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Sanford Fieldhouse

NEXT LEVEL Dry Needling- Becoming an Expert in the Application of Dry Needing Techniques

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NEXT LEVEL Dry Needling- Becoming an Expert in the Application of Dry Needing Techniques
NEXT LEVEL Dry Needling- Becoming an Expert in the Application of Dry Needing Techniques

Time & Location

Aug 21, 2021, 7:40 AM CDT – Aug 22, 2021, 2:00 PM CDT

Sanford Fieldhouse, 2215 W Pentagon Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57107

About the event

NEXT Level Dry Needling - Becoming and Expert in the Application of Dry Needing Techniques


Participants are required to successfully complete SPTE’s Introduction to Dry Needling course or have completed another introductory (level 1) dry needling course. SPTE will review the previous educator’s content to determine appropriate qualification to attend this course. Please contact SPTE at with any questions prior to signing up for this course.

Method of Assessing Participant Learning: 

Following the completion of the pre-course materials, the participants will be given a written multiple-choice quiz which will require a passing score of 80% to be admitted to the hands-on course. This onsite course will be successfully completed with participants exhibiting competency during live skills checks in a laboratory setting throughout the course. Time will be devoted to allow for 1:1 technique observation and a formal skills check will be completed for each muscle instructed. Participants will be required to identify safety parameters, contraindications and demonstrate the technique using their partner’s muscle and the instructor will assess their ability to safely perform dry needling at each muscle.


Target Audience:

Intermediate level course open to licensed physical therapists and other Medical/Allied health Care providers who meet required Intermediate level course.


18 contact hours (16 hours for 2-day onsite lecture/laboratory session, 2 hours of pre-course online content)



Participants are asked to bring appropriate attire for lab sessions (i.e. shorts and t-shirts and sports bras for women) and air-conditioned environments throughout the day (i.e. warm-up or work-out clothes).


Upon completing this course, you'll be able to:

1. Investigate state board position statements and practice acts regarding the education and utilization of dry needling as an intervention.

2. Review and define the concept of trigger points and their contribution to myofascial pain syndromes.

3. Compare and contrast the differences in acupuncture and dry needling in terms of eastern vs. western treatment philosophies, needling technique, and goals of intervention.

4. Discuss the evidence surrounding the proposed mechanisms of action, treatment effectiveness, and relative safety for DN.

5. Perform and develop proficiency/competency in using safe and appropriate application of DN.

6. Demonstrate the appropriate integration of DN into a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with lower/upper extremity dysfunction that may include joint mobilization/manipulation, manual and tool assisted soft tissue mobilization, manual stretching, and therapeutic exercise.

7. Demonstrate appropriate safety precautions and articulate legal issues regarding DN.

Course Content:

Prior to Course (Est completion time of 3 hours):

· Complete Pre-Reading and Presentation Assignments provided on Moodle Learning Platform

· Complete Online Quiz at least 24 hours in advance of onsite course.

Participants must achieve >80% to be able to attend Live Course instruction.

Upper Arm

· Deltoid

Rotator Cuff

· Infraspinatus

· Teres Minor

· Supraspinatus

· Subscapularis

Scapulothoracic muscle

· Levator Scapulae

· Rhomboids

Axiohumeral muscles

· Pectoralis Major / Minor


· Thoracic Multifidi

· Cervical Multifidi

· Sternocleidomastoid

· Sub Occipital:

   - Rectus Capitus Posterior Major

   - Superior / Inferior Obliquus Capitus


· Supinator

· Pronator Teres

· Extensor Wad:


· Flexor Wad

   - FCR, FDS, FCU

Lower leg / Foot

· Tibialis Posterior

· Flexor Hallucis Longus

· Flexor Digitorum Longus

· Quadratus Plantae, Flexor Digitorum Brevis

Hip / Abdomen

· Sartorius

· Psoas / Pectineus/ Adductor Brevis

· Internal/External Obliques

· Rectus Abdominus


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