Professional Training

MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

Medical Acupuncture

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation

Optimising Endurance Performance Course

Optimising Endurance Performance Course

ADVANCED MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

Advanced Medical Acupuncture

SIJ & hip pain (including Femoral Acetabular impingement, Labral tears and Piriformis syndrome)

SIJ & hip pain (including Femoral Acetabular impingement, Labral tears and Piriformis syndrome)

SPINAL MANIPULATION

Spinal Manipulation

The Shoulder

The Shoulder

Advanced Spinal Manipulation

Pain Coach Workshop

Pain Coach Workshop


MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

Giles Gyer and Jimmy Michael (Osteon Manual Therapy Training)

Available on the following dates:

9th and 10th May 2019

14th and 15th September 2019

Cost: £310

Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) involves inserting fine needles for a therapeutic effect. Overall, it is an adaptation of the Chinese method just using modern up-to-date knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Medical Acupuncturists no longer conform to the notion of Ying and Yang. However, we do aim to create homeostasis within the body.

Throughout this course, reference is made to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as fundamentally the influence of Medical Acupuncture originates from this but TCM will not be taught.

OMT Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) is designed for; Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists and any other soft tissue workers (please contact us for suitability if needed)

We will add a new skill of treatment to your highly skilled tool box. You will leave this OMT Training course with a great knowledge of Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) and how it applies to your treatments.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

This OMT Training CPD Course is designed to introduce participants to the use of Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) for the purpose of muscular pain relief. This course is not designed to treat pathological conditions as taught to TCM Acupuncturists.

The training will look at the most effective techniques taken from both Traditional Acupuncture and current Western Acupuncture, giving the students a sound background of knowledge and skill to fully use OMT Acupuncture techniques within their own practice.

“Very useful course with enthusiastic tutors who are very helpful and patient, giving you the confidence to do well.”

THIS COURSE WILL GIVE STUDENTS THE FOLLOWING:

  • Safe, sound and effective background in the use of OMT Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling)
  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture will be referenced by the lecturer but these will not be taught in depth
  • OMT Acupuncture will offer participants a fantastic new skill base with which they can use within their clinical practice
  • Discuss scientific evidence for the use of Acupuncture techniques
  • Discuss current research for the use of Acupuncture
  • Relate the use of Acupuncture to the treatment of acute and chronic pain, and for a number of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Give students a high level of safety, clinical competence and overall the confidence to use acupuncture techniques

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Osteopaths / Student Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists / Student Physiotherapists
  • Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists
  • Sports Therapists / Student Sports Therapists
  • Chiropractors / Student Chiropractors
  • and other healthcare providers

 

Please Note:
Course handbooks will be provided, and the content of the handbook will be underpinned by a structured PowerPoint presentation by the lecturers
Students will be expected to take extra notes regarding areas and techniques that will require more specific explanation or detailed clarification
The handbook and PowerPoints are solely to be used as an aide memoire; the lecturers will adapt the content of the course depending on the student’s backgrounds or therapeutic discipline
Students are ADVISED to refresh their knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology prior to attending the course. If students fail to show the required level of knowledge they may be asked to leave the course.
Full payment required upon booking. Please note £200 Non-Refundable deposit. Courses are Non-Transferable. Due to extreme circumstances, we may move you to another course but this is dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Such a move to another course would incur a £49 ‘change of course’ fee. This fee is compulsory and non-negotiable


ADVANCED MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE (Dry Needling) for the treatment of muscular pain

Giles Gyer and Jimmy Michael (Osteon Manual Therapy Training)

This Advanced OMT Training CPD course is designed to introduce participants to the use of Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) for the purpose of muscular pain relief. This course is not designed to treat pathological conditions as taught to TCM Acupuncturists.

OMT Advanced Acupuncture (Dry Needling) looks to build on the knowledge gained from OMT Medical Acupuncturecourse and other related dry needling and acupuncture courses you have completed. You will gain sound knowledge and skill to use all the techniques shown within your practice.

ELECTRO ACUPUNCTURE:

During day two, we will introduce you to Electro Acupuncture. We will introduce you to the equipment and show you best practise in the uses of electro acupuncture.

We will also go through the theory and then practical training in full electro acupuncture techniques for all the major joints of the body, from the stubborn shoulder to chronic back or knee pain.

Electro Acupuncture has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

COURSE OVERVIEW

You will be exposed to the latest needling techniques for areas that you treat in everyday practice and also gain high proficiency in the use of electro – acupuncture.

THIS COURSE WILL GIVE STUDENTS THE FOLLOWING:

  • Safe, sound and effective background knowledge in the use of OMT Advanced Medical Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture will be referenced by the lecture team but these will not be the focus of the course
  • OMT Advanced Acupuncture will challenge your “needling” skills
  • Discuss scientific evidence for the use of acupuncture techniques shown
  • Discuss current research for acupuncture
  • Relate the use of all techniques in an acute and chronic situation
  • High levels of confidence to use all techniques shown immediately

 

OMT ADVANCED ACUPUNCTURE (DRY NEEDLING) WILL COVER:

  • TMJ
  • Cervical Pain and Headaches
  • GlenoHumeral Pain – Including Rotator Cuff Muscles
  • Elbow Pain
  • Wrist Pain – Including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Thumb Pain
  • SIJ Pain
  • Advanced Techniques for Hip, QL and Glutes
  • Ankle and Foot – Including Plantar Fasciitis
  • Acute Patient
  • Electro-Acupuncture
  • Glenohumeral Joint
  • Elbow Joint
  • Wrist Joint
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Knee Joint
  • Ankle and Plantar Fascia

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Osteopaths / Student Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists / Student Physiotherapists
  • Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists
  • Sports Therapists / Student Sports Therapists

 

Please Note:
Course handbooks will be provided, and the content of the handbook will be underpinned by a structured PowerPoint presentation by the lecturers
Students will be expected to take extra notes regarding areas and techniques that will require more specific explanation or detailed clarification
The handbook and PowerPoints are solely to be used as an aide memoire; the lecturers will adapt the content of the course depending on the student’s backgrounds or therapeutic discipline
Students are ADVISED to refresh their knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology prior to attending the course. If students fail to show the required level of knowledge they may be asked to leave the course.
Full payment required upon booking. Please note £200 Non-Refundable deposit. Courses are Non-Transferable. Due to extreme circumstances, we may move you to another course but this is dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Such a move to another course would incur a £49 ‘change of course’ fee. This fee is compulsory and non-negotiable.

SPINAL MANIPULATION For the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions

Giles Gyer and Jimmy Michael (Osteon Manual Therapy Training)

11th & 12th May 2019

£310

This bespoke training course has been delivered and taught to therapists worldwide, with the OMT team, training prestigious organisations such as the medical teams at Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC.

All techniques covered in depth are routinely used by therapists such as, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists and will allow you to add a whole new dimension to your current skill levels. Rest assured you will be confident from the moment you leave us to use all of the techniques.

Spinal manipulation has been proven to be highly effective in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions and is promoted by N.I.C.E the national institute of clinical excellence for the treatment of lower back pain.
Download the N.I.C.E Clinical Guidelines

If you wish to attend and are unsure if your current level of qualification would be accepted, please give one of the team a call and we can give you a decision via email or over the phone.

Discover more about Manipulation Therapy Theory

COURSE OVERVIEW
OMT Training will introduce the participants of OMT Spinal Manipulation into the theoretical and practical principals of using Manipulation techniques within a clinical setting for the treatment of a number of musculoskeletal conditions.

This 4 Day Practical Training Course will give students the following:

  • 16 hours of face to face teaching
  • 16 hours pre reading information
  • Total time 32 hours CPD
  • Continued assessment throughout the course
  • 30-45 mins written competency test for all students
  • Safe, sound and effective background in the use of OMT Spinal Manipulation
  • OMT Spinal Manipulation will offer participants a fantastic new skill base with which they can use within their clinical practice
  • Discuss scientific evidence for the use of manipulation techniques
  • Discuss current research for the use of Manipulation
  • Relate the use of Manipulation to the treatment of acute and chronic pain, and for a number of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Give students a high level of safety, clinical competence and overall the confidence to use manipulation techniques

 

Spinal Manipulative techniques for the following spinal sections:

  • Cervical Thoracic Junction (C7-T1)
  • Thoracic Spine (T1-T12)
  • Ribs
  • Thoracic Lumbar Junction (T12-L1)
  • Lumbar Spine (L1-S1)

 

Note – HVT to OA, AA, C1-C6 and SIJ are not covered over this four day spinal manipulation course. Techniques for cervical mobilisation and articulation along with active and passive examination for the cervical spine will be covered.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Osteopaths / Student Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists / Student Physiotherapists
  • Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists
  • Sports Therapists / Student Sports Therapists
  • Chiropractors / Student Chiropractors
  • and other healthcare providers

 

Please Note:
This course requires ALL students to receive and administer manipulation
Students should NOT attend this course if there is any reason that prevents FULL participation
This course is NOT suitable for participants who are pregnant
Course handbooks will be provided, and the content of the handbook will be underpinned by a structured PowerPoint presentation by the lecturers
Students will be expected to take extra notes regarding areas and techniques that will require more specific explanation or detailed clarification
The handbook and PowerPoints are solely to be used as an aide memoire; the lecturers will adapt the content of the course depending on the student’s backgrounds or therapeutic discipline
Students are ADVISED to refresh their knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology prior to attending the course. If students fail to show the required level of knowledge they may be asked to leave the course.
Full payment required upon booking. Please note £200 Non-Refundable deposit. Courses are Non-Transferable. Due to extreme circumstances, we may move you to another course but this is dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Such a move to another course would incur a £49 ‘change of course’ fee. This fee is compulsory and non-negotiable.

ADVANCED SPINAL MANIPULATION

 

A 2 Day Workshop in advanced manipulative techniques for:

  1. OA, AA Thrust Techniques
  2. Cervical Spine Manipulation (C1-C7 / Grade V Techniques)

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of Advanced Spinal Manipulation, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a consolidation of existing knowledge and performance in pre-thrust spinal positioning for HVT thrust techniques
  • Demonstrate a consolidation of existing knowledge and performance in the use of HVT thrust techniques for the spine, thorax, pelvis and peripheral manipulation techniques
  • Describe and demonstrate minimal leverage, long and short lever techniques

OMT SPINAL MANIPULATION

OMT Advanced Spinal Manipulation is tailored to meet the needs of participants in addressing frequently encountered problems with the safe and effective delivery of specific HVT thrust techniques, it looks to build your existing knowledge within HVT spinal manipulation and developing and refining your current skill base.

All techniques will be taught with an emphasis on final minor adjustments using minimal force and short and long lever techniques. This bespoke training course has been delivered and taught to therapists worldwide, with the OMT team, training prestigious organisations such as the medical teams at Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC.

OMT Advanced Spinal Manipulation is aimed at therapists with previous experience and relevant qualifications within manipulative therapies, such as Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Sports Therapists we aim to take your skills up to the next level with this challenging and highly rewarding technique classes.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  •   Osteopaths / Student Osteopaths
  •   Physiotherapists / Student Physiotherapists
  •   Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists
  •   Sports Therapists / Student Sports Therapists
  •   Chiropractors / Student Chiropractors
  •   and other healthcare providers.
Please Note:
Full payment required upon booking. Please note £200 Non-Refundable deposit. Courses are Non-Transferable. Due to extreme circumstances, we may move you to another course but this is dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Such a move to another course would incur a £49 ‘change of course’ fee. This fee is compulsory and non-negotiable.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation

This 1-Day Course will teach you how to effectively utilise Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) using the arco to provide a therapeutic benefit to patients. You will learn how to integrate the Arco tool into your treatments while also integrating techniques you perform on a daily basis.
Our hands-on courses are carried out in small groups in a one-to-one environment.

THIS COURSE WILL COVER:

  • Introduction to IASTM
  • How IASTM works
  • Mechanical & Neurophysiological Effects
  • Contraindications to IASTM
  • How to use the arco incl. tool hygiene
  • Discussion on current IASTM research

Treatment areas using arco:

  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar
  • Upper and Lower Extremities
  • Scar Tissue / Adhesions
  • Active and passive techniques

 IASTM EXPLAINED

The procedure uses instruments to mechanically stimulate soft tissue structures to relieve musculoskeletal pain and discomfort and improve overall mobility and function. In other words, IASTM is a common term that describes the use of a range of ergonomically designed tools to enable clinicians to detect and treat soft tissue pain, injury, and dysfunction.

 

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is a simple, non-invasive form of manual therapy to manipulate or mobilise soft tissue structures of the human body. IASTM is becoming increasingly popular these days among both practitioners and patients alike due to its remarkable safety and efficacy profile. The therapy is nonaggressive, yet effective, and can be applied either alone or in conjunction with supplementary exercises and additional modalities.
Please Note: Full payment required upon booking. Please note £225 Non-Refundable deposit. Courses are Non-Transferable. Due to extreme circumstances, we may move you to another course but this is dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Such a move to another course would incur a £49 ‘change of course’ fee. This fee is compulsory and non-negotiable.

SIJ & hip pain (including Femoral Acetabular impingement, Labral tears and Piriformis syndrome)

Paula Clayton – STT4Performance.com

Sat, 23 November 2019

10:00 – 17:00 GMT

Paula’s workshops are highly practical and clinically relevant courses that provide participants with a clear understanding of the major principles and equips them with a number of techniques that can be used immediately in clinical practice.

This one-day course covers the latest research surrounding the dysfunction of the SIJ & Piriformis Syndrome. A very practical course which will take you through thorough ‘evidence-based’ assessments, manual therapy inputs and rehabilitation, all of which will increase your clinical reasoning and impact on your patient outcomes

Aims

◆Defining what SIJ dysfunction is

◆Recognize signs and symptoms that characterize patients SIJ dysfunction, FAI, Acetabular tears, and piriformis syndrome

◆Understanding the pathophysiology of SIJ pain/dysfunction

◆How to assess patients with SIJ pain/dysfunction

◆How to assess the fascial system

◆Understand the practical application soft tissue techniques and manual therapy technique which impact on pain, dysfunction, and performance

◆Understanding when to implement an intervention and when not to – building on clinical reasoning

◆Understand how the body functions as a whole rather than a sum of its parts and how to affect change with this in mind

◆Rehabilitation of SIJ and hip problems

◆Reduce the risk of recurrence

The course aims to present the scientific evidence and the clinical implications of SIJ dysfunction and piriformis syndrome. Following a thorough assessment to determine which outcome measures you may want to use, manual therapy techniques will be taught, practiced and implemented in order to affect change and improve those outcomes. Targeted rehabilitation and self-treatment techniques will be taught in order to increase a patient’s self-efficacy and to reduce the likelihood of recurrence. There will be opportunities to achieve your own personal learning outcomes.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For further information visit the Eventbrite page.

Please feel free to contact Paula with any questions:

paulaclaytonphysio@gmail.com

The shoulder

Paula Clayton – STT4Performance.com

Sun, 24 November 2019

10:00 – 17:00 GMT

Paula’s workshops are highly practical and clinically relevant courses that provide participants with a clear understanding of the major principles and equips them with a number of techniques that can be used immediately in clinical practice.

This one-day course covers the latest research surrounding the dysfunction of the Shoulder. A very practical course which will take you through thorough ‘evidence-based’ assessments, manual therapy inputs, and rehabilitation, all of which will increase your clinical reasoning and impact on your patient outcomes

Aims

◆Defining the types of shoulder pain/dysfunction

◆Recognize signs and symptoms that characterize patients with shoulder pain/dysfunction

◆Understanding the pathophysiology of shoulder pain/dysfunction

◆How to assess patients with shoulder pain/dysfunction

◆How to assess the fascial system

◆Understand the practical application soft tissue techniques and manual therapy technique which impact on pain, dysfunction and performance

◆Understanding when to implement an intervention and when not to – building on clinical reasoning

◆Understand how the body functions as a whole rather than a sum of its parts and how to affect change with this in mind

◆Rehabilitation of shoulder pain/dysfunction

◆Reduce the risk of recurrence

The course aims to present the scientific evidence and the clinical implications of shoulder pain/dysfunction. Following a thorough assessment to determine which outcome measures you may want to use, manual therapy techniques will be taught, practiced and implemented in order to affect change and improve those outcomes. Targeted rehabilitation and self-treatment techniques will be taught in order to increase a patient’s self-efficacy and to reduce the likelihood of recurrence. There will be opportunities to achieve your own personal learning outcomes.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For further information visit the Eventbrite page.

Please feel free to contact Paula with any questions:

paulaclaytonphysio@gmail.com

Pain Coach Workshop

Richmond Stace MCSP MSc BSc (Hons) Specialist Pain Physiotherapist | Pain Coach | Social Entrepaineur

Sun, 6 October 2019

09:30 – 17:00 BST

The purpose of the workshop: (1) to help you understand pain (2) to know what you can do to help people suffering chronic pain move on to live fulfilling lives.

This day is for you if you work with people suffering chronic and complex pain.

The day is definitely for you if you have a thirst for growth & development as a clinician, you love learning and you have a positive approach to life.

You could be a physio, an osteopath, a trainer, an OT, a nurse, a massage therapist or any other clinician/therapist; a mix is always best!

There are 3 main elements:

  • You…the person, the instrument, the guide, the coach
  • Understand pain…what is pain?
  • Pain Coaching…getting the best of the people who come to see you

We explore the many, many areas that make pain what it is; one of many lived human experiences. Why does pain become so dominant in the person’s life? What’s the story? Pain is a conscious experience; what is consciousness? How do we construct perceptions? How do we embody pain? How does our body influence how we feel and think? How do we make best decisions and achieve peak performance? These are all fascinating and relevant questions that we will consider as we journey through science, philosophy, and a dash of common sense.

The day looks like this (approximate timings):

930 Introduction

945 You: strengths, purpose, values, your approach and more

1045 Rest break

11 What is pain really? A lived experience, an inference, personal, a perception, protection and more

1230 Guided meditation practice, breathing & discussion

1 Rest break — lunch

2 Coaching — the art & science of encouraging and enabling

230 Body sense & movement

3 Hands on ~ the use of touch: science & practice

345 Pain Coaching — the session: practices, tools, skills

5 Conclusions

At the end of the day you will have a range of practices and tools to integrate into your day to day work, together with a framework and a clear purpose.

See you there!

Optimising Endurance Performance Course

The Endurance Physio

Sun, 23rd June 2019

07:30 am to 04:00 pm

Optimising Endurance Performance is a 1-day course designed to help endurance athletes and therapists working with endurance athletes maximise potential and reduce injury risk. The course covers a multitude of areas and combines theory based presentations with practical workshops. The course is taught by Mike James aka “The Endurance Physio “ who he 20 years experience specialising in working with the endurance athlete. Mike is also a seasoned endurance athlete having completed over 100 marathons, 50 ultras, 14 Ironman triathlons, a double Ironman, triple Ironman and a channel swim as well as many other ultra endurance events. Get in touch to book your place now!

To book on the Optimising Endurance Performance contact Mike James direct on mikejames1976@btinternet.com