Dry Needling 2: Foundations II

Dry Needling 2: Foundations II


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We are happy to partner with Myopain Seminars to provide Dry Needling courses and certification at our school in Fairfield, NJ!


NJ Physical Therapists: As you may know, Governor Murphy signed a law permitting physical therapists to practice dry needling under certain circumstances and only with NJ Physical Therapy Examiners Board approved training.  The Dry Needling courses through Myopain Seminars, held at The Institute for Continuing Education, are designed to meet that requirement. Physical Therapy Assistants are not permitted to practice dry needling in NJ.

Dry Needling 2: Foundations II is the second course in a three-course series by Myopain Seminars to attain certification as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist – Dry Needling (CMTPT/DN).  The DN-2 Foundations II course builds on the knowledge and skills of the DN-1 course. Students will be introduced to the clinical aspects of myofascial pain, peripheral and central sensitization, the etiology and scientific basis of myofascial pain and dry needling. The course includes an in-depth review of possible adverse events.

Many muscles commonly addressed in clinical practice are included, such as the posterior cervical muscles, the oblique capitis inferior, the cervical and thoracic and lumbar multifidi, levator scapula (partially), the scalenes, the latissimus dorsi, supraspinatus, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, the coracobrachialis, pronator teres, wrist flexors, oblique abdominal muscles and rectus abdominus, the lumbar paraspinals, the deep hip rotators, the lower and middle trapezius, the serratus anterior, and the rhomboids muscles. Students will also be introduced to the current scientific basis for dry needling for scar tissue, fascial adhesions, enthesopathies, and tendinopathies.

Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle. The Instructor-student ratio is at least 1:10.

A minimum score of 70% on a multiple choice quiz plus demonstrated muscle competency are required to pass this course.

TUITION: $1095.00

NJBOPTE Approval Code: 2204-79 (Myopain Seminars). 27 hours total: Breakdown of 27 = 12.5 hours academic/theory, 14.25 hours practical/hands-on.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of the Myopain Seminars’ Dry Needling 1: Foundations I course is a pre-requisite for taking Dry Needling 2:- Foundations II.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas.  Click Here to purchase the book from Myopain Seminars. The book may also be purchased separately.

REQUIRED READING: Chapters 2, 3, and 4, sections of chapters 7-12 describing the muscles included in the DN-2 course.


– Demonstrate at least two principle differences between dry needling of the cervical and thoracic multifidi muscles

– Demonstrate two different dry needling methods for the serratus anterior muscle

– Compare and contrast three principles of dry needling the posterior cervical muscles and the oblique capitis inferior muscle

– Demonstrate three different dry needling approaches for the rhomboid, middle trapezius and pectoralis muscles.

– Discuss the basic premise of three different trigger point hypotheses.

– Name three characteristics of the Cinderella Hypothesis relevant for trigger points.

– Discuss at least 4 different forms of muscle overload that can lead to the formation of trigger points.

– Discuss at least 4 potential adverse events that can occur when needling muscles in the region of the trunk.

– Name three key features of central sensitization.

– Demonstrate three different dry needling approaches for the rhomboid, middle trapezius and pectoralis muscles


Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors. Refreshments are provided; meals are on your own.

Day 1

07:00 – 07:30 Registration*
07:30 – 07:45 Pre-quiz
07:45 – 08:45 Lecture module 5 review
08:45 – 09:45 Coracobrachialis
09:45 – 10:00 Questions & Answers
10:00 – 12:00 Pronator teres & wrist flexors
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
01:00 – 02:00 Supraspinatus
02:00 – 03:00 Levator scapula & pectoralis minor
03:00 – 03:15 Questions & Answers
03:15 – 06:30 Posterior neck muscles

Day 2

07:00 – 07:30 Registration
07:30 – 08:30 Lecture module 6 review
08:30 – 09:30 Oblique capitis inferior
09:30 – 10:30 Lumbar & thoracic multifidi
10:30 – 10:45 Questions & Answers
10:45 – 12:00 Serratus anterior
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
01:00 – 02:00 Latissimus dorsi & iliocostalis
02:00 – 03:00 Pectoralis major, rhomboids, & middle trapezius
03:00 – 03:15 Questions & Answers
03:15 – 06:30 Longissimus & lower trapezius

Day 3

07:00 – 07:30 Registration
07:30 – 08:30 Lecture module 7 review
08:30 – 09:00 Scalene muscles
09:00 – 10:30 Abdominal muscles
10:30 – 10:45 Questions & Answers
10:45 – 11:30 Iliacus
11:30 – 12:30 Deep hip rotators
12:30 – 01:30 Lunch
01:30 – 02:30 Muscle Competency
02:30 – 03:30 Scar Tissue, Adhesions, Enthesopathies, and Tendinopathies
03:30 – 04:00 Summary and Review

**In addition, students will have 5 hours of home study modules to review prior to each course. Once registered, Myopain will send a link containing the home study modules. The home study can also be completed via a live webinar. Additional charges apply

To become certified in Dry Needling for the state of NJ, you will also need to take Dry Needling 3: Advanced. The Dry Needling Certification Program includes DN-1, DN-2, and DN-3 courses with theoretical and practical examinations leading to the distinction of “Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist / Dry Needling” or CMTPT/DN.


Please indicate at registration that you heard about the course through The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE).


  • Dry Needling 2: Foundations II possible discounts (may only use one)
  • The registration system will apply a 12% discount automatically when you register for the whole Dry Needling Certification series at once (DN1, DN2 and DN3).
  • A 10% discount will be applied automatically when 3+ individuals are registered for one course on the same ticket.
  • New graduates, Active Military/Veterans, and Residents are eligible  for a 10% discount.
  • You may retake this course for a 50% discount – You will need to pay full price at the time of registration. Upon receipt of your previous myopain certificate and a note of which course you registered for your credit card will be refunded for the 50%. Please send certificate and note to mahan@myopain4u.com.

Only one discount may be applied to any course. See https://www.myopainseminars.com/course-discounts/ for more information.


In-Person: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 7, 8 and 9, 2022 7:00am-6:30pm Days 1 & 2, 7:00am-4:00pm Day 3, In-Person: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 17, 18 and 19, 2023 7:00am-6:30pm Days 1 & 2, 7:00am-4:00pm Day 3

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