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Dry Needling (Beginners)


T.T.R Dry Needling (Beginners)

This course is the perfection introduction to Dry Needling for therapists looking to advance their skills and help your clients recovery.

What is Dry Needing?

Dry needling is a technique therapists use to treat pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, which is inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points.

Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include trigger point dry needling,  intramuscular manual therapy and so on.

It is important to note that Dry Needling is not acupuncture, acupuncture is a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by qualified acupuncturists.
Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research and performed by qualified therapists.

What is a Trigger Point?

A trigger point is a taut band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group. Trigger points can be tender to the touch, and touching a trigger point may cause pain to other parts of the body.

What Kind of Needles Are Used ?

T.T.R Dry needling involves a thin filiform needle that penetrates the skin and helps stimulate the underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissues. By using dry needling a T.T.R therapist can target tissues that are not usually manually palpable.

It is important to note that all Dry Needling Therapists wear gloves and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when dry needling, consistent with Standard Precautions, Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings. The sterile needles are disposed of in a medical sharps collector. All clinics and therapist who use needles must have the relevant licenses from their council and this we can help you with on the course.

Why Dry Needling?

In cases when dry needling is used by therapists, it is typically one technique that's part of a larger treatment plan that will have been carefully developed by you and your client.

T.T.R therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient's return to active rehabilitation.

Course details

What is Dry Needling
How does it work
Indications and affects of Dry Needling

Understanding needles. (Handling Needles, Self Practice, Correct Direction of Needle Insertion
Client safety during needling
The difference between needle sizes and why it is important
Trigger Points
Client Consultations, Permissions
OSHA standards and guidelines 
Local council by-laws and licenses

To book on this course please use the contact us page or call 01349 883713

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