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Enhance your career with the Highbar Dry Needling Certification

Designed by our clinicians to teach physical therapists how and when to needle.

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Fully subsidized for all Highbar clinicians

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More than 100 physical therapists have been certified in dry needling


Learn from expert clinicians with years of dry needling experience


Three levels of certification including Student, Level 1, and Level 2


Lab manual provided at no cost to the participants

About the program

What is a dry needling certification course?

Trigger point dry needling has become a fundamental skill in every physical therapist’s toolkit. At Highbar, we want all our physical therapists to feel confident with this modality so they can provide the best possible care for their patients. Highbar’s in-house Dry Needling Certification program is taught by Board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists with extensive knowledge and experience with dry needling.

It’s our goal to ensure that every therapist feels empowered to use this skill as soon as they step back into the clinic.

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Our Course Structure

Weekend intensive course approved for 17 CEHs
Pre-course content shared prior to course
Provided lunch and lab manuals so clinicians can focus on learning
Two different levels for clinicians to continue learning advanced practices


What can I expect to gain from this program?

• Gain a skillset in dry needling the extremities and the spine

• Develop confidence in both when and how to dry needle your patients

• You will be ready to integrate dry needling into your practice the next day

Meet the Instructors

Dr. Rob Gruttadauria PT, DPT, OCS
Clinic Director
Dr. Andrew Horton PT, DPT, OCS
Clinic Director

Course timeline

Important Dates

March 2-3       
Highbar Dry Needling Level 1

May 18-19        
Highbar Dry Needling Level 2

June 8-9                    
Highbar Dry Needling Level 1

September 14-15        
Highbar Dry Needling Level 1

October 19-20   
Highbar Dry Needling Level 2

November 9-10         
Highbar Dry Needling Level 1


Designed by PTs for PTs

Our Dry Needling Certification courses are designed for busy clinicians. During a two-day weekend course, physical therapists will learn about what areas of the body can be treated, how to treat them effectively, and when they should suggest this type of treatment for their patients. We provide lunch and lab manuals so you can focus on learning.

  • Seasoned physical therapists
  • New grads
  • Student physical therapists


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