Therapeutic Dry Needling
1.00 BOC Approved Clinical Home Study EBP CEU's
COST: $ 29.99 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2021-12-31
Trigger point dry needling is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain related to myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the athlete. In the past 5 years, a plethora of literature has been published examining the effectiveness of the use of dry needling to treat MTrP. Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in a palpable taut band of muscle fibers that cause local and referred pain, muscle weakness, and restricted mobility. Typically, MTrPs are painful on compression and can give rise to referred pain and/or tenderness. The trigger point model advocates that inactivation of the MTrPs is the most effective method to reduce pain. Although methods to manage trigger points, such as soft-tissue mobilization, cupping and stretching exist, dry needling has recently been shown to be an effective strategy to address MTrPs. While the actual mechanism of dry needling continues to be debated, one theory is that the localized twitch response commonly evoked with dry needling may interrupt motor end-plate noise, thus inducing an analgesic effect. In addition, dry needling helps to normalize muscle tone. As such, the use of dry needling, in addition to a multi-faceted rehabilitation program, has proven to be efficacious in the treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions
1.) Explain current evidence and the basis for the use of dry needling in the treatment of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the athletic population.(comprehension)
2.) Summarize indications and contraindications for the use of dry needling in the injured athlete. (comprehension)
3.) Explain the role of dry needling in a multifaceted intervention program for athletes with MTrPs. (analysis)
TAKING THIS COURSE
This course consists of 1 lesson and a final exam.
Lesson 1: Therapeutic Dry Needling
The lessons consist of video and optional supplemental materials. For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 3 attempts to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a course certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 3 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
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A. 60 days to start course
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About the Instructor
Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC, Associate Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC is an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her bachelor's degree in physical education from Iowa State University, her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa, and her Doctorate of Science in Orthopaedic and Sports Science from Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah. In addition, Dr. Thein-Nissenbaum has been a board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 2001, and has been a certified athletic trainer since 1990. Dr. Thein-Nissenbaum’s clinical appointment is with the Department of Athletics as the staff physical therapist for Badger Sportsmedicine. She is currently in her 10th season with the Badgers. She provides rehabilitation services and consultation for all 23 sports, working directly with the athletic trainers and team physicians. She is actively involved in professional organizations, and serves as the continuing education coordinator for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). She is also in her 2nd term as the Chair of the Collegiate, University and Professional Athletes Interest Group within the American Physical Therapy Association. Lastly, she hosts a monthly call-in show through Wisconsin Public Radio, where listeners can call in with musculoskeletal-related conditions and receive recommendations regarding treatment and/or management.