November 12th & 13th: Dry Needling Core Skills & Clinical Applications 2-day Seminar


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Dry Needling Core Skills & Clinical Applications

Dates: November 12th and 13th

Time: Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm

Venue: Hampton Inn & Suites Avion Park, Tampa, FL

Instructor: Jon Kukor, DTCM, AP

Description: This 2-day seminar will teach the practitioner the skills they need to implement trigger point needling, also known as dry needling. To gain solid ability in using dry needling and treating trigger points, the practitioner must have the ability to palpate, locate trigger points, and needle properly. This seminar will cover the above core skills necessary to practice dry needling and trigger point acupuncture. On the second day, simple yet effective treatments will be taught for common conditions of the head, neck, and shoulder, so the practitioner can start implementing these effective skills right away.


  • Understand anatomy involved with trigger point and dry needling
  • Ability to perform palpation and identify tissues
  • Understand why palpation is critical to proper needling
  • Understand needling principles: Using correct needle size, depths, types and purpose of stimulation, and safety
  • Understand needle technique: depth, manipulation, needling safely
  • Learn tactile skills for feeling different tissue types with the needle
  • Learn how to apply dry needling to treat specific conditions:
    • Shoulder pain
    • Neck pain
    • Headaches


*This seminar includes a pre-requisite video covering relevant anatomy. Video will be available October 2022 and added t0 y0ur account.


9:00-9:15am: Overview of class; what will be covered, expectations

9:15am-10:15am: Review of anatomy involved with dry needling: Fascia, subcutaneous, muscle, taut bands, trigger point anatomy (find picture of Trp temp scan)

10:15am-10:45am: Updated concepts in dry needling; theories in necessity of twitch response, effects of Trp needling; anatomy and physiology of trigger points, causes & perpetuating factors

10:45am-11:15am: Palpation principles, purpose, what to feel for, how to palpate

11:15am-11:30am: Palpation demo

11:30am-12:00pm: Palpation practice

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm-1:30pm: Needling principles: size, depth, angles, clock/redirecting, pistoning (can have needling videos embedded in the slide show as well); getting the twitch, tricks of the trade

1:30pm-2:00pm: Cautions & Contraindications, over-treatment/excess stimulation, patient types that respond well versus easily overstimulated; treatment expectations, soreness, patient management

2:00pm-2:15pm: Demo of needling including palpation and locating trigger points

2:15pm-2:45pm: Palpation and needling practice: locating Trps and needling them

2:45pm-3:00pm: Break

3:00pm-3:15pm: Needling demo 2: locating and needling more trigger points

3:15pm-5:00pm: Palpation and needling practice on trigger points


9:00am-9:30am: Neck pain; anatomy involved, causes, trigger points involved

9:30am-9:45am: Neck pain demo (may go longer)

9:45am-10:15am: Neck pain practice

10:15am-10:30am: Shoulder pain: Anatomy, Trps, treatment principles

10:30am-10:45am: Shoulder pain demo 1

10:45am-11:15am: Shoulder pain practice 1

11:15am-12:00pm: Shoulder pain 2 lecture

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm-1:15pm: Shoulder demo 2

1:15pm-1:45pm: Shoulder practice 2

1:45pm-3:00pm: Neck pain lecture

2:00pm-2:30pm: Neck pain demos

2:30pm-3:30pm: Neck pain practice

3:30pm-4:30pm: Using dry needling with other skills you already know; over treatment precautions; limits of dry needling;

*Note: There may be additions or changes to the outline as the final curriculum is developed

About the instructor:

Jon Kukor, DTCM, L.Ac., is a licensed and board-certified Acupuncture Physician practicing in Orlando, FL. Jon has extensive training from a number of top acupuncturists in the field. He is certified in Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars and has completed and assisted in many seminars with Dr. Anthony Lombardi. In addition to the above, Jon has also trained with Clayton Shiu for the treatment of neurological conditions including stroke.

Jon brings his vast education and clinical experience to his Dry Needling seminars.