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Orofacial Dry Needling Courses

The following courses have been approved by the PTBCCT for credit towards the application to sit for the examination to become a Certified Cervical & Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) as well as to fulfill the annual continuing education requirements to maintain status as a CCTT.

 

Course / Lecture: Orofacial Dry Needling - Course 1 - The Neck
Speaker: Dr. Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM, and Associates
Location: Bethesda, MD
Dates: June 24-25, 2017
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In addition to a review of the scientific basis of dry needling and myofascial trigger points, the practical sessions focus on dry needling and manual techniques for the neck and shoulder muscles, including the upper trapezius, levator scapulae, post-cervical muscles (semispinalis, splenii, oblique capitis inferior, multifidi and rotatores, sternocleidomastoid, and medial scalene muscles. Students will review the anatomy, function, and dry needling techniques for each muscle.

 

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Course / Lecture: Orofacial Dry Needling - Course 2 - The Head and Face
Speaker: Dr. Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM, and Associates
Location: Bethesda, MD
Dates: August 19-20, 2017
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During the ODN-2 course, emphasis is placed on the scientific basis of myofascial pain, and trigger point dry needling in the head, face, neck and shoulder region. Participants will continue with multiple practical sessions of dry needling of trigger points in the orofacial muscles including the occipito-frontalis, corrugator, procerus, zygomaticus, medial and lateral pterygoid, anterior and posterior digastric, and longus colli muscles. In addition, students will fine tune dry needling techniques of the muscles covered in the ODN-1 course. Theoretical lectures include topics including whiplash-associated disorders, hypermobility (i.e., Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), peripheral and central sensitization.

 

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Course / Lecture: Orofacial Dry Needling - Course 2 - Clinical Integration and Certification Examinations
Speaker: Dr. Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM, and Associates
Location: Bethesda, MD
Dates: November 18-19, 2017
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The objective of the ODN-3 course is to review and expand upon all course materials of the ODN-1 and ODN-2 courses. In addition, students will expand their knowledge of head, neck, face, jaw and shoulder pain syndromes through focused lectures and practical laboratory sessions. The course includes a comprehensive review of relevant and pertinent pain sciences, including sensitization. This is a one – day course, which will prepare the participants for the Orofacial Dry Needling Certification Examinations.

 

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