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The Haynes Method of Neuromuscular Dry Needling® seminar certification series is a three part program with course 1 being two days, courses 2 and 3 being three days, including the certification exam and practical if the participant has completed all three components.

During the series of courses we teach over 200 specific muscle groupings, 79 tendon-ligament, and 21 tenosynovium techniques on each side of the body as well as 87 diagnosis or injury specific protocols and 35 peri/epineural protocols. For the 2020 course offering that now totals 420 specific Dry Needling interventions across all 3 courses.

The the Haynes Method starts with a course that covers the principles and history of dry needling, safety practices, functional anatomy and palpation labs as well as labs incorporating dry needling in the muscles and tissues outlined in the syllabus and identified in the labs.

The second and third courses explore specific treatment protocols developed for treatment in the axial, appendicular and in regional junctional zones for the upper body and then the lower body.

At the conclusion of course two or three, those participants who have successfully completed the three courses and wish to demonstrate advanced clinical competency can sit for both a written and practical examination which, upon successful completion, will lead to a certification in Haynes Method of Neuromuscular Dry Needling®.

We are dedicated to increasing the proficiency of Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (currently in Texas only) in the practice of dry needling in the treatment in the majority of the conditions that we have previously treated with other modalities and manual techniques. This course series teaches not only advanced dry needling techniques and provides certification to those attendees who prove competence through written and practical examination, we also provide the structure for the supervising Physical Therapist the ability to have a Physical Therapy Assistant continue with dry needling treatment using established protocols that will meet the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners criteria for assuring that a PTA has the competencies required to perform any technique or procedure, including dry needling. It is recommended that the PT/PTA team undergo the same training and certification to ensure that competency can be demonstrated to meet that requirement.

Our courses are very interactive requiring that each participant engage as both the clinician and the subject. You will need to experience dry needling each of the muscles, structures and protocols from both sides of the needle. Plan to dress in comfortable clothing that will allow access to all areas of the spine, upper and lower extremities including in the junctional zones. Each participant should be prepared to dress down to shorts and women should wear bras with a rear closure to allow access to the scapulothoracic region. We are all trained in proper draping techniques and will be using those skills to ensure modesty.

HMDN1

Foundations and Fundamentals© is the introductory course in the Haynes Method of Neuromuscular Dry Needling® that lays the groundwork for advanced protocols that will be taught in courses 2 and 3 and subsequent certification if desired. HMDN1 Must be completed before registering for either HMDN2 or HMDN3. Foundations and Fundamentals discusses the history of dry needling, physiology, needle safety, indications and contraindications, and danger zones of dry needling. Comprehensive review of current literature and best evidence will be discussed as well as anatomy review using a 3-D application that can be utilized prior to the course for review of the relevant anatomy (this will also be used in later courses for protocol description). Critical to competence and confidence with dry needling will be functional surface anatomy palpation labs in each body region. Upon successful completion of the course the participant will have the skills in place to return to clinic the next day and implement the dry needling concepts that were taught during the course.

After completion of HMDN1 participants will be required to document 100 needling encounters and will be required to provide that documentation before taking HMDN2 or HMDN3.

This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 16 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.

HMDN2

Treatment Protocols for Upper Axial, Appendicular and Junctional Zones© is one of the advanced courses in the Haynes Method of Neuromuscular Dry Needling® that outlines the advanced protocols that build upon the principals taught in HMDN1. HMDN1 must be completed before registering for HMDN2. HMDN2 Upper focuses on the advanced protocols that apply to the upper axial, appendicular and junctional zones and their application to a variety of common conditions, functional impairments and diagnoses. Critical to competence and confidence with dry needling will be functional surface anatomy palpation labs and practical dry needling labs in each body region. At the conclusion of day 3 of the course there will be a written and lab practical examination which must be passed to demonstrate competence in Upper AAJZ Treatment Protocols and will lead to a certification in Haynes Method of Neuromuscular Dry Needling® -Upper. Upon successful completion of the course the participant will have the skills in place to return to clinic the next day and implement the dry needling concepts and advanced protocols that were taught during the course.

This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 24 CCUs for PTs and PTAs

HMDN3

Treatment Protocols for Lower Axial, Appendicular and Junctional Zones© is one of the advanced courses in the Haynes Method of Neuromuscular Dry Needling® that outlines the advanced protocols that build upon the principals taught in HMDN1. HMDN1 must be completed before registering for HMDN3. HMDN3 Lower focuses on the advanced protocols that apply to the lower axial, appendicular and junctional zones and their application to a variety of common conditions, functional impairments and diagnoses. Critical to competence and confidence with dry needling will be functional surface anatomy palpation labs and practical dry needling labs in each body region. At the conclusion of day 3 of the course there will be a written and lab practical examination which must be passed to demonstrate competence in Lower AAJZ Treatment Protocols and will lead to a certification in Haynes Method of Neuromuscular Dry Needling™. Upon successful completion of the course the participant will have the skills in place to return to clinic the next day and implement the dry needling concepts and advanced protocols that were taught during the course.

This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 24 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.