Advanced Level Course in Trigger Point Dry Needling 5th & 6th October 2019 Dublin


Advanced Level Course in Trigger Point Dry Needling 5th-6th October 2019 Dublin

CPD Hours:14
Course Fee: €300 (EARLY-BIRD  FEE) If booked on or before 30thSeptember  thereafter €320.
Places: 12
VENUE: Sheldon Park Hotel, 131 Kylemore Road, DUBLIN 12
Course Lecturer:
Sourjit Moharana. MIAP, MISCP.
PGOMT (Curtin University, Western Australia),
Master of Manual Therapy (Univ. of Western Australia),
Director, Cohesive Therapy Limited, Ireland.


This course is for clinicians who aim to advance their skills in ‘Trigger Point Dry Needling’ of smaller and trickier muscles. This will give clinicians a whole new prospective of managing many common conditions those are managed otherwise and open up new scope of practice. Emphasis will be given on integrating new skills with traditional manual therapy techniques.

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

  • TMJ Muscles including Sternocleidomastoids.
  • Pectorals, Arm, Forearm and Hand Muscles.
  • Thoracic extensors and Abdominals.
  • Lateral and Anterior Compartment muscles of leg, and muscles of foot.
  • Electro-Dry Needling of trigger points.


Upon completion, participants should be able to

  • Identify Myofascial Trigger Points of the muscles covered and recognise their referral pattern.
  • Understand the role of TMJ muscles’ Trigger points in Orofacial pain, Headache and TMJ dysfunction.
  • Understand the role of Sternocleidomastoid and other muscles in chronic neck pain conditions, post whiplash syndromes and how to deactivate those trigger points and successfully rehabilitate.
  • Understand the upper limb symptoms including shoulder dysfunctions caused directly or indirectly by trigger points of pectorals and other upper limb muscles.
  • Manage conditions like Tennis Elbow, Arthritic hands differently.
  • Incorporate new techniques to manage many leg, ankle and foot symptoms in addition to biomechanical intervention.
  • Understand indications, contraindications and procedures of Electro-Dry needling.


As this is an advanced level course, the participants MUST have some 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 in trigger point dry needling.  It doesn’t matter who the previous course provider was. Participant MUST have a valid professional indemnity insurance (personal / work based) covering training and practice of dry needling, and will need to sign a document indemnifying the course lecturer, assistant & host.


  • Coloured course manual containing detailed anatomical illustrations, trigger point referral patterns and photographs and description of needling techniques.
  • Current evidences in Trigger Point Dry Needling in common musculoskeletal conditions.