Missouri Orthopedic Institute
November 21 - 22, 2020
Important Updates Related to COVID-19 Precautions and Policies: For upcoming courses, we want you to know that we continue to place priority on the health and safety of our community, so we’ll be working with each site on an individualized plan to ensure we keep everyone safe. Learn more about the steps we’re taking.
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.
Contact hours: 25 – 6 online & 19 onsite
Contact hours: 36 – 6 online & 27 on-site
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 200 dry needling sessions (the log must include four muscles). Or, participants may successfully complete the course, Functional Dry Needling: Clinical Integration, and submit a log of 100 dry needling sessions.
If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact us here. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. For more information please see the Accommodation Procedures for Participants with Disabilities.
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.
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.