===For reasons pertaining to the obvious current state of CoV 19, all programs slated for presentation by OPDN have been canceled/postponed and new scheduling will emerge once the CoV19 state of emergency has been lifted. We at OPDN join our fellow practitioners, their families, and patients in urging safe management of this crisis and we will see you all on the other side of the calamity===
ON-Point Dry Needling (OPDN)
ON-Point Dry Needling program provides 20 CEU’s from NUHS. The program is open to all practitioners (DC, PT, MHT, MD, NPc, Pac, OT,)
- Open to all licensed health care practitioners whose scope of practice permits the use of dry needling.
- All participants must sign consent forms permitting the other participants to practice and perform dry needling on them and permitting the instructor to demonstrate dry needling on them.
- All participants must provide proof of adequate malpractice insurance.
- All participants must sign a waiver absolving the instructor and accrediting NUHS as well as any state organizations of any liability in the event of injury.
- All participants must be prepared to dress down to shorts, and women should wear bras with rear closures to facilitate hands-on practice as part of the training.
Why Choose OPDN DRY NEEDLING
Dry needling is becoming a common method of treating various adverse presentations of patients with neuromusculoskeletal pain syndromes as well as functional tissue adaptations (with or without pain) utilized primarily within the physical therapy arena. Fortunately for us the blueprints of the muscle/fascia and related tissue structures are the same for all people, be they an athlete or a blue-collar worker or a senior citizen. Chiropractors and Physical Therapists have the education and extended training to become masters of the dry needling procedure, from an anatomical and technical skill perspective as well as the understanding of foundational concepts of the pain and neurological concepts on which it is based. DRY NEEDLING (and the needle) belongs not to any one profession or discipline, but to the qualified practitioner (State rules apply) as an adjunctive procedure from which there can be a very positive outcome for patient(s) with resistant, uncomplicated neuromusculskeletal pain syndromes and related structural adaptations and dysfunctions.
SEATING is LIMITED for better conversation, observation and satisfaction.
Results Speak for ThemselvesSee why our clients chose us to make a difference!
“During the Level I class Dr. Merrick asked if we had any family, friends or patients that might benefit from the dry needling procedure, My husband has been an avid powerlifter until two plus years ago when he injured his right shoulder and had been “light” lifting ever since so I brought him in for a group evaluation and a specific dry needling technique for the right shoulder (subscapularis and upper trap). The post needling assessment was amazing to all of us in the group and especially to my husband. ROM 50% improvement, pain levels down at least 60% when provocated. My husband is my partner in chiropractic and still is “shocked” at the instant results that still remain. Weight training resistance is climbing, cautiously.
By the time I started with Level II I’d done upwards of 250 dry needling procedures with mostly quick, awesome outcomes. Thank you Dr. Merrick for adding a new and incredible tool in my treatment bag”
“Special thanks to Dr. Merrick for providing me dry a needling technique, giving me some of my life back. Long story short after my 5th child (all normal deliveries) I had residual abdominal pain during core exercise and sadly while laughing. During the Level II class I mentioned this since Dr. Merrick is always looking for volunteers and we were working on the core. The needling procedure (multiple needles & point ES) of the rectus abdominus and ipsilateral Transvers Abdominus was “painless” but with weird sensations across my abdomen, like emotional release (eyes tearing up a bit). The thought came to me and the group about our discussions on the innervation from the fascia in part (interoception) to the Amygdala. Emotionally amazing and now after 5 years, I am exercising and laughing without abdominal pain. I would point out my confidence level using dry needling is terrific but I would not recommend taking this class if you have pain with laughter. Thank you, Dr. Merrick”
I had a persistent discomfort in my left upper abdominal area for several months and so my primary care sent me to a specialist who ran the gamete on me with testing,; MRI, endoscopy Ultrasound and at the end of the day it was a hands up we don’t know. I was seeing Dr. Merrick for acupuncture and was telling him about it and after a little probing he suggested dry needling. I can’t wait to go back to my primary care doc and the specialist. Pain is gone.
I saw Dr. Merrick for low back pain I got in a high school lacrosse game. I saw my chiropractor and it did help but still interfered with my game. He sent me to Dr. Merrick and it was just amazing. One dry needling treatment and my back pain was gone, and my game was back to it’s full potential. Thank you Dr. Merrick
I am a runner, a necessary part of my life and when I developed a tendonitis and spasm in my left hip I could barely walk never mind run. My chiropractor suggested I see Doc Merrick next door in the PT clinic so I did and after one session with a needle in my hip (a little painful). It felt much better. He gave me some stretching for the TFL(?) and no running for 24 hrs which I did and now my running is like nothing ever happened. This happened several months ago but I recently developed a tennis elbow and by God if that needle treatment didn’t cure it . Never thought I could love a needle.
I had one session with dry needling from Dr. Merrick and my hip and leg pain were gone by the next day. It was strange how those muscles were just jumping on their own, regardless I’m back to my regular routine of training after an almost three week layoff. My job as a gym teacher and coach doesn’t allow for time off because of pain and now I know that with Doc Merrick around, that is no longer going to be a problem.
I offer qualified healthcare professionals a training course in dry needling as a diagnostic and treatment modality.