Registrations close 16 July 2018
Rationale and Goal Statement
Currently there are few options for physiotherapists who wish to explore a wholistic approach to needle based therapies. Dry needling courses offer a model that permits pain modulation but none of the systemic benefits acupuncture offers that can improve mood, sleep, inflammation, appetite and digestive function and sense of well being.
This course is the entry level into Integrative Acupuncture (IA). IA is is palpation based style of acupuncture that integrates examination of tissue and movement dysfunction found in manual therapies with meridian examination found in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) practice particularly in some styles of meridian style Japanese Acupuncture.
The Theoretical constructs of AOM pertinent to physiotherapy are introduced. The course meets with IAAPT’s recommendations for foundational courses in acupuncture. Its is based on 80 hours of training, 6 days face to face and the rest through self directed learning.
What is the overall aim of the course/activity?
To provide participant with foundational skills in the application of acupuncture in musculoskeletal conditions.
These skills may then be extended over time with further levels of training.
Target Audience and Prerequisites
Physiotherapists working in musculoskeletal or rehab settings.
There are no pre requisites other than an eagerness to learn and commitment to engage in the self-directed learning necessary. It is suggested that physiotherapists have a minimum of 12 months clinical experience.
If you are pregnant, please contact Caroline Jones on 02 8748 1507 or email@example.com Paula would like to speak with you.
At the completion of this course participants should:
1. Have familiarisation with meridian pathways and the correct movement of qi
2. Have familiarisation with key acupuncture points location and application
3. Have familiarisation with AOM’s major theoretical contracts and how these are applied to understand pathology, diagnosis and developing treatment principles
4. During the course participants will be expected to follow safety guidelines as outlined by AHPRA and the National Health Guidelines
5. Be familiar with current evidence supporting the use of acupuncture and the mechanisms by which it mediates its effects.
6. Be able to apply acupuncture to improve/restore soft tissue status and movement function.
7. Be able to apply the appropriate needle technique for the presenting condition. This includes using the appropriate type, length and gauge of needle.
8. During the course participants will be expected to know areas of the body where vulnerable structures may be compromised if acupuncture is applied without proper regard, or when acupuncture is contraindicated.
About Brunswick Heads
Brunswick Heads is the perfect place to hold this course from Eastern medicine. It has remained almost unchanged, relaxed and unpretentious coastal town. Situated at the mouth of the Brunswick River, the area has white sandy beaches, a breakwater and harbour, making it a great location to enjoy a wide range of water activities such as yabbying, boating and kayaking.
Fly in via Gold Coast(Coolangatta) Airport. A reliable shuttle service runs from the airport to Brunswick Heads, about a 30 minute drive.
Fly in via Ballina/Byron Airport and take the shuttle, about a 40 minute drive.
Please don't book your flights until you receive confirmation that this course is going ahead.
Accommodation is fairly cheap here as low as $60/night. To find more information head to the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce site
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