Practical Dry Needling Level One with Covid-19 requirements (Dry Needling in the garden)

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Course description

This course will be conducted in accordance with the most stringent safety guidelines and regulations.

  1. All teaching will take place outdoors, in a garden.
  2. Theory will be presented as webinars to be studied prior to the course.
  3. Participants will be required to wear a well-fitting surgical mask and a face shield.
  4. Small group teaching.
If you are working in an active Covid ward and have been in contact with Covid positive patients within 2 weeks of the course, you will not be able to attend the course.


Level One - 75% of the muscles in the Lumbar, Cervical and Extremities regions.

Level Two – This will include the balance of the muscles and will specifically focus on the muscles considered to be of higher risk for complications.

Please note:  You are able to needle muscles taught, but will not be insured for the needling of muscles you have not been taught should a complication occur.

After completing Level One and Level Two, the practitioner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy of the involved muscles, including the action and innervations of these muscles;
  • Locate the trigger points in these muscles;
  • Come to a differential diagnosis;
  • Identify activating and perpetuating factors for each muscle;
  • Treat these trigger points using acupuncture Dry Needling;
  • Provide corrective action and advice to the patient; and
  • Prescribe home-based exercises to stretch and strengthen the involved muscles.
  • Saturday 13 March | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday 14 March | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 28 (16 for the course + 12 for e-Learning)
  • Standard R3650, Comm Serv R3450, R5250 when paid at the same time for both Level One and Level Two

* All courses accredited by an appropriate accrediting academic institution and or statutory authority for the relevant profession


I feel well equipped to immediately start using the knowledge I acquired as soon as I return to work".  Kevin du Preez, Community Physiotherapist, Kimberley, 03 & 04 October 2020

"The course was fun, interesting, interactive and informative.  I had a great time."  Alexandra Sekgobana, State Employed Physiotherapist, Polokwane, 03 & 04 October 2020

"I really enjoyed the course.  The online presentations helped a lot as I had time to reflect on the content before the practical.  Dr Chris presented the practical in an enjoyable yet professional manner. "  Mari Jeanette Breytenbach, Community Physiotherapist, Kimberley, 03 & 04 October 2020

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Fourteen participants attended the Clinical Solutions Dry Needling course on 03 & 04 October 2020 in an open and safe space