• Medical Acupuncture
    & Dry Needling

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    CPD Courses

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    Training our Students to Levels that
    Exceed Industry Benchmarks.

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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 if you wish, subject to available places.

You will be introduced to the use of dry needling for the purpose of muscular pain relief. The course consists of a varied blend of lectures, demonstrations, guided practical sessions and individual interaction with course tutors over two days for Module I and a further three days for Module II. There is a substantial amount of practical work gaining experience of the many aspects of dry needling. You will acquire sound knowledge and skill to use all the techniques shown within your practice. The more advanced modules II and III are also available and may be booked together but need to be attended in order.

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.

Upon successfully completing the full 5 day prgramme comprising both courses, students who complete both courses will be eligible for membership of HEPAG (Health Professions Acupuncture Group) if they are non-physios (AACP if they are physios) and will receive their first years membership free of charge.

 

Entry Requirements

 


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

The course is open to Sports Therapists, Level 4 Sports Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteomyologists, General Practitioners, and Osteopaths. If you are unsure as to whether you have the necessary entry requirements please check with your insurers.

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.

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

See Course Calendar for all CPD Course Dates.

 

Key Points -  By enrolling on this course you will receive: 

 

  • A total of 5 days Practical Training for both parts, including use of all Equipment
  • Online Resources and pre-course reading
  • Course Notes, Audio Presentations and Video demonstrations
  • Flexibility to attend modules together, or separately
  • Eligible to join the LCSP Register of Remedial Masseurs & Manipulative Therapists
  • Discount for enrolling on both modules together ( and you may still attend at different times)
  • Loyalty Discount available to our L4 graduates




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Dr Norris

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).

Course Details

Course Costs
Flexible Awards & Discounts
Course Dates
Course Syllabus

Course Costs

 
Module 1
 
The fee is £325 including V.A.T at the current rate, 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.
 

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Module 2


The fee is £448 including V.A.T. at the current rate, and you may claim 24 credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Alternatively, if you enrol and pay for the whole course comprising Modules I and II, the total for both will be reduced to £695. 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. If you are already a student of our full Level 3 Certificate or Level 4 Diploma courses you will be entitled to our Customer Loyalty Scheme below.
 

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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 £695. 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 so you may not combine the discounted figure above with a Loyalty Discount.


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Course Dates

 
at BeActive Clinic, Hertford

see Course Calendar for all Dry Needling I, Medical Acupuncture & Advanced Dry Needling II Course Dates.

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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.


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Course Progression

 

How you progress with qualifications once you have passed Level 3 in Sports Massage.

 

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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 £695. 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.

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Dr Norris

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).