Dry Needling

Des Moines, IA US
September 13, 2016

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Target Audience

IPTA Southwest District members, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students.


7 pm

Continuing Education Session: Dry Needling

  • Define dry needling (DN)
  • Review the history and progression of use of DN within the field of physical therapy
  • Discuss current literature in relation to DN
  • State the purpose/goal of DN treatment 
  • Outline the physiological expectations of DN treatment
  • Discuss the clinical application of DN today in outpatient setting
8 pm

IPTA Southwest District Meeting

If you have an item you'd like to add to the IPTA Business Meeting agenda, please email Juanita Robel at Juanita.Robel@dmu.edu.

9 pmAdjourn



Stephanie Kelsick, PT, CSCS, OCS
Rock Valley, Polk City, IA

Stephanie received her Bachelor's degree from Simpson College in 1998 and her Master's in Physical Therapy from The University of Iowa in 2001. She is a member of the Orthopedic and Women's Health sections of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Stephanie grew up in the North Polk community and now resides in rural Alleman with her husband, two sons, and daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, skiing, gardening, and traveling. She enjoys teaching with the Women's Health Foundation as a Master Trainer for the Total Control™ program and volunteering with her children’s activities and Sunday school.

After personally experiencing physical therapy treatment, Stephanie decided this was the medical career she wanted to pursue.  Physical therapy is an evidence driven profession that helps teach people what they can do with their bodies and achieve goals they may not have thought possible.

The most rewarding part of the job for Stephanie is the privilege she feels to be able to work together with people in her community to help them to achieve THEIR goals to return to a healthy lifestyle.

Continuing Education Credit

Certificates of attendance will given for 1.0 continuing education contact hour. 


  • American Physical Therapy Association. Physical Therapists and the Performance of Dry Needling. N.p.: American Physical Therapy Association, 2012. APTA Current Issues. Jan. 2012. Web. Aug. 2016. 
  • Baldry, P. "Management of Myofascial Trigger Point Pain." Acupuncture in Medicine 20.1 (2002): 2-10. 
  • Brady, Sarah, Johnson Mcevoy, Jan Dommerholt, and Catherine Doody. "Adverse Events following Trigger Point Dry Needling: A Prospective Survey of Chartered Physiotherapists." Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy 22.3 (2013): 134-40. 
  • Caramagno, Joseph, Leslie Adrian, Lorin Mueller, and Justin Purl. "Analysis of Competencies for Dry Needling by Physical Therapists." Dry Needling Competencies. FSBPT, 10 July 2015. Web. 
  • Cornwall, Jon, A. John Harris, and Susan R. Mercer. "The Lumbar Multifidus Muscle and Patterns of Pain." Manual Therapy 11.1 (2006): 40-45. 
  • "Description of Dry Needling in Clinical Practice: An Educational Resource Paper." APTA Educational Resource Paper. N.p., Feb. 2013. Web. 
  • Dommerholt, Jan, PT, MPS. "Dry Needling in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice." American Physical Therapy Association 04th ser. 16.3 (n.d.): 11-16. Print. 
  • Dunning, James, Raymond Butts, Firas Mourad, Ian Young, Sean Flannagan, and Thomas Perreault. "Dry Needling: A Literature Review with Implications for Clinical Practice Guidelines." Physical Therapy Reviews 19.4 (2014): 252-65. 
  • Fitzgibbon, Sinead A., PT, MS. "Should Dry Needling for Myosfascial Pain Be Within the Scope of Practice for Physical Therapists?" Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice 11th ser. 23.4 (n.d.): 212-18. Print. 
  • Harper, Brent A., PT, DPT, DSc. "Intramuscular Manual Therapy after Failed Conservative Care: A Case Report." Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice 13th ser. 25.2 (2013): 78-84. Web. 
  • Hsieh, Yueh-Ling, Mu-Jung Kao, Ta-Shen Kuan, Shu-Min Chen, Jo-Tong Chen, and Chang-Zern Hong. "Dry Needling to a Key Myofascial Trigger Point May Reduce the Irritability of Satellite MTrPs." American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 86.5 (2007): 397-403. 
  • Ingber, Reuben S. "Shoulder Impingement in Tennis/racquetball Players Treated with Subscapularis Myofascial Treatments." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 81.5 (2000): 679-82
  • Lynn H. Gerber. "Biochemicals Associated With Pain and Inflammation Are Elevated in Sites Near to and Remote From Active Myofascial Trigger Points." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 89.1 (2008): 16-23. 
  • Shah, Jay P., and Elizabeth A. Gilliams. "Uncovering the Biochemical Milieu of Myofascial Trigger Points Using in Vivo Microdialysis: An Application of Muscle Pain Concepts to Myofascial Pain Syndrome." Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 12.4 (2008): 371-84. 
  • Shah, J. P. "An in Vivo Microanalytical Technique for Measuring the Local Biochemical Milieu of Human Skeletal Muscle." Journal of Applied Physiology99.5 (2005): 1977-984
  • Shah, Jay P., Jerome V. Danoff, Mehul J. Desai, Sagar Parikh, Lynn Y. Nakamura, Terry M. Phillips, and Vulfsons, Simon, Motti Ratmansky, and Leonid Kalichman. "Trigger Point Needling: Techniques and Outcome." Curr Pain Headache Rep Current Pain and Headache Reports 16.5 (2012): 407-12. 
  • Simons, David G., Janet G. Travell, Lois S. Simons, and Janet G. Travell. Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/13/2016 - 7:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
09/13/2016 - 9:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Academic Center Lecture Hall 2
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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