CN-2: Advanced Dry Needling for Chiropractic, is a 3 day participatory course consisting of 25 hours of lecture and hands-on demonstration and practice. This course builds on the foundational principals of CN1, and moves beyond Trigger Points and Soft Tissue Manipulation; delving into a more generalized neural approach to treating the types of cases Chiropractic Physicians see every day. Now that you’ve got the basics under your belt and time to hone your skills clinically, it is the perfect time to introduce the areas of the body that require a more skilled practitioner to treat safely and effectively. These regions include the Thoracic Spine, TMJ, Face, Upper Lumbar and More!

I also like to delve deeper into what is known about these points on the body we all know seem to harbor pain and sensitivity in our patients. I want to lift the veil and dispel with the ambiguity in order to make Chiropractic Dry Needlers the practitioners with the most in-depth understanding of the technique from a purely science-based point of view. Lastly, YOU will present your own cases to the group so we can all benefit from our collective experiences and points of view as professionals. Our unique strength as Chiropractic Physicians is our diversity. I want to cultivate that so that the doctor we show up as Monday is a better one than saw their last patient on Thursday.

Change your patients lives…and they will change yours.

What To Know


  • State practice act that includes dry needling as being within scope of practice.
  • Active malpractice insurance.
  • Signed liability waiver by all attendees. Female attendees must sign to certify they are not pregnant.
  • CN-1, or comprable course.


Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Have a thorough understanding of DN history and clinical applications.
  • Locate Target Anatomical Structures, and Identifying the underlying pathology.
  • Choose the most appropriate needle length, placement, angle and manipulation.
  • Understand absolute and relative contraindications to DN therapy.
  • Begin using “Needle Feel” to determine needle location and tissue condition.
  • How and when to incorporate electrical stimulation, as well as the physiological rational behind its use.
  • How and when to integrate DN into your already existing treatment protocols to maximize its efficacy in a real world practice setting.

Course Preparation

  • The CN2 course is 3 days, Friday – Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, the course begins at 8 am and conclude by 7 pm. On Sunday the course begins at 8 am and we should conclude by 1 pm.
  • Lunch and snacks are not provided.
  • Demonstrations and practice will be participatory, which requires all attendees to perform dry needling as well as receive dry needling from their fellow classmates.
  • Dress comfortably in clothing that allows access to the spine and extremities.
  • The manual and handouts will be emailed to you a week before the class. Printing is not required.
  • A laptop or tablet will be necessary to follow along with the notes as well as use anatomy software. Complete Anatomy by 3d4 Medical is available for download on Mac OS, Android or PC devices and a trial period is available should you choose not to purchase, although it is strongly recommended you do.

CN:2 Advanced Dry Needling For Chiropractic - Breakdown

Day 1 (10 hours)

8:00-9:00 – Introduction and Orientation
9:00-10:00 – History and Inter-Professional Controversies
10:00-11:00 – Evidence-Based Practice and Informed Consent
11:00-1:00 – Scope of Practice and OSHA/CDC Safety
1:00-2:00 – Lunch 
2:00-4:00 – Pain and Models for Efficacy
4:00-5:00 – Equipment, Technique and Self-Practice
5:00-7:00 – Shoulder

Day 1 (10 hours)

8:00-9:00 – Introduction and Orientation
9:00-10:00 – Recent Literature Review
10:00-11:00 – Perineural Point Anatomy
11:00-12:00 – Pain Neurology
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Safety Review
2:00-3:00 – Point Location Techniques
3:00-4:00 – Upper Extremity
4:00-5:00 – Lower Extremity
5:00-6:00 – Questions/Discussion

Day 2 (10 hours)

8:00-9:00 – Anterior Thorax
9:00-10:00 – Posterior Thorax
10:00-11:00 – Head and Face
11:00-12:00 – 24 Dung Points
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Local and Systemic Protocols
2:00-3:00 – Upper Lumbar
3:00-4:00 – Thoracic Spine
4:00-5:00 – TMJ

Day 3 (5 hours)

8:00-10:00 – Anterior Cervical
10:00-12:00 – Case Selection and Protocols
12:00-1:00 – Testing

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