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Courses and Workshops

Integrative Acupuncture Level 1

Currently there are few options for physiotherapists who wish to explore a holistic approach to needle-based therapies. Dry needling courses offer a model that permits pain modulation but none of the systemic benefits acupuncture offers that can improve mood, sleep, inflammation, appetite and digestive function and sense of well-being.


This course is the entry level into Integrative Acupuncture (IA). IA is a palpation-based style of acupuncture that integrates examination of tissue and movement dysfunction found in manual therapies, with meridian examination found in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) practice, particularly in some styles of meridian-style Japanese Acupuncture.

The theoretical constructs of AOM pertinent to physiotherapy are introduced. The course meets with the International Association of Acupuncture and Physical Therapists' (IAAPT) recommendations for foundational courses in acupuncture. It is based on 100 hours of training: 6 days face to face and the rest through self directed learning.

This course gives participants assessment and treatment tools beyond those offered by dry needling only. The Oriental Medicine theory introduced, gives filters that assist to understand underlying tissue and movement dysfunction drivers and how to best address these.

Patients will experience benefits to their well-being such as better sleep, mood and energy levels, because acupuncture aims to address any underlying energetic imbalances.

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Learning outcomes

  • Have familiarisation with meridian pathways and the correct movement of qi.
  • Have familiarisation with key acupuncture points location and application.
  • Have familiarisation with AOM's major theoretical contracts and how these are applied to understand pathology, diagnosis and developing treatment principles.
  • During the course participants will be expected to follow safety guidelines as outlined by AHPRA and the National Health Guidelines.
  • Be familiar with current evidence supporting the use of acupuncture in common musculoskeletal conditions
  • Be able to apply acupuncture to improve/restore soft tissue status and movement function.
  • Be able to apply the appropriate needle technique for the presenting condition. This includes using the appropriate type, length and gauge of needle.
  • During the course participants will be expected to know areas of the body where vulnerable structures may be compromised if acupuncture is applied without proper regard, or when acupuncture is contraindicated.

Prerequisites

  • This course is available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists and may be also available to other AHPRA registered practitioners.
  • An eagerness to learn, a commitment to engage in the necessary self-directed learning, and a minimum of 12 months clinical experience in your professional field.
  • To access the on line components, you will need to join the Australian Society of Acupuncture Physiotherapistsfor $100 life membership.
  • Completion of an approved Dry Needling course. If it has been more than 3 years since completing a Dry Needling course, then it is necessary to do the ADNG safety module as a refresher.

Presenters

Paula Raymond-Yacoub


Paula has been studying and practicing acupuncture for over 30 years. She has trained in China as well as Japan with some of Japan's leading experts. In her Master's in Clinical Practice (WSU) she incorporated aspects of oriental medicine applicable to the treatment of Torture and Trauma Survivors into her major thesis.She was a founding member of the Australian Society of Acupuncture Physiotherapists as well as being instrumental in the formation of the ADNG.She has taught Manual Therapists the use of Integrative Acupuncture (IA) not simply for pain modulation, instead how to address deeper systemic drivers of pain and movement dysfunction. Her approach looks at the biopsychosocial elements reflected in autonomic nervous system disregulation and the use of IA to assist in patient's wholistic management.

Jonathan Wray


Jonathan Wray is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy 2020). He is a director and principal physiotherapist at Next Wave Therapy in Fremantle, Western Australia and also works as a clinical tutor for the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy program at Curtin University. Jonathan has a special interest in treating headaches, complex neck and shoulder disorders using manual therapy, exercise and acupuncture. Jonathan has been using acupuncture and dry needling for over 10 years and has trained extensively in both western dry needling and integrative acupuncture.

Jennifer Lucy


Jenny Lucy is currently the Chair of the WA ADNG, the Chair of the ADNG National Committee, and has held a registered physiotherapy acupuncture qualification in New Zealand since 1998. Jenny is resident and practicing in Northam WA. Jenny practices using muscle balancing trigenics, rehabilitative exercising, acupuncture and dry needling with all of her clients. Jenny is a tutor on the WA APA Dry Needling Course, and is a tutor on the WA Integrative Acupuncture Training course 2022.

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Wed 01 Jun
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12:00AM - 12:00AM AWST
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Bentley WA 6102 View map
Price: Non Member: $4,067.00
APA Member: $2,740.00
Acupuncture & Dry Needling Group: $2,685.00
Distance Discount: $2,685.00
Registration closing date: 29 May 2022 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 100.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Price: Non Member: $4,067.00
APA Member: $2,740.00
Acupuncture & Dry Needling Group: $2,685.00
Distance Discount: $2,685.00
Registration closing date: 29 May 2022 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 100.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Presenters

Paula Raymond-Yacoub


Paula has been studying and practicing acupuncture for over 30 years. She has trained in China as well as Japan with some of Japan's leading experts. In her Master's in Clinical Practice (WSU) she incorporated aspects of oriental medicine applicable to the treatment of Torture and Trauma Survivors into her major thesis.She was a founding member of the Australian Society of Acupuncture Physiotherapists as well as being instrumental in the formation of the ADNG.She has taught Manual Therapists the use of Integrative Acupuncture (IA) not simply for pain modulation, instead how to address deeper systemic drivers of pain and movement dysfunction. Her approach looks at the biopsychosocial elements reflected in autonomic nervous system disregulation and the use of IA to assist in patient's wholistic management.


Jonathan Wray


Jonathan Wray is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy 2020). He is a director and principal physiotherapist at Next Wave Therapy in Fremantle, Western Australia and also works as a clinical tutor for the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy program at Curtin University. Jonathan has a special interest in treating headaches, complex neck and shoulder disorders using manual therapy, exercise and acupuncture. Jonathan has been using acupuncture and dry needling for over 10 years and has trained extensively in both western dry needling and integrative acupuncture.


Jennifer Lucy


Jenny Lucy is currently the Chair of the WA ADNG, the Chair of the ADNG National Committee, and has held a registered physiotherapy acupuncture qualification in New Zealand since 1998. Jenny is resident and practicing in Northam WA. Jenny practices using muscle balancing trigenics, rehabilitative exercising, acupuncture and dry needling with all of her clients. Jenny is a tutor on the WA APA Dry Needling Course, and is a tutor on the WA Integrative Acupuncture Training course 2022.


Learning outcomes
  • Have familiarisation with meridian pathways and the correct movement of qi.
  • Have familiarisation with key acupuncture points location and application.
  • Have familiarisation with AOM's major theoretical contracts and how these are applied to understand pathology, diagnosis and developing treatment principles.
  • During the course participants will be expected to follow safety guidelines as outlined by AHPRA and the National Health Guidelines.
  • Be familiar with current evidence supporting the use of acupuncture in common musculoskeletal conditions
  • Be able to apply acupuncture to improve/restore soft tissue status and movement function.
  • Be able to apply the appropriate needle technique for the presenting condition. This includes using the appropriate type, length and gauge of needle.
  • During the course participants will be expected to know areas of the body where vulnerable structures may be compromised if acupuncture is applied without proper regard, or when acupuncture is contraindicated.
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • This course is available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists and may be also available to other AHPRA registered practitioners.
  • An eagerness to learn, a commitment to engage in the necessary self-directed learning, and a minimum of 12 months clinical experience in your professional field.
  • To access the on line components, you will need to join the Australian Society of Acupuncture Physiotherapistsfor $100 life membership.
  • Completion of an approved Dry Needling course. If it has been more than 3 years since completing a Dry Needling course, then it is necessary to do the ADNG safety module as a refresher.
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