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In Partnership With: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)

Clinical Dry Needling
Certificate Program
Abu Dhabi - UAE
28 - 29 Oct, 2023

What is dry needling ?

Dry needling is a technique that physical therapists use to treat musculoskeletal pain and movement issues. It’s almost always used as part of a larger pain management plan that could include exercise, stretching, massage, and other techniques. During this treatment, a provider inserts thin, sharp needles through your skin to treat underlying myofascial trigger points.

Course objectives:

  1. Introduce the History of DN (Dry Needling).​

  2. Understand the efficacy of DN in the treatment of MTrPs.

  3. Understand the difference between DN & Acupuncture therapy.

  4. Summarize the current literature regarding the efficacy and treatment rationale for DN.

  5. Revise the distance learning materials (common MTrPs referral pattern - the surface anatomy the body caution area and danger body zones).

  6. Explain the indication, contraindication, and proper integration of DN treatment into clinical sitting.

  7. Understand the general considerations for the safe and efficient application of DN.

  8. Introduce the potential adverse reactions and discuss the recommended procedure to manage it.

  9. discuss the practitioner preparation tips and their importance before Needling.

  10. Understand the Measurements, Direction, and intensity scale in DN practice.

  11. Application of DN for the upper limb, lower limb& back muscles.

  12. Discuss different case studies/mini-scenarios for common muscle pain/MSK problems and proper integration of DN as an effective tool in the treatment plan.

One of our enthusiastic participants demonstrating a dry needling skill he learned during the course.

What do we provide?

We guarantee the safest dry needling technique practice by identifying the anatomical landmarks & danger zones under supervision

We focus on that each participant at the end of the course will be able to identify trigger points and how to needle each muscle with respect to cautions, and anatomical landmarks ( including upper extremity, lower extremity, trunk & face ) & this will guide you to how to manage many musculoskeletal problems: TMJ problems, neck problems, headaches, hip pain, planter fascitis, etc. )
You also will be able to help tendinopathy patients with tendon dry needling techniques : (Achilles tendinopathy , supraspinatus tendinopathy & patellar tendinopathy )


Hayat Mostafa