds

    Full refunds 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.

  • PT and PTA

    This course is approved for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

  • Dates

    May 3-5, 2024



    Course dates may be subject to change.

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