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Dry Needling for Pain Management

Dec. 27,  Woodstock, Ont. – RMTs are invited to attend “Functional Integrated Needling – A Biomedical Approach” seminars in 2013.  Courses are eligible for CEUs – please check with your local jurisdiction for details.

December 28, 2012  By Massage Therapy Canada

Needling, also known as intramuscular therapy, is the use of solid filiform
needles for the treatment of musclo-skeletal pain and soft tissue dysfunction.
The insertion of needles into specific targets can help increase local blood
flow to tissue and relax muscle tension. The needles also result in endorphin
release, the body’s natural pain relieving chemicals. Dry Needling is a very
effective modality in treating a variety of painful disorders, both acute and

Scappaticci – a chiropractor and founder of the FIT Institute in Ontario –  in association with Dr. Yun-tao Ma, the
founder of the American Dry Needling Institute, has developed a unique,
contemporary pain management Dry Needling System in which health care
providers, including RMTs, can train. Participation in this training will allow
health care providers, without prior needling experience, to be able to safely
and confidently insert needles for management of painful MSK conditions in all
regions of the body.


technique takes the best of various dry needling modalities and combines them
with key lessons and findings derived by Dr. Scappaticci and Dr. Yun-tao Ma’s
combined 60 years of clinical and research experience in the management and
treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries.

purpose of this session is to develop knowledge and clinical skill used to
treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction using dry needling. It is a 25-hour
intensive, classroom-based practical course including several mastery
evaluation sessions, which are intended to provide feedback to students
regarding their mastery of key concepts and techniques. These mastery
evaluations sessions allow students and the instructors to identify what
additional instruction might be required before the final qualifying exam.

To view
the brochure for more details about this course – including registration
information and course dates and locations – please click on


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