Physiotherapy Courses

  • Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association

Dry Needling Level 1

Location: Halifax

Dates: Friday, March 15, 2019 - Sunday, March 17, 2019

Dry Needling Level 1

Course Sponsor/Host: Acupuncture Canada (formerly AFCI)
Location: Halifax
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: $1295.00 plus tax for Acupuncture Canada members/$1395.00 plus tax for non-members
Registration Form: Download Form


Acupuncture Canada offers a dry needling program using the trigger point approach. Dry needling often achieves quick results and complements other treatments such as active exercise programs, acupuncture, and joint mobilization/manipulation. The Dry Needling Level 1 course presents the concepts and theories regarding myofascial trigger points and the mechanism of action of dry needling from a clinical and evidence-informed approach. A selection of common conditions will be addressed with hands-on skills applications of selected muscles. Safety guidelines are emphasized throughout. Three-day onsite, including exam, with online resources prior to the start of the course.

Using the trigger point approach, Level 1 addresses low back pain, piriformis syndrome, hip dysfunction, rotator cuff pathology, lateral epicondylosis, groin strain and other common conditions. Learning outcomes include:

1. Identifying referred pain patterns for specific muscles.

2. Identifying contraindications and precautions to dry needling.

3. Developing needle handling skill and competency.

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