Advanced Musculoskeletal training





The Workshop will be conducted by Dr. Paul Conneely who has been practicing dry and wet needling techniques for over 24 years. 
In that time he has successfully treated several thousand patients who have myofascial pain syndromes using these techniques. Dr. Conneely kept a spreadsheet that contained over 12000 muscle entries that he treated. The spreadsheet reveals that he has needled some 132 muscles of the body.

This technique is safe, easy to perform and rarely does not have a good to excellent outcome.

To participate in this Workshop, one has had to attend the first Workshop, "Butt to Toes" For Information on this Workshop Click here 

The Workshop will cover:  

- Anatomy crash update course.            


Dry Needling Programme Butt to Nose.
Day 1.

Start  8.30            Registration. Collect Workshop workbook/badge. General House Keeping.
9.00            Each participant gives a brief ‘outline’ of what they do, where they come from etc. Presenters also give same information.
                   What the participants can expect from the Workshop
9.15           This section deals with the history and definitions of dry needling  over the past 130 years. Those who made the discoveries and how.
There are over 70 definitions as to what is a Trigger Point, Taut Band. Referred muscle pain along myotomes.
Things discussed include: Muscle Physiology. Different Muscle types.  A section on the use of LASER is included. Methods for palpation of taut bands. How to hold the body area to be treated from moving.
Needle insertion, trigger point deactivation, needle removal, Spray and stretch technique and heating of the affected muscle(s).
The last section is related to ‘Do’s and Don’ts. Included is how to prepare the skin, use needles of different sizes, needle removal method, safe disposal of needles, what to tell the patient, when not to use the needles. Side effects and how to avoid them.
Feedback on how the participant has progressed since the first Workshop (Butt to toes). Any questions?
10.15          Starting at the quadrates lumborum and Gluteals again. 30% of all muscles needled will be these two.

10.45          Morning Tea.
11.05          Dry needling to the Biceps, Triceps, Deltoid and latissimus dorsi. Any Questions?
12.00          Muscles of mastication, Sternocleidomastoid muscle. Treatment of the hyoid muscles using muscle energy techniques.

1.00            Lunch Break.
2.00            Muscles of the lateral and posterior neck. ‘Tiger country’. Where not to needle in the neck, abdomen and rib cage. Question time.
3.00            Afternoon Tea.

3.30            Pectoralis minor muscle and hand muscles are examined and treated.
                   Review of procedures, referred muscle pain patterns.
                   Any questions.
Finish 5.00pm.


Day 2 Butt to Nose.

Start  9.00  Review of day 1. Reinforcement of deficiencies found on day1. The importance of a tidy workspace and not to use more than 5 needles at a time.
                     Demonstrations of dry needling by participants upon my person. The participant is expected to be able to perform dry needling to a high standard. They are not only judged by myself and my assistant, they are also judged by their peers. Those who perform below standard are taken aside throughout the day and asked to re-demonstrate the procedure until they have reached a high standard.Any Questions?
10.00          Infraspinatus muscle. The third most needled muscle. The 4 main trigger points. Any Questions?

11.00          Morning Tea
11.20          Tennis Elbow treatment protocols. This includes how to diagnose the condition, inspect the muscles that are commonly involved finding their trigger points and deactivation of them. Spray and stretch follows and then heat the treated area(s).
Next the Mills’ procedure, followed by the “gooday” technique for wrist and elbow joint mobilisation. Referred muscle pain patterns.
Participants are asked to explain what they tell patients regarding what to expect to outcomes.

12.30          Lunch
1.30            Muscle referred pain patterns. Different quizzes relating to examination and treatment is conducted. How to use a needle are demonstrated by participants.
Muscle dysfunction between the trapezius and rhomboid. Diagnosis and treatment will be discussed as well as looking for trigger points in these muscles. Home treatment for this dysfunction will be discussed and demonstrated.

3.00   Afternoon Tea
3.20            Dr. Lewit’s technique for the hands-on treatment to the muscles of the neck using breathing and eye movements to aid treatment.
4.00            Review, any questions, participants retested in dry needling techniques.
4.45            Summary.  
4.50            What’s next.
4.55            Certificate and Tax Receipt issuing.        
5.00            Finish.

This is a full two day 'hands-on' Workshop. There will be all day coffee, tea, biscuits and sweets.

The Workshop will include detailed notes that are individually made on receipt of payment and enrollment in the Workshop.

Contact: Dr. Paul Conneely on