Trigger Point Dry Needling: Treating Pain and Soft Tissue Dysfunction

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Date Dec 3, 2014
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $39.00
How much do you really understand about trigger point dry needling? Get the facts from a certified expert about uses, pros and cons, and regulations. 

Full Description:
Trigger point dry needling is a therapy technique that treats pain in muscle trigger points and nerves by inserting a thin needle into the skin and trigger point to “release” the taut bands of muscle tissue. This leads to decreased stress on the nervous system, decreased myofascial pain, improved mobility in muscles and joints, and improved blood flow in the muscles and joints of the trigger point areas. Trigger point dry needling can also be used to prevent soft tissue dysfunction that leads to injury caused by overuse during sports.

In this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Gallas explains the anatomy and locations of trigger points, addresses the pros and cons of trigger point dry needling, and reviews the requirements for its use.

Participants should not use this course content outside of the scope of their profession’s license or regulations.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Contrast trigger point dry needling and traditional Chinese acupuncture
Identify the local and systematic effects of trigger point dry needling on pain
Evaluate the use of trigger point dry needling in preventing soft tissue dysfunction and pathologic conditions
Recall the precautions/contraindications for trigger point dry needling
Restate the requirements to perform trigger point dry needling in the states for which it is approved  

Your Presenter:
JONATHAN E. GALLAS, PT, DPT, CSCS, is the Clinical Manager of Rockford Orthopedic Associates in Rockford, Illinois, where he specializes in rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports injuries and chronic pain. Dr. Gallas received his Master’s degree and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University and is currently in the dissertation phase of his PhD in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. He completed manual therapy training at the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Dr. Gallas received certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling from the American Dry Needling Institute in pain management in 2013 and advanced certification in sports and trauma rehabilitation in 2014. 

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers, Chiropractors


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