Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the background and history of dry needling

  • Identify the difference between dry needling and acupuncture

  • Explain the physiological effects of myofascial trigger points and dry needling

  • Discuss the legal and ethical considerations in performing dry needling

Course curriculum

  • 1

    History of MPS and Dry Needling

    • The History of Dry Needling

    • Knowledge Check

  • 2

    Dry Needling Theory, Technique, and Procedure

    • Theory, Technique, and Procedure

    • Knowledge Check

  • 3

    Dry Needling Effectiveness and Considerations

    • Effectiveness and Considerations

    • Knowledge Check

  • 4

    End of Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation


Outreach Athletic Trainer

Melissa Jack, DAT, LAT, ATC

Melissa Jack is an Outreach Athletic Trainer for Houston Methodist. She received her Bachelor's degree in athletic training from Neumann University, Master's degree in Health Education from Texas A&M University, and Doctorate of Athletic Training from Temple University. In her free time, Melissa is a tortoise mom, baker of all things, wife, and scrapbook extraordinaire.