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Functional Dry Needling® of the Pelvic Floor


Credit: 16 Contact Hours/1.6 CEU/16 CCU

Length: 2-3 DAYS

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––– Prerequisite
Functional Dry Needling® Level 1
For: PT, MD, DO, DC, PA or NP (LAc only by request/referral.)

Functional Dry Needling of the Pelvic Floor is a lab intensive on-site course designed to instruct participants in the application of dry needling to female and male pelvic floor musculature and associated neuroanatomical structures including the thoracolumbar spine, abdomen, pelvis and hip joint complex. This course will provide a comprehensive review of anatomy, practice hands-on examination techniques and discuss clinical reasoning related to disorders of the pelvic floor.

This course is a revolutionary approach to treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction commonly associated with pelvic pain, incontinence, voiding dysfunction and/or sexual pain or dysfunction. Dry needling will assist with the restoration of muscle function, improve proprioception, reduce and eliminate pain, and normalize tissue sensitivity to optimize patients’ function and quality of life.

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Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Participants will demonstrate competency with anatomy, palpation and the application of dry needling to the muscles of the pelvic girdle, thoracolumbar spine, and abdomen.
  • Participants will understand the rationale for selecting dry needling to achieve optimal patient outcomes using clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.
  • Participants will gain a strong appreciation of neurology and dysfunction in the nervous system associated with the pelvic floor, including visceral and somatic dysfunction.
  • Participants will practice the application of electrical stimulation with dry needling to the pelvic floor and associated anatomical structures to improve identified neuromuscular dysfunction.

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).


CEU and Cancellation Policy

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  • The course was fabulous! It offers another treatment strategy for these patients that may be "tougher," but also really any patient who needs a muscle or neuro reset to allow further improvement on top of that. Course Graduate

  • The course offers another useful strategy/treatment avenue for complex populations. Course Graduate

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