Advanced Level Course in Trigger Point Dry Needling 27-28th April 2024 DUBLIN



This course is for clinicians who aim to advance their skills in dry needling of smaller and trickier muscles. This will give clinicians a whole new prospective of managing many common musculoskeletal conditions and help in widening the existing scope of practice. Emphasis will be given on integrating new skills with traditional manual therapy techniques.


1.    Identify Myofascial Trigger Points of the muscles covered and recognise their referral patterns.

2.    Understand the role of TMJ muscle trigger points in Orofacial pain, Headache and TMJ dysfunction.

3.    Understand the role of Sternocleidomastoid and other muscles in chronic neck pain / post whiplash syndromes and how to rehabilitate successfully.

4.    Understand the upper limb symptoms including shoulder dysfunctions caused directly or indirectly by trigger points of pectorals and other upper limb muscles.

5.    Manage common conditions like Tennis elbow, arthritic hands etc. effectively.

6.    Incorporate new techniques to manage many leg, ankle and foot symptoms in addition to biomechanical intervention.


As this is an advanced level course, the participants MUST have previous dry-needling experience. The basics of needling, neuro-physiology, safety aspects etc. will not be covered at this level. Participants of this course MUST have completed Introductory/Foundation level course(21Hrs) in trigger point dry needling (NOT Acupuncture). Participant MUST have a valid professional indemnity insurance covering training and practice of dry needling, and will need to sign a document indemnifying the course lecturer, assistant & host.


Trigger point dry needling of muscles of following area will be covered.

·      TMJ Muscles including Sternocleidomastoids.

·      Pectorals, Arm, Forearm and Hand Muscles.

·      Abdominals & Iliopsoas.

·      Anterior, Deep &  Lateral Compartment muscles of leg and muscles of foot.

.      Non-contractile tissue trigger point needling.