Dry Needling and
Medical Acupuncture

 

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We are offering 3 courses -

Module 1 - Introduction to Dry Needling

Module 2 - Medical Acupuncture

Module 3 - Advanced Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture 

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

 

> 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 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, 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 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.

 

> Course Fees

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

  

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.

 

 

> Loyalty & Other Discounts


If you are already a student of our Certificate or Diploma courses you will be entitled to a discount of 25% as part of our Customer Loyalty Scheme and a further discount if you select to do all modules on our Level 5 course. 
 

Please contact us for discount terms for booking more than one person. 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.

 

Once confirmed, we will ask you to complete the online booking form.

 


Book Online

 

 

 

Medical Acupuncture (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 developing your awareness of when to apply MDN and the skillful intervention to match each case presented.

 

You will examine the use of MDN for the purpose of musculoskeletal (MSK) pain relief. As with Module 1, the course consists of a varied blend of lectures, demonstrations, guided practical sessions, individual interaction with course tutors. There is a substantial amount of practical work allowing you to experience the many aspects of MDN, enhancing your knowledge and skills to utilise these advanced techniques shown within your current practice.  

 

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

  

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.

 

> 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 and a further discount if you select to do all modules on our Level 5 course. 

 

Please contact us for discount terms for booking more than one person. 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.

Once confirmed, we will ask you to complete the online booking form.

  


Book Online

 

 

Advanced Dry Needling, Medical Acupuncture & Clinical Practice (Module 3)

 

The aim of this course is to build upon existing Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture skills.  You will further explore deeper dry needling, periosteal, tendon, and scar tissue techniques. You will also expand with further acupuncture points to the head, face and abdomen, plus examine the use of Electro acupuncture. The course will encourage your clinical reasoning and patient examination with case histories and problem solving.

 

As with the first two modules, 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.  

 

> Entry Requirements

 

You must have completed both our Introduction to Dry Needling (Module 1) and Medical Acupuncture (Module II) modules to be eligible to join this course. You may enrol on and complete more than one modules 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 £285 and you may claim 16 credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 

  

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.

  

> Loyalty & Other Discounts


If you are already a student of our Certificate or Diploma courses you will be entitled to a discount of 25% as part of our Customer Loyalty Scheme and a further discount if you select to do all modules on our Level 5 course. 

 

Please contact us for discount terms for booking more than one person. Note: you may use only one available discount for each course.


Book Online

 

> Course Dates

 

All Dry Needling I, Medical Acupuncture II, and Advanced III Course Dates

BeActive Clinic, Hertford.

 

July 2017

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd   -  Dry Needling I   FULL

Mon 24th & Tues 25th   -  Dry Needling I  

 

September 2017

Tues 19th & Weds 20th   -  Dry Needling I   

Thurs 21st & Fri 22nd   -  Medical Acupuncture II 

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th   -  Advanced Dry Needling III

 

November 2017

Sat 25th & Sun 26th   -  Dry Needling I    

Mon 27th & Tues 28th   -  Dry Needling I  

 

> 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.

 

Once confirmed, we will ask you to complete the online booking form.


Book Online

 


Course Fees

 

> £285.00 for each module


All Course Dates

 

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Training Venue

Hertford


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