I was very helpful to have the Anatomy Wet Lab Workshop before the advanced course to orientate ourselves to the relevant anatomy.
I started to learn acupuncture quite a number of years ago with Doug's Introductory course in Acupuncture. I returned to my clinic immediately enthusiastic to implement my new skill. In ...
Doug I found the;
- + case study presentations
- + demos and low ratio of student to presenter
- + plantar fascia discussion
- + wet lab anatomy worksh...
The aspects of the course that I found most useful;
+ The detailed analysis and method of presentation of anatomy and palpation
The simple and clear explanations made it easier to und...
Just want to say a quick thanks for sending out these Clinical Kit eZines to those who have previously undertaken you courses. The info is really much appreciated and the effort...
I really liked;
- Case studies, to think about where dry needling has been applied successfully
- Review of anatomy and cross sectional slides, because I haven't seen those i...
I really appreciate the anatomy review from the presenter and his explanation of how acupuncture assists clients
I appreciated the revision of anatomy and specifically to visualise body parts as in a 3D model. It's been great!!
The teaching of the anatomy - superficial and deep was very helpful and presented differently to uni - I would be keen to learn more anatomy this way
as a chiropractor, dry needling has helped achieve better clinical outcomes via decreased neuromuscular tension and decreased pain levels, allowing for improved patient compliance with home care ...
Thank you very much for coming up to Perth and specifically designing a program for us. Communication prior to the course was top standard, the custom upper limb program was ver...
Since doing the Upper and Lower Quadrant courses, I feel much more confident using dry needling on patients. The courses have empowered me with practical skills and knowledge that I was able to immedi...
What I best liked about the course was;
- Lumbar muscle palpation and discussion about treatment theories
- Wet anatomy lab and relating to clinical relevance
- Functional and...
Very specific- anatomy and technique... challenges you to think critically about exactly what your are targeting and the reason behind why you are doing it
I found the practical sessions and review of anatomy most helpful. Didn't think I would lose that much recall since only recently graduating, but seems I have!
Key points were the professio...
I enjoyed the opportunity to work through a complex case study, including diagnosis and treatment (all forms of physiotherapy treatment) and then see optimal management.
Great course Doug. A good mix of theory and practical and thoroughly enjoyed the way you present. Thanking you.
The Introductory/Refresher Course was Excellent, both in clinical reasoning and in the practical sessions.
The locations of trigger points, the areas of referred pain/sensation and the...
I found the explanation of the pain patterns and clinical reasoning of case studies helpful. This helped me to understand when to use these dry needling techniques on my own clients.
The course had a great balance of theory and practical. I enjoyed learning all the trigger points and referral patterns.
I really appreciated the casual environment in which the course was ...
Theory covered - good refresher Surface anatomy + palpation - good refresher Inclusion of case studies very helpful
Good to get the time to practice each area + excellent guidance and supervision in checking technique
- the practical aspect
- having sufficient time and
- good demonstration & supervision most helpful.
The course manual is very informative t...
I was just thinking about you this morning. I was DNing a patient and thought about how well run, enjoyable and useful your course was. I did the Introductory Course 2-3 years ago...
Appreciated refreshing the anatomy landmarks, because of their obvious importance to clinical practice
From the course I found a better understanding of the anatomy via;
- Cross sectional anatomy views
- Description of tissues in layers and depth
- Greater awareness of what I a...
The further information i.e. the extension from the Introductory Course I felt was vital.
Introductory Course was great, but this quadrant specific course is amazing - so much detail and s...
Have purchased the Visible Body app for my iPad.
And how happy am I??
This app is just amazing!
Can't wait to get using it with my patients.
Big thanks to Doug for t...
I have completed three Anatomical Acupuncture courses, traveling from Brisbane to Perth for each course. Prior to the first course I researched the available Dry Needling courses and based o...
Great having the pre-reading materials and the practical experience under guidance. Also the anecdotal stuff and case studies throughout the course.
Surface Anatomy - great revision of what we all think we know so well, but actually don't!
1. Practical sessions were very helpful, as was the provided feedback by presenter
2. Course handbook as reference source
I found the following aspects of the Introductory Course most helpful;
- * dry needling theory + clinical education
- * laid back environment
- * anatomical revision ...
The combination of learning tools provided;
- Practicing on different people – different anatomy to consider
- Practical revision
- Case studies, anatomy review (espe...
I have meant to write to you for a long time now regarding the courses I completed with you in July. I wanted to write to say thank you so much for everything over those 6...
I liked the demonstration and then having time to go away and practice. Also the take home needling kit to practice at home straight away. It was a good course enhancing understanding of anatomy at a ...
I completed the Advanced Upper and Advanced Lower Quadrant courses with Doug. I found the quality of the content, especially applied anatomy and practical instruction to be exceptional, and ...
I found the case studies, clinical decision discussions, differences in treatment using soft tissues techniques & dry needling, clinical findings and the range of treatment choices available...
Hi Doug, Thanks so much! I have found this stuff very exciting especially for my fibro long term patients. Real functional changes!!
I found the relaxed environment, made it easier to learn and the pre-reading was helpful.
As a recent grad, I believe this information is critical as another tool for assessment and treatment....
I appreciated learning the safety for the various muscles around the neck and thoracic spine.
Thank you for another great course (Advanced Upper Quadrant), it was an excellent anatomy refresher and I have used the techniques extensively with some really good effects in conjunction with my othe...
I found the comprehensive take home manual, and DVD of technique most helpful
The length of time + content of the Introductory Course was perfect for the two days. Plenty of time for observation of technique.
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New Courses - Shaun O'Leary & Peter Esselbach | Ambassadors | Education Fund
In addition to our new dry needling Wet Lab Anatomy Session we have 2 additional courses available for clinicians.
Cervical Assessment & Management Course
This "must do" course is presented by Dr. Shaun O'Leary. The Cervical Assessment & Management Course covers in detail relevant cervical, thoracic and shoulder girdle anatomy, assessment and testing protocols developed at University of Queensland, plus up to date cervical, thoracic and shoulder girdle rehabilitation exercise programs.
Course Dates: Perth | Nov 3/4 & Adelaide | Sept 15/16.
Musculoskeletal & Real-Time Ultrasound Course
This course is appropriate for health professionals with an interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound scanning and real time ultrasound imaging (RTUI) for pelvic & trunk core stabilisers and common peripheral pathologies. The course is presented by Peter Esselbach who has over 20 years experience in clinical and teaching medical sonography.
This course require no previous tuition. It includes a comprehensive course manual and a large emphasis is placed on hands on tuition to enable appropriate skill based competency. This course is continually refined and reviewed to ensure relevance to physiotherapists and other medical professionals. Ultrasound units will be provided on the day for usage and hands on experience.
Course Date: Perth | Oct 27/28
These clinically challenging courses are backed by our 100% No Risk Satisfaction Guarantee (first and only guarantee in Australia).
National Registration CPD 20 hours.
AAP Education Ambassadors
You maybe required to pick up the presenter from the airport and drive them to their accommodation. You will be responsible for setting up the venue, coordinating refreshments and acting as problem solver when required. You will be able to attend the course presented for free and another AAP Education course within 12 months for a 50% saving.
Your Education Fund - Your Training Solution
From personal experience we notice the growing requirement of new and recent graduates to attend quality, regular professional development. At the same time practice principals in small clinics are increasingly under management load; legal, taxation, superannuation, marketing, and other compliance requirements. When it comes to new staff recruitment or possibly existing staff retention, the small practices struggles to be attractive against larger practices, with inbuilt new graduate training programs, practitioners with specialty skills in a variety of areas and bigger budgets with economies of scale. Sound familiar?
It doesn't have to be that way with our turnkey service The Education Fund, because all the work is done for you. Investing in your staff is an immediate benefit for your clients and your clinic. Put simply, you can now offer existing staff and new potential staff, a suite of professional development opportunities. You decide how many courses you want to invest in and your staff can choose which specific course(s) they wish to attend.
- Ability to offer attractive professional development courses as part of staff recruitment and retention
- Flexibility for staff to choose their own professional development courses
- No professional development planning or presentation of staff inservices
- Preferred notification before general advertisement
- High Quality AAP Education benefits - secure website, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, accredited courses with hour-for-hour national registration requirements & course completion certificate
How Does The Education Fund Work?
- You select and pay via SHOP an Education Fund Package
- You receive a special coupon code that staff will use when booking their course(s)
- You inform staff of their entitlement to attend a certain number of courses per year
- Staff select course, enrol online and 'pay' using provided coupon code (% saving on normal course fee)
- You receive Preferred Notification status; emails and newsletters of upcoming courses before general advertisement
As an idea, you could offer a professional development course as part of your clinic reward program or as an annual prize.