Trigger Point Dry Needling

Third Party Event

Venue The Carlton Hotel Dublin 15
City Dublin
County Dublin
Contact Hours 24
Event Type Course/Workshop
Specialities Acupuncture, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine
Presenter Details Dr Johnson McEvoy MISCP BSc, MSc (Sports Physio), DPT, PT

Dr Johnson McEvoy has lectured and taught over one hundred courses in Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA. He has multiple publications on various topics including dry needling and dry needling safety.

Johnson graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1993 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. He worked at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin for six months before emigrating to the USA from 1993 to 1997 where he took the US state boards in Physical Therapy in Florida and New York. He worked primarily inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient musculoskeletal practice. 

On returning to Ireland in 1997 he worked in private practice and opened his own private practice in 2000. He worked with athletes from the National Coaching and Training Center and the carding scheme. He was head physiotherapist with Irish Amateur Boxing High-Performance program from 2003 to 2017 and he serviced four Olympic Games cycles. He was an accredited physiotherapist for the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.
He had two mentorships with Dr. David G Simons MD in 2005 and 2008 and he edited and updated three chapters of the third edition of Travell, Simons & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction The Trigger Point Manual (2018).

Johnson has been teaching clinically relevant physiotherapy courses since 2003 including myofascial trigger point therapy, trigger point dry needling, and low back pain course. He taught an injury module in sport science for six years the University of Limerick and regularly lectures on several university programs in Ireland.​

He was the project manager for the Dry Needling Guidelines (2012) for the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Refreshments Included Yes
Free Event No
How to Book
Booking Link
Contact Person Johnson McEvoy
Contact Email [email protected]
Contact Phone 061339991
Non-Member Price €575.00
Date 21 Apr 2023 09:00 - 23 Apr 2023 17:30

This three-day introductory course covers the foundations of Dry Needling, myofascial pain syndrome, trigger points and the clinical highlights of dry needling. It is a hands-on course. Participants practice Dry Needling of the Top 30 muscles under consistent supervision with each other. 

Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, participants will ...

  • understand the basic scientific backgrounds of the myofascial pain syndrome and of trigger points.

  • be able to identify the Top 30 muscles by surface anatomy, palpation, and function, including clinical symptoms and perpetuating factors relevant to each muscle.

  • be able to identify the features of trigger points by physical examination and apply this knowledge to the top 30 muscles.

  • understand the specific indications and contraindications of Dry Needling.

  • have the ability to apply the safety rules for Dry Needling.

  • be able to perform Dry Needling of the top 30 muscles, superficial and deep dry needling where appropriate

  • understand the possible side effects and complications of Dry Needling and will be able to react appropriately.

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