Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling

 

The Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling (MDN) course is a 6 day postgraduate program for therapists.  The MDN is based on the accredited acupuncture course for Physiotherapists taught by Dr Norris for over 20 years, and his Dry Needling courses taught for various universities and teaching groups throughout Europe.  The MDN course is delivered to the same high standard (‘M’ level) as the foundation course for hospital physiotherapists, but is now open to other therapy professionals.

The MDN course covers Medical Acupuncture in detail, and presents an evidence based approach to this treatment modality for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.  The course is offered either as a single 6 day program, or as 3 blocks of 2 days with a choice of 3 exit points.  Each exit point equips students to demonstrate clinical competence in the areas covered.

Illustrative content

  • MDN in context
  • Meridian pathways
  • The science behind acupuncture pointsacupuncture-treatment
  • Point identification
  • Safe needling & clean field
  • Dangers, cautions, & contraindications
  • Pain & biopsychosocial management
  • Point combinations
  • MSK treatment protocols
  • Case histories & patient demonstration
  • Planning the treatment session
  • MDN treatment pathways
  • Superficial & deep dry needlingnew-pocketbook
  • Trigger point needling
  • Needling & tissue healing
  • Fascial and scar needling
  • Periosteal techniques
  • Needling within tendinopathy management
  • Problem solving

 

Part (I) – Introduction to Dry Needling (2 days)

Introduces the student to needling.  Covers superficial dry needling technique, focusing on trigger points.  Balance between theory and practice with an emphasis on safety, evidence base, and clinical reasoning.  Trigger points on the low back & buttock (not neck), shoulder, hip, upper & lower limbs.

Part (II) – Medical Acupuncture (2 days)

Covers acupuncture points and meridians, Medical acupuncture treatment protocols, using 30 common acupuncture points.  Combining Dry Needling with Medical Acupuncture into modern clinical practice.  Acupuncture points on the shoulder & upper limb, hip & lower limb and back (not neck or head / face)

Part (III) – Advanced technique and clinical practice (2 days)

Deeper dry needling, periosteal, tendon, and scar tissue techniques.  Further acupuncture points (neck, head, face & abdomen).  Trigger points of the neck and face.  Electro acupuncture.  Clinical reasoning and patient demonstration.  Case history problem solving.

 

This course is also offered as an accelerated pathway of 5 days (single block).  Those who have completed part (I) may attend this new pathway from day 3.

 

Future courses

DateVenueCourse organiserSuitabilityCost
24-25 Jul 2018 (MDN 1)Be-Active clinic
Hertford
Please visit this site to bookSuitable for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists (Level 4 & above )£285
(2 day course)
26-28 Jul 2018 (Medical Acupuncture and Advanced Dry Needling)Be-Active clinic
Hertford
Please visit this site to bookSuitable for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists (Level 4 & above ). Please see this page for detailsPlease see this page for details
1-2 September 2018 (MDN 1)Small Hall,
International Community Centre,
Mansfield Road,
Nottingham
NG1 3FN
Please contact Alex Hall via this linkSuitable for level 4 graduates and those holding other appropriate qualifications, e.g. Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Sports Therapy£300
15-16 September 2018 (MDN 2)Small Hall,
International Community Centre,
Mansfield Road,
Nottingham
NG1 3FN
Please contact Alex Hall via this linkSuitable for level 4 graduates and those holding other appropriate qualifications, e.g. Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Sports Therapy£300
22-23 September 2018 (MDN 3)Small Hall,
International Community Centre,
Mansfield Road,
Nottingham
NG1 3FN
Please contact Alex Hall via this linkSuitable for level 4 graduates and those holding other appropriate qualifications, e.g. Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Sports Therapy£300
28-29 Sept 2018 (MDN 1)Be-Active clinic
Hertford
Please visit this site to bookSuitable for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists (Level 4 & above )£285
(2 day course)
30 Sept - 2 Oct 2018 (MDN 1)Be-Active clinic
Hertford
Please visit this site to bookSuitable for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists (Level 4 & above )£285
(3 day course)
26-27 Nov 2018 (MDN 1)Be-Active clinic
Hertford
Please visit this site to bookSuitable for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists (Level 4 & above )£285
(2 day course)
28-30 Nov 2018 (MDN 1)Be-Active clinic
Hertford
Please visit this site to bookSuitable for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists (Level 4 & above )£285
(3 day course)
9-14 Nov 2018 (MDN 1, MDN 2 and MDN 3)Belwederski Hotel
Warsaw
Poland
Please contact Jesika Wietecha by emailSuitable for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Sports Therapists (Level 4 & above )860 Euros

Testimonials

“Excellent course, brilliantly delivered and totally relevant. Best acupuncture course and tutor I have experienced.”

Senior physiotherapist

“Feel confident to return to acupuncture!”

Private physiotherapist