National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling

Turn pain into relief with expert precision.

Designed to meet the highest industry standards, providing you with the necessary confidence and expertise to help your patients find relief from pain and discomfort while avoiding heavy insurance loading.

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About our Myofascial Triggerpoint Dry Needling Course

  • Dublin
  • On Site Learning
  • Weekends
  • 4 Days

At the heart of your practice is the commitment to provide exceptional care to your patients. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce our bodywork advanced CPD educational programme, specifically designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively treat myofascial trigger points through dry needling techniques.

Our program offers a comprehensive curriculum covering all aspects of myofascial trigger point dry needling, from basic techniques to more advanced methods using solid acupuncture needles. With our program, you’ll acquire the skills to immediately apply your knowledge to your practice, helping your patients achieve optimal health and wellness.

With a National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling, you’ll gain a reputable qualification in this area, while also avoiding a heavy loading on your professional indemnity insurance.

Our friendly and experienced instructors are dedicated to providing you with the best possible educational experience. We’re here to support you throughout the course and answer any questions you may have.

Join a community of clinicians committed to expanding their skills and offering their patients safe and effective treatment options. Enroll today in our bodywork advanced CPD educational program and take another step toward transforming your practice.

What our gradutes say!

Some unsolicited testimonials from our graduates from over the years.
" 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
" 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
" 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
" 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
" 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
" 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
" 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


This course is eligible for discount through the LHF Skillnet for members of REPs Ireland and Ireland Active.

Schedule and Locations

Good Availability
Dublin
National Training Centre, Dublin 7
Weekend Course
April 27, 2024
Good Availability
Dublin
National Training Centre, Dublin 7
Weekend Course
September 21, 2024

Full details for the National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling Course

Get all the information about our Triggerpoint Dry Needling Course. (Remember there's even more info in the FAQ section below).

Syllabus

At NTC, we are immensely proud of our National Qualification in Myofascial Triggerpoint Needling programme and the comprehensive training it provides to clinicians. Our course covers all relevant areas to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to offer safe and effective treatments using solid needles.

The programme is structured to cover a range of topics including indications and contraindications, needling techniques, pain management, safety and hygiene, and legal and ethical considerations. Through our course, you will gain a deep understanding of myofascial trigger point dry needling, enabling you to offer the best possible care to your patients.

Our course covers the various needling techniques, including needling for the shoulder, arm and hand, selected head and neck muscles, selected trunk, abdominal and low back muscles and selected hip, leg and foot muscles. You will learn how to assess and manage pain associated with myofascial trigger points, communicate with patients, and use adjunctive therapies.

We prioritise safety and hygiene, and our programme covers all aspects of safe and hygienic needle use. Additionally, we provide an in-depth overview of legal and ethical considerations related to myofascial trigger point dry needling, including informed consent, scope of practice, and documentation.

Join us today and become a qualified practitioner in this exciting field. Our course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to offer safe and effective treatments to your patients, and to help you stand out as a highly trained and qualified practitioner.

Outcomes

On completion of this programme, you’ll have gained a comprehensive understanding of myofascial trigger point dry needling, including various needling techniques and pain management strategies. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to offer your patients a safe and effective treatment option to manage their pain and discomfort.

Here are some specific skills you’ll gain through our programme:

  • Review the functional muscle anatomy and myofascial trigger point referred pain patterns
  • Demonstrate the anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the myofascial trigger point and identify it by palpation
  • Discuss the indications and contra-indications to needling and injection therapy
  • Discuss the possible complications of needling and injection therapy
  • Discuss the pharmacology of the different drugs and biologicals used in injection therapy
  • Diagnose and treat persons with myofascial pain syndrome using dry needling techniques

By completing this course, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become a skilled practitioner in myofascial trigger point dry needling. You will be able to offer targeted and effective pain relief to your patients, thereby enhancing their overall quality of life.

Join us today and take the first step towards a successful career in myofascial trigger point dry needling. Our programme is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in this field, enabling you to provide your patients with the best possible care.

Fees

The cost of participation on the National Qualification in Myofascial Trigger Point Needling is €1,200.00 for both modules. Qualification may only be achieved by completing both modules.

Places may be reserved by payment of a non-refundable deposit of €400.00 with the balance of €800.00 due on or before the Friday immediately preceding the course start date.

Eligibility

Individuals wanting to participate on the National Qualification in Myofascial Trigger Point Needling programme must hold the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy or equivalent.

Individuals who do not hold the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy but who have a background in medicine, physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture etc. may also be eligible. Please contact us on 01 8827777 to check.

Students are fully insured by the NTC while participating on this programme. Graduates must hold valid professional indemnity insurance in order to practice. All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the course.

Support

This course is supported by full online documentation and 40 demonstration videos (sample below) available to students of the course via the NTC Learning Portal.

Meet The Tutors

Our expert tutors will ensure that you qualify with the knowledge to safely administer needling techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

The National Training Centre have been delivering respected educational programmes since 1985 and during that time we have had many questions asked by potential students before registration. Here you can find the answers to the questions we receive most often.

Individuals wanting to participate on the National Qualification in Myofascial Trigger Point Needling programme must hold the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy or equivalent.

Individuals who do not hold the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy but who have a background in medicine, physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture etc. may also be eligible. Please contact us on 01 8827777 to check.

Students are fully insured by the NTC while participating on this programme. Graduates must hold valid professional indemnity insurance in order to practice. All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the course.

Students of the National Training Centre regularly receive part funding through the Department of Social Protection’s Technical Employment Support Grant (TESG) scheme.

Individual students will need to contact their Local Employment Services (LES) facilitator to establish their eligibility.

For those who hold a recognised fitness instructor qualification which is recognised by REPs Ireland are eligible for up to 25% funding through the Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet. For more information contact Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet.

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For assistance please contact the NTC office of administration on 01 882 7777.

The National Training Centre’s code of ethics requires that all NTC graduates who are actively working with the public, hold a professional indemnity insurance policy which covers them against legal action taken by a client as a result of an injury which was received by following the graduate’s professional advice. Graduates who are working on private premises may also need to hold public liability insurance if such cover is not held by the owners of the premises.

The National Training Centre have a customised insurance scheme with discounted rates available exclusively to those who have qualified with NTC. The policy is one of the broadest available including many important features that other policies may not offer.

The policy has been arranged through Balens Ltd and the insurer for the scheme is the Zurich and DAS Legal Expenses.

Balens are a very well established, fourth generation family-run business dedicated to looking after health professionals. They are built on solid roots going back to 1950 and are pioneers in the development of top quality cover for all types of health professionals with special rates and industry leading cover that has been developing and improving over 22 years in this speciality.

The scheme will cover thousands of other therapies/activities you may require cover for and many at no extra premium subject to suitable qualification held.

Some of the features covered in the policy consist of Medical Malpractice, Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, Product Liability, Loss of Reputation, Breach of Intellectual Property, Client Confidentiality Protection, Loss of Documents cover, First Aid cover as well as Good Samaritan Acts.

The indemnity limit is €4,000,000 per claim for the Republic of Ireland.

Unlike some other policies on the market, an unlimited number of claims may be made for any year and unlimited legal defence costs are also included.

Also included, at no extra charge, is retroactive cover to pick up any previous insured work.

Temporary cover abroad (excluding USA/Canada which is available on request) is available with no time restrictions and at no additional premium as long as you are a UK/Ireland resident.

If you cease to practice Balens include unlimited run off cover which means the policy will always be in place if a claim was made after you stop the policy running and this is also free of charge.

For further information or proposal form, please contact Balens directly on 00441684 580771 or e-mail- [email protected]

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