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Nov 18 – Nov 19, 2023

10:00am – 12:00pm


Dry Needling Level 1-Foundation – 27 CE Hours

Instructor: Taylor Bushnell, PT, DPT and Laeth Hamil, PT, DPT, CMTPT/DN, DNPro

Learn the foundations and techniques for safe and effective dry needling. This course contains lower and upper extremity and spine dry needling. You will learn about the safe handling of needles and proper blood-borne pathogen management. At the end of this course, you will be able to take these skills directly into the clinic to add to your interventions.

There will be 7 hours of independent, online coursework prior to the 20-hour weekend seminar. Information will be sent to participants prior to the event.

In this course, you will:

  1. Learn the theory behind dry needling and differences from traditional acupuncture
  2. Understand the basic physiology of trigger points
  3. Understand common trigger point referral patterns and how they differ from radicular patterns
  4. Demonstrate and understand dry needling safety.
  5. Learn basic upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine dry needling application

To take this course you must be licensed or in an accredited program as a DC, PT, MD, DO, DC, ATC, LAC, PA, NP. Please check with your state practice act in your respective field to know if you are able to practice dry needling.

The Missouri State Board of Chiropractor Examiners currently has no rule creating a certification or specialty in dry needling; however Board rule 20 CSR 2070-2.031 creates a certification for meridian therapy/acupressure/acupuncture (MTAA). At this time, that is the route recommended for licensed Missouri chiropractors wishing to provide dry needling to their patients.

Bring your own lunch. There will be a half-hour lunch break.

Instructor: Taylor Bushnell, PT, DPT

Taylor graduated from the University of St. Augustine in 2009. Since then, he has practiced in Boston, Ma, Eugene Or, and St. Louis Mo. He has been utilizing dry needling in his practice since 2011, working with average orthopedic patients to elite level professional athletes. He is passionate in treating patients and teaching effective dry needling skills to all practitioners. Taylor pairs dry needling with other manual therapy, strength training and postural training. Taylor currently is the clinic director at Peak Sport and Spine – The Grove in St Louis, and is the

owner of Momentum Lab PT a cash-based PT practice and the owner and creator of Dry Needling Pro.

Instructor: Laeth Hamil, PT, DPT, CMTPT/DN, DNPro

Laeth graduated from Kansas University Medical Center in 2017. He has been practicing in the Kansas City area since graduation, and is currently the clinic director at Northland Rehab in Liberty Missouri. His practice has a sports and manual therapy focus and has been utilizing dry needling for over 3 years. Laeth has a passion for complex cases and working with people who have failed other conservative treatments. In treating those cases he has found that using a multifaceted approach including manual therapy, exercise progression and Dry needling is much more efficient at improving his patients function than a single system of thought. In addition to treating complex patients Laeth has a passion for teaching. He takes on multiple clinical students and teaches dry needling to help develop practitioners’ skill bases. He partnered with Taylor Bushnell in 2019 to expand the teaching offerings of Dry Needling Pro. Laeth@Dryneedlingpro.com


Saturday, November 18, 2023 – 7:30am – 6:00pm (half hour lunch break)
Sunday: November 19, 2023 – 7:30am – 6:00pm (half hour lunch break)

Tuition: $850
Due to this collaboration, there will be no student or faculty discount for the course.

Register Online

PACE Approved States:AK, KS, ME, MO, NV, ND, SD, TN

Dry Needling Pro is an approved BOC (Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer) provider. This course is approved for 27 CEUs.

Provider Number  P12104 No Prior Approval States:CO, CT, DC, DE, ID, IL, IA, IN, MA, MD, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY

Attendees are advised to check with their boards to ensure this is in accordance with state rules and regulations.

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