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Dry Needling – Top 30 muscles – Adriano Di Giacomo & Diego Leoni

24 Januari 2019 - 26 Januari 2019

Dry Needling – Top 30 muscles (basic course)logo_blue DGSA

Instructors: Adriano Di Giacomo (Italy) & Diego Leoni (Italy) – David G. Simons Academy

Course contents :

This 3-day introductory course covers the foundations of dry needlingthe myofascial pain syndrometrigger 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 24/1, vrijdag 25/1 en zaterdag 26/1/2019 (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 : Novotel Leuven

Prijs : 890€ (excl btw) , 40% korting indien betaling met KMO-Portefeuille

Inbegrepen : Syllabus, lunch en koffiepauzes.

Accreditatie : UBC-BVC accreditation: 21 CPD points (chiropraxie)

Adriano Di Giacomo is a certified Physiotherapist since 2000 (Zürich, Switzerland).Since his graduation he has specialized in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome and related dysfunctions. As a certified Trigger Point Therapist DGSA® he further completed advanced training in Sports Physiotherapy and rehabilitation, Manual Therapy, Osteopathy and Neurodynamics, and still continues with further training in musculoskeletal and myofascial pain syndrome rehabilitation. Since many years Adriano has worked mainly with professional athletes, and these days, in his private practice in Zurich, he treats also orthopedic and rheumatologic patients. In 2007 Adriano became a DGSA Instructor for Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy, and has been teaching courses in Dry Needling  all over Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In addition, Adriano is a member lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Bern, Switzerland, where he is in charge of the Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy program. Furthermore, Adriano teaches surface anatomy on human cadaver, at the Institute of Human Anatomy, Zürich.

Diego Leoni is a physiotherapist working in clinical, research and education.diego leoni He graduated in 2001 in Physiotherapy at the Brescia University (Italy), and after that he specialized in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. In 2005 he completed a Master in Musculoskeletal Disorders Rehabilitation at the University of Genoa (Italy), in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit of Brussel (Belgium). From 2008 to 2013 he taught theory and practice of manual therapy of the spine for the same Master program. In 2014 he earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy Science at the Landquart University College Physiotherapy Thim van der Laan (Switzerland).In his daily clinical practice, in Lugano and Milano he’s taking care of ‘0-99 years old’ patients with neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.Since 2010 he is a researcher at the the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, with a special interest in pain assessment methods, spinal manipulation techniques, trigger point therapy and neurodynamics. He presented the results of his researches at different national and international congresses, included the 2015 WCPT World Congress in Singapore. He started practicing dry needling in 2011 and in 2015, after the obtainment of the Dry Needling Therapist Certificate DVS®, he began collaborating with the DGSA for the dry needling courses. Besides teaching for the DGSA, he is also teaching courses on ‘nerves related pain disorders management’.





  • 24 Januari, 2019
  • 26 Januari, 2019
  • €890 excl. btw



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