Dry Needling for Animals
Animals suffer from pain and discomfort for a variety of reasons.
It is quite easy to determine where an animal is in pain as they will either move away from pressure when the area is touched or want the area massaged.
This certificate course is open to everyone and covers the basic skills to administer dry needles in a safe and comfortable manner to animals.
Training is mainly demonstrated on horses and dogs however the techniques can be applied to any type of animal.
You are welcome to bring your pet to learn how to treat it yourself with this skill.
The course includes :
-The theoretical background of Dry Needling.
-Preparing an animal for Dry Needling
-Basic massage skills to relax the animal prior to Dry Needling
-How to locate Trigger Points
-How to use Filiform needles safely on an animal
-How to manage sharps and dispose of wastes in a safe manner.
-This is a 2 day course and is CPE approved by ANTA.
Please note this is for private use however if students wish to obtain malpractice insurance, further study requirements are available.
Cost of the course is $650
This course is now available as an online option
I have enrolled in the animal acupuncture and massage course and have recently completed my first unit which is Dry Needling.
The face to face online sessions with Tom were so enjoyable and he was very patient and informative, providing me with numerous insights and helpful hints for needling.
Just last week I did a practice session with a greyhound that has had her hip ball and socket removed. The needle locations that Tom suggested worked their magic and not only did she fall asleep, but her owner commented that her leg was looking longer and more relaxed when she walked on it.
Great course and I look forward to the further subjects.