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The four-day course is designed for physiotherapy acupuncturists who wish to refresh/update their basic acupuncture knowledge or who have already attended acupuncture course(s) overseas.
This is a basic acupuncture course and consist of the following modules:
The course gains 24 acupuncture education-training hours. To achieve the PAANZ Physiotherapy Acupuncturist Registration status a minimum of 150 education-training hours is required
At the end of three days, course participants will have:
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This course is designed for those working with sports people and covers:
Acupuncture for acute inflammation - Theory and practical application of using acupuncture to help limit initial injury inflammation
Acute injury management – Tendo Muscular Meridians
Physiological effects of acupuncture in the use of treatment (based on Lynley Bradnam’s work)
Trigger Point – application to sport
Motor Point Needling
Acupuncture beyond injury -competition and recovery
Add gentle and potent non-invasive alternatives to your practice of Acupuncture
Learn Evidenced Based Application of Traditional East Asian Moxibustion
Develop Confidence to moxa using a variety of methods
The practice is based on sound reproducible physiological effects.
This is relevant to the full spectrum of injuries you treat from acute sport injuries to the frail elderly patient.
Importantly this does not involve scaring or production of lesions as is traditional in the Chinese usage of moxa.
Learn that cupping is a versatile form of treatment that will not only enhance your treatments it will also serve as a highly efficacious stand alone treatment modality.
Learn safe practice involved in cupping.
This course is an introduction to the micro system of the ear, integrating both Western and TCM points.
The emphasis is on Dr Paul Nogier’s approach and Dr Bryan Franks three phases.
The pre-requisite to attending either of our advanced courses is either attendance of our introductory course or completion of an acupuncture training course that is of a similar length and content. The major goal of the Upper Body Advanced Course is to expand on the clinical reasoning process that therapists use when deciding to needle patients in a clinical setting.
We approach this in two ways:
The first part of the approach is to discuss how to use a combination of western acupuncture and dry needling to treat common musculoskeletal conditions of the upper body. This includes emphasis on assessment/reassessment of key subjective and objective measures that are likely to change when needling techniques are applied correctly to each condition. The course is mostly practical in nature and because all course participants have shown competence in the fundamental use of acupuncture we are able to safely teach more advanced needling techniques around the thorax, head, face and upper limb regions.
The second part of the approach is the use of case studies and an acupuncture planning system to hone your clinical reasoning skills. Western acupuncture and dry needling are treatment adjuncts that work best when combined with your other physiotherapy skill sets, such as manual therapy, muscle balancing, exercise prescription and postural advice.
These aspects are discussed in reference to common musculoskeletal conditions. The course includes the following conditions:
Like the advanced course for the upper body, the advanced course for the lower body requires pre-requisite introductory training to attend. Again, the major goal is to expand on the clinical reasoning process behind the use of western acupuncture and dry needling to treat common lower body conditions. Often therapists get used to using needling ‘recipes’ in the clinical setting, however our emphasis is to teach you how to make sound clinical judgments on the needling approach that is best suited to address your clinical findings.
Again, a very practical course, we teach advanced techniques around the thoracolumbar region, pelvis and lower limbs with emphasis on safety and efficacy. Unique to the lower limb course is the section on electroacupuncture. This is a useful adjunct to the western acupuncture paradigm and can be utilized to enhance some of the positive physiological effects that occur with needle penetration.
For more information on these courses check out Trevor and Leigh's website.
The application of traditional concepts of acupuncture, as relevant for the treatment of
musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries.
Lower Back pain, O.M.G. patients, Achillies tendonitis
This course is for those with minimal to moderate TCM knowledge or who want to refresh
TCM based course using Zang Fu principles (day 1) and Practical Application (day 2).
Topics to include: Women's health, Insomnia, Weight loss, chronic pain, skin issues and Bells Palsy to name just a few.
headache day is for physiotherapy acupuncturists wishing to advance their
skills in the treatment of headaches with a western paradigm. At the end
of the day the participant will be able to:
The most recent literature reviews on acupuncture management of headaches will be summarised and case studies presented.
No Pre-requisite to attending this course
Qi Gong is a form of therapeutic exercise and meditation within the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The history of Qi Gong goes back to ancient China over 4000 years ago. There are many different styles that have developed over the centuries, with the aim to promote health and cultivate spiritual balance.
Qi Gong translated: “working with Qi - the vital energy” is a slow internal and external practice where the breath, movement, posture and concentration/mind are coordinated to build up, enhance and store the Qi. Qi Gong adjusts the flow of Qi in the Acupuncture channels and follows the ancient TCM principle to "prevent disease before they happen".
Regular practice is an effective way to help improve many illnesses, like arthritis, back- and joint pain, chronic fatigue, nervous system disorders, stress, respiratory dysfunction, stagnation of energy and many more.
The course is designed for you to learn to self-regulate as a practitioner, to relax and to improve your own vitality and health, and you will learn a simple Qi Gong sequence useful for patients with common conditions.
A practical evidence based approach for the use of acupuncture in Women's health and during pregnancy.
Menopause, incontinence, morning sickness, low back pain, inducing labour and pain management for labour.
And if time allows discussion of other Women's health conditions of interest to participants.
The Dry Needling Professional Development weekend is mainly addressed to non PAANZ members who have completed a two day external course in dry needling, dry needling plus or trigger pointing who want peer review, latest safety information and technique revision around vulnerable areas (eg thorax, neck). We want to offer non PAANZ members some professional support and encourage them to take their acupuncture education further. Please pass this information on to any colleagues you may have who are practicing in this way.
This largely practical course is designed to hone the dry needling skills of physiotherapists who wish to utilize this incredibly useful tool into their clinical practice. The course will place significant emphasis on how and when to safely use dry needling to make a clinically relevant changes, and, most importantly, how to look for and address the underlying causes of the presenting complaints. The use of needling to treat a combination of simple, common and complex conditions will be discussed at length, as will the integration of the technique into the wider treatment approach to treatment embodies physiotherapy as a profession.
The course is open to PAANZ members or those who have completed one of Trevor’s Introductory courses or hold a post grad qualification in Acupuncture. The course is not suitable for beginners. Physios who have done other foundation needling courses like those in the UK are eligible also. If you are unsure about your eligibility to attend the course please contact the PAANZ office.