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Dry Needling/Medical Acupuncture Course (Level 2)
15th & 16th June 2024

Duration:  2-Day Course 

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced  14 CPD hours
Tutor:  Dr. Jon Marshall B.App Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo. M.App Sci (Acupuncture), M.Strength&Conditioning, Manual Medicine Australia

Who this course is for:

  • Participants who have completed IMM Dry Needling/Medical Acupuncture Course Level 1.  If you have done a previous DN course and are now looking to increase your skills, then this is the course for you!

  • Clinical Massage/Sports Massage Therapists

  • Sports Therapists

  • Chiropractors/Students of Chiropractic 

  • Kinesiologists/Students of Kinesiology 

  • Physiotherapists/Students of Physiotherapy

  • Podiatrists/Students of Podiatry

  • Osteopaths/Students of Osteopathy

If your profession is not listed here, please contact us to discuss.

Content Delivery Method

Students are presented with the theory, procedure and application of two main components: Advanced Myofascial dry needling and the application of electrotherapy. 

For the dry needling component, topics covered are review of key concepts from online learning level 1 including safe needling practice, different types of points, point location, needling technique and application, indications and contraindications of needling treatment.


The Electro-therapy component consists of introduction to the theory, procedure, application, indications and contraindications of electrotherapy treatment.

The course material is delivered by a 112-page manual and accompanied with lectures, demonstrations and student handouts. 

COURSE OUTLINE - DAY 1

Theory component

  • Review basic concepts covered in Online Learning Level 1 and question time

  • Safety guidelines for needling

  • Introduction to Electrotherapy

  • Treatment protocols for TMJ, cervical, head and facial needling

  • Treatment protocols for anterior chest, sternum and ribs 

Practical component

  • Superficial Dry Needling Techniques

  • Needling techniques to massater, Ptreygoids, TMJ, temporalis, procureus and frontalis

  • Needling techniques for the cervical spine (Sub-Occipitals, cervical erector spinae, multifdus

  • Needling techniques for the anterior neck (SCM, scalenes)

  • Needling techniques for the anterior chest (pectoralis major/minor), anterior deltoid and the delto-pectoral groove, serratus anterior, sternalis, ribs)


COURSE OUTLINE - DAY 2

Prerequisite: Completion of Day 1 Theory component:

  • Treatment protocols for common clinical presentations for the upper limb and anterior chest

  • Treatment protocols for common clinical presentations for the neck, cervical spine, and headaches

  • Treatment protocols for common clinical presentations for the Thoracic spine, lumbar spine and abdominal region

  • Treatment protocols for common clinical presentations for hip and gluteal region

  • Treatment protocols for common clinical presentations for knee, ankle and foot pain

Practical component

  • Needling techniques for the above mentioned

  • Review of all areas covered in the series of case history

  • Participants will be able to apply techniques they have learnt on the course immediately in their clinical situations

By the end of the course you will have gained the following:

Knowledge

  • Understand the mechanism, procedure and application of myofascial dry needling and electrotherapy

  • Understand the importance of safety procedures

  • Understand the importance of infection control

  • Understand the skin penetration act

  • Identify indications and contraindications to needling and electrotherapy

  • Comprehend the different kinds of points and methods of selecting them

Skills

  • Identify and select a variety of point locations

  • Prepare the patient for needling including correct position and swabbing

  • Apply correct needling insertion and manipulation methods including insertion depth, angle, and retention time

  • Perform and understand the correct application and indications for electrotherapy

Notes:

  • During the practical class, participants are expected to administer and receive needling.

  • If you are pregnant and would like to discuss if you are able to attend, please contact us.

  • Participants are required to complete the 2-day workshop for attainment of CPD Certificate.

  • After completion of Integrated Manual Medicine Ltd (IMM) CPD courses.  Participants can get preferential rates for bespoke insurance cover with BGI.uk insurance for their Foyht Heath & Wellbeing sector.  Click here to complete the BGI Form

 

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