Musculoskeletal Segmental and Dry Needling for Physios

Course: Musculoskeletal Segmental and Dry needling for Physiotherapists.

This course is appropriate for registered AHPRA physiotherapists only*

This foundation course taught by Trevor Montgomery is suitable for all physiotherapists wishing to expand their clinical reasoning and treatment skill sets with the use of dry needling. 

The course has a large practical component with particular emphasis on safe needling practice as set out in the latest safety guidelines.

The course is designed to help practitioners integrate dry needling into their clinical approach with a view to addressing the underlying causes of some of the more common clinical presentations we treat. Having taught over 120 introductory and advanced courses for AUT, PAANZ and the APA over the last 9 years, Trevor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his teaching in this specialty area.

The theoretical content is based on the neurophysiology of the effects of needling including local, spinal and supraspinal and the modulation of pain via its central effects. 

The aetiology of trigger points is explained and the most common dry needling techniques are presented. This course has a large practical component and on completion you will gain competency to needle a wide range of acupuncture and myofascial trigger points and other musculoskeletal structures. 



Trevor Montgomery B.H.Sc.(Physio) Post.Grad.Cert.(Acu) Post.Grad.Dip.(Manip.Ther.) Masters Health Science (Hons)



 14-15 April 2018  


Day 1: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Day 2: 8.00am - 3.00pm

Registrations close

 31 March 2018


Learning outcomes
Completing this course will enable you to:

  • adequately assess a patient in terms of contra-indications and precautions for acupuncture or dry needling
  • safely needle commonly used acupuncture and trigger points
  • understand the neurophysiology including local, segmental and extra-segmental of needling and apply clinical reasoning to your acupuncture and dry needling practice
  • confidently incorporate needling techniques into your musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice.

*If unsure of your suitability, please email

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14/04/2018 - 15/04/2018
Capital Clinic Physiotherapy
Suite 4, Level 3, CCG House
219 London Circuit
Canberra City, ACT 2601


Saturday, 14 April 2018

ANDG /Rural: $730.00 APA: $785.00 Non-Member: $1178.00
14/04/2018 8:00 AM - 15/04/2018 3:00 PM
14/04/2018 8:00 AM

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