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Trigger Point Acupuncture/Dry Needling and MyoFascial Techniques of the Upper & Lower Body 3-Day Seminar

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Trigger Point Dry Needling 3-Day Upper & Lower Body Seminar
$ 1,800.00 $ 1,500.00
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Trigger Point Dry Needling Seminar with Needling Skills Class
Trigger Point Dry Needling seminar with the Needling Skills class on Thursday afternoon. Note* The needling skills class is required if you do not have experience needling trigger points or in Orthopedic needling. It is optional and recommended for all others.
$ 1,750.00
39 available

*Includes the recording of the seminar, a $1200 value, FREE (added to your account 2-4 weeks after the seminar)

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Learn Upper and Lower Body Trigger Point Needling in 3 Days

Instructors: Dr. Jamie Hampton, DAOM & Darren O’Rourke, L.Ac.

City: Tampa, Florida

Venue: TBD

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Description: This 3-day, 23-hour seminar will teach you the skills you need to implement trigger point needling, also known as dry needling of the upper and lower body. The most common trigger points and their associated muscles are covered. To gain solid ability in using dry needling and treating trigger points, the practitioner must have the ability to palpate, locate trigger points, and needle properly. This seminar will cover those core skills necessary to practice dry needling and trigger point acupuncture. In addition to needling, the practitioner will also learn myofascial soft tissue techniques for treating muscular pathologies, taut bands, and trigger points.

The in-person component to this seminar minimizes lecture and focuses on hands-on practice. With that, there will be pre-requisite video on the Fundamentals of trigger points and dry needling. If you are new to this type of needling, there is also a pre-requisite needling skills class on the Thursday before the seminar. See details below.

Objectives:

  • Understand the anatomy involved with trigger points and dry needling
  • Understand trigger point referrals
  • Locate and palpate muscles, bands, and trigger points
  • Understand needling principles: Using correct needle size, depths, types and purpose of stimulation, and safety
  • Understand needle technique: depth, manipulation, needling safely
  • Learn and perform myofascial soft tissue techniques to treat muscle pathology, taut bands, and trigger points

Pre-requisites: Watch the basics of Trigger Point Acupuncture/Dry Needling video

Needling skills class: Top 5 Skills for Safe & Effective Orthopedic Needling & Obtaining the Twitch Response

If you are unfamiliar with Orthopedic needling and have not needled trigger points, this 4-hour class is required. If you have needled trigger points before, and/or have experience with Orthopedic needling, this class is highly  recommended but optional. Attending this 1/2 day class will help you get more out of the Trigger Point Dry Needling seminar.

This 4-hour class will enhance your needling skills, allowing you to provide more effective and comfortable needling. Needling skills are important for safety and to obtain optimal results.

Instructors for pre-requisite class: Moses Alvarez, L.Ac. and Darren O’Rourke, L.Ac.


Weekend outline

Objectives:

  • Review muscle locations, actions, functions
  • Review trigger point referral patterns
  • Develop and enhance your palpation skills by palpating muscles, tight bands, and trigger points
  • Be able to locate and identify the muscles where the trigger points lie
  • Understand needling principles: Using correct needle size, depths, types and purpose of stimulation, and safety
  • Understand needle technique: depth, manipulation, needling safely, non-needling hand, anchoring, pistoning

Thursday: 

1:00pm-1:15pm: Introduction to course

1:15pm-1:30pm: Top 5 skills overview; typical needle sizes used; safety

1:30-2:00pm: Demos on Patient positioning; palpation skills; proper anchoring; proper pistoning; Deeper needling; redirecting the needle

2:00-2:15pm: Demo on safe muscle glute or vastus using all 5 skills + obtaining the twitch respose

2:15-2:30: Hands-on practice on Gluteus

2:30-2:45: Break

2:45-3:00: Demo on back muscle

3:00-3:15: Hands-on practice on back muscle

3:15-3:30: Demo on thoracic region; rhomboid, trap, or subcap

3:30-4:00: Hands-on practice on thoracic region

4:00-4:15: Demo on neck muscle, scalenes

4:15-5:00: Hands-on practice on neck muscle, scalenes

Friday:

9:00am-9:30am: Iliocostalis, Longissimus, Multifidus, QL lecture and demo

9:30-10:30: Iliocostalis, Longissimus, Multifidus, QL hands-on practice

10:30-11:00am: Gluteus medius, maximus, minimus, piriformis lecture + demo

11:00am-11:30am: Gluteus medius, maximus, minimus, piriformis hands-on practice

11:30am-12:00pm: TFL, IT band, Obturator externus lecture and demo

12:00-12:30: TFL, IT band, Obturator externus hands-on practice

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:00: Adductors Magnus, longus, brevis, pectineus lecture and demo

2:00-2:30: Adductors Magnus, longus, brevis, pectineus hands-on practice

2:30-3:00: Rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, sartorious lecture and demo

3:00-3:30: Rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, sartorious hands-on practice

3:30-4:00: Hamstrings: Biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus lecture and demo

4:00-4:30: Hamstrings: Biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus hands-on practice

4:30-5:00: Gastrocnemius medial and lateral; Soleus, Peroneus longus lecture and demo

5:00-6:00: Gastrocnemius medial and lateral; Soleus, Peroneus longus hands-on practice

Saturday:

9:00am-9:30am: Temporalis, Masseter, Pterygoids, Platysma lecture and demos

9:30-10:00: Temporalis, Masseter, Pterygoids, Platysma hands-on practice

10:00-10:30: SCM, Scalenes lecture and demo

10:30-11:00: SCM, Scalenes hands-on practice

11:00am-11:30am: Rectus Posterior major and minor capitis muscles; Obliquus capitis superior & inferior lecture and demos

11:30am-12:00pm: Rectus Posterior major and minor capitis muscles; Obliquus capitis superior & inferior hands-on practice

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-1:30: Splenius capitis, semispinalis capitis; splenius cervicis lecture and demo

1:30-2:00: Splenius capitis, semispinalis capitis; splenius cervicis hands-on practice

2:00-2:30: Multifidus, upper; Trapezius upper, middle, lower; Rhomboids; Levator scapulae lecture and demo

2:30-3:30: Multifidus, upper; Trapezius upper, middle, lower; Rhomboids; Levator scapulae hands-on practice

3:30-4:30: Pectoralis major and minor; Rectus abdominis lecture and demo

4:30-5:00: Pectoralis major and minor; Rectus abdominis hands-on practice

5:00-6:00: Open lab supervised practice

Sunday: 

9:00am-9:30am: Infraspinatus. Supraspinatous lecture and demo

9:30-10:00am: Infraspinatus. Supraspinatous

10:00-10:30am: Lattisimus dorsi; Teres Major/Minor lecture and demo

10:30-11:00am: Lattisimus dorsi; Teres Major/Minor

11:00-11:30: Deltoids, bicep, triceps lecture and demo

11:30am-12:00pm: Deltoids, bicep, triceps hands-on practice

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-1:30: Forearm: Brachioradialis, flexors and extensors lecture and demo

1:30-2:00: Forearm: Brachioradialis, flexors and extensors hands-on practice

2:00-2:30: Break

2:30-3:00: Myofascial soft tissue techniques of the neck and upper back lecture and demo

3:00-3:30: Soft tissue techniques of the neck and upper back hands-on practice

3:30-4:30: Soft tissue techniques of the upper and lower extremities lecture and demo

4:30-5:00: Soft tissue techniques of the upper and lower extremities hands-on practice

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Seminar cancellation/refund policy:  

  • For cancellations 14 days or more before the seminar, a credit for a live seminar will be issued. Credit must be used within 12 months
  • Cancellations within 14 days or less of the seminar: No refunds or credits

Instructor: Jamie Hampton, DAOM, L.Ac.

Dr. Jamie Hampton Is A Graduate Of The American College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Oldest TCM School In The US. She Has Worked In Leading San Francisco Bay Area Hospitals For The Last 18 Years With An Emphasis On True Integration And Collaboration Within Fast Paced Clinical Settings Including The ICU. While She Was An Adjunct Professor Through University Of California, San Francisco She Also Had The Privilege Of Teaching Grand Rounds To Medical Students. This Experience Blossomed Into A Faculty Position At The Acupuncture And Integrative Medical College In Berkeley, CA Where She Taught Advanced Needling Technique, Gynecology And Advanced Formula Writing. This Solidified Her Love Of Teaching And Connecting With Her Students, Conveying The Power Of TCM And All Its Abilities. She Was Also Co-Founder Of Golden Leaf Acupuncture In Berkeley, CA Which Was University California Berkeley’s Leading Provider For Students As Well As Faculty And Staff. Having Discovered A Total Lack Of Treatment Options For Pelvic Floor Pain (Including Acupuncture) Dr. Hampton Made It Her Mission To Specialize In Helping These Patients. She Has Treated Pelvic Floor Patients Since 2009. Currently Dr. Hampton Practices In Berkley, CA  Specializing In Pelvic Floor Dysfunction And Complex Orthopedic Cases.

Darren O’Rourke, L.Ac. 

Darren O Rourke, L.Ac, NMPT, R.Herb, Has Been A Licensed Acupuncturist In Dublin, Ireland Since 2013 And A Neuromuscular Physical Therapist Since 2015. He Graduated From The Acupuncture Foundation Of Ireland And Participated In An Internship In The Neurological Department Of The 2ndProvincial Hospital Of Nanjing, China. Darren Specializes In The Treatment Of The Musculoskeletal System And Has A Busy Private Practice In Dublin Ireland Working With Professional Athletes Including Individual Fighters And Football Teams. Darren Is Passionate About The Integration Of Dry Needling And Manual Therapeutic Techniques Becoming More Established Into The Field Of Acupuncture And Feels It Will Place Acupuncturists As The Go-To Therapists For MSK Conditions. In Addition To Practicing, Darren Assists In Seminars With ASE Seminars LLC, Including Pelvic Floor, EXSTORE, And Dry Needling.

Moses Alvarez, RN, L.Ac.

Moses Alvarez, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and registered professional nurse specializing in orthopedics and electroacupuncture. Moses has over 20 years of total experience in the fields of rehabilitation therapy, pain management and exercise science, with acupuncture specialty training in EXSTORE, pelvic floor, and trigger point dry needling. In addition to practicing, Moses is also an assistant instructor for Dr. Anthony Lombardi and Dr. Jamie Hampton. He has private practices in Central Pennsylvania serving athletes, general population, MSK, pelvic floor and post-surgery patients.