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Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) involves inserting fine needles for a therapeutic effect. Overall, it is an adaptation of the Chinese method just using modern up-to-date knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Medical Acupuncturists no longer conform to the notion of Ying and Yang. However, we do aim to create homeostasis within the body.
Throughout this course, reference is made to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as fundamentally the influence of Medical Acupuncture originates from this but TCM will not be taught.
Very useful course with enthusiastic tutors who are very helpful and patient, giving you the confidence to do well.
OMT Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) is designed for; Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists and any other soft tissue workers (please contact us for suitability if needed)
We will add a new skill of treatment to your highly skilled tool box. You will leave this OMT Training course with a great knowledge of Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) and how it applies to your treatments.
This OMT Training CPD Course is designed to introduce participants to the use of Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) for the purpose of muscular pain relief. This course is not designed to treat pathological conditions as taught to TCM Acupuncturists.
The training will look at the most effective techniques taken from both Traditional Acupuncture and current Western Acupuncture, giving the students a sound background of knowledge and skill to fully use OMT Acupuncture techniques within their own practice.
This Course will give students the following:
Safe, sound and effective background in the use of OMT Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling)
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture will be referenced by the lecturer but these will not be taught in depth
OMT Acupuncture will offer participants a fantastic new skill base with which they can use within their clinical practice
Discuss scientific evidence for the use of Acupuncture techniques
Discuss current research for the use of Acupuncture
Relate the use of Acupuncture to the treatment of acute and chronic pain, and for a number of musculoskeletal conditions
Give students a high level of safety, clinical competence and overall the confidence to use acupuncture techniques
Course handbooks will be provided, and the content of the handbook will be underpinned by a structured PowerPoint presentation by the lecturers
Students will be expected to take extra notes regarding areas and techniques that will require more specific explanation or detailed clarification
The handbook and PowerPoints are solely to be used as an aide memoire; the lecturers will adapt the content of the course depending on the student's backgrounds or therapeutic discipline
Students are ADVISED to refresh their knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology prior to attending the course. If students fail to show the required level of knowledge they may be asked to leave the course
Osteopaths / Student Osteopaths
Physiotherapists / Student Physiotherapists
Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists
Sports Therapists / Student Sports Therapists
Chiropractors / Student Chiropractors
and other healthcare providers