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Functional Dry Needling – Upper Quadrant, Level 1


Contact Hours: 35 contact hours

Length: 3 DAYS

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For: PT, OT, DC, ATC, MD, DO, PA, NP, RN

Functional Dry Needling (FDN) Upper Quadrant 1 is an intermediate level course that teaches technical proficiency in foundational dry needling techniques for the upper quadrant. This course gives clinicians the tools to elevate their practice and fosters confidence and competence to integrate dry needling into practice the very next day. Musculature taught includes cervical spine, shoulder, upper extremity and hand. Anatomy, safety, precautions, and psychomotor aspects of needling are reinforced alongside instruction in history, supportive evidence, and clinical application and reasoning. FDN Upper Quadrant 1 is a hybrid learning experience that integrates online learning prior to the lab-based weekend intensive.

Important Considerations:

  • This course is for practitioners who want content solely on management of upper quadrant dysfunction (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand)
  • If you are a practitioner wanting content that covers management of upper and lower quadrant consider taking FDN Level 1 instead

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, a successful learner will be able to:

  • Describe the practice of Functional Dry Needling
  • Apply solid clinical reasoning it application of Functional Dry Needling
  • Describe appropriate use of percutaneous electrical stimulation with Functional Dry Needling for enhanced outcomes
  • Demonstrate appropriate application of Functional Dry Needling
  • Discuss scope of practice and advocacy considerations regarding dry needling
  • Discuss an intervention based on best practice and best available evidence that includes Functional Dry Needling

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