Prior to the face-to-face component of the course, you will be required to complete a series of safety lessons on our online platform, covering contraindications, precautions and adverse events, as well as learning needle insertion fundamentals and pain physiology. A critical discussion will also be presented on the theoretical underpinnings of the triggerpoint concept, as well as the evidence base to date.
Having undertaken online learning, the face-to-face component will be a fully practical workshop covering needling handling and insertion techniques, identification of triggerpoints, integration of segmental needling, and the contextualisation of when and where dry needling could occur and what therapists should combine it with in order to gain maximum impact.
Following the face-to-face session, further online learning is provided in the form of case studies and multi choice quizzes to help consolidate your learning, making sure you feel confident to apply the learning activities immediately.
On successful completion of a Breeze Academy dry needling beginners course, course delegates are expected to demonstrate:
- Effective needling techniques upon the four limbs, trunk and spine
- Integration of dry needling into their usual practice
- Suitable identification of prominent and commonly used triggerpoints
- A clinical reasoning basis to the treatment of clients with dry needling
- Knowledge of prominent, pertinent, and up-to-date evidence supporting the use of dry needling
- An understanding of contra-indications, precautions and potential side effects of dry needling
- Theoretical knowledge on the safe application of needling at all times
- Effective management of needling side effects