Functional Dry Needling Level 2

September 16-17, 2017

Successful completion of this advanced level of the Dry Needling course of study will deem you competent and proficient in becoming a Functional Dry Needling Practitioner®.  Similar to the class model of FDN Level 1, this three-day course involves theoretical and laboratory sessions which incorporate instruction in safety, needling technique, treatment rationales for various diagnoses, and education in contraindications, precautions, and possible complications of dry needling.

Having practiced and perfected the techniques of FDN Level 1, practitioners are now experienced and skilled enough to cover musculature in more technical areas including that of the thoracic spine and trunk, lumbar spine, cervical spine, hip, hand, foot, upper extremity, temporomandibular joint, and connective tissues. All practitioners must pass both theoretical and practical exams to earn their Functional Dry Needling® Level 2 certificate.

Professions Accepted: Physical Therapists, Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Physician Assistants, Doctors of Chiropractic or Nurse Practitioners.

Those not accepted include: Athletic Trainers, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, and Occupational Therapists.


  • Successful completion of FDN1
  • Current license as a PT, MD, DO, DC, PA or NP
  • Submit to KinetaCore a patient log of 200 dry needling sessions.
  • Or, complete Functional Therapeutics and submit a log of 100 dry needling sessions.
  • Pre-course resources are available in our Moodle Learning Platform.

Texas Children's Hospital
Feigin Center
1102 Bates, 1st floor conference room
Houston, Texas 77030

Cost -  


Earned credits -  

26.75 contact hours or CCU’s through TPTA




Day One

7:30-8:00 Registration

8:00-8:30 Welcome! Course Introductions

8:30-9:30 Functional Dry Needling Overview and Needle Safety Review 9:30-10:30 Neuroanatomy and Palpation Lab: Lower Quadrant

10:30-12:30 Advanced Hip: Lecture and Lab

12:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:30 Lower Thoracic, Advanced Lumbar, and Abdominals

3:30-5:30 Lower Leg: Lecture and Lab

5:30-6:00 Questions and Wrap-Up

Day Two

8:00-8:30 Questions

8:30-12:00 Upper-Mid Thoracic and Parascapular

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Neuroanatomy and Palpation Lab: Upper Quadrant

2:00-3:30 Advanced Cervical Spine: Lecture and Lab Cervical Spine with TMJ

3:30-5:00 Shoulder Girdle and Upper Extremity: Lecture and Lab

5:00-6:00 Questions, Practical Prep, Wrap-up

Day Three

8:00-11:00 Written and Practical Testing

11:00-12:00 Directed Lab

12:00-12:45 Lunch and Learn: Test Review

1:00-2:15 Hand: Lecture and Lab

2:15-3:30 Foot: Lecture and Lab

3:30-5:00 Clinical Integration and Wrap-up


Wyndham Medical Center
6800 Main
Houston, Texas 77030

Nightly rate: $105.00 (price varies based on room availability)


Contact: Jade LeBeauf


Angela Dumas