What is dry needling?

Dry needling, sometimes called myofascial trigger point dry needling, is the use of either solid filiform needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles (the same needles used in acupuncture) for the treatment of muscle pain and myofascial pain.

Our Dry Needling course at the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy and Myotherapy and Myotherapy focus on the deactivation of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs).

Using single fine needles, the same needles that are used in acupuncture, you will learn how to safely apply dry needling into MTrPs.

This is a comprehensive course, made up of four key components; An overview of why dry needling works so well; the Principles and Practice of Dry Needling; the Risk Factors and Complications involved and, of course the practical Dry Needling component.

This 60 hour face to face contact course is one of the most thorough and comprehensive available.

Due to the depth of knowledge required, students of this course must have a Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification. On completion of our dry needling course in Melbourne, you will also be awarded two (2) units of competency from the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy: VU21418 Provide myofascial dry needling treatment HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures (You can use these units as recognition of prior learning should you wish to pursue our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy)

Professional Development Points

Massage & Myotherapy Australia: Awarded 20 CPE points 

ANTA: Awarded 60 educational hours

AMT: Awarded 35 CEU’s PER DAY 

Myotherapy Association Australia: Awarded 16 points in Category 1a 

Dry needling courses for physiotherapists and physical therapists 

Start your dry needling course with MIMT

Contact 1300 839 839 for dates and further details

Trainers For This Course

Lily Chiu, instructor for the dry needling courses
Lily Chiu

Lily has worked with elite sports people over the last 12 years and has been the soft tissue therapist for the Australian team at Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and Tournament Therapist at the Australian Tennis Open. Just to name a few!

What Students Have Said
“Very, very thorough. Our trainer Lily had a wealth of experience and related a lot of information from a clinical perspective. Really enjoyed it !! “
M.James, Burwood

“Currently MIMT students help first team players prepare for games and training on a daily basis. The feedback we get from the players, which are the most important people at the club, is that MIMT students are fantastic, they have a willingness to learn and they fit in well with our team.
They also get to come into the physio room and see how we do things and they get a big experience from that.”

Travis Maude - Head of Physiotherapy, Melbourne Victory Football Club

This weekend I attended the Introduction to Massage course. I was a little apprehensive to start with as it had been a long time since I was in a learning environment. The morning ice breaker enabled everyone to let their guards down and I became more at ease and settled into what was a fantastic course and learning experience.

William , Sydenham

I just wanted to let you know how fantastic the course was on the weekend. Catherine was absolutely wonderful to learn from and I was very impressed with the course layout, the notes and the structure.

Eliza, Cotham,

Thank you Steve for all your patience & helping me to achieve my goals to become a gym instructor.

Tina, Bulleen,

Thank you so much Steve for all your patience, help and guidance with this course. It’s been fantastic!

Vanessa, Reservoir,

Many thanks Steve for your commitment in delivering such an interesting, informative & fun course. You’ve made it so enjoyable with great feedback.

The online content of the videos was excellent. Interesting presenters, widely resourced, very informative.

The small boutique groups allowed for personalised instruction and assistance.

Lynda, Ivanhoe

Thank you for all your wonderful teaching, support & fantastic information. I really enjoyed the course.

Angela, Templestowe

Very, very thorough. Our trainer Lily had a wealth of experience and related a lot of information from a clinical perspective. Really enjoyed it !!

M.James, Burwood

Both the personal attributes and professional competencies of the massage therapists (provided by MIMT) has made it a pleasure to have them associated with this Club…

David Parkin, former Director of Football, Hawthorn Football Club
 George creates a great learning environment. Another fantastic method to use in the clinic.
G. Smith, Boronia

The way the course was run was exceptional. Very well organized and professionally run.

S.Tirabasi, Melbourne

All the trainers were committed to the students achieving their best results

A.Burton, Melbourne

The best thing I liked about the Certificate III course was the small classes, informal discussions and more importantly the skill, passion and experience of the trainers and course structure

K.Moxy, Melbourne

I’m studying Pilates, these anatomy units were GREAT!

J. Stern, Camberwell

Easy to follow, I learnt heaps

J. Keisse, Ballarat

Felt supported the whole way through, whole structure was great!

T. Yates, South Yarra

Really liked the course structure, and the ability to practice everything taught

J. Thomson, Melbourne

Great course – Gail is an excellent teacher

A. Johnson, Melbourne

Fantastic, well structured, enjoyable and encouraging

Kristina, Melbourne

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau. The school was great, the teachers were AWESOME, the students were Fantastic!

Terry Karaan, Coburg