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Clinical Dry Needling Technique Workshop

26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018

CLINICAL DRY NEEDLING TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP

CONDUCTED ON 26TH AND 27TH MAY 2018

VENUE KRUPANIDHI COLLEGE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

BANGALORE

WORKSHOP SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES

The Dry Needling technique (DNT) or Intra muscular stimulation (IMS) was discovered and developed by Janet G. Travell, an American physician. Dry Needling technique involves the use of solid filiform needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. It is an invasive technique where a sterile filiform needle is inserted into the targeted muscles.

The course Dry Needling Module 1 was conducted by Dr. SIVAKUMAR A Professor and Physiotherapist of Krupanidhi College of physiotherapy, on above mentioned date at Krupanidhi Seminar Hall, Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore. The total 24 delegates had attended this workshop; most of them were Master degree students and clinicians.

On 26th May, DNT was introduced and its physiological effects. The brief anatomy of Lower limb muscles, Upper limb muscles and Scapulothoracic muscles were discussed and practiced on these muscles. The participants were provided batches with equal distribution to practice the DNT techniques on each muscle with drawing surface anatomy lines using marker. And also participants were given opportunity to clear the doubts during practice with instructor.

Next, on 27th May, Practical sessions were conducted for Lumbar muscles, Head and Neck muscles and Face muscles. At the end of module, the instructor had conducted the Mock test where each participant had to demonstrate DNT technique on given muscle. Then, participants were given opportunity to take the photos/videos of all the techniques which were practiced.

Finally, Participants were issued certificates with credit hours for two days workshop on the Dry Needling Technique.