Adelaide Dry Needling Course June 2024
Date: 22nd & 23rd June 2024
Course Level: (Level  1 & 2 Combined) Beginners-Advanced

16 CPD Points ( for the two days plus any pre-reading you do ) as our course meets AHPRA requirements

Value for money 2024 prices FAST TRACK COURSE “Best of L1 / L2” (2 courses in 1)

Normally $1750 for both courses separately –
FAST TRACK course only $995 Save money and time….

Linda Shacklock of City Physiotherapy is hosting the next Adelaide-based Neuro-musculoskeletal Dry Needling Course presented by lecturer Joergen Forsberg.


Dry needling is based on the current understanding of neurophysiology and functional anatomy. Dry Needling builds on health professionals existing medical knowledge.

We successfully train health practitioners who look after AFL, basketball, Cycling, Cricket, Rugby, Hockey, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, Golf, Runners, Dancers, Soccer and other elite or social athletes.

We also teach practitioners in private clinics & hospitals that manage aches & pains in the general population as well as those who work in pain clinics.

To date, we have successfully trained over 4000 practitioners.

The lecture series allows for quick progress. Our initial, very practical,two-day course, will train you to be competent in the application of Dry Needling straight away.


Improve your Dry Needling Skills

Joergen returns to Adelaide to further our knowledge and practical skills in Dry Needling with advanced practical application of Dry Needling.

Improve your clinical competence in Dry Needling, gain valuable knowledge and practical skills as well as insights into advanced dry needling. Keep up to date with your CPD points and with practical supervision.

Our lecturer Joergen Forsberg BSc (Hons), MSc Pain Management, originally from Sweden and the UK has over 15 years dry needling teaching experience nationally and internationally.

Includes: Beginners to Advanced Dry Needling, Electro Dry Needling and Cupping in one course
2 day course, meets AHPRA requirements
275 page manual included.

  • Covers the whole spine
  • History of dry needling
  • Diagnosis of Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Introduction to neuromuscular dry needling
  • Dangers and Contraindications
  • Safe needle practice (OH&S)
  • Reactor types & Trigger point patterns
  • Thoracic Pain, CTJ area, Triceps, Biceps
  • Neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, LBP, chronic sciatica
  • Sports injuries, Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, knee pain, arthritis, etc
  • Superficial and deep dry needling, Periosteal pecking
  • Learn to Elicit Local Twitch responses (LTR)
  • Neurophysiology of acute and chronic pain mechanism
  • Needle advanced & complex areas: Face, TMJ Pain, Temporal, lateral neck, 
  • head, hands, feet, groin/hip area and adductors.
  • Needle Iliopsoas ( The LBP – Prankster)
  • Complex knee pathologies
  • Ankle, chest, axilla, shoulder 
  • Learn about Needle Responsive Areas- improve your effectiveness
  • Dry needling in pregnancy
  • Neuromuscular dry needling “needle smarter not harder”
  • Homeostatic Points / Wellness
  • Learn to use a range of different needles, for different areas
  • Learn Non-Dry needling techniques: Gua Sha and cupping.

Includes morning / afternoon tea and lunch with real brewed coffee and home-made food. You will receive a take home starter pack of needles & certificate of attendance along with a comprehensive course manual and the latest Dry Needling/Acupuncture needle research article references.


The participants will be able to safely perform deep and superficial dry needling to the main areas of the body. Moreover, they will have a good understanding of infection control procedures.

Free items included in the course ($169 value):

  • Free lunch and coffee, fruit & am/pm tea both days – worth $60
  • Only use pain-free premium needles both days – no extra charge
  • Learn pain-free techniques “needle smarter, not harder”
  • Bound Manual ($50) Evidence-based articles ($30) Starter pack $15 Satchel and pen ($14)
  • Free lifetime support – no charge
  • Free research articles monthly – no charge


Course Venue

Level 6 / 108 King William Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000.
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Parking is available nearby in Topham Car Park, Waymouth Street (200m walk to the clinic). Easily accessible via bus or tram.

For further information call or email Linda Shacklock
Mobile 0414 931 390 Email

Course level & cost

Fast Track beginners to advanced Dry Needling Course Adelaide 22nd & 23rd June 2024
Regular price $1,750 (incl. GST)
APA members & Students $995.00 (incl. GST)
4th Year Physiotherapy Students $995.00 (incl. GST)
Non-APA members $995.00 (incl. GST)

* No further discounts apply.
Please contact City Physiotherapy for enquiries.

Meets AHPRA requirements. Physiotherapy Malpractice and Liability Insurance approved.
Level one and Podiatry Courses open to Physiotherapy, Medical and Podiatry students in their final years.

Please note: This course is only suitable for people who are currently members of a recognised statutory regulatory body. Proof of your degree via registration number is necessary.

Forward registration form to Linda Shacklock
by Fax 8212 8028 or Email

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation by the presenter: Full refund
Cancellation by participant: More than 4 weeks prior – Full refund
4-3 weeks prior to course – 75% of price refunded.
3-2 weeks prior to course – 50% of the price
2-0 weeks prior to course – no refund
Note, to assist participants: there is no charge to change to another course date.


Cheques are payable to Linda Shacklock.

There are limited places available in the two-day course! Numbers are kept small to ensure you have plenty of practice, with high-quality teaching.

* Finishing time may vary depending upon additional material or student questions during lectures and practical sessions.

Register before: 8th June 2024

Please note: Payments are required no earlier than 2 weeks prior to the course date.
Receipts will only be issued on arrival at the course, no exceptions.



 We use and recommend premium needles from Red Coral.

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