Since 1995 The DGSA is Leading in Dry Needling and Manual Trigger Point Therapy Education Worldwide.

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Dry Needling Helps to Resolve Muscle Pain Through Precise Insertion of an Acupunture Needle.

What is Dry Needling? What is Dry Needling?

Manual Trigger Point Therapy Can Effectively Treat Pain in Muscles and Fascia.

What Is Manual Trigger Point Therapy? What Is Manual Trigger Point Therapy?

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"I am absolutely delighted with the Determination Christian Gröbli and Ricky Weissmann have demonstrated." (David G. Simons)

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Dry Needling Courses and Manual Trigger Point Therapy Courses since 1995

Welcome to the David G. Simons Academy, DGSA®. As pioneers and co-developers of Dry Needling and Manual Trigger Point Therapy, we are proud to be leaders in these fields internationally. Our goal is to help physiotherapists, medical doctors and other health professionals develop in Dry Needling and Manual Trigger Point Therapy, as well as inform patients about these techniques and help them find the ideal therapist for them.
From Switzerland, we maintain our international network and plan our courses worldwide. The DGSA is named after Dr David G. Simons, co-author of the world known Trigger Point manuals and co-founder of the DGSA.

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10th Myopain Congress - October 4-8, 2017 Bangalore, India

This keenly awaited world congress, being held after a gap of 4 years, will provide the latest research and knowledge on Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and other Soft Tissue Pain Syndromes. This is the first MYOPAIN Congress to be held outside USA and Europe; the previous Congresses were held in Minneapolis (USA); Copenhagen (Denmark); San Antonio (USA); Silvi Marina (Italy); Portland (USA); Munich (Germany), Washington D.C. (USA); Toledo (Spain), and Seattle (USA).

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New Member Acount for Course Graduates

We created a new member acount for course graduates, where one can edit their account information and choose whether to appear in our new therapist search. After your first DGSA course you will receive your personal login information.

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Ultrasound Guided Dry Needling

Dry Needling in a new dimension! This two days long introduction course provides the base to the use of ultrasound and gives an insight into the ultrasonographic anatomy. You will see important structures and landmarks like bones, muscle layers, fasciae, tendons and ligaments, as well as precaution zones with the ultrasound.

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