close [X]Physical Therapy
A 15 month part-time programme which leads to qualification as a Neuromuscular Physical therapist and Sports Massage therapist.
Applicants need to have a keen interest in the treatment of pain, injury and soft tissue dysfunction.
close [X]Health Fitness
The National Qualification in Indoor Cycling is the only professional qualification offered for Indoor Cycling in Ireland.
The aim of this programme is for fitness instructors and personal trainers to develop a critical understanding of Indoor Cycling and to enable them to teach what has become one of the most popular forms of exercise in gymnasiums and health clubs around the world.
close [X]Pilates Courses
Designed for those with or without any formal qualification, our Pilates programme has recently been upgraded to Advanced Diploma status as a result of ongoing work to develop standards nationally and internationally.
The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork is the highest level of qualification available in the areas of mat-based Pilates in Ireland - guaranteed.
close [X]MSc Degrees
Masters Degree in Weight Management
This part-time programme commenced in Sept 2010 and is run in Dublin in association with the National Obesity Forum.
It was the first of its type in the UK and is delivered by a team of experienced academics, GPs, hospital doctors, surgeons, dieticians, nutritionists, exercise specialists and psychologists.
close [X]BSc. Hons Osteopathy
BSc. (Hons) Osteopathy
The BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy, which is validated and accredited by the University of Chester, is an internationally accepted qualification, which will afford the successful graduate the ability to practice as an Osteopath in Ireland and many other European countries.
close [X]Dissection Seminar
This seminar offers therapists and other allied professionals a unique educational experience that will influence the way you work. There is no substitute for dissection in your efforts to learn, appreciate and truly understand human anatomy.
Advanced Trigger Point Needling Workshop
€450.00 to €495.00
This NTC advanced dry needling workshop has been designed exclusively for all practitioners that have completed a formal course specific to dry needling of myofascial trigger points.
This workshop provides the opportunity to receive detailed critique and review of your needling techniques as well as an opportunity to take part in a clinically driven discussion and question sessions.
Participants must have completed a formal course specific to dry needling of myofascial trigger points such as the National Qualification in Trigger Point Needling.
All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the workshop.
The practical session will include muscles that are often the culprits or major pain contributors to conditions such as;
- Facet dysfunction
- Low back and pelvic pain
- Elbow/Shoulder pathologies
- Carpal and tarsal tunnel syndromes
- Knee, hip, plantar and pedal pain
- Compartment syndromes
- Pelvic floor pain.
- Workshop Contents
- Review NTC dry needling principles, standards and guidelines
- Discussion of advanced clinical applications and case studies
- Participant driven clinical discussion
- Current research review and discussion
- Review and critique of dry needling techniques
- Advanced skills specific to the following regions: Sub-occipital, Pelvic, Facial muscles, Muscles of mastication, Para-spinal, Hands and Feet
- Demonstrations and further practical in response to group requests
The cost of participation on this Advanced Trigger Point Needling workshop is €495.00. An earlybird discounted rate of €450.00 is available for registrations received at least one calendar months prior to workshop date.
Places may be reserved by payment of fees in full.
You can enroll online by selecting the course and payment option which best suits your requirements on the right hand side of this page.
Alternatively you can contact us by telephone on 01 882 7777 (Dublin), 021 430 1222 (Cork), 091 530 888 (Galway) or 074 912 1733 (Donegal).
You may also download an enrollment form by clicking here and send completed forms to: National Training Centre, 15- 16 St. Joseph's Parade, Dorset Street, Dublin 7.
You may also contact us at anytime to discuss any queries you have or to arrange an appointment to visit our facilities.
Exercise physiologist and physical therapist, John Sharkey MSc, is an accepted pioneer and leading expert on the application of Dry Needling for the effective treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points. John is a member of the Science and Medical Team for the Olympic Council of Ireland and the editorial board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. John also works closely with the world renowned Leon Chaitow.
Cristopher Alejandro, originally from the Philippines, is a qualified physiotherapist and neuromuscular therapist. Cristopher also holds the National University of Ireland's certificate in Training and Continuing Education.
Advanced Trigger Point Needling Workshop
Do I need to hold any other qualification in order to participate on this workshop ?
Yes. Individuals wanting to participate must have completed a formal course specific to dry needling of myofascial trigger points.
Will I need to get insurance ?
The National Training Centre's code of ethics insists that all Trigger Point Needling graduates who are actively working in the profession, hold a professional indemnity insurance policy which covers the therapist against legal action taken by a patient as a result of an injury received during treatment. Therapists who are working on private premises may also need to hold public liability insurance. The Association of Neuromuscular Physical Therapists (ANMPT), which all of our Trigger Point Needling graduates are entitled to join, has negotiated a very attractive professional indemnity block insurance policy which offers extensive cover for practitioners.
How long does this workshop last ?
How much does this workshop cost ?
The Advanced Trigger Point Needling workshop costs €495.00.
Can I pay by installments ?
No - There are no installment options available for this workshop.
Where is this workshop available ?
The National Training Centre in Dublin.
How will I be assessed ?
As this is a workshop, there is no formal assessment. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.