Podiatric Workshops

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 Practical Acupuncture for Podiatrists  (PAP#1 & PAP#2/PNP#1 & PNP#2)


The 3 Day (PAP#1) workshop provides approved College of Podiatry (COP) Acupuncture Certification as required for UK insurance cover.

PAP#1 (UK) and PNP#1 (Australia) are the foundation workshops which include the major building blocks for a comprehensive approach to this modality. PAP#2 and PNP#2 consolidate part one and provide the extra skills for using the modality as a master.

*** If you already have acupuncture accreditation, then look for the discount on the listed fee. We guarantee (money back, no questions) that you will significantly increase your acupuncture/needling scope of practice! Please contact us about this offer. ***

The PAP/PNP and other  workshops, below, enable you to use the modality with the practical skills and understanding REQUIRED to become exceptional in the use of needling techniques for lower limb conditions in all areas of podiatric practice. They were developed by a Podiatrist with over 25 years experience  using this modality with a Podiatric perspective seeking out the most advanced training available and applying it in clinical practice. The final question always was whether any new technique was suitable for Podiatrists to understand and use in clinical practice for it to be included at some stage within the training. The workshops are continuously being updated with new content. Repeating the workshop will always add new skills.

Limited places are available in all workshops. In general workshops are limited to 16 particiapants.

PRACTICAL NEEDLING for PODIATRISTS (PNP#1 & #2), AUSTRALIA, is the same workshop as PAP#1 & #2(UK), however, “Acupuncture” is a registered health profession in Australia. We respect Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), however, we do not provide training in TCM and you cannot claim to be an “acupuncturist”. You cannot make a TCM diagnosis with our training. It is still common for allied health professionals to say that they are providing acupuncture treatment. Apart from misleading clients they are open to prosecution. Our workshops are 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.

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 your current management for many conditions or even replace some existing techniques as well as even offer treatment for some conditions where currently no treatment is offered. Case studies are constantly discussed.

The workshop also includes effective techniques for the release of myofascial trigger points. These areas are a very common cause of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. There is a huge benefit in clinical outcomes when you understand and incorporate this practice into your clinical skills. In the west one technique often used is called DRY NEEDLING Importantly, you will also learn in our workshops 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 high risk cases.

Shorter MASTERCLASSES are now offered for graduates of the PAP/PNP #1 & #2. They comprehensively  integrating needling with Electroacupuncture, Laser Therapy, advanced lower limb taping, manual therapies and mechanical interventions for specific conditions and associated conditions.
PLACES in all Workshops are ONLY RESERVED ON RECEIPT of Deposit or full Payment.

COMMENTS/FEEDBACK: (see more on testimonial page)

“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!”

Tracy Byrne
UK Podiatrist

  • NB: Early Bird Dates are shown on the registration page, including full time student fee and repeat attendance discount.

    Registration page will advise if a workshop is full.

    You must have done PAP (PNP) to register for the PAP#2 and Masterclass workshops. You may immediately continue into the these workshops..

    If a workshop is full or dates unsuitable, please contact us to be placed on first notice for future workshops.
    Workshop participant numbers are always limited due to the practical teaching methodology.

  • Confirmed PAP & PNP Workshops

    UK, Ireland and Australian workshops listed below.

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