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Functional Dry Needling® Level 2


Contact Hours: 2 day: 25 hours/2.5 CEU/25CCU
3 day: 33 hours/3.3CEU/33 CCU

Length: 2–3 days

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––– Prerequisite
Functional Dry Needling® Level 1
For: PT, OT, DC, ATC, MD, DO, NP, PA

Successful completion of this advanced level of the dry needling course of study will deem you competent and proficient in becoming a Functional Dry Needling (FDN) Practitioner. Similar to the class model of FDN Level 1, this course includes theoretical and laboratory sessions which incorporate instruction in safety, needling technique, treatment rationales for various diagnoses, and education in contraindications, precautions, and possible complications of dry needling. Content is taught in a blended format including both pre-course online content and hands-on lab-intensive weekend course.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

Having practiced and perfected the techniques of FDN Level 1, practitioners are now experienced and skilled enough to cover musculature in more technical areas including that of the thoracic spine and trunk, lumbar spine, cervical spine, hip, hand, foot, upper extremity, temporomandibular joint, and connective tissues.

Note on prerequisites for this course: In addition to prerequisite course, participants must submit a log of 100 dry needling sessions (the log must include four muscles). Or, participants may successfully complete the course, Functional Dry Needling: Clinical Integration.



—2 Day—
Contact hours: 25 – 6 online & 19 onsite
—3 Day—
Contact hours: 36 – 6 online & 27 on-site

*While EIM is an AOTA approved provider, these courses have not been submitted for AOTA approval and thus CEU credit would need to be requested by the individual learner at this time.

At this time, EIM’s functional dry needling content is not available to PTAs

*If you do not see your profession listed above please email [email protected] to discuss whether you might be able to take the course.

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  • Why EIM

    We’re reimagining health care education that takes you to the next next level. With learning that takes place where you are, evidence-based practice, and better outcomes for your patients, our education is transformative. That’s why EIM.

  • FDN 2 provided a good refresher on form, technique, and palpation skills to be more precise with treatments of the more intricate muscles. I'll definitely utilize these new skills and knowledge to treat more "difficult" or stubborn areas. Course Graduate

  • I am amazed at the differences in outcomes when you're not just looking at the location of pain but rather the whole picture and the neuro component to provide the long term relief not just the short term. Course Graduate


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