Introductory Level Trigger Point Dry Needling 22nd-24th April 2022, DUBLIN


Introductory Level Trigger Point Dry Needling 22nd-24th April 2022, DUBLIN

CPD Hours: 24Hrs

VENUE: Aspect Hotel Park West, New Nangor Road, Park West Business Campus, D12 F2V4, Dublin 12.

Course Lecturer:

Sourjit Moharana. MIAP, MISCP.

PGOMT (Curtin University, Western Australia),
Master of Manual Therapy (Univ. of Western Australia),
Cohesive Therapy, 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 to 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. Participant MUST be fully qualified and Trigger Point Dry Needling MUST be within the scope of practice.


  • Learn the techniques from a Manual Therapist with more than 23 years of clinical experience.
  • A Coloured course manual containing detailed anatomical illustrations, trigger point referral patterns and photographs and description of needling techniques will be provided.
  • Free practice needles for the course.  
  • Pre-course study materials containing Open Access Journal Articles on myofascial pain syndromes and dry needling, Dry Needling Guidelines and Real Case Studies will be e-mailed.
  • Revision of Safety Needling practice in Thoracic area.