Advanced Triggerpoint Needling Workshop

This advanced dry needling workshop has been designed exclusively for all practitioners that have already completed a formal course of dry needling for myofascial trigger points.

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This workshop provides the opportunity to receive detailed critique and review of your needling techniques as well as an opportunity to take part in clinically driven discussion and question sessions
Advanced Triggerpoint Needling Course

Workshop Content

This NTC advanced dry needling workshop has been designed exclusively for all practitioners that have completed the National Qualification in Myofascial Trigger Point Needling
  • OVERVIEW
  • This NTC advanced dry needling workshop has been designed exclusively for all practitioners that have completed the National Qualification in Myofascial Trigger Point Needling.

    This workshop provides the opportunity to receive detailed critique and review of your needling techniques as well as an opportunity to take part in clinically driven discussion and question sessions.

  • syllabus
  • The practical session will include muscles that are often the culprits or major pain contributors to conditions such as:

    • Headache
    • Toothache
    • TMJD
    • Facet dysfunction
    • Low back and pelvic pain
    • Elbow/Shoulder pathologies
    • Carpal and tarsal tunnel syndromes
    • Knee, hip, plantar and pedal pain
    • Compartment syndromes
    • Pelvic floor pain
    • Review of NTC dry needling principles, standards and guidelines
    • Discussion of advanced clinical applications and case studies
    • Participant driven clinical discussion
    • Current research review and discussion
    • Review and critique of dry needling techniques
    • Advanced skills specific to the following regions:
      • Sub-occipital
      • Pelvic
      • Facial muscles
      • Muscles of mastication
      • Para-spinal
      • Hands
      • Feet
    • Demonstrations and further practical in response to group requests
  • FEES
  • The cost of participation on this Advanced Myofascial Trigger Point Needling workshop is €495.00. An earlybird discounted rate of €395.00 is available for registrations received at least one calendar month prior to workshop date. There is an additional 10% discount off the workshop cost for ANMT memberswww.anmt.ie

    Full payment is required to book a place.

  • eligibility
  • This workshop is open to all graduates of the National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling course who have a minimum of 3 months experience in myofascial dry needling application.

    Due to the potential for serious injury when dry needling is incorrectly administered, and as no other trigger point needling course has been submitted for CPD approval to NTC we are not in a position to assess the ability, or lack thereof, of graduates of other courses as tutors and content are unknown to NTC. Therefore all participants must hold the National Qualification in Trigger Point Needling from the National Training Centre.

    All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the workshop.

This NTC advanced dry needling workshop has been designed exclusively for all practitioners that have completed the National Qualification in Myofascial Trigger Point Needling.

This workshop provides the opportunity to receive detailed critique and review of your needling techniques as well as an opportunity to take part in clinically driven discussion and question sessions.

The practical session will include muscles that are often the culprits or major pain contributors to conditions such as:

  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • TMJD
  • Facet dysfunction
  • Low back and pelvic pain
  • Elbow/Shoulder pathologies
  • Carpal and tarsal tunnel syndromes
  • Knee, hip, plantar and pedal pain
  • Compartment syndromes
  • Pelvic floor pain
  • Review of NTC dry needling principles, standards and guidelines
  • Discussion of advanced clinical applications and case studies
  • Participant driven clinical discussion
  • Current research review and discussion
  • Review and critique of dry needling techniques
  • Advanced skills specific to the following regions:
    • Sub-occipital
    • Pelvic
    • Facial muscles
    • Muscles of mastication
    • Para-spinal
    • Hands
    • Feet
  • Demonstrations and further practical in response to group requests

The cost of participation on this Advanced Myofascial Trigger Point Needling workshop is €495.00. An earlybird discounted rate of €395.00 is available for registrations received at least one calendar month prior to workshop date. There is an additional 10% discount off the workshop cost for ANMT memberswww.anmt.ie

Full payment is required to book a place.

This workshop is open to all graduates of the National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling course who have a minimum of 3 months experience in myofascial dry needling application.

Due to the potential for serious injury when dry needling is incorrectly administered, and as no other trigger point needling course has been submitted for CPD approval to NTC we are not in a position to assess the ability, or lack thereof, of graduates of other courses as tutors and content are unknown to NTC. Therefore all participants must hold the National Qualification in Trigger Point Needling from the National Training Centre.

All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the workshop.

Funding for Fitness Professionals

Fitness Instructors who are members of REPS Ireland are eligible for 25% funding from Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet. For more information contact Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet.
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Schedule and Location

This workshop is available over one weekend in Dublin at the National Training Centre in Dublin’s city centre
Dublin
Weekend Course
1 Weekend
Face To Face Learning
Date to be confirmed
NTC, Dublin

Booking Not Available

What our graduates say

The reviews and testimonials shown here are unsolicited and from NTC graduates.

Ismail Sina
” I will definitely recommend this course to a friend or a family member “

Thank you to John Sharkey and all the NTC tutors. The Advanced European Neuromuscular Therapy course has been an eye-opener for me because of my background in Personal Training and Sports Massage. I have learnt unique ways of treating pain and have been applying these techniques to my existing clients.

In particular, a long-term client of mine with knee chronic pain, after few hours of treatment her knee pain has reduced by 80 percent.

Once again thank you to all NTC tutors this would not have been possible without you. It is a shame the course has come to an end but I also can’t wait to treat people with chronic pain and do a diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy. I will definitely recommend this course to a friend or a family member.

Ismail Sina

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Rob Date
” The education you have given me is truly going to develop me as a practitioner “

Thanks once again for an inspiring and enlightening weekend (although my wife’s upper trapezius muscles may disagree!). Learnt loads and I am very excited about the future of my practice.

Although already incredibly busy I find treating people with pain much more interesting and fulfilling than a runner with a tweaked calf. The education you have given me is truly going to develop me as a practitioner in such a dramatic way.

Thanks, John. Sad the course is coming to an end but will thoroughly recommend to others and will look to do the Masters in the future.

Rob Date

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” My experience at NTC was an enjoyable and positive one “

My experience at NTC was an enjoyable and positive one. This is where I realised my interest in Anatomy, Physiology and caring for people and is the main reason I’ve decided to go back to studying Nursing.

I met some fantastic people during my time at NTC and what I learned has played a huge part in me getting a place on Nursing studies.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff and tutors for guiding me to where I am now.

Eamonn Maher

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” I really enjoyed the course and the highly engaged and motivated tutors “

I really enjoyed the course and the highly engaged and motivated tutors. I found the course very interesting and was fascinated by the individual components of NMT.

I would like to thank everybody involved for their highly valuable input, knowledge and support while studying.

Sabine Graef

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Alan Devine
” Qualification that is recognised and accepted with high regard within the industry “

Can I pass on my sincerest gratitude to all the staff at NTC ? Once again you all have delivered another professional and enjoyable course that ensures a qualification that is recognised and accepted with high regard within the industry.

Alan Devine

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Alan Devine
” You are a great team with wonderful tutors “

The good news is that I passed my Neuromuscular Therapy exams. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to all the team in NTC for helping me in step one of a plan. You are a great team with wonderful tutors.

Liam Cotter

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Alan Devine
” If it wasn’t for Larry I would have let my nerves get the best of me “

I have just sat my NMT exams and if it wasn’t for Larry, one of my tutors who helped me out, I would have let my nerves get the best of me. I also wish to thank the rest of the tutors and staff for all their help over the past 18 months.

Nicole Dunne

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Alan Devine
” You will not be disappointed “

I have been in the Sports Massage and the treatment of occupational and sporting injuries profession for 26 years and have attended many courses to gain the necessary qualifications to give my very best to those in my care. I had read a book written by John Sharkey which was well written, extremely informative and an excellent reference source.

I subsequently had the pleasure of meeting John and went on to register for a Neuromuscular Therapy programme. It is an excellent course with lectures of the highest standard delivering essential information and first-rate techniques. Applying them in clinical practice I have seen very positive outcomes in patients of all ages. I highly recommend NTC for all therapists at any stage in their career. You will not be disappointed.

Steve Kirby

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Alan Devine
” I had the privilege of treating Sir Chris Hoy of the GB cycling team “

In April 2012 I completed the Certificate level Neuromuscular Therapy course. Since I completed the course I have had massive success and progression. I had several private clients that I attained from advertising in the gym that I was working in, and also worked on a referral basis with physiotherapist David Gardiner owner of Physiotherapyworks in Naas Co.Kildare.

In August 2012 I moved to Perth, Australia where I have enjoyed even more success. I spent 8 months working at Subiaco Sports Massage and while working in this clinic I had the privilege of treating several Olympic athletes including Sir Chris Hoy of the GB cycling team and also Western Force rugby team of the super 15s competition.

I really enjoyed my time at the NTC – we really had a great group and we all keep in touch.

Colin Cassidy

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate

Our Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling Team

Our expert tutors will ensure that you qualify with the knowledge to safely administer needling techniques
John Sharkey, MSc
Cristopher Alejandro