Dry needling is increasingly in demand by providers and patients alike. KinetaCore Functional Dry Needling (FDN) courses have been specifically created to train clinicians safely and effectively so they are competent in applying FDN in daily clinical care.

The Functional Dry Needling Certification is an in-depth, well-rounded approach to dry needling that progresses from courses that provide foundational dry needling skills to those that integrate more advanced strategies and corrective reinforcements. Coursework also includes therapeutic pain neuroscience education to gain an in depth understanding of therapeutic pain science approaches to patient care.

Altogether this allows certification candidates to become highly skilled clinicians who incorporate FDN diagnostically and therapeutically alongside other interventions and exercise progression. The certification culminates in a faculty-mentored case presentation project that relates theory to practice and demonstrates synthesis of advanced knowledge of application of dry needling into the clinical care.

How will the FDN Certification benefit you?

Through this program, you will:

  • Become a certified, highly skilled, autonomous practitioner with advanced clinical competence in the application of Functional Dry Needling, an adjunctive intervention for neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
  • Enhance your critical thinking, clinical decision making and psychomotor skills to strategically apply Functional Dry Needling and improve clinical outcomes
  • Emerge as a leader and advocate in the field with an in-depth understanding of clinical application and current evidence related to dry needling.
  • Continue practicing and implement what you learn immediately with the hybrid model of education that blends online, didactic coursework and onsite weekend intensives.
  • Develop confidence and competence in applying Functional Dry Needling in daily clinical care through interactions with world-class faculty.

Target Audience: PT, Physio, MD, DO, DC, RN, NP, PA

Credit Hours: 15 credits 

Program Length: 18 months

Prerequisites: Functional Dry Needling Level 1

Patients that will benefit from the FDN Certification:

  1. All ortho/neuro patients who have a muscular involvement to their impairment
  2. Sport-related patients, whether that be the weekend warrior, professional athlete, or lifetime fitness guru
  3. Patients seeking maintenance and preventative care
  4. Chronic pain patients
  5. Geriatric patients