Introductory Level Trigger Point Dry Needling Course 24-26th May 2024, DUBLIN


Introductory Level Trigger Point Dry Needling Course 24-26th May 2024, DUBLIN

CPD Hours: 24Hrs

VENUE: Aspect Hotel Park West, New Bangor Road, Park West Business Campus, D12 F2V4,  DUBLIN12.

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. The curriculum content covers a). Physiology of trigger points & their referral patterns, b). Indications & Contraindications of needling, c). General Practice Guidelines & Safety aspects of needling, d). Trigger point palpation & identification skills, e).Clinical Surface Anatomy, f). Various needling techniques, g). Patient selection, education & prior consent, h). Pre-needling preparation, post-needling care and management of adverse events, i).Integrated therapeutic approach. 

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 Gluteus-Maximus/Medius/Minimus, Piriformis & Short external Rotators, TFL, Hip adductors, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Calf muscles, Upper/Middle/Lower-Trapezius, Levator Scapulae, Rhomboids, Supra- & Infraspinatus, Subscapularis, Teres Major & Minor, Latissimus Dorsi, Quadratus Lumborum, Cervical,  Thoracic & Lumbar Paraspinals are covered.

Declaration: This course meets the minimum standard as outlined in ISCP guidelines on Minimal Standards for Dry Needling Education & Training.

Formal Assessment: Participants must successfully complete a formal theory and practical assessment at the end of the course  prior to issuance of CPD certificate.


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 physiotherapist and carry appropriate malpractice insurance.
  1. 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.
  2. Learn the techniques from a Manual Therapist with more than 24 years of clinical experience. 
  3. A Coloured course manual containing detailed anatomical illustrations, trigger point referral patterns and photographs and description of needling techniques will be provided.
  4. Free practice needles for the course.