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Certification in Biomedical  Dry Needling

This unique program teaches attendees identify biomechanical and neurophysiological deficits physical therapists encounter, and treat them safely and effectively. Techniques and theory integrating recent advances in pain science and trigger point dry needling will be taught. Participants will be exposed to a variety of learning methods including presentations, video demonstration, theoretical material and intensive lab based courses to learn technique. This program consists of 100 continuing education hours consisting of weekend lab intensives and pre-course dry needling theory and learning modules. Participants completing the two-weekend program will demonstrate safe and effective Dry Needling techniques.

Weekend I  focuses on the theoretical basis of Dry Needling including an overview of the history, safety, clean needling techniques and application of trigger point dry needling to common upper and lower quadrant muscles. 

Weekend II expands on the theoretical basis of dry needling. Course attendees will be able to  apply modern pain science theory and neurophysiological principals resulting in an effective pain management and a functional  approach to patient care.


Successful completion of theoretical and practical examinations is required for attendees to utilize skills taught in clinical practice.  Attendees who complete the program will be granted Certification in Biomedical Dry Needling. This program satisfies physical therapy requirements in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Atlantic Provinces as well as many of the United States. Please contact SMART Seminars if you have questions.

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