CPDG Acupuncture - Treating myofascial trigger points


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This qualification is ideal for you if you are wishing to become a paediatric first aiders in a workplace with the responsibility for the welfare of infants and children.

This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in the childcare and education industries and it meets the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

This program will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle emergency situations with confidence.

The certification lasts for three years, ensuring that you are up-to-date with the latest industry standards and protocols.

It's valid for

Hours CPD *

* Not all professional associations accept this as CPD.

Its a level


It's valid for

UCAS points

It costs

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Per person

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This course will teach you how to help a if an infant or child that has become injured, sick or ill. You will learn about what a first aider does and how to check what happened.

On this interactive 2 day practical course you wil learn:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • How to assess an incident
  • Providing first aid to an infant or child who is unresponsive
  • The recovery position
  • Recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • CPR and the use of an AED
  • How to administer first aid to an infant or child who is suffering with Anaphylaxis and use Auto-injectors
  • Providing first aid to a an infant or child who is choking
  • Dealing with life threatening bleeding and shock
  • How to administer first aid to an infant or a child with head and spinal injuries

  • Fractures, Burns, Electric shocks and sudden poisoning
CPDG paediatric first aid

This course is perfect for you if you wish to become a paediatric first-aider in the workplace.

it meets the requirements for paediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

You don’t need formal qualifications to join the course, but you should be able to read and write English at a basic level.

You must be over 14 years old.

This qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical assessments – You must competently demonstrate practical first aid skills covered on the course, CPR, Defib,  etc.
  2. Theory assessment – You must answer 33 multiple-choice questions. The pass mark is 75% 23/33.

You will receive a Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) upon successfully completing the course. We send you a hard copy by post, and an e-certificate electronically for your files.

This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 2-day classroom-based course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including: blended learning: as long as the 12 mandatory learning hours are completed and at least two thirds of the course time is face-to-face. For example, completing pre-course work or e-learning (4 hours) followed by an 8-hour classroom-based course.

CPDG Paediatric first aid certificate

Paul holds a Masters in Eduction, and teaches and practices Acupuncture, Tuina, massage in Longfield, Kent. He has practices in Kent, is a senior first aid instructor for the Rugby Football Union, and set up and runs the new Ash Green Multi-Bed unit Read more ….

CCPDG 6 recovery positions

You will receive full acess to any online VLE elements of the course.

Reviews of techniques covered.

All downloadable free first aid resources, available HERE.

This is an externally quality assured Highfield Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF).


Acupuncture – Treating Myofascial Trigger Points with Acupuncture

TBC – 9.00am to 17.00 pm – 7 Hours CPD

About the course

The workshop had been designed to teach you to diagnose and locate trigger points and their referral patterns in myofascial tissues, to use acupuncture needles to de-activate trigger points, and to apply appropriate stretches to affected muscle to restore full range of movement.

This 1-day practical hands on workshop is an Introduction on how to treat trigger point in the neck and shoulder using acupuncture, and will offer you both the theoretical and practical approaches that are used in the Western style management of myofascial trigger points.

It has been especially designed for acupuncture practitioners, and offers an insight into the theory and western evidence based background of trigger points, as well as practical needling sessions under supervision. It will offer you a safe and stimulating environment, in which trigger point acupuncture techniques will be examined and practised, to enhance your professional development.

You will be introduced to the basic principles and theory underpinning the principles of trigger point therapy, which was founded on the work of Travell and Simons. During the day the anatomy of muscles, muscle function and range of motion will be explored to aid in the management of myofascial trigger points



What will I learn?

By the end of the session participants will:

  • By the end of the day you will have developed an understanding of the basics of the western concept of pain; have refreshed and revised your understanding of the basic muscle/tendon unit, and developed an understanding of diagnosis, location of trigger points.
  • You will learn how to apply appropriate needling technique to de-activate trigger points and develop an understanding of appropriate muscle stretching.
  • The course will offer you a structure for clinical reasoning that is evidence based, and current literature will be explored to review the evidence of efficacy.
  • Research, patient trials, and selected case studies will be used to show how trigger point techniques may be integrated into a treatment.


The course has been uniquely devised for practising and final year therapists of all disciplines who hold professional insurances that will cover them for the use of acupuncture within their scope of practice, and who have an interest in developing and enhancing their clinical skills.

  • Acupuncturists (BAcC, BMAS, ATCMA etc.).
  • Osteopaths (Dry needling).
  • Chiropractors (Dry needling).
  • Physiotherapists (AACP).
  • Etc.

A working knowledge of acupuncture (any particular style) is required.


Before you attend



  • Refreshments and lunch sadly are not provided.
  • You will need to bring a pen or pencil, we will be providing everything else; full colour course notes, all of the training equipment etc.
  • You will be formatively assessed throughout the course by the tutor, with them providing you with constructive feedback and instruction.
  • All participants must be prepared to give and receive treatments during the training, and a must be over 18 years old.
  • If you are fasting for religious or other reasons you must inform the tutor before the course commences.
  • As a participant you must have a sound working knowledge of Acupuncture.
  • Due to the practical hands on nature of the course the minimum number of participants is 6.
  • This course is not suitable for women who are pregnant or are trying to get pregnant.
Pre course reading / literature

Baldry, P. (2002) Management of Myofascial Trigger Point Pain Baldry, Acupuncture in Medicine; 20(1):2-10. Hecker, H.U

(2008) Colour Atlas of Acupuncture. Thieme, Stuttgart. Legge, D. Close to the bone (2nd or 3rd edition). Redwing Book co.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
  • No

Can I update my registration information?
  • Yes, by emailing us

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
  • Yes. If you’re just changing the name, then there is no charge.
  • If you want to change the date of your course, then there is no penalty up to 4 weeks before the course but after this charges may apply and the full range can be found on our website.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
  • Yes

Shepherds House

Great Maze Pond
London Bridge

Tutor Marjolijn Visser

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 and make them work together to enhance effective treatment outcomes…read more