Experience Level: Advanced
Contact Hours: 26 hours
Dry Needling and Pelvic Health: Advanced Concepts and Neuromodulation is a lab intensive, hybrid course designed with the pelvic health practitioner in mind. This course is an innovative approach to treating clients with pelvic floor dysfunction commonly associated with pelvic pain, incontinence, voiding dysfunction and/or sexual pain or dysfunction. This advanced dry needling course will instruct participants in the application of dry needling to female and male pelvic floor musculature and associated neuroanatomical structures including the thoracolumbar spine, trunk, abdomen, pelvis and hip joint complex. This course will also discuss and integrate the concept of and techniques associated with neuromodulation. Additionally, there will be a comprehensive review of anatomy, a strong emphasis on safety and precautions, ample lab time to optimize dry needling techniques, as well as dialogue surrounding clinical integration and relevant evidence.
This continuing education course includes several hours of pre-recorded lecture followed by two days of live in-person lecture and labs.
Previous Dry Needling Experience is required, either through PPHC and Herman and Wallace (automatic approval) or through another institution (approval determined by course instructors). All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must also be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos
Please Note: Due to the nature of this course content, it will be delivered in the traditional "in-person" manner. This means the course instructors will be teaching at a single location, and it will not be possible to join the course remotely via video conference. As with all Herman & Wallace courses, this course content is only intended for practitioners who are licensed appropriately, and for whom dry needling is within their scope of practice. It is the responsibility of every course registrant to check with their state boards to ensure that the content of a Herman & Wallace course that they attend is within their state-specific scope of practice.
The course will only be offered to licensed clinicians qualified to utilize dry needling in their practice act and qualified students enrolled in doctorate programs in states where dry needling is within the practice act for state licensure.
Course Attire Recommendations:
You will be part of a two to three-person lab table. During practice you will needle and will be needled in the following body regions: anterior hip and thigh, trunk, posterior hip and thigh and pelvic floor. We recommend bringing a pair of shorts or a skirt so that your table partner can access these body regions. We will provide adequate draping to sustain modesty during the lab sessions.