Integrating Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling in the treatment of Chronic Knee Pain.

Acupuncture Course - Chronic Knee Pain
  • Date: Friday 10th May 2019

  • Location: Mount Merrion Chartered Physiotherapists, 105 Trees Road, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin

  • Duration: 08.45 am - 17.15pm (7 hours CPD)

  • Cost: 160 euro early bird up to 10th April 2019, 180 euro thereafter. Lunch, refreshments, needles and course manual included. Limited to 8 places.

  • Tutors: Simon Coghlan MSc, BSc Physio, Dip Med Ac & Lorraine Carroll MPhty (Manips), BPhysio, Cert Med Ac.

Course Synopsis:

This one day course is for Chartered Physiotherapists with foundation level training in Medical Acupuncture or Dry Needling who wish to enhance their skills in the assessment and treatment of Chronic Knee Pain. TCM trained practitioners who would like to develop their understanding of acupuncture used in a western medical context are also welcome to attend.

Highlights include:

  • Review of Medical Acupuncture neurophysiological mechanisms & principles of point selection.
  • Safety and selecting suitable patients for Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling treatment.
  • Assessment and treatment of the the knee from a medical acupuncture perspective.
  • Practical sessions - learn how to safely and effectively needle local points, segmental points and trigger points (dry needling).
  • Learn how and when to use electroacupuncture.
  • How to combine medical acupuncture with appropriate manual therapy and exercise in the treatment of Chronic Knee Pain.
  • How to manage a course of treatment.
  • Latest evidence supporting the use of medical acupuncture in the treatment of Chronic Knee Pain.

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Tutor Biographies:

Simon Coghlan qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 2000. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Physiotherapy and is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. A post graduate Diploma in Medical Acupuncture entitles him to accredited membership of the British Medical Acupuncture Society as well as the Competence Accreditation and Examining Board (CAEB). Simon specialises in the integration of medical acupuncture & dry needling techniques with manual therapy and therapeutic exercise for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. As a clinical educator, Simon lectures at the UCD School of Physiotherapy in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and medical acupuncture. He provides training in medical acupuncture to medical and allied health professionals in the UK and Ireland. He is co-owner of Mount Merrion Chartered Physiotherapists.

Lorraine Carroll qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from University College Dublin in 1999 and was awarded the prestigious Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy with high distinction at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2001. She went on to attain a post graduate certificate in Medical Acupuncture in 2006. Lorraine remains actively involved with UCD being lecturer, examiner and clinical tutor for the undergraduate and postgraduate Physiotherapy programmes as well lecturing with the Irish College of General Practitioners. Lorraine is co owner of Mount Merrion Chartered Physiotherapists and her extensive career experience includes a strong focus on complex musculoskeletal disorders with the implementation of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and medical acupuncture as her main patient management strategies.

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