Introductory Level Trigger Point Dry Needling 27th-29th March 2020

CPD Hours: 21Hrs

Course Fee: STUDENT / NEW GRADUATE EARLY-BIRD  FEE (*Only for Eligible Students/ Fresh Graduates qualified within last one year): €450-If booked on or before 20th March 2020 and thereafter €480.

Places: 12

VENUE: Cork Airport Hotel, CORK.

Course Lecturer:

Sourjit Moharana. MIAP, MISCP.

PGOMT (Curtin University, Western Australia),
Master of Manual Therapy (Univ. of Western Australia),
Director, Cohesive Therapy Limited, Ireland.


The aim of this course is to introduce the concept of ‘Trigger Point Dry Needling’ to clinicians and develop relevant practical and clinical reasoning skills. It aims to improve a).Theoretical knowledge covering physiology of trigger points & their referral patterns, b). Indications, Contraindications of needling, c).Safe needling practice, d).Various needling techniques, e).Palpation skills and Clinical Surface Anatomy, and f). the concept of integrated therapeutic approach along with traditional manual therapy techniques.

A great emphasis is given towards indications, contraindications, technique & safety aspects of needling, and develop the concept of integrated therapeutic approach along with traditional manual therapy techniques. Superficial and Deep dry needling techniques form the core aspect of practical training and recent evidences are discussed.

Participants in the course are guided through brief overview of regional anatomy to augment needling skills. This course is complemented with real case studies and participants should be able to use the techniques immediately after completion of the course.

Trigger point dry needling of Lumbar erector spinae, Quadratus Lumborum, Iliopsoas, Gluteus-Maximus/Medius/Minimus, Piriformis & Short external Rotators, TFL, Adductors, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Calf muscles, Upper/Middle/Lower-Trapezius, Levator Scapulae, Rhomboids, Supra- & Infraspinatus, Subscapularis, Teres Major & Minor, Latissimus Dorsi, Posterior Cervical Paraspinals and their attachments, and Thoracic Erector Spinae muscles are covered.


Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the physiology of Myofascial Trigger Points,
  2. Understand patient’s pain/symptom presentation that involves predominantly myofascial component.
  3. Identify Myofascial Trigger Points.
  4. Improve Surface Anatomy and Palpation skills.
  5. Understand all the Indications, Contraindications and Safety aspects of Dry Needling.
  6. Improve clinical reasoning process to apply Dry Needling techniques in most appropriate conditions.
  7. Perform Superficial & Deep Dry Needling techniques in a safe and effective manner.
  8. Incorporate this in daily practice as another therapeutic tool.


  1. No prior experience in needling or trigger point therapy course is required.
  2. Trigger Point Dry Needling MUST be within your scope of professional practice.
  3. Participants will need to sign a declaration indemnifying the course lecturer, assistant & host.


  • Coloured course manual containing detailed anatomical illustrations, trigger point referral patterns and photographs and description of needling techniques.
  • Complementary one sharps box for safe needling practice.
  • Free practice needles for the course.
  • Real Case Studies and Clinical Reasoning for Trigger Point Dry Needling.