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.
Find out …
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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