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Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling for the Manual Medicine Practice - Live in CT

Dry Needling Institute 12 Hour Certified Training Course

Hartford South/Glastonbury

November 2-3, 2019.

In Association  with the Connecticut Chiropractic Association
Hilton Garden Inn Hartford South/Glastonbury
85 Glastonbury Boulevard
Glastonbury, Connecticut, 06033-4401.

Sat 8:ooAM – 6:00PM and Sun 8:00AM – 2:00PM

Dry Needling Institute’s 12 hour certified training course results in immediate clinical applicability. Its purpose is to prepare health care professionals to utilize dry needling as a diagnostic and treatment modality.

This course is meant for practitioners who desire improved clinical outcomes, improved patient satisfaction and increased referrals.

  • Achieve great clinical outcomes in treating issues and tissues throughout the body.
  • Complement your other treatment protocols with an evidenced based approach.
  • Raise your practice profile.
  • Generate additional internal and external referrals.
  • Decrease the stress on your body!
  • Requires minimal capital to implement.

Training Course Fee




PLEASE NOTE: 80% of the course fee is refundable if notice of cancellation is received by DNI up to 30 days before the course begins. Fees are nonrefundable within the last 30 days before the course.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this training the learner will:

  • Understand the various theories and models that underlie dry needling technique.
  • Know all safety and indication/contraindication parameters for needling services.
  • Learn and demonstrate all dry needling procedures in all body areas to the instructor.
  • Apply dry needling technique to various case scenarios presented by the instructor to demonstrate integration of the three previous elements.

Upon achieving these objectives the learner will be certified to deliver dry needling services safely and effectively to the public.


  • You receive a comprehensive 12 hour, two-day certified course.
  • 12 credits approved by P.A.C.E. and the University of Western States.
  • Class size is limited to ensure clinical competency.
  • Participants receive a coursebook, educational materials, and a start-up supply of needles.
  • Continental breakfast provided on all days, and healthy refreshments throughout.
  • Free parking.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all licensed health care practitioners whose scope of practice permits the use of dry needling.
  • All participants must sign consent forms permitting the other participants to practice and perform dry needling on them and permitting the instructor to demonstrate dry needling on them.
  • All participants must provide proof of adequate malpractice insurance.
  • All participants must sign a waiver absolving the instructor of any liability in the event of injury.
  • All participants must be prepared to dress down to shorts, and women should wear bras with rear closures to facilitate hands-on practice as part of the training.

Course Overview

Current research, clinical trials, case studies, and my own personal experience all attest to the power of this evidence-based approach to treating soft tissue dysfunction.

With this powerful clinical tool, you can expand your scope of practice and contribute to the good of the public health by lessening the suffering of your patients, more efficiently and with longer lasting results.

This course has been audited by a representative of the Maryland State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has been rated as “exceeding all expectations.”

Participants will learn how dry needling theory is based on the same anatomic, neurologic and biomechanical principles they already use in their day-to-day practice. Participants will also learn how to apply their kinesthetic training and other skills to a technique that is increasingly recognized to be effective for diagnosing the source of myofascial pain syndromes, and for treating both acute and chronic pain.

Participants will learn how to perform dry needling using fine, thin, solid filament needles and they will practice what they learn on each other, in the workshop, under the direction of the instructor. Finally, participants will leave the workshop with a start-up supply of needles that they can use in their offices with their own patients.

Date: Nov 2, 2019 08:00 AM - Nov 3, 2019 02:00 PM



CE Hours


Activity Type

  • Classroom Learning

Target Audience(s)

  • Doctor of Chiropractic - DC
  • Physical Therapist - PT
  • Occupational Therapists


  • University of Western States is an approved provider of CE for Chiropractors for the Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE) program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. States that accept courses that are approved by PACE include:  AK, CT, DC, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MN, MT, NV, NJ, NC, ND, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, Puerto Rico and Nova Scotia.
  • University of Western States is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) which provides approval of CE for Chiropractors for all CE programs. The states that approve courses offered by CCE universities are: CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IN, MA, MS, MT, ND, OR, RI, SC, UT, VA, WA, WY and BC.
  • The following states do not pre-approve CE: CO, NE, and OH. Plus, the following Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, and Yukon. Submit certificate directly to your governing board for approval.


UWS & Dry Needling Institute, LLC




Day One:
1. Introduction
2. Theories and mechanisms of Dry Needling (60 minutes)
a. Historical overview
b. Major theories behind Dry Needling
c. Anatomy and physiology
d. Neurovascular and bio-mechanical considerations
e. Soft tissue dysfunction
f. Central and peripheral mechanism of dry needling
3. Protocol for Dry Needling as a diagnostic tool (50 minutes)
a. Trigger point/tender point characteristics
b. Parameters of size, number and distribution
c. Active, passive and latent points
d. Mapping points
e. Prognostic utility
4. Patient Selection/Indications/Contraindications (40 minutes)
a. Age, severity of condition, co-morbidities
Safety (WHO/OSHA)
b. Needle handling
c. Doctor safety
d. Patient prep/positioning
e. Disposal
f. Avoiding and minimizing potential adverse reactions
5. Protocol for Dry Needling as a treatment modality (5 hours direct hands on, participants rotating as doctor and patient)
a. Technique types- superficial, deep and angular
b. Needle sizes and gauges for the various body areas
c. Face, Head and Cervical
d. Upper thoracic, Shoulders and upper extremities (anterior and posterior)
e. Lower thoracic, lumbar/pelvis and lower extremities(anterior and posterior)


David Fishkin, DC

Activity Number

3771LE -1
Date: 06/08/19
Time: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

CE Hours



Glastonbury, CT



Day Two
6. Protocol for Dry Needling as a treatment modality continued (3 hours direct hands on, participants rotating as doctor and patient)
a. Technique types- superficial, deep and angular
b. Needle sizes and gauges for the various body areas
c. Face, Head and Cervical
d. Upper thoracic, Shoulders and upper extremities(anterior and posterior)
e. Lower thoracic, lumbar/pelvis and lower extremities(anterior and posterior)
7. Case management (60 minutes)
a. Implementing and integrating Dry Needling to clinical cases
8. Practice Management (35 minutes)
a. Scheduling
b. Documentation
c. Supplies
Closing remarks, distribution of and collection of surveys, dispensation of starter kits.


David Fishkin, DC

Activity Number

3771LE -2
Date: 11/03/19
Time: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

CE Hours



Glastonbury, CT