DIN-3a is a 2-day live course, designed with the intermediate to advanced needling professional in mind, and is grounded in the the Hobbs Needling Paradigm. Take your clinical reasoning game to a new level.
Saturday & Sunday
DIN-3a is a two-day course designed for clinicians who have previously undertaken training in dry needling and wish to improve their practical skills in the clinical reasoning and treatment of complex and chronic pain presentations. Participants should have already successfully undertaken a recognized dry-needling foundation-level course.
DIN-3a is designed to be a mentoring case study presentation-style course that emphasizes clinical reasoning, technique selection, treatment progression, needle handling, and patient positioning. Participants are challenged through case presentations to recognize the primary pain state driving the patient presentation (Walton, et al 2018), contributing biopsychosocial factors, and lifestyle contributors, as well as which phase of rehabilitation the patient is in and to apply and progress their needling strategy appropriately. Participants are given feedback on technique selection based on pain state and phase of rehab, progressions, patient positioning, needle handling, and technique refinement.
Case presentations include a combination of:
At the conclusion of the course, students must demonstrate a minimum of 80% proficiency in the following course assessments to achieve a passing grade. The assessments will demonstrate that the student has met the listed objectives:
1. Identify Primary Pain State
2. Consider The Rehab Phase
3. Choose Desired Response