Dry Needling 2: Foundations II is organized by Myopain Seminars and will be held from Oct 21 - 23, 2022 at Myopain Seminars, LLC, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America.

The DN-2 Foundations II course builds on the knowledge and skills of the DN-1 course. Students will be introduced to the clinical aspects of myofascial pain, peripheral and central sensitization, the etiology and scientific basis of myofascial pain and dry needling. The course includes an in-depth review of possible adverse events.
Many muscles commonly addressed in clinical practice are included, such as the posterior cervical muscles, the oblique capitis inferior, the cervical and thoracic and lumbar multifidi, levator scapula (partially), the scalenes, the latissimus dorsi, supraspinatus, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, the coracobrachialis, pronator teres, wrist flexors, oblique abdominal muscles and rectus abdominus, the lumbar paraspinals, the deep hip rotators, the lower and middle trapezius, the serratus anterior, and the rhomboids muscles. Students will also be introduced to the current scientific basis for dry needling for scar tissue, fascial adhesions, enthesopathies, and tendinopathies.
Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle. The Instructor-student ratio is at least 1:10.

Course Objectives:
•  Demonstrate at least two principle differences between dry needling of the cervical and thoracic multifidi muscles
• Demonstrate two different dry needling methods for the serratus anterior muscle
• Compare and contrast three principles of dry needling the posterior cervical muscles and the oblique capitis inferior muscle
• Demonstrate three different dry needling approaches for the rhomboid, middle trapezius and pectoralis muscles.
• Discuss the basic premise of three different trigger point hypotheses.
• Name three characteristics of the Cinderella Hypothesis relevant for trigger points.
• Discuss at least 4 different forms of muscle overload that can lead to the formation of trigger points.
• Discuss at least 4 potential adverse events that can occur when needling muscles in the region of the trunk.
• Name three key features of central sensitization.
• Demonstrate three different dry needling approaches for the rhomboid, middle trapezius and pectoralis muscles


Event Start Date
21 Oct, 2022
Event Start Date
Event End Date
23 Oct, 2022
Event End Date


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