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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-TKA, RC repair, palsies and more. Advanced physiology and how to specifically target and regulate the ANS is covered at length. This course expands a practitioners 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.

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


  • 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.