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Dry Needling and Pelvic Health - Salt Lake City, UT - March 12-13, 2022

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Price: $995
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 26.00

Dry Needling and Pelvic Health: Foundational Concepts and Techniques is a lab intensive, hybrid course designed with the pelvic health practitioner in mind. This is the foundational dry needling course in our three course pelvic health series. Practitioners will learn an innovative approach to treating clients with pelvic floor and neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction commonly associated with lumbopelvic pain, incontinence, voiding dysfunction and/or sexual pain or dysfunction. This foundational dry needling course will instruct participants in the application of dry needling to female pelvic floor musculature and associated neuroanatomical structures including the lumbosacral spine, abdomen, pelvis and hip joint complex. This course will provide a comprehensive review of anatomy, a strong emphasis on safety and precautions, ample lab time to optimize dry needling techniques, as well as dialogue surrounding clinical integration and relevant evidence.

Please Note: Due to the nature of this course content, it will be delivered in the traditional "in-person" manner. This means the course instructors will be teaching at a single location, and it will not be possible to join the course remotely via video conference. As with all Herman & Wallace courses, this course content is only intended for practitioners who are licensed appropriately, and for whom dry needling is within their scope of practice. It is the responsibility of every course registrant to check with their state boards to ensure that the content of a Herman & Wallace course that they attend is within their state-specific scope of practice.

Pre-recorded Online Content (8 hours):

  1. Dry Needling Foundations and Evolution (1 hour)
  2. Neurophysiologic Response and Tissue Influence (1 hour)
  3. Dry Needling Safety and Protection (30 minutes)
  4. Anterior Hip and Thigh Neurology and Dysfunction (1 hour)
  5. Anterior Hip and Thigh Technique Videos (15 minutes)
  6. Posterior Hip and Thigh Neurology and Dysfunction (1 hour)
  7. Posterior Hip and Thigh Technique Videos (15 minutes)
  8. Trunk Neurology and Dysfunction (1 hour)
  9. Trunk Technique Videos (15 minutes)
  10. Female Pelvic Floor Neurology and Dysfunction (1 hour)
  11. Female Pelvic Floor Technique Videos (15 minutes)
  12. Pre-Course Quiz (30 minutes)

Day One
7:15 Course registration and sign-in
7:30 Course introductions
7:45 Online didactic review
8:45 Introduction to electrical stimulation
9:00 Anterior hip and thigh lecture
10:00 Anterior hip and thigh dry needling technique lab
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Posterior hip and thigh lecture
2:30 Posterior hip and thigh dry needling technique lab
5:00 Clinical integration
6:00 Adjourn

Day Two
7:30 Questions and answers from day one content
8:00 Trunk lecture
9:00 Trunk dry needling technique lab
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Female pelvic floor lecture
1:30 Female pelvic floor dry needling technique lab
4:00 Clinical integration and course wrap up
5:00 Adjourn

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Course participants will demonstrate competency with anatomy, palpation and the application of dry needling to the muscles covered and will understand indications, contraindications, precautions and possible complications associated with dry needling.
  2. Participants will understand the rationale for selecting dry needling to achieve optimal clinical outcomes using clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.
  3. Participants will gain a strong appreciation of neuroanatomy and dysfunction in the central and peripheral nervous system as it relates to pelvic health dysfunction.
  4. Participants will practice the application of electrical stimulation with dry needling to the muscles covered and associated neuroanatomical structures to improve identified neuromuscular dysfunction.

Course Eligibility Requirement:

This course will be a hybrid course, one day online and two days live. Students will have access to the online course content for one month prior to their course date.

The course will only be offered to licensed physical therapists and qualified students enrolled in doctorate of physical therapy programs in states where dry needling is within the practice act for state licensure.

  Name Street Address (Links to Map)
Course Location

Dynamic Physical Therapy

1265 E. Fort Union Blvd
Suite 110
Cottonwood Heights, UT 80474
Recommended Lodging

Hampton Inn Salt Lake City Cottonwood UT
(801) 871-1919

3210 E Millrock Dr
Holladay, UT 84121
Nearest Airport

Salt Lake City International Airport
Airport Code: SLC

776 N Terminal Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84122


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Kelly Sammis, PT, OCS, CLT, AFDN-S


Kelly Sammis is a physical therapist, educator of dry needling and all things pelvic, Pilates instructor, wife and mama living and working in Parker, Colorado. Her passion for treatment in physical therapy is in sports performance, pelvic health and overall wellness. She specializes in the treatment of male and female pelvic floor dysfunction, athletic injury/return to sport, sports performance and persistent pain. Her formal education took place at Ohio University (2007) and The University of St Augustine for Health Sciences (2010).

She is a midwest native with a strong history of treating persistent pain, pelvic floor and return to sport dysfunctions. Kelly serves as lead faculty developing and teaching dry needling and pelvic health courses nationwide. When she is not treating clients or teaching you can find her spending time with her husband, two children and labradoodle, Dexter, exploring our landscapes and the beautiful mountains of Colorado!

Tina Anderson, MS PT


Tina Anderson received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001 from Grand Valley State University located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Tina specializes in treating patients with complex neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction including dysfunctions of the pelvic floor. Tina earned her dry needling certification in 2006 and has been teaching dry needling nationwide since 2008. Tina was integral in pioneering dry needling techniques for the pelvic floor and surrounding neuroanatomical structures. She currently owns and operates a private physical therapy practice in Aspen, Colorado. Tina and her family, including their new “fur” child Beatrice, love living and playing in the Rocky Mountains!

Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.

Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.

Student Discount

This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.


To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2022. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course.