Dry Needling Course (DN1 & DN2) By ODNS (SA)

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Date(s) - 23/03/2021 - 28/03/2021
All Day



Trigger-point dry needling is an invasive procedure where a fine needle or acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle. It is aimed at myofascial trigger points (MTrP) which are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band. Trigger point dry needling can be carried out at superficial or deep tissue level.

Optimal Dry Needling Solutions (ODNS)

ODNS teaches an integrated approach to Trigger point needling and pathology, providing the student with a thorough understanding of the MTrP and how it is affected by Dry Needling.

  • The largest and most well established dry needling education group in Africa
  • Regularly run courses in Europe, the Middle East and the USA
  • Supports ongoing research and evidence based protocols
  • Courses are modular, and based on western anatomical and neurophysiological principles
  • Over 35 years combined teaching experience



Lectures by ODNS staff consisting of the following topics:

  • historical overview
  • The neurophysiology of superficial and deep dry needling
  • Ethics, precautions and contraindications
  • Dry needling for radicular pain
  • Clinical reasoning with the role of agonists and antagonists.


The importance of safety and clean techniques are taught and practiced throughout the workshop, ensuring that participants become accustomed to working with gloves and maintaining a neat and safe workspace throughout. They will practice the techniques of inserting, manipulating, removing, and disposing of the needles on the first morning of the course.

Students will learn and practice the use of superficial dry needling including fascia and scars, periosteal pecking, and deep dry needling of the buttock, thigh, shoulder, cervical, and lumbar muscles.



  • Lectures by ODNS staff consisting of the following topics:
  • Tensegrity and it’s significance to dry needling
  • Applications of E-Stim with dry needling
  • Adverse events
  • Nutritional considerations
  • TMJ Dysfunction


As an experienced dry needling practitioner, this advanced course is a must to complete the use of dry needling with patients presenting with headaches, TMJ dysfunction, tennis and golfers elbow, carpal tunnel, CRPS, plantar fasciitis, tibial compartment syndrome, sprained ankle, hallux valgus, thoracic and abdominal pain.

The goal of this advanced dry needling course is to gain expertise in needling the more delicate and higher risk areas in the body, including the face and anterior neck, forearm and hand, lower leg and foot, thorax and abdominal wall. It is a competency-based course, which will introduce more of the recent research, teach the use of E-stim with needles.


All the course completion certificates provided by International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM).



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