The Hobbs Masters Needling Series begins with a 27-hour foundational education course tailored for clinicians new to dry needling. Though essential for beginners, experienced practitioners will find the material informative and refreshing, helping to focus and simplify their practice while improving patient outcomes.
This 3-day course is supplemented with online modules carefully developed to maximize delivery of live, 90% hands-on instruction. Practitioners will learn clinically reasoned, evidence-informed approaches of all major regions of the body, including the spine and both upper and lower quarters, for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. This will provide the busy clinician the requisite instruction necessary to treat the most common conditions encountered in daily clinical practice without the need to take multiple courses.
For a broader foundational understanding, participants will be instructed not only in needling superficially and deep within muscles (i.e., trigger point dry needling) but will also learn proper periosteal and connective tissue needling techniques for many conditions. Additionally, participants will learn how to integrate peripheral, spinal segmental and central needling approaches within a clinical reasoning framework.
This course will focus on the therapeutic effects of manual dry needle manipulation, with emphasis placed on safe needle handling, relevant anatomical considerations for each region, and appropriate selection of sites to needle on the body. Clinicians will also gain skill in appropriate dosing of dry needling to allow for optimal effectiveness and maximal patient comfort. Through the lens of modern pain science, clinicians will be educated on the potent anti-nociceptive effects that dry needling can offer to patients with painful musculoskeletal disorders.
DIN-1 is part of the ABPTRFE accredited A.T. Still Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, in Mesa, AZ.
A 100+ page manual is provided with all lectures and detailed needling intervention descriptions to participants in the course.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
Accredited Course Instructors:
*All MD, DO and NMD students are eligible to attend. PT students must be in their 2nd or 3rd year of study or attend with a Professor, CI, or PT mentor.
*DIN-1 is a prerequisite to DIN-2 unless you have previous needling experience and training. If you have been needling for more than a year and have taken at least 24 hours of needling training you may petition to participate in DIN-2. Please email DrSean@MPTAlliance.com a summary of your needling experience and training for approval. Approval is based on a case-by-case basis determined by the quality of your previous needling experience. Prior needling participants will be required to take additional online coursework to facilitate learning and attainment of the common language utilized throughout the D.I.N.S. series.
Internationally, the following practitioners may attend our courses:
$1,099.00 for US Based Courses (Click here to see current discounts, offerings and to register and for Early Bird Rate!)
£825.00 for UK Based Courses (Click here to see current discounts, offerings and to register. Early Bird Rate is £75 off.)