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 ...
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 ...
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...
I really appreciate the anatomy review from the presenter and his explanation of how acupuncture assists clients
Great having the pre-reading materials and the practical experience under guidance. Also the anecdotal stuff and case studies throughout the course.
I appreciated learning the safety for the various muscles around the neck and thoracic spine.
I was very helpful to have the Anatomy Wet Lab Workshop before the advanced course to orientate ourselves to the relevant anatomy.
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...
Appreciated refreshing the anatomy landmarks, because of their obvious importance to clinical practice
1. Practical sessions were very helpful, as was the provided feedback by presenter
2. Course handbook as reference source
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...
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...
The combination of learning tools provided;
- Practicing on different people – different anatomy to consider
- Practical revision
- Case studies, anatomy review (espe...
The length of time + content of the Introductory Course was perfect for the two days. Plenty of time for observation of technique.
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 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 ...
Great course Doug. A good mix of theory and practical and thoroughly enjoyed the way you present. Thanking you.
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.
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....
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...
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...
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...
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 found the comprehensive take home manual, and DVD of technique most helpful
I found the following aspects of the Introductory Course most helpful;
- * dry needling theory + clinical education
- * laid back environment
- * anatomical revision ...
- the practical aspect
- having sufficient time and
- good demonstration & supervision most helpful.
The course manual is very informative t...
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 ...
Good to get the time to practice each area + excellent guidance and supervision in checking technique
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
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...
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 appreciated the revision of anatomy and specifically to visualise body parts as in a 3D model. It's been great!!
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...
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...
Hi Doug, Thanks so much! I have found this stuff very exciting especially for my fibro long term patients. Real functional changes!!
Theory covered - good refresher Surface anatomy + palpation - good refresher Inclusion of case studies very helpful
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...
Surface Anatomy - great revision of what we all think we know so well, but actually don't!
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 case studies, clinical decision discussions, differences in treatment using soft tissues techniques & dry needling, clinical findings and the range of treatment choices available...
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 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...
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Pics in Profile | Must Read Book | Feature 4 - Memberships
Adding Pics to Your Profile
A question recently posed is probably of interest to you as well. "I updated my profile pic, but couldn't see how to get my clinic image uploaded".
Okay - Here goes. Log in and select Profile > Edit > Edit your Details > Clinic Details. Now click on the drop down box for 'Upload new profile' and 'Browse' your computer for the pic. Then upload. Done. Thanks Adrian for the question.
Must Read Book
Christmas is a great opportunity for some reading and kicking back. I would strongly urge you to consider adding this book to your 'must read' list for the upcoming break. Certainly I wish I could have read it during undergraduate study, but then it wasn't written when they built the pyramids, as my children tell me!.
Titled 'The Brain that Changes Itself' it's written by Norman Doidge MD in 2007 and covers the history, trial blazers, intrigue, clinical miracles and research in a story centred on neuroplasticity. Want to know how blind people can see, what the origins of the mirror box was, why people feel like falling when lying on the floor, how to rewire aging brains after a stroke, raise IQ, the origins of bad habits or how to improve movement in children with CP or the concentration, reading and writing skills of children with autism?
Using interviews with leading researchers and personal stories to illustrate miraculous changes, Doidge has written an inspiring and wow factor book that is informative and a pleasure to pick up and read. As a clinician it provides a double bonus shining light on areas as diverse as chronic pain, learning disorders, mental illness, vestibular retraining and more.
Feature 4 - Memberships
A new service, Memberships allows manual therapists to access different levels of support and resources.
As a physiotherapist practicing in a rural and remote community, one of the biggest assistance for me professionally, was having the ability to communicate with others about difficult clinical cases - assessment tools to evaluate baseline and progression, medications to consider, clinical time frames, structuring goals & what treatment options did the evidence indicate appropriate.
AAP Education provides FREE access to Bronze Membership (e.g. Student Acupuncture & Dry Needling webinar, To Swab or not to Swab paper) which provides a range of website based resources. The Gold Membership in addition provides, Safety Series webinars, a 10% discount on products purchased and a one on one Skype session with me to discuss any clinical or research matters. Upcoming Resources include Safety Series - Cervical spine & Neck webinar and Safety Series - Thorax webinar. Platinum and PlatinumPlus Memberships are also available.
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