Continuing Education


Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Management:  Integrated Manual Orthopaedic Physical Therapy with Emphasis on Dry Needling for Common Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Tentative Course Dates:  April 30 - May 2, 2021 and June 4-6, 2021; practical examination on June 6, 2021; online written examination available June 11-13, 2021 

Course location:  Mercer University, Atlanta campus

Course Fees (discounted in recognition of impact of pandemic):  $1,300; $1,100 for Mercer alumni

Course Description:  This 50 contact hour lecture/laboratory course advances knowledge and skills that will enhance the ability to examine, and evaluate patients/clients with myofascial pain and dysfunction utilizing integrated orthopaedic manual therapy approaches and evidence based best-practice principles. The laboratory portion will reinforce and expand upon physical examination and intervention techniques with an emphasis on dry needling techniques for the axial spine and extremity muscles. Participants will synthesize the concepts of clinical reasoning and clinical decision making while incorporating evidence-based practice principles for patient management. Upon completion of this course, participants will sit for a written and practical competency examination in order to perform physical therapy dry needling techniques for the muscles covered in this course.  


To place your name on a list of those who are interested in taking the course, please contact Jenelle Kirschner at 678-547-6778 or  Seats will be offered in the order of which requests of interest are received.  Payment due dates will be identified closer to the course.