DIN-3b: Sports Needling for Acute Injuries, Recovery, and Sports Performance

This 27-hour live course is designed for the provider working in a performance-based setting.  This course will address multiple athletic populations including both sports and tactical.  Topics will include acute injury management, sports performance, recovery and regeneration concepts utilizing a dynamic integrative needling model of intervention.   Current evidence-informed theoretical models will be discussed and applied to a variety of patient examples, making the course content immediately relevant and applicable to the practitioner specializing in orthopedic/sports rehabilitation & performance practice.

ONLINE MODULES:  To be announced.

*Online modules include built-in assessment.  Participants must pass with a score of 75% or better to qualify for certification.*

A 100+ page manual is provided with all lectures and detailed needling intervention descriptions to participants at the course.

This course is currently being evaluated by the ProCert approval process for continuing education credit.

This course is part of The Hobbs Masters Needling Series and is a prerequisite to receiving the Certification in Dynamic Integrative Needling (Cert. DIN).  Click here for more information.

This course will set you apart from your competition. It is designed with the private practice practitioner in mind. Become the go-to provider in your community that everyone is talking about when it comes to back pain, cervicogenic headaches, and MSK conditions.


By the end of this course participants will be able to:

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Course Developer/Owner:  

  • Jonathan Hobbs, MSc, MCSP, FHEA, AACP Chairman (UK)

Accredited Course Instructors:  

  • Dr. Sean Flannagan, PT, DPT, MAACP (UK)
  • Dr. Matthew Grubb, PT, DPT, MS, FAAOMPT, MAACP (UK)
  • Dr. Rachel Grubb, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, MAACP (UK)

PREREQUISITES: Licensed PT, MD, DO or NMD or a student enrolled in a PT, MD, DO or NMD program. Please bring proof of licensure or student ID to class.

*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-3 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-3. 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.

In Europe, the following practitioners may attend our courses:

  • Physiotherapists / Student Physiotherapists
  • Osteopaths / Student Osteopaths
  • Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists
  • Sports Therapists / Student Sports Therapists


$1,295.00 for US Based Courses (Click here to see current discounts, offerings and to register.)

£990.00 for UK Based Courses (Click here to see current discounts, offerings and to register.)


  • Class Schedule:

    • 8 – 6 each day  
    • Registration:  7:30 – 8:00 Day #1