Dry Needling

An Invasive Treatment Modality Used By Health Care Practitioners Worldwide To Treat Musculo-Skeletal Pain And Dysfunction.

19-20 of November 2022
The price is £395
Saturday -Sunday 9am-5pm
Holiday Inn Kensington
Wrights Lane, London W8 5SP

November 2022

Abilitee presenting
Strictly Dry Needling – The international course

Level 1

Effective and efficient techniques for the treatment of
myofascial pain and dysfunction

By Gahl Sela



19-20 Of November 2022

Saterday-Sunday 9am-5pm
Holiday inn Kensington
WrightsLane, London W8 5SP
Tea, coffee, snacks, and lunch will be served

Course of choice for hundreds of satisfied practitioners!

This course is internationally acclaimed for its practical approach and academic level.

It is unique in being strictly focused on Dry Needling, which is not to be confused with Acupuncture.

we provide quiet environment and a relaxed learning atmosphere.

Out of the box thinking is encouraged and subsequent open clinical discussion is welcome.

The course will be delivered by Mr. Gahl Sela, a highly experienced practitioner and seasoned international speaker.

Limited slots available. Please register early.

What’s special about this course

The registration pack includes

Detailed course booklet.

Access to all course via videos

A case of needles, disinfectant, and practice equipment for the course.

Certificate of participation (equivalent 24 CPD points).

About the course

The full course comprises of 3 components: practical, self-study, and anatomy. The practical component is 6 days long, consisting of 2 modules, 3 days each. Further details of the 2 modules can be found bellow. The current course is Level 1. the Date for the Level 2 course will be announce shortly.

There are 3 academic journal articles which are for pre-course reading (self-study). Each day consists of didactic, interactive lectures (using a combination of PowerPoint type presentations with white-board embellishments where required) and supervised practical sessions where the technique to be learned is first demonstrated to the class, and the class then pairs off to practice. Accurate practicing is ensured by close supervision of the lecturer and the trained assistant/s (according to the number of registered participants).

During the course, participants have breakaway groups to problem solve “paper patient” cases and physically demonstrate the dry needling therapy of such a patient (role play) to their classmates who then review the clinical reasoning, safety and efficacy of the actual techniques performed.

Target audience

The course is suitable for health care practitioners who already have an undergraduate degree in a field which legally allows them to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction using needling techniques. Examples include physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and pain specialist doctors.


Prospective participants must hold a relevant undergraduate degree, be prepared to fully participate in all of the practical sessions. Each participant will be required to be a model on the course and be needled by their fellow participants. Brush up on their muscles anatomy and function, and be reminded of muscles origin and insertion.

Learning outcomes

Participants attending this course will acquire both the technical skills and the theoretical underpinning required to perform dry needling therapy safely and effectively within a bio-psycho-social paradigm.

What is included

All the equipment that you will need for the course is included. When you arrive, you will be issued with a complete needling kit, which will include all the needles that you will use for the course and more. Gloves, sharps containers, and a station set up for needling will be ready for you.

You will receive a detailed manual for the course

Level 1

The three-day intensive will prepare participants to treat most of the common diagnoses that involve myofascial pain.

The importance of safety and clean techniques are taught and practiced throughout the workshop, ensuring that participants become accustomed to working with gloves and maintaining a neat and safe workspace throughout. They will practice the techniques of inserting, manipulating, removing, and disposing of the needles on the first morning of the course.

Students will learn and practice the use of superficial dry needling including fascia and scars, periosteal pecking, and deep dry needling of the buttock, thigh, shoulder, cervical, and lumbar muscles.

Case studies are included to apply clinical reasoning and recognize common indications for dry needling.

This course includes practical competency exams at the end of the course.

Level 2

As an experienced dry needling practitioner, this advanced course is a must to complete the use of dry needling with patients presenting with headaches, TMJ dysfunction, tennis and golfers’ elbow, carpal tunnel, CRPS, plantar fasciitis, tibial compartment syndrome, sprained ankle, hallux valgus, thoracic and abdominal pain.

The goal of this advanced dry needling course is to gain expertise in needling the more delicate and higher risk areas in the body, including the face and anterior neck, forearm and hand, lower leg and foot, thorax, and abdominal wall. It is a competency-based course, which will introduce more of the recent research, teach the use of estim with needles.

This course ends with a practical competency exam.

ODNS Level I dry needling course is a pre-requisite for Level II.

What People had to say:

I would just like to say this again, Thank you so much for a very enjoyable, well-run, comprehensive, interesting and exciting course!! Your passion for what you do is infectious and it really did ignite a new passion in my own career so thank you for all your effort and sharing your knowledge with us!!


I would just like to thank you and your counterpart for presenting a truly excellent course. It was my first course outside of the hospital training that is presented. Only one presentation was on par with yours. Lastly I would just like to thank the ODNS team for creating an environment that energized me to passionately learn and perfect techniques that are useful. The pair of you made learning fun and not at all taxing. Thank you for that.

Jason Roets


Gahl Sela holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy as well as an MPhys(Manipulative).

The subject of his research was palpation skills. Gahl has worked in the USA in private practice, and works in Israel since 1998 in both Private Practice and the Public sector. He sat on the Board of Directors of the Israel Physiotherapy Society (IPTS) for 4 years. Gahl was part of the IPTS special interest group who wrote Israel’s dry needling safety protocol. He has taught at the Physiotherapy department of University of Haifa since 2003. He is currently a consultant to an elite unit of the IDF and a Dance department at a high school of Music and Art, Tel Aviv. He has been involved with facilitating and assisting with the Dry needling courses sponsored by the IPTS in Israel since 2009, and has been teaching the Dry needling course since 2011.

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