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Hamstrings and Dry Needling


Credit: 4.5 Contact Hours

Length: Self-Paced

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


Hamstrings and Dry Needling is a part of Dry Needling Plus, powered by Evidence In Motion and iDryNeedle. These advanced courses take you beyond foundational skills to master dry needling in your specialty.

Course Description

Hamstrings and Dry Needling is an online course that teaches both theoretical and tactical methods for management of hamstring injuries, including dry needling. The course will review: basic and advanced anatomy, specific hamstring function, injury pathomechanism, dry needling treatment strategies, aftercare and rehab considerations, and corrective exercise for specific treatment-intent of the hamstrings. Online lecture, video demonstrations, clinical commentary, quizzes and supporting research are included to reinforce learning and rationale for rehab management of the hamstrings, including dry needling.

Prerequisite: Functional Dry Needling Level 1 or equivalent


  • Review basic anatomy and global function to establish foundation for in-depth anatomy discussion
  • Investigate detailed anatomy of the hamstrings as framework for discussion on injury pathomechanism, functional anatomy, clinical assessment, and management
  • Correlate the intricate anatomy, morphology and architecture of each hamstring muscle to very specific function and mechanism
  • Establish an in-depth knowledge of healthy hamstring function as a foundation for discussion on pathomechanism, injury, and ultimately rehab
  • Identify gender differences in terms of hamstring function and morphology as it relates to injury risk
  • Introduce the concept of soft tissue injury contribution to nerve health and neuropathy
  • Discuss prevalence of hamstring injury and the specific muscles and tissue interfaces involved
  • Categorize hamstring injury subtypes based on mechanism and tissues involved
  • Detail grading of hamstring injury and categories based on degree of involved tissue and vascular components
  • Describe specific central and peripheral nervous system impact involved with hamstring injury
  • Discuss treatment goals for managing a hamstring injury in all stages of rehab
  • Detail specific dry needling strategies and treatment rationale appropriate for managing a hamstring injury in all stages of rehab
  • Provide dry needling aftercare and rehab treatment considerations for an acute and sub-acute hamstring injury in all stages of rehab
  • Discuss general rehab concepts relevant to hamstring injury
  • Review clinical research regarding exercise aspects of exercise selection, function, and tissue-specific prescription

CEU and Cancellation Policy

* It is each learner’s responsibility to know and understand their state laws and licensure scope. Not all states recognize the practice of dry needling as within the scope of all the professions listed.

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