Comprehensive Management of Complex Musculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction

Andrew Gallagher

The course will be presented by Mr. Andrew Gallagher an experienced Physiotherapist whose primary clinical interest is in the management of complex musculoskeletal pain. Andrew is a pioneer in Myofascial pain education having introduced the first Australian Dry needling training program for Physiotherapists in 1988. Since this time Andrew has presented over 300 courses, workshops and lectures on Dry Needling / Myofascial pain practice. Whilst these courses have primarily been directed at Manual Therapist’s, Andrew has also developed specialist courses in Myofascial pain management for a broad range of health practitioners including General Practitioners, Hand Therapist’s, Podiatrist’s and Pharmacist’s. Andrew brings a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience to the topic of Myofascial dry needling that is unrivalled.

This intensive training program is conducted over three days. The program is open to health practitioners with an interest in Myofascial Pain Management including, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Remedial Massage and Myotherapists. Participants will learn how employ myofascial dry needling technique safely and effectively in a range of clinical conditions. However, dry needling will not be taught in isolation but rather as part of an overall clinical approach that will include pain management strategies an appreciation of the unique role muscle dysfunction plays in the development of chronic pain. The course blends both active and passive treatment strategies to achieve a pain rehabilitation approach, which is beyond simple pain management. Participants will develop an insight into the Myofascial component of many common pain syndromes such as Tension Headache Shoulder pain, Lateral Epicondylitis, Chronic Low Back Pain, Patella Femoral Syndrome and Compartment Syndromes of the lower limb. Included in the course are not only a comprehensive set of notes and reading material but also participants will receive 10 boxes of the new Myotech dry needles at no Additional cost.

Course Timetable

Courses are conducted over 3 days


  • Friday 2pm – 9pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5.30pm

3 day intermediate course covering upper/lower limb as well as spinal syndromes.

Specialist dry needling courses for Podiatrists, Hand therapists/upper limb rehab as well a Advanced pelvic girdle pelvic floor course. For information contact The Myofascial pain study centre at

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