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Dr. Ivo Waerlop

Trigger Point Dry Needling & Intramuscular Therapy: An Anatomical and Physiological Perspective. PART 1.

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Course Date: Friday, September 22nd to Sunday, September 24th, 2017 (3 Full Days)

Course Accreditation

This course will meet all of the CPTBC College practice standards set out under the self-declaration model for Physiotherapists practicing acupuncture/dry needling in BC.In order to register, participants are required to have a minimum of 1200 practice hours over a five year period. Proof of a current/active Physiotherapist license will be required.

All course participants must pass both a theoretical and practical exam on this course and demonstrate safety and competency with the dry needling technique in order to receive a certificate of completion and begin implementing this tool into daily practice. A passing grade for the practical and theoretical exam is 80% or greater. Further, as per the CPTBC college guidelines, participants must submit a self declaration to the college upon completion of this course in order to be put on to the dry needling roster. Further details regarding this can be found on the CPTBC webpage under college practice standards (see the link below).

http://cptbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Practice-Standard-10-Acupuncture-Dry-Needling-for-Physical-Therapists_Issued-July-18-2015.pdf

Course Description

This is a dry needling course unlike any other you have taken or that is currently offered. Dr. Waerlop takes you through the anatomy, physiology and neurology of what you need to know about this very pertinent and timely modality, providing many clinical examples and applications through the course.

This course is part 1 of a 2 part series, with each module spanning 3 days. Participants will return to practice following the course, with tools that can be immediately implemented, along with exercises to support their treatments. Extensive references are given to support this treatment technique which can be used to educate both patients and potential referral sources. Comprehensive hands on training with small class sizes and individualized attention are used to help the clinician master the material and be confident in their new skill set.

** Note: A written and practical exam must be completed by all participants, with a passing grade of 80% achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion for this course. If a participant does not achieve a passing grade on the exam, opportunities for a re-take of the exam will be made available at an additional cost of $100.

Course Details

Program Dates: Friday, September 22nd – Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Location: Capilano University, 2055 Purcell Way. North Vancouver, BC.

Times: 8am-6pm (Friday & Saturday); 8am-3pm Sunday.

  • Note: This is an intensive course and in order to get through the required material, minimal breaks will be offered. Snacks, including coffee/tea and water as well as lunch will be provided. Due to group size, dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. Please bring any additional food/water you feel you may need to sustain you over the duration of the course.

Part 2 Trigger Point Dry Needling & Dry Needling:

Part 2 Trigger Point Dry Needling & Dry Needling: Part 2 is a separate course and will build on the concepts covered in Part 1. Part 2 covers the appendicular skeleton including the hip, thigh, lower leg, foot, shoulder, arm, forearm and hand.

Dates for Part 2 are waiting to be confirmed. More information will be posted shortly. If you want to be notfied on when the course is posted, click here and sign up for email alerts.

Cancellation Policy:

Upon registering for this course you are securing a spot in Part 1 Dry Needling, Trigger Point Dry Needling and Intramuscular Therapy: An Anatomical and Physiological Perspective. If you have to cancel, a 15% admin fee up until 4 weeks prior to the course will be incurred. If you must cancel after this date, due to the allocation of funds for course participants at this time, Twin Bridges Physiotherapy will not be able to provide a refund.

Twin Bridges Physiotherapy and/or Dr. Ivo Waerlop reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.  If a course is canceled due to weather or low enrollment, we will contact you at the email address and phone number which you provided at registration, and a full refund will be given for your course registration.  Twin Bridges Physiotherapy/Dr. Ivo Waerlop is not responsible for any charges incurred by the registrant due to cancellation of the course other than the registration fee – travel costs will not be refunded.

Pre-requisites:
  • Current registration as a practicing Physical Therapist. Proof of registration/license will be required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of practicing as a registered Physical therapist.
  • Be prepared to participate in the course including the lab/practical sessions. In order to ensure appropriate patient care, it is important that the practitioner experiences the treatment in an educational setting. Because of this, pregnant women may not participate in this course due to the risks that are associated with pregnancy and dry needling.

Part 1 Course Outline:

This course is part 1 of a 2 part series. Part 1 (or an equivalent of) must be taken prior to taking part 2.

Part 1 is a 24 hour course covering the philosophy, science and techniques of dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy. Clean needle technique and hygiene are emphasized, as well as precision of needle placement. Part 1 is designed to be a stand-alone module in the 2 part program, with a combination of lecture, case studies, progress quizzes and hands on practicum’s and labs which will prepare the practitioner to implement this technique Monday morning. Upon completion of this program, the practitioner will understand the underlying principles of dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy and will be able to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions (within their scope of practice) utilizing dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy.

Program Objectives:

  • Outline and summarize the history of dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy
  • Define conditions and individuals that are amenable to dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy
  • Review supporting literature for dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy
  • Review pertinent anatomy of the regions where dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy are to be applied
  • Understand anatomical and physical indications as well as contraindications to dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the physiology and application of dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy.
  • Analyze history and examination findings as they relate to dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy and implement it in the clinical decision making process
  • Apply history taking, diagnostic skills and examination findings and synthesize and implement a treatment plan for many common conditions presenting to a physiotherapists office with dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy.
  • Outline and demonstrate hygiene, safety, clean needle technique, indications and contraindications for dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy.

Course Content:

  • Course intro and overview
  • History of dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy
  • Physiological mechanisms underlying dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy
  • Literature review of dry needling, trigger point dry needling and intramuscular therapy
  • The neurology of pain and pain management
  • Clean needle technique
  • General precautions/contraindications to treatment
  • Emergency management
  • Needling technique
  • Needling practical/lab
  • Indications for treatment
  • Types of treatment
  • Homeostatic points (identification, location, treatment)
  • Complementary rehabilitation exercises
  • Case studies
  • Pertinent anatomy, referral patterns (sclerotome, dermatome and myotome) and precautions for each of the areas/muscles covered.