School of Biomechanics, Sports and Remedial Therapy

Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling Course Level 2

                                         Medical Acupuncture

                                                                         Level 2

                    Manual and Electro-acupuncture to enhance the healing process and muscle strength

Course overview

The level 2 Acupuncture course will allow students to effectively utilise acupuncture to quickley reduce swelling, hasten resoulution of a haematoma, accelerate tissue (bone, skin, muscle and tendon) repair and restore muscle function and strength following trauma. 

On the Level 2 Medical Acupuncture course you will learn how electro-acupuncture can be used to address specific aspects of pain and wound healing by selecting appropriate frequencies to enhance circulation and uptake of exudate. this in turn willreduce pressure and chemical irritation on nerve endings (C-fibres) and improve joint mobility.

The level 2 Medical Acupuncture course will review each phase of the healing process before discussing how electro and manual acupuncture may reduce the inflammatory phase, and enhance the proliferactive and remoulding phase of wound healing. The benefit of placing the anode (+) or the cathode (-) electrodes around the wound to enhance the migration of lyphocytes, neutrophils, macrophages, fibroblast, and epithelial cells to the site of injury to improve wound closure and the repair process will be reviewed. students will also develope acupuncture techniques to improve circulation and laying down of type i collagen to enhance tensile strength and repair of tendinopathies.

Acupuncture may be used to maintain muscle strength following injury, enhance strength in preparation for competition in athletes or to aid rehabilitation following surgery. What ever the reason acupuncture have a strong history with excellent supportive evidance to justify its use. The level 2 Medical acupuncture aim to develope a students understanding of excercise physiology and how acupuncture can effectively be utilised as an ergogenic aid to enhance muscle strength for rehabilitation or in athletes for competition.

Duration of the course

the course is over one day with three webinar sessions and one module to complete.

Target group and Entry Requirements

The level 2 Medical Acupuncture course is designed for physiotherapists, podiatrists, nurses, midwives, osteopaths, chiroprators, and registered healthcare professionals involved in treating general musculskeletal disorders and sports injuries. Therapist will need to have completed a recognised foundation course in acupuncture and hold the relevent insurance to practice acupuncture. Candidates must hold a current malpractice or professional liability insurance policy,which covers them for the use of acupuncture. Candidates must be in good health, since the course involves a practical component. note: This course is not suitable for pregnant students as the health and safety of the mother and foetus is paramount.

Study hours and course delivery

In order to achieve the learning objectives set out in this course the following teaching method will be employed.

11 hours face-to-face teaching consisting of:

  • Lectures, demonstration, and working in groups of 3-4 to develope clinical reasoning.

  • Supervised practical skill sessions in small groups

Some of the course material will be delivered through live interactive webinars, which provides many benefits to the students. It allows students to watch each presentation over again once the live presentation has finished, reinforce the direct learning module and eliminate the cost of travel and the need for overnight accommodation.

Fees

The total course fees are £195

Payments can be made by cheque/cash. If you have a sponsor or source of funding to help you finance the course we will do what we can to help with the necessary documentation etc. Sessions missed by students still have to be paid for. In event of withdraw from the class without at least fourteen clear day's notice of inability to attend, or non-attendeance at the class, the full fee shall be considered forfeit and non-transferable.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the acupuncture to enhance sports performance course successful students will:

  1. Have knowledge and understanding of the effects of treatment does and frequencies of manual and electro-acupuncture.

  2. Have knowledge and understanding of point combinations for managing acute and chronic injuries

  3. Have an evidenced based knowledge and understanding of acupuncture point combinations for enhanceing soft tissue, tendon and bone repair and reducing swelling.

  4. Have knowledge and understanding of acu-point selection to enhance muscle strength.

what the candidate must do:

  1. Demonstrate a competency in selecting appropriate acupoints (combinations) in the management of acute and chronic injuries.

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological effects of acupuncture on the healing process

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of acupuncture for enhancing muscle strength

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety and contra-indications of electro-acupuncture

Webinars

Some of the course material will be delivered through live interactive webinars, which provides many benefits to the students to watch each presentation over again once the live presentation has finished, reinforce the direct learning module and eliminate the cost of travel and the need for overnight accomodation.

  1. Treatment dose and needling technique

  2. Electro- acupuncture

  3. Acupuncture to enhance the healing process of wounds, muscle, tendons and bone

Workshop

 08.45 am

 Registration

 9.00 am

  • Electro-acupuncture

  • Practical session

11.00 am

 Tea break

11.15 am

  • Practical session:

  • Management of acute and chronic low back and hip pain.

12.30 pm

Lunch

1.30 pm

 EA in the management of heel pain:

  • Management of fractors and bone repair

  • Practical session

3.00 pm

Tea Break

3.15 pm

 Acupuncture to maintain or enhance muscle strength following injury

4.00 pm

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Principle tutor

Steve Bailey MSc, PGCE, MChs, MCSP

Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, and Acupuncture Practitioner (Musculoskeletal and Biomechanical specialist)

                                                                                 Steve Bailey is the Principal of The School of Biomechanics, Sports and Remedial Therapies and the managing director of BP Orthotics Ltd. He is an active sportsman, and practising Podiatrist, Sports Therapist, Acupuncture practitioner and physiotherapist with two successful clinics. steve started his career in the armed forces as a physical training instructor before training as a physiotherapist. Over the past 20 years he has treated, coached and trained various teams and individual athletes up to national and international standards, which includes member of the British Judo Squad, Nottingham Forest football Club, Coventry City football Club, sheffield United Football Club, and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. Steve has completed an MSc in lower limb biomechanics and an MSc in acupuncture and has been practising both Western and Traditional Chinese acupuncture for over 10 years. He specialises in the treatment of sports injuries and utilise acupuncture to enhance sports performance in many of his patients. Steve has published a number of research articles concerning acupuncture in the management of musculskeletal disorders, and has spoken at a number of conferences on this subject. He is a guest lecture at coventry University on the MSc in physiotherapy. steve.bailey@sobsart.com