Medical Acupuncture
& Dry Needling

 

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Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling

 

 

We offer a 5 day programme which can be taken as two separate courses -

Module 1 - Introduction to Dry Needling

Module 2 - Medical Acupuncture & Advanced Dry Needling 

 

Modules must be attended in the correct order, and may be attended together.

 

The Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling (MDN) course is a 5 day programme split into two self-contained modules of 2 and 3 days respectively.  It is envisaged that most students will want to attend the whole programme to obtain the full range of needling skills available, but recognise that some may wish to restrict themselves to basic dry needling alone, depending on their client base. 

MDN 1 introduces basic dry needling skills, while MDN 2 covers fundamental acupuncture points and more advanced aspects of dry needling, and enabling students to extend their skills in both aspects of needling.

Students should be confident of both their anatomical knowledge and clinical skills prior to enrolling on the programme.

> Course Tutor

 

Dr Christopher Norris is a Chartered Physiotherapist (MCSP) who qualified from Pinderfields College in 1981. He gained a Masters degree (MSc) in Exercise Science (physical habilitation) from Liverpool University in 1988 and a Doctorate (PhD) from Staffordshire University in 2009. His PhD research was on spinal rehabilitation. Chris holds postgraduate certification in both Occupational Health (cert OH) and Orthopaedic Medicine (MSOM).

 

An experienced acupuncturist, Chris trained in Western Medical Acupuncture in the 1980’s with the Society of Biophysical Medicine and gained an advanced certificate in Chinese Acupuncture from Renshu college in London in 1999. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC), and an advanced member and tutor for the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

 

Introduction to Dry Needling (Module 1)

 

The aim of the course is to produce trained, competent and confident Dry Needling practitioners who adopt a comprehensive treatment approach with a profound awareness of when to apply dry needling, and more importantly when and when not to refer.


You will be introduced to the use of dry needling for the purpose of muscular pain relief and the course consists of a varied blend of lectures, demonstrations, guided practical sessions, and individual interaction with course tutors. There is a substantial amount of practical work focussing on the many aspects of dry needling where you will gain sound knowledge and hone your skills enabling you to use all the techniques shown within your practice. 

  

> Entry Requirements

 

Soft Tissue Therapists must be qualified at least with a UK recognised Level 4 qualification and have a good working knowledge of surface anatomy, palpation skills, physiology and basic pathology. 

 

The course is open to Sports Massage Therapists, Remedial Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, McTimony Chiropractors, Osteomyologists, Homeopaths, Shiatsu practitioners and Manual therapists. It is also recommended for General Practitioners, Chiropractors and Osteopaths for CPD.  

 

Please note that we require submission of your (scanned copy) qualifications prior to acceptance to the course.

 

> Course Syllabus 

 

The course integrates a wide spectrum of dry needling techniques which are each outlined in the manual received on the course. A clear approach is given to the management of a Dry Needling therapy session, professional handling of treatment responses and an overall holistic perception of the patient. 

 

The emphasis of the course is on practical work, with a balance of approximately two thirds practical to one third theoretical. Participants  will begin their needling in the relatively safe areas of the body before progressing to more complex areas for treatment. Topics covered include:

 

  • Clean and safe needling techniques
  • Dangers, contraindications and ethics
  • Reactor types
  • Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Theory supporting Dry Needling
  • Superficial and Deep Dry Needling Techniques


Detailed course notes are provided and visual aids – including PowerPoint slides. Each student will be is supplied with the full Dry needling manual and supply of needles for the course, and encouraged to view online videos made by the course tutor.

 

> Course Fees

 
The fee is £285 and you may claim 16 credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 

  

For discounts when booking the whole course comprising Modules I and II, see below.

 

Please note that we require submission of your (scanned copy) qualifications prior to acceptance to the course so we ask that you do not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you receive confirmation of your eligibility for the course. You will be asked to attach a copy of your qualification to your online booking form.

 

 

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> Loyalty & Other Discounts

 

If you are already a student of our full Level 3 Certificate or Level 4 Diploma courses you will be entitled to a discount of 25% as part of our Customer Loyalty Scheme

 

 

Alternatively, if you enrol and pay for the whole course comprising Modules I and II, the total for both will be reduced to £655. You do not have to attend both at the same time, although course dates must be selected from those available at the time of booking.

 

 

Note: you may use only one available discount for each course.  

 

> Course Dates

 

See below

 

> Ready to Enrol?

 

Please note that we require submission of your (scanned copy) qualifications prior to acceptance to the course so we ask that you do not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you receive confirmation of your eligibility for the course. You will be asked to attach a copy of your qualification to your online booking form.

 

 

 

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Medical Acupuncture & Advanced Dry Needling (Module 2)

 

The aim of this course is to build upon existing dry needling skills to become more accomplished practitioners in Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling (MDN). You will further explore a comprehensive treatment approach including deeper dry needling, periosteal, tendon, and scar tissue techniques, plus further acupuncture points to the head, face and abdomen. You will examine the use of Electro Acupuncture (EA), and view / experience a range of machines and techniques, developing your awareness of when to apply MDN and the skilful intervention to match each case presented.   The course will encourage your clinical reasoning and patient examination with case histories and problem solving.

                                                   

As with module 1, the course consists of a varied blend of lectures, demonstrations, guided practical sessions, and individual interaction with course tutors. There is a substantial amount of practical work allowing you to experience the many aspects of Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture, enhancing your knowledge and skills to utilise more advanced techniques and a wider range of conditions for treatment.  You are encouraged to view open access online videos made by the course tutor at www.youtube.com/norrishealth
 

 
>
 Entry Requirements

 

You must have completed our Introduction to Dry Needling (Module 1) to be eligible to join this course. You may enrol on Modules 1 and 2 together.

 

> Course Syllabus

 

  • Needling and needle stimulation procedures
  • Point palpation and measurement techniques
  • Pathways of the 14 standard merdians
  • Use of acupuncture within a Western medical framework
  • Point combinations for common MSK conditions
  • Fitting MDN within your current practice
  • Treatment progression

 

> Course Fees

 
The fee is £428 and you may claim 24 credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 

 

For discounts when booking the whole course comprising Modules I and II, see below.

 

Please note that we require submission of your (scanned copy) qualifications prior to acceptance to the course so we ask that you do not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you receive confirmation of your eligibility for the course. You will be asked to attach a copy of your qualification to your online booking form.

 

Book Online

 

> Loyalty & Other Discounts


If you are already a student of our full Level 3 Certificate or Level 4 Diploma courses you will be entitled to a discount of 25% as part of our Customer Loyalty Scheme

 

Alternatively, if you enrol and pay for the whole course comprising Modules I and II, the total for both will be reduced to £655. You do not have to attend both at the same time, although course dates must be selected from those available at the time of booking.

 

Note: you may use only one available discount for each course.  

 

> Course Dates

 

All Dry Needling I, Medical Acupuncture & Advanced Dry Needling II Course Dates

BeActive Clinic, Hertford.

 

November 2017

Sat 25th & Sun 26th Dry Needling I FULL
Mon 27th & Tues 28th  Dry Needling I FULL
     
January 2018    
Sat 13th & Sun 14th Dry Needling I FULL
Mon 15th to Weds 17th (inc) Medical Acupuncture & Advanced Dry Needling II    
     
April 2018    
Mon 16th & Tues 17th  Dry Needling I  
Weds 18th to Fri 20th (inc) Medical Acupuncture & Advanced Dry Needling II    

 

 

 

> Ready to Enrol?

 

Please note that we require submission of your (scanned copy) qualifications prior to acceptance to the course so we ask that you do not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you receive confirmation of your eligibility for the course. You will be asked to attach a copy of your qualification to your online booking form.

 

 

 

Book Online


Course Fees

 

> From £285.00 to £428


All Course Dates

 

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Training Venue

Hertford


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