Knee pain




Sport Injuries


Women's health


Program Chair: Dr. Trinh, MD, MSc, FCFP, FRSS

Dr. Kien (Ken) Trinh graduated from the University of Western Ontario, with his degree in medicine and a Diploma in Sports Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Medical Acupuncture.  He earned his M.Sc. degree in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University.  He has received many awards throughout his career, the most recent award being the McMaster University Health Sciences Outstanding Preceptor Award and the McMaster University Innovator of Distinction Award. Click here to see Dr. Trinh's full biography.


This is an introductory course on theories of dry needling. Emphasis will be placed on evidence based reviews of protocols used in clinical studies. The safety issues and adverse effects will be discussed based on the current scientific literature. Locations of a set of points will be demonstrated through class illustrations and small group practice sessions. Students will have ample opportunities to practice safe needling techniques in the small group practice sessions.

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