Manual Medicine Australasia

Level 2    Advanced Myofascial Dry Needling and Electrotherapy


Expand your knowledge of Myofascial dry needling and learn the fundamentals of electrotherapy from a highly qualified, experienced, and entertaining tutor, that will have you armed with the technique, confidence and know-how to immediately incorporate these amazingly effective modalities into your treatment repertoire.


Why choose us?

Our aim is to take you beyond basic trigger point theory that others are doing and incorporate motor points, traditional points, and use your greatest diagnostic tool - your palpation, to identify and treat problem areas.


This course is specifically tailored for manual medicine practitioners and senior students who are seeking to utilize and incorporate these techniques immediately in their clinical practice. Through hands-on supervised practice, learn both of these modalities in the same weekend.


Our course focuses on needling fundamentals with an emphasis on:

  • Correct needling technique

  • Methods of needle stimulation and adequate needle retention

  • Safety and hygiene

  • Treatment protocols

  • Up to date research and treatment methods

  • Indications and prescription

  • Contraindications to needling and electrotherapy


Organiser and Lecturer

Dr Jon Marshall (Osteopath & Acupuncturist)

B.App Sci (Comp Med), M.Ost, M.App Sci (Acupuncture)

Manual Medicine Australasia

Level 3 Rialto South tower

525 Collins St, Melbourne.

Victoria, 3000



Osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, medical doctors, massage therapists and senior students of these related health professions.




The course is delivered over a two day period. Students are presented with the theory, procedure and application of two main components: Advanced Myofascial dry needling and the application of electrotherapy.

For the dry needling component, topics covered are review of key concepts from level 1 including safe needling practice, different types of points, point location, needling technique and application, indications and contraindications of needling treatment.

The Electro-therapy component consists of introduction to the theory, procedure, application, indications and contraindications of electrotherapy treatment.

The course material is delivered by a 112 page manual and accompanied with lectures, demonstrations and student handouts. There will be a maximum of 20 participants during hands-on practical sessions.

There will be adequate time for Q and A during the lectures, practical sessions and at the end of both days.

At the end of the seminar the participants will be able to:



  1. Identify and select a variety of point locations

  2. Prepare the patient for needling including correct position and swabbing

  3. Apply correct needling insertion and manipulation methods including insertion depth, angle and retention time

  4. Perform and understand the correct application and indications for electrotherapy




  1. Understand the mechanism, procedure and application of myofascial dry needling and electrotherapy

  2. Understand the importance of safety procedures

  3. Understand the importance of infection control

  4. Understand the skin penetration act

  5. Identify indications and contraindications to needling and electrotherapy

  6. Comprehend the different kinds of points and methods of selecting them

Register Now!




21st & 22nd July 2017


Friday & Saturday

9.30am - 4.30pm


Functional Training Institute



Registration with the relevant professional board where dry needling falls within your scope of practice and whereby you are insured by your own professional body or private health insurance to practice dry needling on completion of the course.

The Manual medicine Australasia Dry Needling course is divided up into 2 modules (Module 1 - 2) and will be taught over 2 days.

Pre-course reading 3 hours. Students must read the safety guidelines prepared by the AACMA as well as revise the related anatomy to re-acquaint themselves with the course content.



Course Outline


Theory component:


  • Review basic concepts covered in Level 1 and question time

  • Safety guidelines for needling

  • Introduction to Electrotherapy

  • Treatment protocols for TMJ, cervical, head and facial needling

  • Treatment protocols for anterior chest, sternum and ribs


Practical component:


  • Superficial Dry Needling Techniques

  • Needling techniques to massater, Ptreygoids, TMJ, temporalis, procureus and frontalis

  • Needling techniques for the cervical spine (Sub-Occipitals, cervical erector spinae, multifdus)

  • Needling techniques for the anterior neck (SCM, scalenes)

  • Needling techniques for the anterior chest (pectoralis major/minor), anterior deltoid and the delto-pectoral groove, serratus anterior, sternalis, ribs)



Prerequisite: Completion of Day 1


Course Outline


Theory component


  • Treatment protocols for common clinical presentations for the upper limb and anterior chest

  • Treatment protocols for common clinical presentations for the neck, cervical spine, and headaches

  • Treatment protocols for common clinical presentations for the Thoracic spine, lumbar spine and abdominal region

  • Treatment protocols for common clinical presentations for hip and gluteal region

  • Treatment protocols for common clinical presentations for knee, ankle and foot pain


Practical component


  • Needling techniques for the above mentioned

  • Review of all areas covered in the series of case history

  • Participants will be able to apply techniques they have learnt on the course immediately in their clinical situations

Early Bird Registration till 21st June 2017 (Wednesday)

Fees: $660 inclusive of GST


Registration from 22rd June 2017 onwards

Fees: $770.00 inclusive of GST

1. Workshop title

2. Full name to be printed on certificate

3. Facebook name to stay connected

4. Mobile number 

5. Email address

6. Occupation for reference


Upon confirmation of registration, you can make payment


1. Cash/NETS at Functional Training Institute reception.

2. Via bank transfer or cheque deposit to Functional Training Institute Pte Ltd, DBS Current Account 033 902 6417.

3. Email confirmation will be sent upon payment received.

4. Official receipt will be emailed after course.

5. Please drop us an email after bank transfer or bank deposit.