Foundations in Functional Needling
In this foundational needling course, you will learn components of needling taking into account the history of acupuncture and current neurophysiological research on the effectiveness of needling. You will explore different needling techniques from acupuncture (traditional meridian system), dry needling, IMS, and osteopuncture. At the end of the course you will be able to locate with confidence, key structures to needle. You will develop an understanding in the use of various points for the treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions as well as the proficiency to needle effectively and painlessly.
The Foundations Needling course Major concepts:
• Traditional concepts and theories of acupuncture
• Neurophysiological principles on the therapeutic effects of needling
• Painless and controlled needling techniques
• Various reactions from needling and how best to deal with them
• Location of needling points using palpation and landmarking key anatomical structures
• Specific needling techniques and their use (dry needling, trigger points, pecking, osteopuncture)
• Clinical utilization and application of electrical stimulation of needles
You will learn points that govern function and movement of all joints in the body from ankle, knee and hip to the shoulder, elbow, wrist and cervical and lumbar spine.
Live Cases and Cadaver Videos
Live case presentations will be done throughout the course to she the application of needling in a clinical setting.
As well, to aid in the learning process, live cadaver videos of embalmed and un-embalmed cadavers will be shown to appreciate depth of insertion for precision and for safety.
What separates this course from other courses?
In this foundational course you will be learning approaches that can be utilized in any clinical setting with special application to professional athletes and Olympians, based on the clinical experience of the instructors. Scientific evidences combined with foundational principles that govern the behaviour of the human body are applied to allow for effective and efficient treatment results. y
You will gain a deeper understanding of human functional movement and how the needling points can influence movement on a neurophysiological level. Using these concepts, you can help the body make lasting changes by working within the body’s abilities to optimize function and performance.
Weekend #1: MARCH 7-8, 2020
Needling of Shoulder girdle, Elbow, Hand and Head & Neck
Understanding the Neurophysiology of Pain
Understanding the Neurophysiology of Acupuncture/Needling
Painless and Controlled Needling
weekend #2: April 4-5, 2020
Use of Electrical Stimulation of Needles (use, frequencies, etc.)
Needling techniques (clinical and neurophysiological effects)
Needling of Hip, Knee, Ankle and Paravertebral/Spinal points
Management of Acute Injuries
Management of Chronic Injuries
weekend #3: April 25-26, 2020
Trigger point needling/Dry Needling (effects, use)
Trigger point needling of various upper extremity and lower extremity points
Live Case Presentations
Putting everything together
Complex scenarios and Unique/rare cases
All course material, lecture slides and a collection of research papers to guide your learning after the course
** Cancellations 14 days or earlier of the course date registered for, NO refund will be provided. However, withdrawal from a course you have registered for greater than 14 days of the course start date a refund will be given minus $100 processing fee.