Dry Needling 2 ’19 – ATHENS

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Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize Dry Needling Course, DN 2, Myofasziale Triggerpunkt – Therapie Method under the auspices of IMTT ® (Interessengemeinschaft fur Myofasziale Triggerpunkt – Therapie) based in Switzerland.

The course lasts 3 days and will take place in Athens

on November, 15 – 17 2019

This course is addressed ONLY to those who have attended the Myofasziale Triggerpunkt Therapie (IMTT®), Module 1 & Module 2 courses.

The course fee is 450€

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 200€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:

National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

money-coinDEPOSIT (200€) money-coinPAYMENT (250€) money-coinPAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT (450€)



Deadline date for registrations: October, 15 2019

The rest amount of 250€ must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of each course.

In case of course cancellation, due to “epimorfosis”, the deposit will be refunded immediately.

The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.

It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).

epimorfosis_logoAthens’s Venue:
Seminar Room «epimorfosis»
105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 48293033


LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 20 individuals. If stakeholders are more than 20, a waiting list will be kept based on the date of the finalization of participation (date of deposit).

At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance or competence, recognized by IMTT®, will be issued.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

Course’s language is English with simultaneous translation to Greek.


44_2Courses in trigger point therapy IMTT®

IMTT (Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie, Society for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy) has been founded in 1995 and focuses on the study of myofascial pain and the development of manual and “dry needling” techniques for the treatment of myofascial trigger – points. The concept of treating myofascial pain represents a therapeutic intervention, related to application to the muscle complex. The IMTT forms an integrative treatment approach combining manual and dry needling techniques in the MTrP region, manual techniques for influencing fascial mobility, stretching and relaxation exercises as well as functional strengthening and ergonomical advices. The IMTT approach also suggests subjective and physical examination systematic procedures in order to recognize myofascial patterns of dysfunction where evident.

DN1Trigger points are points of palpation sensitivity, over the skeletal muscle. Their presence has been related, among other, to factors, such as overload or traumatic over-stretching of the muscles. Myofascial trigger points have been also related to muscular and neurophysiological phenomena. In terms of physical examination, myofascial trigger points can be identified through skilled palpation, which includes the identification of taut bands. Taught bands are considered as zones of non-reversible contraction of muscle sarcomeres. Pressing these taut bands, will reproduce pain, which is frequently referring to other parts of the human body. For instance, trigger point palpation in the neck muscles can radiate pain to the area of the head. Similarly, pressure of myofascial trigger points located in the gluteal muscles can generate pain across the back, or the side, of the thigh and the lower leg, as far as the ankle. Referred pain patterns, as the ones described, make sometimes difficult to localize the source of symptoms.

Myofascial trigger point treatment can be utilized in acute as well as in chronic pain situations.

Manual treatment of the myofascial trigger – points is employed through 6 different approaches used individually or combined, based on the work of Janet Travell (USA), David Simons (USA), IDA Rolf (USA) and Beat Dejung (Switzerland). “Dry Needling” consists of an evolutionary modality, based on the classic manual treatment principles. The IMTT ® utilizes and develops both the superficial technique (Superficial Dry Needling, SDN), based on the work of Peter Baldry, MD, (Great Britain) and the deep technique (Deep Dry Needling, DDN), as presented (in the form of Intramuscular Stimulation) by Chan Gunn, MD, (U.S.). The Dry needling technique can be a valuable additional modality to the classical myofascial trigger – point treatment.

The IMTT concept starts with the module 1 (5 days) seminar. Module 1 addresses the assessment and manual treatment of MTrP in the trunk- neck- and shoulder muscles. After finishing module 1 participants can select either one or both of the available two options. Firstly, to continue with dry needle techniques (DN1 = 3 days) for muscles teached in module 1. Secondly, to attend the module 2 (5 days) seminar, which addresses the assessment and manual treatment of MTrP in the extremities, cranium and face.  Module 2 is also concerned with peripheral nerve entrapments related to myofascial tissues.  After finishing module 2, participants can proceed with dry needling techniques (DN2 = 3 days) for muscles teached in module 2. Prerequisites to attend DN2 is the completion of module 1, DN1 and module 2.  The full IMTT educational program also includes additional workshops, clinical days and final competency exams, as described below:

The IMTT full educational program for physiotherapists and doctors


You could find more information on the web page: http://www.imtt.ch



Heinz O. Hofer MD, MA
Born May, 20 1951 in Basel/Switzerland
- FMH Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rheumatology
- EBPMR Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- MA Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics, NYU
- Diploma of Manual Medicine SAMM
- Instructor of FM. Alexander STAT /SVLAT technique
- Senior Instructor Myofascial Triggerpoint Therapy / Dry Needling IMTT
Medical Education:
1970 – 1977 Medical School, University of Basle/Switzerland
1977 – 1987 Specialization in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Rheumatology
1986 – 1988 Training in manual Medicine SAMM, Certificate
1987 – 1994 Department of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University Hospital, Zurich
1989 – 1990 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics at Occupational and Industrial Orthopedic Center, HJDOI, NYU, New York
1997 – 2001 Training on Myofascial Trigger- Point Therapy / Dry Needle
1995 – until today Center Rheumatology, Hirslanden Clinic, Zurich
Current Activity:
Clinic of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
RheumaZentrum Hirslanden, Clinic Hirslanden Zurich, Switzerland
Special Interests:
How to improve ones Use of the Self (FM. Alexander’s Principles)
Spinal problems, non-surgical treatments, self-training
Physiotherapy and exercise
Member of the following associations:
European Association for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (EBPMR)
Swiss Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SGPMR)
Swiss Society of Rheumatology (SGR)
Swiss Society for Manual Medicine (SAMM)
Swiss Society for Psychosomatic Medicine
Society for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (IMTT)
Society of Teachers of the FM. Alexander Technique (STAT/SVLAT)|


Κυπριώτης ΚωνσταντίνοςKostas Kypriotis PT, MSc, IMTT Instructor

Kostas lives and works in Athens, Greece. He is mainly treating adults with movements impairments related to lesions of the central nervous system and especially stroke and multiple sclerosis. Moreover, he is dealing with myofascial dysfunction presented in a range of pathologies.

Education – Specialization

At 2003, he graduated from the Physiotherapy School of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens.

He has been awarded two Master of Sciences degrees; one from Brunel University of London (2005, MSc Neurorehabilitation) and one from the University of Athens (2011, MSc “Metabolic Bone Disorders”, Athens Medical School).

He has also attended clinical courses, such as:
• Maitland Concept (IMTA)
• Clinical Neurodynamics (NDS και NOI)
• Acupuncture (Norris Health)
• Kinematic Taping (IKTA)
• Fascial Manipulation (Stecco).
• Moreover, he has attended courses by Mark Jones, Paul Hodges, Lorimer Moseley and Angelo Maravita

Didactic Work

After finishing his postgraduate studies in Neurorehabilitation from Brunel University in London, Kostas attended at 2008 his first Bobath course for the treatment of adults with lesions of the central nervous system. Since then he took part in Bobath Courses in Greece, England, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Portugal, while he started to be trained as a Bobath Assistant Instructor by the International Bobath Instructors Teaching Association (IBITA). IBITA is an international teaching association which provides clinical education to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists regarding the Bobath Concept. Since 2017 he is an IBITA Basic Course Instructor.

On the parallel, he developed a special interest for the role of myofascial dysfunction in terms of motor control and movement dysfunction. At 2009 he started attending courses for myofascial dysfunction by Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie – IMTT®. IMTT (imtt.ch) is a Swiss association which provides clinical education to Physiotherapists and Medical Doctors regarding the assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunctions. In 2010 after attending clinical education in Switzerland he awarded the IMTT Trigger Point Therapist certification and continued his education as an IMTT assistant instructor. In 2014 he has been awarded as an Instructor for courses of the Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie – IMTT®.

At 2015 he became an educational member of the Foot Science International Interdisciplinary group (footscienceinternational.co.nz). Foot Science is a multidisciplinary team which focus on the study of foot problems, as well as the management of these problems by the use of orthotics.

Publications – Conference Presentations

Kypriglis-Kypriotis K., Tsiringakis G., Lampropoulou S. and Nowicky A. V. (2006) Corticospinal Excitability Changes Following Functional Electrical Stimulation of the Tibialis Anterior Muscle in Healthy Humans. Proceedings of Physiological Society 1, PC18 Poster Communications.

Lampropoulou S., Tsiringakis G., Kypriglis-Kypriotis K. and Nowicky A. V. (2006) The Impact of Exercise on Performance of an Arm Flexion Force-matching-task. Proceedings of Physiological Society, 07/06 PC 50 Poster Communications.

Kypriotis K. (2007) Neuromuscular Dysfunctions in Myopathies. 17th Scientific Congress of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2008) Robotic Intervention for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity, after a Stroke. 18th Scientific Congress of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2012) The Pathway from Assessment to Treatment for the Physiotherapy Approach of Patients after Stroke. Workshop: 11th Oncologic Day. “Agios Savvas” Hospital, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2014) The Myofascial System as Source of Symptoms in Spinal Pain. 28th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2015) The Role of Sensory Input to Postural Orientation. Clinical Relation to the Bobath Concept. 3rd International Scientific Congress for Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki.

Kypriotis K., Manta Evangelia (2015) The Selective Movement of the Pelvis as part of the Postural Control and the Functional Activities in Adults. Workshop: 3rd International Scientific Congress for Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki.

Kypriotis K., Manta Evangelia (2015) The Dynamic Stabilization of the Scapula on the Rib Cage for the Movement of the hand away from the Body. Workshop: 29th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2015) The Assessment and Treatment of Adult Neurological Patients in Activity Level. 29th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2016) The Influence of Myofascial Interventions to Pain and Movement Dysfunction of the Lumbar Spine. 30th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2016) Myofascial Applications to Pain and Movement Dysfynction of the Lumbar Spine. Workshop: 30th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kostas Kypriotis (2018) “Post-traumatic plasticity after cerebral stroke: Update of Physiotherapy Intervention”. 28th Annual Panhellenic Scientific Congress of PSF. Athens.

Time Schedule

Day 1

08.30 – 12.30 / 13.30 – 17.30

Registrations / Theory: Repetition: Hygiene and Risks, Course of Nerves and Vessels in the leg, Hip Pain, Groin Pain

Practice: Repetition: DN Technique, Thigh-muscles

Day 2

08.30 – 12.30 / 13.30 – 17.30

Theory: Jaw Pain, Knee Pain, Calf and Foot Pain

Practice: Face and Jaw muscles, Calf and foot – Muscles

Day 3

08.30 – 12.30 / 13.30 – 15.30

Theory: Course of Nerves and Vessels in the arm, Elbow Pain, Hand- and Thumb Pain, Questions, Course review

Practice: Arm-Muscles

  • Course program elements can be modified
  • Please bring your anatomy textbooks with you.

Suggested Hotels

You can make your own reservation declaring the name of epimorfosis.


Hotel Delfini** single room B&B 45 €. More information:
Tel.: +30 210 9415364 & 9415373