Start date
22 September, 2017
End date
24 September, 2017

This is a dry needling course unlike any other you have taken or that is currently offered. Dr. Ivo Waerlop, from the Gait Guys, takes you through the anatomy, physiology and neurology of what you need to know about this very pertinent and timely modality, providing many clinical examples and applications throughout the course.

This course is part 1 of a 2 part series, with each module spanning 3 days. Participants will return to practice Monday morning with tools that can be immediately implemented, along with exercises to support their treatments. Extensive references are given to support this treatment technique which can be used to educate both patients and potential referral sources. Comprehensive hands on training with small class sizes and individualized attention are used to help the clinician master the material and be confident in their new skill set.


  • Current registration as a practicing Physical Therapist. Proof of registration/license will be required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of practicing as a registered Physical therapist.
  • Be prepared to participate in the course, including the lab/practical sessions. In order to ensure appropriate patient care, it is important that the practitioner experiences the treatment in an educational setting. Because of this, pregnant women may not participate in this course due to the potential risks that are associated with pregnancy and dry needling.


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This course will meet all of the CPTBC College Bylaws set out under the self-declaration model for Physiotherapists practicing acupuncture/dry needling.In order to register, participants are required to have a minimum of 1200 practice hours over a five year period. Proof of a current/active Physiotherapist license will be required. 

All course participants must pass both a theoretical and practical exam on this course and demonstrate safety and competency with the dry needling technique in order to receive a certificate of completion and begin implementing this tool into daily practice. A passing grade for the practical and theoretical exam is 80% or greater. Further, as per the CPTBC college guidelines, participants must submit a self declaration to the college upon completion of this course in order to be put on to the dry needling roster. Further details regarding this can be found on the CPTBC webpage under college practice standards (see the link below).…

Event Cost
Early Bird Pricing - Prior to May 31st, 2017 = $1500 + tax. After May 31st, 2017 = $1650 + tax.
In person

Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver BC

This course is not provided through PABC. If you have any questions, please contact the private organizer.