Kurs - Dry Needling Level 1

Dry Needling Level 1

Instructor: Milosz Parchimowicz MSc PT, OMPT, Pawel Tota, MSc PT, DO – Assistant | price: 460euro

Course intended for: physiotherapists, osteopaths, manual therapists

Place and date:

Belgrade, Serbia / 17-19.09.2021
Antwerp, Belgium / 28-30.10.2021
Zagreb, Croatia / 01-03.04.2022

Time: 3 days

Course in English.

The aim of the course is to teach you how safely and effectively use needles in treatment. It will cover the use of DN techniques in trigger points, myofascial pain syndromes and its use in musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. The course is open to physios, osteopaths and medical doctors and is planned for 2 modules, 2 days each.

On level 1 we will cover most of the theory including: history, diffrences with accupunture, safety issues, muscle dyfunctions etc. After you understand how it works we will go into practice and that will be 90% of the training.

The most important is to learn how to do it safely so beside contraindications, we need to make sure about clean and safe needling technique. We will pay a lot attention to palpation anatomy in each presentation.

We will start with SDN (Superficial Dry Needling) nad some safe and easier to treat muscles. As you get more confident we will progress into more difficult ones.

First module will allow you start working with DN the next day after the course in your clinic.

After some practice you might have some questions and be ready for new, more difficult muscles. We will do that on level II where beside learning new muscles we will needle connective tissue and cover also some clinical applications in most common problems.

Day I

About DN;
Can we call it Acupuncture?
Munich Consensus Statement – muscle dysfunction, injury?
How does it work?
What’s the aim of treatment;
Should it be the only treatment? What works well with DN;
Source and cause of pain;
Proper dose. Progression of forces;
Superficial Dry Needling (SDN) vs. Deep Dry Needling (DDN). Needle manipulations;
Needle types and needle choices;
Clean and safe needling techniques. PEP Protocol;
No go areas, contraindications;
Written Consent form;
Needle handling: proper tap and safe way to use it; How to release a stucked needle;


1. Pelvis area palpation anatomy;

  • muscle palpation, flat and pincer grip palpation;
  • SDN vs. DDN;
  • Needle manipulation;
  • Gluts: medius and minimus
  • TFL
  1. Lumbar spine palpation anatomy
  • Multifidus, erector spinae
  • Utilisation of DN in acute disc patient;

Day II

Upper quadrant palpation anatomy. No go areas;

Dry Needling:

  • Trapezius – prone, supine and sidelying
  • Posterior neck
  • Rhomboids
  • Thoracic spine
  • Rotator cuff: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis – posterior approach
  • Teres major/lats
  • Pectoralis major
  1. Upper limb: arm palpation anatomy. No go areas;

Dry Needling:

  • Deltoid
  • Triceps
  • Biceps
  • Brachialis


Upper limb: forearm palpation anatomy. No go areas;

Dry Needling:

  • Brachioradialis
  • Wrist extensors
  • Wrist flexors
  1. Lower limb palpation anatomy: thigh. No go areas;

Dry Needling:

  • Quad
  • Hamstrings
  • Adductors
  1. Lower leg palpation anatomy; No go areas:

Dry Needling:

  • Gastroc and soleus
  • Anterior compartment: tibialis anterior, extensor digitorum and hallucis longus
  • Lateral compartment: peroneal muscles

Each participant receives a script and a certificate in English.


Milosz Parchimowicz MSc PT, OMPT

Graduated with honor roll from Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, Illinois.A graduate of physiotherapy at the Academy of Physical Education in Poznan, including one semester of Erasmus program in Coimbra, Portugal.
Certified in Kaltenborn-Evjenth Manual Therapy and MDT McKenzie. Has completed 4 years (over 1000 hours) of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy program under IFOMPT standards:
– Palpation Anatomy – Marcin Fluder DO, Anna Gawryszewska DO (Poland)
– OMT techniques for upper and lower extremities – Sigurd Slaastad OMPT (USA, Norway)
– Manipulation of cervical and lumbar spine according to Nordic OMT principles – Sigurd Slaastad OMPT
– Master course on Pain – Jan Pool, phd, MSc PT, OMPT (Netherlands)
– HVLA and neutral manipulations with clinical reasoning and differential diagnosis – Tim Daelemans MSc. Ost. DO, Hans Fauville MSc. Ost. DO (Belgium)
– Introduction to specific treatment philosophy – Robert W. Sydenham OMPT (Canada)
– Mentored Clinical Practice – John Langendoen, IFOMPT Standards Committee Member (Netherlands)
– Pelvic and knee examination and treatment – John Langendoen, IFOMPT Standards Committee Member
– Lumbar and cervical spine examination and treatment -John Langendoen, IFOMPT Standards Committee Member
– Neurodynamic Solutions NDS – Michael Shacklock OMPT (Australia)
– Visceral Therapy – Michel Puylaert DO (Belgium)
– Rehabilitation Training course – Lasse Thue OMPT (Norway)
– Medical imaging – Piotr Godek DO (Poland)
– Mentored Clinical Practice – Mirek Debski OMPT (Poland)

Runs his own practice in Szczecin – Reha-Team. Since 2014 works as lecturer at the Pomeranian Medical University where he teaches: palpation anatomy, diagnostics and manual therapy.
Has worked with polish best pole vaulter – Piotr Lisek, European Indoor Champion and silver medal at the 2017 World Championship.

Completed Medical Acupuncture course in London and for over year worked as translator and assistant of Craig Smith from Republic of South Africa on Dry Needling courses in Poland. Assisted in teaching over 300 physios.
After that became teacher himself and by now has taught on over 40 dry needling courses with over 500 physios and MD’s trained.

Pawel Tota, MSc PT, DO – Assistant

A graduate of physiotherapy at the Academy of Physical Education in Poznan and Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (OSD) in Poznan.

Has done many manual therapy and osteopathy master courses, among them:, Dry Needling Trigger Point (dr Ricardo Ortega Santiago), The strategic crossroads of the body (Jean-Pierre Barral D.O), Visceral Manipulation – advance (Jean-Pierre Barral D.O). Kaltenborn-Evjenth

Works as osteopath for top polish football team – Lech Poznan. Also runs his own Clinic in Poznan and education center – Rehaintegro.

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