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Trigger Point Dry Needling: Level I - April 2017
Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 12:00 PM – Sun, Apr 2, 2017, 5:00 PM MDT
This three day course introduces Trigger Point Dry Needling as an intervention for treating a variety of diagnoses. In the trigger point dry needling training seminary – Level I course participants are introduced to the theory and physiology of myofascial trigger points, and the history of dry needling. Anatomy of each muscle will be reviewed, including the trigger points and their corresponding referral patterns. The muscle groups included in the dry needling training course are the cervical and lumbar spine, hip, lower extremity, shoulder and forearm.
This course will be limited to 20 participants and attendees will need to provide a current CV with continuing education courses listed, and a copy of their license, in order to be considered for participation in this course. All participants must have a minimum of 2 years of experience.
Trigger Point Dry Needling Training Seminar Objectives:
- Participants will be able to identify trigger points in the cervical and lumbar spine, hip, lower extremity, shoulder and forearm.
- Perform dry needling in the above described muscle groups in a safe and effective manner.
- Understand all the contraindications to dry needling.
- Have a thorough understanding of the physiology of trigger points and the treatment of trigger points using Dry Needling techniques.
Biography: Dr. Patty Pennell, PT, ScD
Dr. Patty Pennell-Noel is the owner of Back to Motion Physical Therapy that she founded in Denver 13 years ago and has worked in the Denver area for her 21 year career. In 1992, she received her Master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado and has her Doctorate of Science through Texas Tech. Patty has been teaching continuing education to PTs for over 15 years and dry needling for 4 years.
Patty has extensive training and experience in manual therapy of the spine and extremities. The other focus of her practice is diagnosis and treatment of running injuries including orthotic prescription. She traveled for 3 years with the Women’s Tennis Association treating professional tennis players all over the world. Patty was awarded Colorado Physical Therapy Association’s Physical Therapist of the Year in 2008. Aside from her private practice, Patty works as clinical faculty for Regis University’s Physical Therapy Program.