Dry Needling(CPE COURSE)-AFWE College
Dry Needling(CPE COURSE)

Course Overview
Dry Needling(CPE COURSE)

Open to Remedial Therapist. Registered nurse, Naturopath.

This course will divide into two parts for 80 hours .60 hours dry needing theory modules online, and 20 hours face to face clinical practice.

Entry level :60 hours online studies

Advance level:20 hours face to face

Price :$1350

More info:enquiry@afwe.edu.au

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Course content
Course content

1 Introduction

  • What is trigger point.
  • What is mechanism and effect of trigger point therapy.
  • What is dry needling.

2 Safety and precaution of dry needling.

2.1  Adverse event of DN.
2.2 Hygiene.
2.2.1 Hand hygiene.
2.2.2 Gloves.
2.2.3 Skin preparation.
2.2.4 Elimination of contaminated equipment.

2.3 Contraindication of DN.

2.3.1 Absolute Contraindication.

2.3.2 relative contraindication.

2.4 needle issues

2.4.1 pain during and after DN treatment.

2.4.2 how to deal with dry needle issues.

2.4.3 what is needle-stick injury (NSI).

2.4.4 prevention against NSI.

2.4.5 Handle with NSI.


3 Inform consent and patient education. 
3.1 Inform consent.
3.2 Patient education.
3.3 Practical skills.
3.3.1 Palpation.
3.3.2 Positioning.
3.3.3 Technique.
3.3.4 Post-treatment care.


4 Anatomical structure learning

4.1 Anatomical considerations of DN.

4.2 importance of Anatomical considerations.

4.3 Example technique to avoid lung, kidney, blood vessel nerves penetration.

4.4 details of anatomical precaution.

4.4.1 Organs.

4.4.2 Blood vessels.

4.4.3 Nerves.


5 Assessment of musculoskeletal system.
5.1 Importance of assessments.
5.2 Pain assessments.
5.2.1 PQRST assessments.
5.2.2 Pain scale assessment.
5.3 Body part assessment.
5.3.1 Range of motion assessments.
5.3.2 Special assessments.


6 Some applications of dry needling.
6.1 Dry needling and neurological conditions.
6.1.1 What are Neurological Conditions.
6.1.2 DN treatment of previously discussed conditions.
6.1.3 DN application against neurological conditions.
6.1.4 Procedures and clinical considerations.
6.2 Fascia DN.
6.2.1 Introduction of fascia.
6.3 Scar DN.
6.4 Tendon DN.


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