Practical information about dry needling courses organized by Uplands Physio Clinic ©


All 3 course levels, including a final exam, have to be completed before one can start using dry needling on patients.

To apply please go to the application page after reading the conditions for participation via this link


Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information and details for payment.

Your placement will be secured upon receipt of payment. Thank you.


$ 1,250 for course level 1 plus GST. After your payment, you will receive course level 1 specific information. 

$ 1,250 for course level 2 plus GST. After your payment, you will receive course level 2 specific information.

$  900 for course level 3 plus GST. After your payment, you will receive course level 3 specific information.

Course materials:

You will receive the Trail Guide to the Body book at course level 1 - this book will be used in the 3 levels.

At each course, you will receive a manual and a trigger point poster.

Total number of hours per course level:

In total 120 hours (60 theory and 60 hands-on clinical instruction) leading to a full and complete dry needling certificate.

Level 1 course: 42 hours - 24 theory and 18 hands-on clinical instruction.

Level 2 course: 42 hours - 18 theory and 24 hands-on clinical instruction.

Level 3 course: 36 hours  - 18 theory and 18 hands-on clinical instruction.

Study hours and materials:

You will receive course level specific videos, articles and anatomy/referred pain links beforehand. A total of 10 hours for each course level.


Participants must pass both a theoretical and practical exam per course level and demonstrate safety and competency in order to receive a certificate of completion. If you do not pass either test, you will be required to re-take and re-test all materials. A final theoretical and practical exam is part of the last review day, one month after course level 3, and passing these leads to a full and complete dry needling certificate.


Course attendees should come prepared to participate as both a therapist and ‘patient’. All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on parts of the courses. Female participants who are pregnant, or are trying to become pregnant, should consider registering for another course (post-partum) because pregnancy is contra-indicated for dry needling. 


If you need to cancel your course enrollment, please contact as soon as possible. If you cancel up until 4 weeks before the course, there will be a 20% administrative fee. If you cancel within 4 weeks of the course date, we are not able to provide a refund of any kind. For an administrative fee, however, we will allow you to transfer your registration to another course that starts within 6 months of the original course date for which you registered. One such transfer is allowed at this rate; all others result in a 50% fee.


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