Dry Needling Introductory & Advanced Course

Dry Needling Techniques: 20 CPD/ FLA/ CPE Hours

CPD Health Courses offers CAA, Osteopathy Australia, IRMA & AAMT fully accredited online theory plus 12 hr practical Dry Needling courses for Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists * & meets the standards required for PI Insurance.

Why Choose Us? 

You’ll be practicing within 30 minutes of arriving at your course.

See what our students are saying...

"Excellent presenter-I highly recommend this course to others. Online theory was great- I appreciated one less day to attend practical course" Sam: Physio Melb

"Online program very easy to operate-loved how it remembered the point you were previously up to-very good thank you very much" Taryn: Osteo Melb

"Most thorough & willing to teach RMT's-the whole thing was well organised" Lindsay: RMT Brisbane

What you need to know: areas covered on the Practical course: 

Upper Trapezius

Forearm, upper arm, hand,

Thigh, lower leg, ankle

Gluteal region, low back

Posterior neck (suboccipital)

You'll be using Dry Needling therapy on many common conditions the very next day!

Limited Time Only: Enrol Now!

$50 OFF your DN Intro Course. 

To get started straight away all you need to do is;

Choose a practical course on the Locations page - click Enrol Now - register - add DNT50 in the discount box - pay and you'll be connected to your online theory course for $747 straight away. It's as simple as that!

Students are welcome to join us- for more information please email before enrolling

Course duration

There are 2 parts to our Dry Needling Techniques Introductory course. The 8 hr online theory program plus a 12 hr practical course (Fri 6-9pm & Sat 8-6pm). 

Theory Course - Online (8 CPD/FLA/ CPE hrs)

Start your Dry Needling course today and take advantage of watching this unique online theory program in the comfort of your own home or office. Watch & listen on your PC, laptop.

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following:

Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling

Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling

Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling

Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points

Module 5: Safety & Risk Management

Module 6: Needling Techniques

Practical Course - Personalized coaching in small groups (12 CPD/FLA/CPE hrs)

Dry Needling Techniques is an introductory course designed for those with little or no previous experience. You’ll enjoy personal coaching of Dry Needling techniques to treat many common conditions and areas of pain.

One of the key skills you’ll learn on the practical course is becoming highly effective at finding trigger points in muscle fibres.

The best way to master Dry Needling therapy is to practice, practice, practice. But practice what?

Practice the correct way to hold the guide tube, manipulate the needle & experience what the needle feels like when it’s in the right location at the right depth and angle, to make you feel confident, safe & effective.

The insertion of a needle is generally painless when carried out correctly; you don't need to vigorously manipulate an acupuncture needle to get great results!

Having used Dry Needling for over 12 years & it never fails to amaze me how well patients respond to this therapy. It’s like magic.

Why not use Dry Needling therapy and save your hands?

Once you've completed your Dry Needling Techniques Intro course you’ll have a choice; use deep tissue massage that's painful for your patient & hard work on your hands; or place 3 acupuncture needles into the belly of the muscle for 5-7 minutes.

Then remove the needles & check the change in muscle tone - you’ll be amazed.

What's more, your patients will love it too!

"The dry needling course was great.

Very informative, yet concise with lots of hands on practice.

I now use dry needling almost every day in practice and find it a highly effective technique and a great adjunct to treatment.

My patients have found good relief after having dry needling therapy and are amazed at how well it works."

Dr. Eliza Gleadell

Having given over 60,000 treatments to patients over the past 27 years I'm confident that you'll find the information, knowledge & experience I want to share with you, invaluable.

Which conditions can you treat using Dry Needling therapy?

  • Shoulder Tension
  • Trapezius
  • Neck Pain & Stiffness
  • Tension Headaches
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Gluteal Muscle Tension
  • Hamstring Muscle Tension
  • Knee Pain
  • Calf Muscle Tension
  • Ankle Eversion Sprains
    Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tib. Posterior Tendinopathy
  • Achilles Tendinopathy

This list includes conditions covered in Dry Needling Techniques & Dry Needling Advanced practical courses.

This table is by no means comprehensive. 

Dry Needling vs Acupuncture?

Dry Needling therapy began around the early 1900's but quickly developed as a useful and very safe treatment option for patients suffering from soft tissue pain and sports injuries.

Dry Needling is useful in relieving pain originating from many sources especially local muscle trigger points also known as Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrP's).

Placing an acupuncture needle into MTrP’s relieves pain. It causes release of endorphins, increases the blood supply to the region & causes relaxation of muscle fibres.

The diameter of an acupuncture needle is only around 250 mm or 10 x the diameter of a human hair. Despite this very narrow guage, placing a needle into skeletal muscle can disrupt up to 1000 muscle fibres. This disruption causes a normal physiological reaction by the body to repair the damaged tissue.

This process involves the immune, endocrine & cardiovascular systems & will occur with damage to muscle fibres that are not caused by an acupuncture needle. However, Dry Needling accelerates the body’s physiological response and natural repair mechanisms.

It should be noted that although many MTrP’s are found at the same sites as Acupuncture points, there is no relationship between Dry Needling therapy & Acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture treatment is based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine paradigm & involves placing needles into acupoints.

Acupoints are points found along meridians or channels and is aimed at restoring harmony, balance & the flow of Qi (life force) through these channels.

Association Accreditation

This program has been assessed by Osteopathy Australia and accredited 20 CPD hours.

This program has been assessed by the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (National) Ltd, an approved assessing body of the Chiropractic Board of Australia and allocated 20 Formal Learning Activity Hours.

This Dry Needling course is an AAMT Approved Provider for CPE & granted 20 CPE Hours.


** Our Dry Needling Intro accreditation with AAMT is extensive & very thorough. You are welcome to join us if you are a member of another association. 

CPD HC advises all RMT's to check with their Professional Indemnity Insurer that they will be covered to use dry needling therapy subject to successful completion of CPD Health Courses DNT course.

AON insurance provides PI Insurance for RMT's after successful completion of the CPD Helath Courses DN Introductory course (20 hrs duration).

If you wish to join our DN Intro course but cannot gain PI Insurance with your current Insurer, our advice is to contact AAMT & their associated Insuer AON.

All practitioners should be aware of the Health Practitioner National Law.

Section 113 of this document refers to the use of the title "acupuncturist". This title is protected & must not be used any practitioner that is not suitably qualified.

Qualification requirements can be found by contacting http://www.ahpra.gov.au/chinese-medicine.aspx

Start your Dry Needling training for just $1 today!

How does it work? You're just a few easy steps away from securing your place for just $1...

  1. Click Enrol and choose your practical course.
  2. Pay only $1
  3. After making your payment, your place will be secured on the practical course, and you'll get instant access to ALL your online theory and video training modules
  4. Pay the balance 14 days before your practical course
  5. All admin fees have been waived (normally $55)

It’s as easy as that!

And don't forget...the SOONER you enrol, the MORE TIME you'll have to complete your theory modules.