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ATSU Continuing Education

march, 2019

15mar(mar 15)8:00 am17(mar 17)5:05 pmDIN-1: Foundations of Dynamic Integrative Needling Systems (DINS)


Event Details

DIN-1: Foundations of Dynamic Integrative Needling Systems (DINS)

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The Hobbs Masters Needling Series begins with a 27-hour foundational education course tailored for clinicians new to dry needling. Though essential for beginners, experienced practitioners will find the material informative and refreshing, helping to focus and simplify their practice while improving patient outcomes.

This 3-day course is supplemented with online modules carefully developed to maximize delivery of live, 90% hands-on instruction. Practitioners will learn clinically reasoned, evidence-informed approaches of all major regions of the body, including the spine and both upper and lower quarters, for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. This will provide the busy clinician the requisite instruction necessary to treat the most common conditions encountered in daily clinical practice without the need to take multiple courses.

For a broader foundational understanding, participants will be instructed not only in needling superficially and deep within muscles (i.e., trigger point dry needling) but will also learn proper periosteal and connective tissue needling techniques for many conditions. Additionally, participants will learn how to integrate peripheral, spinal segmental and central needling approaches within a clinical reasoning framework.

This course will focus on the therapeutic effects of manual dry needle manipulation, with emphasis placed on safe needle handling, relevant anatomical considerations for each region, and appropriate selection of sites to needle on the body. Clinicians will also gain skill in appropriate dosing of dry needling to allow for optimal effectiveness and maximal patient comfort. Through the lens of modern pain science, clinicians will be educated on the potent anti-nociceptive effects that dry needling can offer to patients with painful musculoskeletal disorders.


By the end of this course participants will be able to:

Correctly identify 10 contraindications and 10 precautions to the use of dry needling.
Demonstrate safe DINS handling techniques and patient positioning for 5 axial spine techniques.
Demonstrate safe DINS handling techniques and patient positioning for 5 extremity techniques.
Correctly describe the appropriate management of 5 adverse events that may occur in association with DINS.
Orally explain the current theoretical neurophysiological mechanisms of DINS from the periphery to the cortex.
Appropriately defend the integration of DINS into the management of a given patient with a neuromusculoskeletal condition.
Course Developer/Owner:

Jonathan Hobbs, MSc, MCSP, FHEA, AACP Chairman (UK)
Accredited Course Instructors:

Dr. Sean Flannagan, PT, DPT, MAACP (UK)
Dr. Matthew Grubb, PT, DPT, MS, FAAOMPT, MAACP (UK)
Dr. Rachel Grubb, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, MAACP (UK)


15 (Friday) 8:00 am - 17 (Sunday) 5:05 pm

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