Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 28
Dry Needling and Pelvic Health: Pregnancy and Postpartum Considerations, is a lab intensive, hybrid course designed with the pelvic health and orthopedic practitioner in mind who treat a perinatal population. This course is an innovative approach to treating the neuromusculoskeletal conditions commonly associated with the pregnancy and postpartum periods. This dry needling course will address physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy, dysfunctions such as pregnancy and postpartum pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related carpal tunnel syndrome, pregnancy-related plantar fasciitis, labor induced peripheral neuropathy, postural dysfunction, headaches and much more! We will instruct participants in the application of dry needling to the extremities, cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbosacral spine and pelvic floor musculature. This course will provide 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.
Course Eligibility Requirement
This course will be a hybrid course, one day online and two days live. Students will have access to the online course content for one month prior to their course date.
The course will only be offered to licensed clinicians and qualified students enrolled in graduate programs in states where dry needling is within the practice act for state licensure.
This course includes 10 hours of pre-recorded lectures which will be made available to registrants ~2 weeks before the event starts.
7:15 Course registration and sign-in
7:20 Course introductions
7:30 Online didactic review
9:30 Head, neck, scapular lecture
10:00 Upper extremity lecture
10:30 Head, neck, scapular and upper extremity DN lab demo
12:30 Head, neck, scapular and upper extremity DN lab
2:30 Trunk lecture and palpation lab
3:30 Trunk dry needling technique lab
7:30 Clinical integration
8:00 Female pelvic floor lecture and palpation lab
9:00 Female pelvic floor dry needling technique lab
12:30 Lower extremity lecture
1:30 Lower extremity dry needling technique lab
3:30 Lab technique round robin
4:30 Clinical integration and course wrap up
Upon completion of this continuing education course, participants will: