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  • UPC has decided to postpone its courses due to the COVID-19 situation to ensure the safety of our students and instructors in the midst of this pandemic. We will continue to review the situation and communicate changes as information becomes available from the health authorities. We hope to return to conducting courses in September 2021.   Please feel free to reach out  by email if you have any questions.

    We accept registered physical therapists and physicians in our courses.

    BC registrants may apply with the  CPTBC to use dry needling within their physical therapy practice if they:

    • are a full registrant in BC, and;
    • have at least two years of recent physical therapy practice experience (1 year is the equivalent of 1950 hours), and;
    • have succesfully finished the three course levels, including a final exam.

    An Alberta registrant can apply to use dry needlling with their physiotherapy college by sending in   this form

    An Ontario registrant can apply to use dry needling with their physiotherapy college via   this link


    To register for our courses, please email with your choice of dates* - please see below.

    You will be asked to send in this  paperwork. Please check the conditions for participation  here

    Details about payment choices will be mailed and, after registration, you will also receive course level specific information

    to review prior to the course, such as videos, articles, anatomy links and referred pain patterns.


    Level 1 dry needling course  'Extremities' (4 days) dates for 2021:

    To be announcedfor in the fall of 2021 - in Abbotsford at the CBI on Marshall Road.

    Cost is $ 1,250.00 plus GST; this includes a practical review day - 1 month after.


    You must succesfully complete level 1 'Extremities' before you can register for level 2 'Spine'.

    Level 2 'Spine' (4 days): dates to be announced in the fall of 2021 - in Kelowna at the Best Western Plus.

    Cost for $ 1,250.00 plus GST; this includes a practical review day - 1 month after.


    You must succesfully complete level 2 'Spine' before you can register for level 3 'Headaches and TMD'

    Level 3 'Headaches and TMD' (3 days): dates for Spring 2022 to be announced - in Kelowna and Abbotsford.

    Cost is $ 900.00 plus GST; this includes a practical review day (1 month after) and a final exam.


    Frank Timmermans Reg PT, CGIMS

    Uplands Physiotherapy Clinic

    115-166 Power Street 

    Penticton, B.C. V2A 5W9

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