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Introduction to Dry Needling

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Brian Hortz
1 Hour
Audio and Video


This presentation will provide an overview of dry needling and its application. The literature on physiologic mechanisms underlying Dry Needling's effects will be reviewed along with key studies demonstrating these effects. Those attending will have a better understanding of the Local, Segmental, and Systemic effects of dry needling as well as the adverse events and safety concerns when dry needling. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the Local, Segmental, and Systemic effects of dry needling. 

  2. Participants will gain an understanding of the adverse and safety of dry needling.

  3. Participants will understand the use of dry needling for treating musculoskeletal conditions. 

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Director of Research and Education

Structure & Function Education

Dr. Hortz received a B.A. in physical education with a concentration in sports medicine. Upon graduation from Denison, he pursued a master's degree in sports medicine from Ohio University. Dr. Hortz then continued his post-graduate studies at The Ohio State University where he completed his doctoral degree in Exercise Science. Dr. Hortz is the current Director of Research and Education of Structure & Function Education, an education company dedicated to educating health care professionals. Dr. Hortz has presented at state, national and international level conferences in areas focusing on dry needling, therapeutic cupping, athletic training, medical ethics, regulatory issues, health, and physical activity. Dr. Hortz has served on the Ohio State PTOTAT licensure board for 9 years and has served in many roles from Joint Board Chair, Chair of the AT section, as well as other board assignments. Brian was inducted into the Ohio Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame in 2018, He has also received the NATA Service Award in 2015, The Board of Certification Dan Liberia Award in 2009, and was the Ohio Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2008.