Instructors: Johnson McEvoy (Ireland) & Florian Wick (Switserland) – David G. Simons Academy
Course contents :
This 3-day introductory course covers the foundations of dry needling, the myofascial pain syndrome, trigger points and the clinical highlights of dry needling. The course is a hands on course. Participants practice dry needling of the top 30 muscles among each other. This is a training program with immediate clinical applicability upon completion.
Course objectives :
Upon completion of the course, participants will …
– understand the basic scientific backgrounds of the myofascial pain syndrome and of trigger points.
– be able to identify the top 30 muscles by surface anatomy, palpation and by function and know their clinical symptoms and perpetuating factors.
– be able to identify the features of trigger points by physical examination and apply this knowledge to the top 30 muscles.
– understand the specific indications and contraindications of dry needling.
– know and be able to apply the safety rules for dry needling.
– be able to perform dry needling of the top 30 muscles.
– know possible side effects and complications of dry needling and will be able to react appropritate.
– have updated their anatomy skills and knowledge.
Our international, experienced instructor team guarantees highest professional and didactical competence. We adhere to the “Swiss Guidelines for save Dry Needling”.
Datum : donderdag 21/2, vrijdag 22/2 en zaterdag 23/2/2019 (dag 1 : 9.00-17.30 – dag 2 : 8.30-17.30 – dag 3 : 8.00 – 17.00)
Doelgroep van de cursus : Kinesitherapeuten, sportkinesitherapeuten, manueel therapeuten, sportartsen, osteopaten en chiropractoren
Locatie : De Jachthoorn – Antwerpen (Kontich)
Prijs : 890€ excl btw , 40% korting indien betaling met KMO-Portefeuille
Inbegrepen : Syllabus, lunch en koffiepauzes.
Accreditatie : UBC-BVC accreditation: 21 CPD points (chiropraxie)
Johnson McEvoy is a Chartered Physiotherapist in private practice in Ireland. He graduated with a BSc in physiotherapy in 1993 from Trinity College Dublin and subsequently worked in the USA for four years. He holds a masters degree in sports physiotherapy (2004) and a doctorate from the University of St Augustine in Florida (2008). He works as head physiotherapist with Irish Amateur Boxing since 2003 and was an accredited Olympic Physiotherapist in Athens in 2004. He has a keen interest in myofascial pain and dry needling and tends to have a multimodal approach to patient care. In Ireland since 2004 he has trained over 500 physiotherapists in trigger point palpation and has recently co-authored a chapter reviewing trigger point reliability studies (2009). He is an instructor with the DGSA and has taught dry needling in Ireland since 2006.
Florian Wick graduated in Physiotherapy in 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany. Before that he was a Massage Therapist, MT working in St. Gallen Switzerland. As a Physical Therapist Florian worked from 2011 on for 2 years in a Physiotherapy centre in Wil, Switzerland, where he treated all kinds of patients and pathologies. During this time he was team Physiotherapist for soccer teams where he learned much about Sportsphysiotherapy. Since 2013 Florian works in the centre of Christian Gröbli in Winterthur, Switzerland where he focuses on the treatment of pain patients, myofascial pain and Sportsphysiotherapy. In 2014 he graduated as a Trigger Point and Dry Needling Therapist, DVS and as a Sportsphysiotherapist, SPT. Since 2016 he is a DGSA instructor for courses in manual trigger point therapy and dry needling.