The 3 Day Practical Acupuncture for Podiatrists (PAP) workshop provides College of Podiatry Acupuncture Certification as required for UK insurance cover. If you already have acupuncture accreditation, then look for the discount on the listed fee. We guarantee that you will significantly increase your acupuncture scope of practice! Please contact us about this offer. In Australia the workshop is listed as Practical Needling for Podiatrists (PNP).
This PAP workshop enables you to use the modality with sufficient practical skills and understanding to become a real leader in the use of needling techniques for lower limb conditions in all areas of podiatric practice.
The workshop is presented from a Western Medical perspective with the current scientific mechanisms explained. You are not required to learn nor believe in traditional theories to practice what is taught. Traditional techniques are used when useful for treating podiatric conditions.
Participants will learn to apply a wide range of practical techniques to address specific podiatric conditions. You will be capable of using the techniques learnt immediately on your return to clinical practice. You will have the capabilities to increase your clinical effectiveness and your scope of practice. You will be able to simply complement or even replace some existing techniques as well as offer treatment for some conditions where currently no treatment is offered. Case studies are constantly discussed.
The workshop also includes effective techniques for release of myofascial trigger points (in the west usually called dry needling). Importantly, you will also learn how to combine various acupuncture techniques and how to combine these with your existing podiatric skills for comprehensive treatment. You will learn to treat pain resulting from nerve dysfunction. Mechanisms to enhance local tissue healing will be thoroughly explained. Techniques from this workshop may be used in all areas of practice from treating sporting injuries through to dealing with the high risk cases.
The workshop was developed for podiatrists by a podiatrist with 25 years experience using these techniques and with 15 years teaching ever evolving practical skills.
The Advanced Acupuncture Integration workshop is now offered for graduates of the PAP. It is the opportunity to fill any needling gaps from the PAP workshop, introducing extra needle techniques and integrating needling with Laser Therapy, advanced lower limb taping, manual therapies and mechanical interventions.
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“Without doubt the most useful, engaging and exciting postgraduate course I have attended within the last 15 years. The teaching was superb and since leaving the classroom two weeks ago, I can honestly say I have put the skills learned to use on each and every patient through the door. Shane Toohey is a typical cool as cucumber Aussie with a passion for teaching, his teaching made for a safe and enjoyable learning environment. The course was almost all practical which made it all the more enjoyable and helped everything to stick. Can’t wait for the next one!”