This two-day program provides a missing element of musculoskeletal education and is a must for all contemporary health care practitioners.
Learn about muscles as a source of pain and the treatment opportunities provided by acupuncture/dry needling. A contextual review of traditional Chinese medicine will set the scene, however the course emphasises the neuro-physiology of musculoskeletal pain and myofascial trigger points.
Primarily a practical course, participants will needle over forty different body parts as they learn how to safely and effectively integrate acupuncture/dry needling within their daily practice. Significant improvements in the understanding of commonly-presenting muscular conditions, surface anatomy and palpation skills will also be gained.
- 14 - 15 March - Perth
These courses are conducted through the Australian Physiotherapy Association.. Click on the dates for more information and to register.
Private courses can be arranged for small groups of 8 - 12 people.
Personal refresher or tune up sessions for review can also be arranged.
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- Definitions and legal and ethical implications of practising acupuncture
- History and theory of traditional Chinese acupuncture
- Neurophysiology of pain and the theory of myofascial trigger points
- Location and pain referral patterns of common myofascial trigger points
- Precautions, contraindications and safe acupuncture practices
- Accurate, appropriate and effective use of acupuncture
- Identification, location and safe treatment of common musculoskeletal problems
- Strong knowledge of neuromusculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
- Be prepared to needle other participants and be prepared to be needled themselves
All participants will be issued a certificate of attendance upon full participation and successful completion of the written and practical tests.