Course Blueprint

  • Complete 4 Hours of Online Coursework

    Get started with the online, self-paced coursework right away. You'll develop an awareness of myofascial pain syndrome and its role in chronic pain and complete the lecture and quiz for Clean Needle Technique and Infection Control. The practical portion of the CNT exam will be completed during the live class.

  • Attend a 2.5 Day Hands-On Course

    During this hands-on workshop, you'll work through each segment of the body and practice clinical trigger-point dry needling of every major muscle group. Through this "learn by doing" methodology, you'll be well-prepared to begin utilizing what you've learned with your patients right away.

  • Who Can Take This Course?

    This program is specifically for doctors, doctoral/professional students, and other licensed health care professionals who can perform dry needling as part of their scope of practice. Students must be in their final year of school and must have completed all basic anatomy, biomechanics and physiology coursework.


Here's what you'll learn in this Dynamic Hands-On Weekend...

By attending this comprehensive hands-on course weekend, you will gain the skills and confidence to effectively practice Trigger Point Needling (TrPtDN) for neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Over the course of 20 hours, our expert-led training will empower you to:

✔️ Master Clean Needle Technique (CNT) and Needle Safety
✔️ Perform Precise Needling: Safely and precisely needle anatomical structures
✔️ Understand and distinguish between Trigger Point Needling and Acupuncture
✔️ Implement Effective Treatment Protocols for NMSK conditions

Course Instructors

Gary Estadt, DC, DABCA, DACRB

Managing Partner, FusionCare LLC

Dr. Gary Estadt has been a practicing chiropractor for over 42 years. He is Board Certified in both Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Chiropractic Acupuncture. After retiring from private practice, he was hired to initiate the Chiropractic Acupuncture program at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. He is currently the President of Estadt Healthcare Consulting, LLC and a managing partner in Fusion Care LLC. In his professional capacity, he has served as President of the Council on Chiropractic Acupuncture for the ACA, President of the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture, and President of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association. He helped develop the Dry Needling Codes that were accepted by the AMA CPT Coding Committee in 2018. Dr. Estadt currently does extensive lecturing on acupuncture, neuromuscular trigger point dry needling, and manual therapy & rehab. His lectures, both in the chiropractic and medical communities, offer a unique and innovative approach to the treatment of NMS conditions. In his spare time, Dr. Estadt is a musician, avid golfer and skier.

Registration Options

All options include access to the online course work and live course attendance. Installment plans must be paid-in-full before the live course.

September 6-8, 2024

Hosted by:
Texas Chiropractic College
5912 Spencer Hwy Pasadena, TX 77505

Friday: 4:00PM - 8:30PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Sunday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Learning Resource Building Room L201

Up to 25hrs of CE Credit Available in Texas and Many other states - check CE Approvals page for details.