Acupuncture – Treating and Assessing Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries
About the course
This 1-day interactive and practical course has been designed to help you develop and improve your clinical skills in assessing and treating acute, sub acute and chronic sports injuries and musculoskeletal (MSK) problems.
Throughout the day you will cover how to accurately assess and treat acute and chronic MSK and sports related injuries and conditions.
This will enable you as a practitioner to improve the clinical outcomes for your clients, develop further clinical skills, explore the psycho-emotional and practitioner development issues related to sports injuries, and develop further your Qi.
- Develop a basic understanding of the patho-physiological processes of acute sub acute and chronic injures against a paradigm of both Western and Eastern medicine.
- Improve your clinical assessment and treatment strategies.
- Use safely and effectively a defined number of needles techniques and approaches.
- Develop and improve your patient handling skills.
- Develop a full understanding of the cautions and contraindications of the conditions and interventions covered.
- Know when to treat, not treat and when to refer to others for ongoing care.
Throughout the day you will learn
- Assessment of different categories of muscle / ligament injuries.
- Differentiation of bruising and an outline of conventional treatment.
- First aid for injuries.
- How to effectively integrate Western and TCM acupuncture into effective treatment plans and treatment strategies to help your clients.
- Examination of injured joints including the back, neck, knee, shoulder, arm and leg.
- Learn how to integrate acupuncture and its adjunctive techniques more deeply into a your current practice.
- Start to develop a multidisciplinary treatment approach to assisting clients.
- A number of acupuncture techniques, including; thread needling, eagle claw, star fish formation, ah-shi points, electro-acupuncture, and learn their strengths and weaknesses.
- A number of practical Tui na and Physiotherapy techniques, and when and where to use them.
- General exercises for well-being and their importance to sports personnel, covering a number of simple and helpful Qi Gong exercises.
- The contraindications, amber and red flags for treating acute and chronic injuries, and importantly when to refer patients to others.
By the end of the day, as a participant, you should have developed a better understanding of injuries in relation to the TCM and Western medical models, how to accurately assess a number of joints of the body, developed an understanding of how to effectively use acupuncture and its adjunctive techniques to treat these conditions, and learned how to formulate principles of treatment, treatment plans and points prescriptions based on these conditions.
- Acupuncturists (BAcC, BMAS, ATCMA etc.).
- Osteopaths (Dry needling).
- Chiropractors (Dry needling).
- Physiotherapists (AACP).
Paul practices Acupuncture, Tuina, remedial therapeutic massage, Qi gong and dietary therapy in Longfield, Kent. He has a practice in Kent, is a first aid instructor for both the RFU and the FA. He set up and runs the New Ash Green Rugby Club treatment centre, a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-bed unit, treating male and female senior and junior sports players. He graduated in massage in 1993 and in acupuncture in 1997, achieved his PGCE in 2002, and his Masters in education in 2012... read more
Marjolijn qualified as a physiotherapist in Amsterdam, Holland, and then moved to Spain to work as a private physiotherapist in Barcelona, and was the team physiotherapist for the national Spanish ladies hockey team. After moving to England in the 1990s and after raising a family, she enrolled at the University of Westminster in London and undertook a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her desire was to combine the two disciplines …read more
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