Dry Needling Sponsored Courses

Sponsorship Application | Dry Needling Regulations & Resources

Previous Coursework approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners does not count towards any course for the purpose of dry needling registration identified in COMAR 10.38.12.03.  The Board has approved courses for continuing education purposes; those licensees who have paid monies to take those courses for continuing education credit will not lose their continuing education credits. The regulations do permit for the evaluation of coursework taken prior to the required registration date. Specifically, continuing education coursework take before the required registration date “shall qualify for instruction if the same course, in substantially similar form, is later sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA of Maryland, or the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.” (COMAR 10.38.12.03C) Licensees have the opportunity to use prior coursework if the requirements of the regulations are met.

The Following Vendors have been approved by the APTA of Maryland for Sponsorship of their Dry Needling course work:

ATI

Note - The following courses are sponsored for 4 years (March 2019 - March 2023)
Course Title Total Hours # Practical # Theory
Lower Quadrant Dry Needling 27 15.5 11.5
Upper Quadrant Dry Needling 18 Pending                 

IAMT

 Note - The following courses are sponsored for 4 years (July 2018 - July 2022)
Course Title Total Hours # Practical # Theory
Trigger Point Dry Needling 1 16 12 4
Trigger Point Dry Needling 1 27 14.5 12.5
Trigger Point Dry Needling 2 16 12.25 3.75
Trigger Point Dry Needling 2 27 11 16
Trigger Point Dry Needling 3 5.6 2.6 3
Trigger Point Dry Needling 3 27 14.5 12.5

KinetaCore

Note - The following courses are sponsored for 4 years (Oct 2018 - Oct 2022)
Course Title Total Hours # Practical # Theory
Functional Dry Needling Level 1 29 13.75 15.25
Functional Dry Needling: Advanced, Level 2 26.75 12.25 14.5
Functional Dry Needling Level 3 18 11.75 6.25
Functional Therapeutics for Dry Needling 26.25 14.5 11.75

Myopain Seminars

Note - The following courses are sponsored for 4 years (July 2018 - July 2022)
Course Title Total Hours # Practical   # Theory
Dry Needling Program DN1: Foundations Webinar 4 0   4
Dry Needling Program DN2: Foundations Webinar 4 0   4
Dry Needling Program DN3: Foundations Webinar 4 0   4
Dry Needling Program DN1: Foundations I 27 16   11
Dry Needling Program DN2: Foundations II 27.5 14.75   12.75
Dry Needling Program DN3: Advanced 22.75 12.75   10
Dry Needling Program 4 Course Format DN1 25 15.5   9.5
Dry Needling Program 4 Course Format DN2 25 15.75   9.25
Dry Needling Program 4 Course Format DN3 Advance I 25 15.5   9.5
Dry Needling Program 4 Course Format DN4 Advanced II 19.25 14.75   4.5
5 Course Format-IMT1(DN1)- Fnd TP Exam/Treatment 19.25 10.75   8.5
5 Course Format -IMT2(DN2)- Head, Face, Neck, Shoulder 19.25 8.75   10.5
5 Course Format -IMT3 (DN3) - Low Back and Pelvis 19.25 9.75   9.5
5 Course Format -IMT4 (DN4) - Extremties 19.25 12.25   7
5 Course Format -IMT5 (DN5) - Trigger Point Needling 34.75 23   11.75
Dry Needling: Pelvic Floor 27 16   11
Introduction to FSN 15.25 8.5   6.75
Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling 3 0   3
Orofacial Dry Needling 1 16 6.75   9.25
Orofacial Dry Needling 2 16 8   8
Orofacial Dry Needling 3 10.5 3.75   6.75