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Dry Needling 2: Foundations II

2/7/2020 to 2/9/2020
When: February 7-9, 2020
Where: Myopain Seminars- Corporate Office
4405 East-West Highway
Suite 401
Bethesda, Maryland  20814
United States
Presenter: Sponsor: Myopain Seminars LLC
Contact: Avelene Mahan, Course Administrator

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Dry Needling 2: Foundations II

Course Description: 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.

Many muscles commonly addressed in clinical practice are included, such the posterior cervical muscles, the oblique capitis inferior, the cervical and thoracic and lumbar multifidi, levator scapula (partially), the latissimus dorsi (partially), supraspinatus, teres major and minor, pectoralis major (partially), 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. Note: the pelvic floor muscles are no longer part of the DN-2 course, as Myopain Seminars will soon launch a new Pelvic Pain Dry Needling course.

Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle. Instructor student ratio is at least 1:10.

Pre-Course videos are provided after registration. If you prefer to review the presentations in a live webinar, you can register for the DN-2 Webinar at

Instructors: Andrew Ball PT, DPT, Ph.D, OCS, CMTPT, PES; Jan Dommerholt PT, DPT, MPS, DAIPM President/CEO; Maggie Gebhardt PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Mandy Blackmon PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT; Michelle Finnegan PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CCTT, CMTPT, FAAOMPT; Nathan Mayberry PT, DPT, CMTPT; Ralph Simpson PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT, CMTPT, LATC; Rob Stanborough PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT; Rob Satriano PT, DPT, CMTPT, MLDT; Savas Koutsantonis PT, DPT, CMTPT; Tony Fox PT, DPT, CMTPT; Tracey Adler DPT, CMTPT

PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of the Myopain Seminars Dry Needling 1: Foundations I

REQUIRED TEXT BOOK:Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas. To purchase contact:

REQUIRED READING: Chapters 2, 3, and 4, Sections of chapters 7-12 describing the muscles included in the DN-2 course.

Dry Needling 2: Foundations II is the second course in a three course series by Myopain Seminars to attain certification as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist. A minimum score of 70% on a multiple choice quiz plus demonstrated muscle competency are required to pass this course.

Course Objectives:

Course participants upon completion will be able to:

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

To learn more and to register, visit:

Click here to download the course flyer.


Program Content Area: Dry Needling, Orthopedics
Course Type: Lecture, lab, Q&A, Self-Study
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Physical Therapist,
CE Contact Hours: 31.5 Total Approved CE (27.5 Traditional hours + 4 Self Study)
Course Approval: IPTA Approval #829-7682 (Approval Period: (01/01/2020-01/01/2021)

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