Welcome to Integrated Dry Needling

Improve your clinical outcomes, job satisfaction and end the day with your hands feeling great using a dry needling approach like no other.

A Unique Treatment Approach

Integrated Dry Needling is an original approach to dry needling that addresses tissue irritation and pain by resolving movement barriers, optimising movement efficiency and normalising tissue loading.

A New Way To Enjoy Your Work

You and your patients will love your new range of comfortable, versatile and refined needling techniques that will stimulate changes you will need to see to believe.

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What Is Dry Needling?

There are several established paradigms and approaches of  therapeutic, non injective, “dry” needling practiced around the world. The models of practice in which they are applied and the techniques used vary widely differ greatly (More about dry needling…)

What Is Integrated Dry Needling?

What is Integrated Dry Needling and how  does it differ  to other  dry needling approaches and and why you and your patients will benefit from you learning this  unique dry needling paradigm (learn more here ….)

Integrated Dry Needling Courses

We offer Integrated Dry Needling courses for: physiotherapists,chiropractors,osteopaths, myotherapists,podiatrists and hand therapists. We also offer Online tutoring and mentoring options, clinical coaching and  support options once you have completed your course.


Learn Integrated Dry Needling Online

Already practicing trigger point dry needling or traditional acupuncture and want to enhance your scope of  practice? Still studying and want to get started dry needling? Looking to broaden your skills and scope of practice? You will love the Integrated Dry Needling Online training programme Not sure which Integrated Dry Needling  course for you?  Check out the course selection table here

The Integrated Dry Needling Online Training Programme

What is it?

The Integrated Dry Needling Online  Training Programme includes  all lectures included in four days of the Integrated Dry Needling Levels 1 and 2 live courses. The course package includes all lectures, technique  and treatment demonstration videos,the Integrated Global Assessment tool, and Range Technique Reference  and notes downloads you will require.There are 8 1/2 hours of lectures and demonstrations and allowing for  time to practice all  techniques and treatments demonstrated  in the course  as well as the  recommended practical “labs” there is up to  30 hours of study material provided. Registration provides 12 months unlimited access to all course material.  A certificate for 30 CPD hours will be provided on completion.The course provides a forum for interaction with the presenter, Andrew Hutton, and an option for online tutoring or mentoring at any point thought the course and there are additional  scheduled Skype  group discussion sessions. See the detailed Integrated Dry Needling course programme here.

Who can do the course?

  • Physiotherapists/ Physical Therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Osteopaths
  • Myotherapists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Hand Therapists
  • Podiatrists
This course is suitable for anyone, who is already practicing trigger point, traditional acupuncture or any other dry needling approach. If you wish  to expand your musculoskeletal treatment paradigm and range of dry needling techniques and skills this course will deliver. Experience a whole new level of dry needling practice through a completely different range of techniques and treatment approach. Register and start your Integrated Dry Needling journey here.


The Integrated Dry Needling Developer and Presenter

Andrew Hutton is a leader in the field of dry needling and acupuncture in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has presented his Integrated Dry Needling training programme to over 2300 allied heath and medical practitioners colleagues in Australia and New Zealand since 1994. He has presented at several Australian Physiotherapy National Conferences and internationally at the Association of Acupuncture Chartered Physiotherapists conference in the UK

Integrated Dry Needling Online Course Introduction

Integrated dry needling is without a doubt the single most impressive skill and treatment tool I have learnt since joining the physiotherapy profession. The integration of movement assessment, objective assessment and the dramatic changes that can be made using Andrew’s techniques make this an invaluable tool in any treatment kitbag.

Mark Homewood

Medical Co-ordinator, Carlton Football Club, Melbourne, Australia

Andrew, it is with no doubt that Sports Integrated Dry Needling tops the list of my ‘most useful courses ever attended’. It has changed my practice completely (and saved my thumbs!) and have definitely accelerated outcomes for all my clients. I’m still refining my technique but have had several people tell me it’s much less uncomfortable compared to other needling techniques out there. I will highly recommend it to all physiotherapists out there.

Shern Lim

DIrector, Physiotherapist, Work Lift Balance, Singapore

I have spent a lot of money and time on courses this year , and the Integrated Dry Needling Level 1 was by far the best of 2012! I have learnt so so much, the new skill of Integrated Dry Needling has changed my physiotherapy practice. In the few weeks since the course, I have had new patients coming to see me wanting needling done as they have heard from friends how amazing it is.

Lesley Coffey

Physiotherapist, Inverted Fitness, Ashburton, NZ

How is Integrated Dry Needling different?


Safer and more Comfortable

Integrated Dry Needling employs more superficial and less vigorous techniques than those used in  other approaches .This has obvious benefits for patient and practitioner alike such as reduced discomfort and reduced risk of adverse outcomes.


A Complete Movement Optimisation Treatment Paradigm

Starting with your video analysis, a process of specific dynamic movement analysis, clinical testing and refined palpation directs  a range of skilled  dry needling techniques  which are applied with the abnormal impulse  of resolving movement dysfunction, optimising mechanical  efficiency  and load transfer in the body thus  effectively treating  the underlying cause of mechanical pain.


Less adverse treatment effects

The incremental addition  and varied  level of stimulation provided  to each patients  tissue  during Integrated Dry Needling means the issues of non response and over stimulation  are far less a concern. Both  are known  issues in other dry needling approaches (references provided on request).


No Trigger Points Required

Integrated Dry Needling provides a logical, well reasoned approach to clinical presentations where a degree of central sensitisation may exist and “trigger point” type tissue reactions are absent or difficult to locate


A Versatile Range of Techniques

Trigger point approaches tend to use a  single dry needling technique  performed in all locations. Integrated Dry Needling incorporates  a range of  up to six needling techniques applied to stimulate change in  specific  tissue anomalies resulting  neuro-physiological load  on the system leading to  tissue irritation, inflammation and pain sensitivity. The needle stimulate alters the neurophysiological drive to the tissue and so alters these tissue processes.

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What people are saying

Integrated Dry Needling is hands down the best thing I have done for my career as a physio.  Coming from a very soft tissue focused treatment system, the needling itself will save my hands so much work!  But  it is the other material Andrew covers that  is absolutely invaluable for helping to understand how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together  .  It has saved me years of frustration at not finding the driver of people’s pain.  I can’t wait to see how far I can take this!

Stuart Dixon

Physiotherapist, Crossfit Athletic City, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Thank you Andrew  for an educational and inspiring level one course over the weekend!! I thoroughly recommend any clinician  book into an Integrated Dry Needling  course asap! Andrew’s approach to assessment and treatment (and clinical reasoning!) is eye opening and will challenge most clinicians current methods, inspiring growth and determination to become a better clinician! The needling techniques taught will no doubt be very useful in the clinical setting and I can’t wait to get started!

Linda Kocian

Physiotherapist, Move Physio, Adelaide, SA, Australia

A big thank you to Andrew for an awesome Level 1 course! The course didn’t just help me develop a new skill in Integrated Dry Needling, but also offered a different approach to observation and assessment. As a new grad I found this particularly helpful. Being first year out of uni it is sometimes easy to adopt a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to assessment (and sometimes I start chasing pain – guilty!). Andrew’s approach has changed the way I assess and treat my patients, and I am already seeing better results. This course was really interesting and Andrew was a great teacher.

Alana Pearce

Physiotherapist, Sports Feet, Dee Why, NSW , Australia

Thank you so much for Integrated Dry Needling Level 2 . I thoroughly enjoyed it. It definitely filled gaps for me. I feel like I have had a paradigm shift in the way I treat and assess the body. I have a filter for seeing the body as a whole now rather than with specific injuries or body parts. Your assessment template rocks. I’ve been getting some really awesome changes with my patients this week. It’s very exciting.

Natalie Gray

Physiotherapist, Sports Lab, Auckland, NZ

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