Professional Training

MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

Medical Acupuncture

ADVANCED MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

Advanced Medical Acupuncture

SPINAL MANIPULATION

Spinal Manipulation

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Positional Release Techniques

Breathing Pattern Disorder

Functional movement Taping


MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

Giles Gyer and Jimmy Michael (Osteon Manual Therapy Training)

8-9 July 2017

19-20 Oct 2017

Cost: £295

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.


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

Giles Gyer and Jimmy Michael (Osteon Manual Therapy Training)

21-22 Oct 2017

£295

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.

SPINAL MANIPULATION For the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions

Giles Gyer and Jimmy Michael (Osteon Manual Therapy Training)

6-7 Jul 2017

£295

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.

POSITIONAL RELEASE TECHNIQUES FOR PELVIC AND SPINAL FASCIAL, MYOFASCIAL AND ARTICULAR PAIN AND DYSFUNCTION

Leon Chaitow

Dates: TBC

11th March – 08:30- 18:00 12th March – 09:00 – 17:30
CPD hours: 14 • cost: £295

Positional Release Techniques (PRT), including Strain-Counterstrain and Functional Technique, are soft tissue methods that rely on precise positioning of dysfunctional tissues in ways that allow a spontaneous response that releases or reduces excessive tension and/or spasm.
The mechanisms are thought to result from spindle resetting, reduction in nociceptive sensitivity, and circulatory enhancement. More recent research indicates a rapid beneficial influence on fascial structures. These methods are ideal for acute situations, but can usefully be added to treatment of chronic dysfunction, and can be combined with other soft tissue and joint mobilisation approaches.
PRT workshops include topics which set the use of the methods in context, as well as practical (hands-on) application of these safe, effective and well-researched methods.

BY THE END OF THE COURSE THE PARTICIPANT SHOULD HAVE:

  • An understanding of the methodology, cautions and precautions relating to the use of PRT in a clinical setting
  • An awareness of the therapeutic value of PRT, (particularly strain/counterstrain (SCS) based on clinical and research evidence as well as experiential evidence
  • The ability to employ PRT for first aid care of recent onset pain – and for self-application
  • The ability to show patients self-management use of this research evidence as well as experiential
  • An understanding of the value of PRT in chronic pain, trigger point and restriction settings
  • An awareness of the wide range of PRT-related approaches used in osteopathy, chiropractic and physical therapy

The workshop will incorporate lecture, extensive handout notes, PowerPoint and video presentations, hands-on instruction and practice.

Understanding and Treating Breathing Pattern Disorders (BPD) – including thoracic and pelvic biomechanical influences
NOTE: Course includes MET, Positional Release and Myofascial pain management elements

Leon Chaitow

Dates: February 24/25th 2018

Learning objectives:
By the end of the course the participant should have:

• An understanding of the widespread influences of unbalanced breathing patterns on physical and emotional health in general, and the musculoskeletal system in particular, based on current clinical and research evidence
• An understanding of the connection between unbalanced breathing and changes involving circulatory, neurological, psychological and metabolic processes, based on clinical and research evidence
• An awareness of the connection between BPD and pelvic floor (and sacro-iliac) dysfunction
• The ability to recognize signs and symptoms of functional breathing pattern disorders.
• The ability to utilize a validated instrument (Nijmegen questionnaire) in assessing BPD
• An awareness of a variety of evidence based, clinically useful, approaches to breathing rehabilitation, including the use of appropriate soft tissue and articular mobilization methods.
• An increased ability to explain to clients the value of regularly applied rehabilitation (breathing exercises and mobilization methods) in the management of breathing pattern disorders
• Greater awareness of various complementary approaches to rehabilitation of
respiratory function – including nutritional.

Course outline
This course will explain the presentation and symptoms of, as well as rehabilitation strategies for, the widespread habit (mainly affecting females) of unbalanced respiration (breathing pattern disorder/BPD).
New evidence will be offered linking BPD with disturbed autonomic balance, musculoskeletal and circulatory function, affecting pain thresholds, motor control, core stability and balance, as well as emotional lability. Safe rehabilitation methods will be demonstrated, taught and practised.

Course Schedule
1. Introduction to breathing pattern disorders (BPD): definitions, gender issues, range, symptoms, triggers. (lecture/powerpoint demonstration)
2. The patho-physiology of BPDs – effects of BPD on circulatory, neurological, psychological and metabolic processes. (lecture/powerpoint demonstration)
3. Recognizing BPD. Signs and symptoms; tests – including Nijmegen questionnaire as well as other validated methods, including capnography (if available), plus evaluation of accessory respiratory muscles and myofascial changes, ribs and other
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thoracic structures. (lecture, demonstration + class interaction working in small
groups)
4. Evaluation (and where appropriate, treatment) of pelvic influences on respiratory
function
5. Biomechanical rehabilitation methods – description and demonstration of soft tissue
and articular manipulation and mobilisation methods, using a combination of muscle energy techniques and positional release methods, combined with rehabilitation protocols. (demonstration + class interaction working in small groups)
6. Thoracic cage mobilization methods – using validated osteopathic methods (demonstration + class interaction working in small groups)
7. Rehabilitation exercises : pursed lip breathing, anti-arousal breathing, Brugger’s methods etc. (practical demonstrations using volunteers + class practice of self- application of methods)
8. Nutritional strategies – for example in situations where low blood sugar levels exacerbate BPD
9. Review and questions

Suggested reading :
Chaitow L, Bradley D, Gilbert 2014 Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Chaitow L, Bradley D, Gilbert 2002 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Breathing Pattern Disorders. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Chaitow L 2004 Breathing pattern disorders, motor control, and low back pain
Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 7(1): 34-41

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT TAPING

Kinesiology Taping Evolved
At ROCKTAPE UK we are committed to delivering the highest quality kinesiology taping seminars in the UK. We believe education should be informative, movement-centric and fun. Our approach is guided by evidence but not shackled by it. We teach taping concepts that can be used with elegant simplicity to create lasting change to complex problems. We understand there is still much to learn. ROCKTAPE is the future of kinesiology taping education.

Elite Physio and Therapy (Clinic Equilibrium)
FMT 1 Sunday 8th October 2017
FMT1 £144
FMT1 & FMT2 £250
9.00am – 4.30pm

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT TAPING 1 (FMT1)
This 1 day workshop is a perfect introduction to our taping theory and concepts. Based on previous feedback it is suitable for both novice and experienced tapers. The course is aimed at Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sports and Massage Therapists, and Personal Trainers. If your profession has not been mentioned please contact us to discuss the course suitability. FMT1 aims to teach you lots of taping techniques and the concepts on which they are based. This will equip you with the skills and understanding to effectively apply ROCKTAPE to virtually any problem within the musculoskeletal system.

FMT1 Course outline:
Theory and Concepts of Kinesiology taping
Practical Introduction
Symptom Reduction Taping (SRT)
Research Review
Oedema Control Taping (OCT)
Dynamic Postural Taping (DPT)
Power Taping Method (PTM)
Summary

FMT1 Learning Objectives:
To understand proposed mechanisms behind the effects of Kinesiology Tape
To gain a basic knowledge of the research in Kinesiology taping
To learn and practise correct tape cutting and handling skills
To learn the concepts behind 4 main types of tape application
To practise application of the 4 main types of tape application

Elite Physio and Therapy (Clinic Equilibrium)
FMT 2 Sunday 29th October 2017
FMT1 £144
FMT1 & FMT2 £250
9.00am – 4.30pm

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT TAPING 2 (FMT2)
This course has been designed for those who have completed FMT1 or another introductory taping course. If you have taped before, are confident of the basics and are looking for some advanced taping skills this is the day for you. Put simply FMT2 will take your taping to the next level. FMT2 will refine and expand Symptom Reduction and Postural Control tapings learnt on FMT1 and introduce exciting new techniques such as ‘Tweak Taping’ to enhance and elongate the effects of manual therapy. And our unique movement screening and ‘Power Taping’ applications.

FMT2 Course Outline:
Detailed Research Review
Advanced Symptom Reduction Taping
Advanced Postural Control Taping
Tweak Taping
Movement Screening and Power taping
Integrating ROCKTAPE into your clinical practise
Clinical problem solving

FMT2 Learning Objectives
Improve knowledge of research evidence
Perfect tape handling skills
Expand scope of what injuries/problems kinesiology taping is used to treat
Improve understanding of how to best use taping as part of your treatment system

Level 1 must be completed before Level 2

Where: Elite Physio and Therapy, 1st Floor, 21/23 Hall Road , Bowdon , Cheshire, WA14 3AY
When: FMT 1 Sun 8th October 2017 9:15am-4.30pm. Registration 9am
FMT 2 Sun 29th October 2017
Includes: Course notes, Roller, Morning/Afternoon tea.
CPD: A personal certificate of attendance with CPD hours will be issued upon completion.