Myofascial Trigger Point
Needling Course

Qualify and practice in the area of intramuscular myofascial trigger point stimulation, or myofascial trigger point dry needling as it is more commonly known.

This educational program will prepare clinicians to treat myofascial trigger points by dry needling. Participants will learn various dry needling techniques using solid acupuncture needles. This is a training programme with immediate clinical applicability upon completion.

Course Content

The National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling covers all relevant areas to ensure that you have the skills to offer safe and effective treatments using solid needles.

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Overview

The National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling is an advanced certification course which offers you the opportunity to qualify and practice in the area of intramuscular trigger point stimulation, or trigger point dry needling as it is more commonly known.

This educational program will prepare clinicians to treat myofascial trigger points by dry needling. Participants will learn various dry needling techniques using solid acupuncture needles. This is a training programme with immediate clinical applicability upon completion.

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Content

The National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling includes the following elements:

  • Introduction to invasive myofascial trigger point inactivation
  • Complications of dry needling and injection
  • Contra-indications to dry needling
  • Dry needling of selected shoulder, arm and hand muscles
  • Dry needling of selected head and neck muscles
  • Dry needling of selected trunk, abdominal and low back muscles
  • Dry needling of selected hip, leg and foot muscles
  • Assessment

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Review the functional muscle anatomy and myofascial trigger point referred pain patterns
  • Demonstrate the anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the myofascial trigger point and identify it by palpation
  • Discuss the indications and contra-indications to needling and injection therapy
  • Discuss the possible complications of needling and injection therapy
  • Discuss the pharmacology of the different drugs and biologicals used in injection therapy
  • Diagnose and treat persons with myofascial pain syndrome using dry needling techniques

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Fees

The cost of participation on the National Qualification in Myofascial Trigger Point Needling is €1,200.00 for both modules. Qualification may only be achieved by completing both modules.

Places may be reserved by payment of a non-refundable deposit of €400.00 with the balance of €800.00 due on or before the Friday immediately preceding the course start date.

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Eligibility

Individuals wanting to participate on the National Qualification in Myofascial Trigger Point Needling programme must hold the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy or equivalent.

Individuals who do not hold the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy but who have a background in medicine, physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture etc. may also be eligible. Please contact us on 01 8827777 to check.

Students are fully insured by the NTC while participating on this programme. Graduates must hold valid professional indemnity insurance in order to practice. All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the course.

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Support

This course is supported by full online documentation and 40 demonstration videos (sample below) available to students of the course via the NTC Learning Portal.

OVERVIEW

The National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling is an advanced certification course which offers you the opportunity to qualify and practice in the area of intramuscular trigger point stimulation, or trigger point dry needling as it is more commonly known.

This educational program will prepare clinicians to treat myofascial trigger points by dry needling. Participants will learn various dry needling techniques using solid acupuncture needles. This is a training programme with immediate clinical applicability upon completion.

CONTENT

Syllabus

The National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling includes the following elements:

  • Introduction to invasive myofascial trigger point inactivation
  • Complications of dry needling and injection
  • Contra-indications to dry needling
  • Dry needling of selected shoulder, arm and hand muscles
  • Dry needling of selected head and neck muscles
  • Dry needling of selected trunk, abdominal and low back muscles
  • Dry needling of selected hip, leg and foot muscles
  • Assessment

Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Review the functional muscle anatomy and myofascial trigger point referred pain patterns
  • Demonstrate the anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the myofascial trigger point and identify it by palpation
  • Discuss the indications and contra-indications to needling and injection therapy
  • Discuss the possible complications of needling and injection therapy
  • Discuss the pharmacology of the different drugs and biologicals used in injection therapy
  • Diagnose and treat persons with myofascial pain syndrome using dry needling techniques

FEES

The cost of participation on the National Qualification in Myofascial Trigger Point Needling is €1,200.00 for both modules. Qualification may only be achieved by completing both modules.

Places may be reserved by payment of a non-refundable deposit of €400.00 with the balance of €800.00 due on or before the Friday immediately preceding the course start date.

ELIGIBILITY

Individuals wanting to participate on the National Qualification in Myofascial Trigger Point Needling programme must hold the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy or equivalent.

Individuals who do not hold the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy but who have a background in medicine, physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture etc. may also be eligible. Please contact us on 01 8827777 to check.

Students are fully insured by the NTC while participating on this programme. Graduates must hold valid professional indemnity insurance in order to practice. All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the course.

SUPPORT

This course is supported by full online documentation and 40 demonstration videos (sample below) available to students of the course via the NTC Learning Portal.

Schedule and Location

This course is available as a weekend modular programme in Dublin at the National Training Centre in Dublin’s city centre.

Module 1 – April 18th and 19th
Module 2 – May 16th and 17th

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DUBLIN

Two Modules

2 Weekends

April 18th 2020

Saturday & Sunday
9am to 5pm

NTC
Dublin

Good Availability

DUBLINWeekend Course

Our Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling Team

Our expert tutors will ensure that you qualify with the knowledge to safely administer needling techniques.

John Sharkey, MSc.

John Sharkey is an international educator, author and authority in the areas of Clinical Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, human movement and the manual treatment of chronic pain using European Neuromuscular Therapy. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Clinical Anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.

John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful.

John promotes his model of “Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st century” integrating the pioneering work of his mentor Dr. Stephen Levin MD. John has been teaching European Neuromuscular Therapy using living anatomy and specialising in chronic pain conditions. He is recognised as one of the worlds leading authorities on fascia and Biotensegrity. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and other professional journals.

Cristopher Alejandro, MSc.MISCP

Cristopher orignally hails from the Phillipines and is a qualified Physiotherapist. Cris teaches on many of the NTC’s bodywork educational programmes and his area of speciality is in myofascial triggerpoint dry needling.

John Sharkey, MSc.

John Sharkey is an international educator, author and authority in the areas of Clinical Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, human movement and the manual treatment of chronic pain using European Neuromuscular Therapy. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Clinical Anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.

John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful.

John promotes his model of “Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st century” integrating the pioneering work of his mentor Dr. Stephen Levin MD. John has been teaching European Neuromuscular Therapy using living anatomy and specialising in chronic pain conditions. He is recognised as one of the worlds leading authorities on fascia and Biotensegrity. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and other professional journals.

Cristopher Alejandro, MSc.MISCP

Cristopher orignally hails from the Phillipines and is a qualified Physiotherapist. Cris teaches on many of the NTC’s bodywork educational programmes and his area of speciality is in myofascial triggerpoint dry needling.

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