Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)


28th - 30th June, 2024

Myofascial Dry Needling

Three days of in-depth, hands-on advanced training in the use of dry needling to achieve pain relief and physiological change. 

(To enrol in this course you will need to have completed the foundation course/or equivalent)
Advanced - dry needling courses
· Teaching body muscles in the advanced course will better enable practitioners to treat their patients more comprehensively.

This is musculoskeltal needling, based on science and firm evidence.  It is the perfect adjunct to other forms of manual therapy.

Active trigger points play a huge role in myofascial pain.Understanding how they work and how to treat them will have a quick and significant impact on your treatment outcomes.

IMS/Dry needling is a simple, practical tool that you can use every day.  It involves placing acupuncture needles into intramuscular taut bands/trigger points with the aim of stimulating a “twitch response”.

Treating this way is quick (mostly a few seconds) and provides immediate relief in the majority of cases, thus improving the patient's experience.  Not only will your patients be delighted with the results, they will tell their friends all about it.

This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about trigger point needling from Neurologist, Prof Bob Gerwin, MD, and Osteopath Simeon Niel-Asher.


All students must have a good understanding of anatomy, as well as the clinical reasoning skills to put the training into practice appropriately. A list of those who are automatically eligible to attend is shown on the right.

Other therapists, including students of osteopathy or chiropractic, might also be eligible - please let us know if you would like to attend, and we will confirm with the tutor.

This course is ideal for:


About The Trainers

Prof Robert Gerwin & Simeon Niel-Asher


Bob Gerwin is Associate Professor of Neurology at the John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.  Although he has now retired from medical practice, he remains very active in teaching, writing and research.  As a doctor, his own area of expertise within neurology was myofascial pain, chronic pain and headache.

With over 50 years experience, there can be few people better qualified in trigger points, dry needling and myofascial pain.


Simeon Niel-Asher is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work on treating the frozen shoulder.  However, he too is deeply immersed in the role of trigger points and dry needling, and has cooperated with Bob Gerwin on many occasions in training courses across the globe.

As a very experienced osteopath, Simeon is perfectly placed to put this course into the context of manual therapy.

Fascinating course that had really practical implications. Each trigger point they talked about made me think about a specific patient that I have and I am already seeing the benefits of these treatments. Would highly recommend.

Active Body Osteo

28th - 30th June 2024

Three days of in-depth, hands-on advanced training in the use of dry needling to achieve pain relief and physiological change. 

This is musculoskeltal needling, based on science and firm evidence.  It is the perfect adjunct to other forms of manual therapy.

This is only the fourth time Bob and Simeon have come tgether in the UK to deliver this course - something fantastic is about to happen!

Special Offer

This is a 3-day course. The course timings are from - 5 pm with an hour for lunch.

The full cost of the course is £933.

Book before 30th April and the cost is reduced to £858 - a saving of £75!

The course fee can also be paid in 4 instalments.  That's just £214.50 per month for 4 months.

This price includes all training materials, refreshments, and restaurant lunches.


Academy of Physical Medicine
Charles Parker Building
Midland Road
Higham Ferrers
NN10 8DN
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The entrance is from the car park at the rear (you'll see our sign). There's lots of free parking nearby, including our car park.  Please use the bays labelled 'Ashgrove Clinic' first. Nobody else is using the car park at the weekend.
We can also provide you with details of local accommodation, should you need it.


Our policy is that we cannot guarantee a refund should you cancel later than one month before the course starts. That said, we understand that circumstances change and problems can arise which are out of your control. We'll do everything we can to fill your place, and if we're successful, then we'll refund your fee.

Similarly, if funds are an issue, let us know and we'll try to find a way to help.


Any Questions?

Hi there! I'm Elaine, APM's Head of Keeping Things in Order, and if you have any questions at all just give me a call or drop me an email. I'll sort everything out for you!

Here are my details:

My direct line is: 01933 328150

My email address is:  [email protected]



Unique course - very practical with great supervision. Bob and Simeon were both very approachable and helpful with their tuition. The background and science on trigger points and dry needling was pertinent and concise. It was intense - but in a good way.


A great, hands-on course. The whole thing from beginning to end was extremely good and has already helped patients in my practice. Good value for money. I would strongly recommend this course if you intend using myofascial dry needling in your practice.