Advanced Trigger Point Needling Workshop

An advanced dry needling workshop that has been designed exclusively for practitioners that have completed a formal course specific to dry needling of myofascial trigger points.

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.

Course Details

We require participants on the Advanced Triggerpoint Dry Needling workshop to hold the National Qualification in Trigger Point Needling from the National Training Centre. This is due to the potential for serious injury when dry needling is incorrectly administered and no other course has been submitted for CPD approval to NTC. Therefore we are not in a position to assess the ability, or lack thereof, of graduates of other courses as tutors and content are unknown to NTC.

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:

  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • TMJD
  • 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.
  • 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 Myofascial 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. There is an additional 10% discount off the workshop cost to ANMPT members -

Places may be reserved by payment of fees in full.

Schedule and Locations

This workshop runs at the National Training Centre, 15-16 Saint Joseph's Parade, Dorset Street, Dublin 7 on the following dates and times:

Dates to be confirmed



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 Myofascial 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 Myofascial 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?
Two days.

How much does this workshop cost?
The Advanced Myofascial 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.


This course in delivered in Dublin at the National Training Centre and will be held on the following date in 2016:

January 23rd and 24th 2016
Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm

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