Dynamic Integrated Needling System

UFIT Clinic presents the Hobbs Masters Dynamic Integrated Needling System, developed by Jonathan Hobbs, Chairman of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in the UK.

Eligibility:  Musculoskeletal clinicians (physiotherapists, sports therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sports trainers, rehabilitation therapists, rehabilitation coaches) 

 Price: SGD 1,250 / course, or SGD 2,250 when you sign up for both!

Location 6 Raffles Quay #10-05, (S) 048580

Offered for the first time in Singapore, 2 of the 4-system levels will be presented over 2 weekends:

DINS-1, Level 1 - Foundations of the Dynamic Integrative Needling System

Ideal for those with no or little previous dry needling experience or those who would like a refresher. 

15th February - 17th February 2019

The Hobbs Masters Needling Series begins with a 3-day 27-hour foundational dry needling course tailored for clinicians new to dry needling. Though essential for beginners, experienced practitioners who have had training on primarily trigger point dry needling will find the material quite advanced, informative and refreshing, helping to focus and simplify their practice while improving patient outcomes and expanding their understanding of differing dry needling approaches.

Content covered in this 3-day course:

  • Superficial dry needling

  • Deep dry needling

  • Trigger point dry needling

  • Periosteal techniques

  • Connective tissue techniques

  • Peripheral, spinal segmental and central approaches

This 3-day dry needling course is supplemented with online modules carefully developed to maximize delivery of live, 90% hands-on instruction. Practitioners will learn clinically reasoned, evidence-informed approaches of all major regions of the body, including the spine and both upper and lower quarters, for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. This dry needling course will provide the busy clinician the requisite instruction necessary to treat the most common conditions encountered in daily clinical practice without the need to take multiple courses.

For a broader foundational understanding, participants will be instructed not only in dry needling superficially and deep dry needling within muscles (i.e., trigger point dry needling) but will also learn proper periosteal and connective tissue dry needling techniques for many conditions. Additionally, participants will learn how to integrate peripheral, spinal segmental and central dry needling approaches within a clinical reasoning framework.

This dry needling course will focus on the therapeutic effects of manual dry needle manipulation, with emphasis placed on safe needle handling, relevant anatomical considerations for each region, and appropriate selection of sites to needle on the body. Clinicians will also gain skill in the appropriate dosing of dry needling to allow for optimal effectiveness and maximal patient comfort. Through the lens of modern pain science, clinicians will be educated on the potent anti-nociceptive effects that dry needling can offer to patients with painful musculoskeletal disorders.


DINS-3b, Level 3, part B - Sports Needling for Acute Injuries, Recovery and Sports Performance

Acute Injuries, Recovery and Sports Performance. For those with prior needling experience and training *previously only been available to Premiership and Championship football clubs in the UK.

22nd - 24th February 9am - 6pm

Needling experience level: Prior completion of DINS-1 or demonstrable previous experience and training in dry needling or acupuncture (completion of a foundation training course).

This 3-day, 27-hour live course is designed for the provider working in a performance-based setting.  This course will address multiple athletic populations including both sports and tactical. Topics will include acute injury management, sports performance, recovery and regeneration concepts utilising the dynamic integrative needling model of intervention.   Current evidence-informed theoretical models will be discussed and applied to a variety of patient examples, making the course content immediately relevant and applicable to the practitioner specialising in orthopaedics, musculoskeletal practice and sports rehabilitation & performance practice.

DINS 3b Sports Needling for Acute Injuries, Recovery and Sports Performance

This 24-hour live course is designed for the clinician working in a performance-based setting.  This course will address multiple athletic populations including both sports and tactical. Topics will include acute and chronic injury management, sports performance, recovery and regeneration concepts utilising the Dynamic Integrative Needling System of intervention. Current evidence-informed theoretical models will be discussed and applied to a variety of patient examples, making the course content immediately relevant and applicable to the practitioner specializing in orthopedic/sports rehabilitation & performance practice. The course builds of the concepts discussed in DIN1 and DIN2 and progresses to explore the the concepts of homeostasis and systemic function and their effect on healing and performance and the influence of needling upon soft tissue healing. It also covers a variety of additional advanced needling techniques that can be utilised for the treatment of both acute and chronic sports related injuries.

*This course has only previously been available to Premiership and Championship Football clubs within the UK.



About Jonathan Hobbs

Jonathan Hobbs MSc BSc MCSP FHEA

Chairman, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
Consultant Physiotherapist, Team GB, FA

“Jonathan has been a Chartered Physiotherapist for 20 years practising within the NHS, private sector and professional sport. He was awarded his MSc in acupuncture in 2004 and he is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an advanced AACP member, an accredited tutor and Chairman of the AACP. He delivers acupuncture and dry needling training within the UK and internationally across the US, EU, Middle East and wider Asia. He is published in a variety of journals including Co-Kinetic, International Therapist, the Journal of Chinese Medicine, the Journals of both the British Chiropractic Council and the Alliance of UK Chiropractors as well as the Journal of the AACP and also contributed to the textbook of Sports Physiology and Injury Management (Elsevier, 2019). He has previously been an MSc programme leader, an external assessor for BSc courses in traditional acupuncture and sports rehabilitation and was a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at Glyndwr University as well as acting as consultant and sessional lecturer to a number of universities throughout the UK including Keele University School of Medicine. He is also a consultant to physiotherapists within Team GB, FA, EIS, MoD and NHS.”

Based upon Jon’s extensive experience in acupuncture and dry needling, he has developed the Dynamic Integrative Needling System as part of the Hobbs Masters Needling Series. 2 courses of this 4 level series will be offered for the first time in Singapore in February 2019 with further offerings planned for the future.


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For more information about the course, feel free to reach out directly to kyle@ufit.com.sg


Terms and Conditions

Cancellation of course by you:

  • A full refund will be provided if notice of cancellation is provided SEVEN (7) or more days prior to the commencement of the course.

  • A partial refund (50%) will be provided if notice of cancellation is provided between ONE (1) and SIX (6) days prior to commencement of the course.

  • No refund will be provided if notice of cancellation is provided less than TWENTY-FOUR (24) hours prior to the commencement of the course.

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Cancellation of course by us:

  • Force majeure: If an unpredictable event occurs whereby the course cannot run, the course delegate will receive a 100% refund.

  • Minimum number of delegates: If the course does not reach a pre-determined minimum number of delegates required to run, the company reserve the right to cancel the course with the delegate receiving a 100% refund.

  • Losses incurred: The company will not be held liable for losses incurred due to cancellation of a course by us, including, but not limited to, accommodation & travel costs or any other costs incurred by the delegate other than the course fees alone.

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Payment of fees:

  • Full payment of course fees is required to secure your place and full payment is due SEVEN (7) days prior to commencement of the course, or on the date of registration, whichever is later.

  • We reserve the right to release your place on the course if fees are not paid in accordance with the above.

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Number of attendees:

  • The number of places is strictly limited. If the cap is reached when you sign-up, you will be placed on a waiting-list and informed if a place becomes available. Early registration is encouraged.

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Prior needling experience:

  • No prior needling experience is required to take DINS Level 1 - Foundations of the Dynamic Integrated Needling System

  • All delegates are required to submit evidence of previous training and experience of needling to take the DINS Level 3b - Sports Needling course. Those without demonstrable training will be required to complete DINS Level 1 as a pre-requisite. The decision regarding suitability of training undertaken lies solely with the course instructor.

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Scope of practice:

  • Dry needling and acupuncture are commonly utilised techniques used within Singapore for treatment of a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. Delegates should note that is their sole responsibility to be aware of their own professional scope of practice and ensure that they satisfy the requirements applicable to the use of dry needling and acupuncture in their professional environment.

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Liability Insurance:

  • It is the sole responsibility of the delegate to hold appropriate professional liability insurance.

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Certification:

  • Following successful completion of the relevant theory and practical elements of the respective course, the delegate will receive a certificate of completion and competency related to the methods taught and assessed on the respective course(s).

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Consent:

  • By registering and attending this course, you are expressing consent to participate in activities which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Application of needling techniques to others, by you

  • Application of needling techniques by others, to you

  • Physical examination and application of treatment techniques

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Clothing:

  • There will be a very high proportion of practical content on this course. Delegates are advised to dress appropriately and are informed that they may be required to remove articles of clothing (with appropriate robing) in order to access the treatment area. By registering for this course, you are acknowledging and expressing consent to this.

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