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Intricate Art Dry Needling 3

Intricate Art Dry Needling 3


Intricate Art Dry Needling 3 is a 2-day, 16-hour course on advanced Dry Needling in clinical practice for a wide variety of impairments. Instead of focusing on how to needle certain structures, we explore various needling methodologies to treat certain conditions, such as post total knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, palsies, and more. Advanced physiology and how to specifically target and regulate the autonomic nervous system is covered at length. This course expands a practitioner's ability to conceptualize and combine a variety of DN methods and thought processes to improve overall safety, efficacy and patient outcome. The full body is covered.

Students are not required to take DN1 or DN2 in order to take DN 3. We just ask that people have some type of prior needling experience, from anywhere, to take DN 3. You can combine CEU's from multiple companies, no worries.

The course begins with a review of safety, current evidence-based research and advanced physiology. DN 3 focuses on all parts of the body and all aspects of DN. This course is geared towards the practitioner who may feel confident needling specific structures, but would like to become a more efficient and effective needler in the clinic.

Neuromusculoskeletal impairments, including common signs and symptoms and potential DN treatment routes are discussed in depth throughout the course. We also go through the known physiologic responses to needling different structures such as (but not limited to):

  • Periosteum
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Muscle tissue
  • Scar tissue

We also take an in-depth look at the methodology and effectiveness of DN for high level athletes as well as safety precautions and the proper handling of potential blood borne pathogens associated with DN.

An introduction to manipulative therapy and how to use it in conjunction with dry needling is presented and discussed throughout the course. This is a powerful combination of techniques that significantly improves patient outcome.

Throughout the course, we demonstrate and discuss our unique needling system focused on depressing sympathetic activity, elevating parasympathetic activity, and achieving autonomic nervous system homeostasis. You will walk away with a deep understanding of our needling methodology and how to help any impairment with dry needling, including why electric auricular vagus nerve needling is a key to success.

The gut-brain axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, key players of the autonomic nervous system, are strongly and positively affected by thoughtful needling. You will learn why. Electrical needling is discussed and you will learn why it increases efficacy, pain relief, and comfort of treatment. Advanced neurophysiology is discussed at length in regard to utilizing thoughtful dry needling to positively affect our autonomic nervous system and regulate it toward homeostasis. The key to health.

The primary method of learning for this course centers on the hands-on, clinical application of DN with partners. We will review clinical anatomy and practice DN of each tissue, system and impairment covered throughout the course.

Each student is required to sign a waiver and practice DN on a lab partner. If you are unable to be needled, no problem, please contact us prior to the course. Following the course, each student receives access to both instructors via cell phone or email and are encouraged to contact us at any time with clinical questions or concerns.

Note: This course has a laid back, relaxing atmosphere (I was a fly fishing guide for 10 years afterall). We feel this is the most enjoyable, beneficial and productive form of instruction. It's one of the most frequent compliments we have received while teaching in the past and students seem to truly enjoy it. This also improves learning, application and therefore, patient outcome.


  • Jason Schuster, PT, DPT, MTC, IAMTC, IADN Cert. Specialist
  • Angela Carlson, PT, DPT, GCS, IAMTC, IADN Cert. Specialist, ASTYM cert.


  • 16 for PT's DC's.
  • 16 contact hours, 1.6 CEU's for OT's
  • 16 Category A Live units for ATs.

Fee: $895.

Note: All materials are provided as part of the course cost.

Who Should Take This Course: PTs, PTA's, OT's, MD’s, ATs, DC’s, PA’s, NP’s, if it is within the scope of practice per your state board or supervising agency.

Prerequisites: State practice act that includes dry needling as being within the scope of practice. Active malpractice insurance.

All purchases are final: On a case by case basis, refunds can be given only before class offerings due to a scheduling conflict at the discretion of Intricate Art Spine & Body Solutions, LLC. In this instance, the refund will be made available as a course credit that can be applied to the cost of a future class.