Dry Needling: Background Evidence

This course will highlight the foundational evidence to support the use of dry needling as an intervention including for the purported effects of reduction of pain, improved function and motion. The focus of this course will cover the current literature that provides emerging evidence for the effectiveness of dry needling. Furthermore, research describing the existence of trigger points, clinical characteristics of referred pain, pain reduction models, and various treatments used to date will be explored. Limitations and gaps in the literature will be discussed.

Course Code:

LMS-597

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

0.2

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

16S1454

cert_OH hours

2

cert_OK category

B

cert_OK hours

2

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

0

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

In order to complete this conference for CEU credit you should: View the APTA Virtual NEXT Education session. Review the Posttest Directions page. Pass the multiple choice posttest with a score of 70% or better. Once you have successfully completed the posttest, you will be prompted to Claim Credit. In order to Claim Credit, you'll be prompted to complete a post course evaluation. Submit the evaluation and then you will be able to print your CEU certificate for 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs)

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

07/01/2014

Date recorded

06/14/2014

Delivery method

Webinar

Instructor(s)

Timothy Flynn, PT, DPT

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 1. Identify key components of myofascial pain and dysfunction. 2. Discuss foundational research on the identification of latent and active trigger points. 3. Discuss the reliability and clinical utility of trigger point identification. 4. Describe DN research in context with pain sciences and the early literature on clinical outcomes. 5. Discuss the level of evidence supporting TDN for certain pain conditions.

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Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.2
Tags:Sports, Orthopaedics, Timothy Flynn
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Price:$85.00
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