Events & Seminars

NON-VCA Sponsored Seminar

DRY Needling for the Chiropractic Practice

In this Level I 20-hour (1st 5 hrs. on line) (15 Hr. Live lab-based) program, the clinician will learn the myofascial pain approach to dry needling.  It is accredited by the VCA and NUHS for 20 CEU’s.  Level II is optional. 

When: April 7-8, 2018 (Online 5 hrs must be completed by April 7, 2018)

Where: McDaniel Chiropractic Center, Middlebury, VT.

Cost: $775  ($25 fee to NUHS for CEU’s included)

          There will be a certificate of completion suitable for framing provided. 

The online portion (5 Hr) will cover the didactic material basic to the dry needling procedure and must be completed before April 7, 2018. Material covered include:

  • 1.      The Science of Pain
  • 2.     The Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MFPx) and trigger point (TrP); the definitions
  •      and historical perspective
  • 3.      The differential diagnosis and autonomic concomitants
  • 4.    Dry needling v. Acupuncture
  • 5.     The Dry Needling Procedure overview
  • 6.    25 question exam at live program on this section

The 15 Hr. live lab is on March 16-17 and it is just that; lab time. Regional anatomical sections will include:

  • 1.      Regional anatomy review
  • 2.     Applicable “RED” Zones (SAFETY)
  • 3.     Needle selection and procedures
  • 4.    Video demonstration.
  • 5.     Appropriate dress code is expected by all participants.

The take away after 20 hrs is that the clinician will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper dry needle techniques from a MFPx perspective.  Safety considerations will be forever emphasized.  Reference literature related to different MSK/Neurological conditions will be ongoing. 

All needles, gloves and dispensers (plus a starter kit for Monday morning) will be provided by:

Lhosa OMS  

To register and find more program information go to ;  print the registration form and fax it to 603-622-3199 or call 603-493-8317

VCA Sponsored Seminars

The VCA provides leadership in health care and a positive vision for the chiropractic profession and its natural approach to health and wellness.  A Doctor of Chiropractic in Vermont is required to earn 24 CE's in a two year licensure period.  The VCA sponsors continuing education seminars three times a year to meet these requirements.  Join us in implementing our goals by attending a VCA sponsored seminar.

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Upcoming events

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • St. Michael's College Pomerleau Alumni Center

    Presenter:  James Demetrious, DC, FACO

    Fellow, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists

    Course Description

    James Demetrious, DC, FACO presents a new, evidence-based compilation of research, cases and images with emphasis on chiropractic orthopedic assessment and management of common and difficult complaints. Course attendees will receive an advanced perspective utilizing clinically relevant findings with emphasis placed upon therapeutic decision making.  The presentation will provide instructive insight.

    Lunch provided

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