Hi, I’m Doug Cary, Clinical Director of AAP Education.
We work with enthusiastic, degree qualified health professionals, who aspire to excellence in their clinical and client management skills. Every clinician entering into their profession, dreams of a fulfilling and challenging career. However, they can struggle to learn key clinical skills and integrate the constant flow of new research, into their day to day practice.
Does this describe where you are at present in your clinical development?
You are an enthusiastic and passionate clinician, yearning to succeed in the daily challenge of helping clients, but feel your ‘tool kit’ is partially empty.
You are willing to work hard developing your clinical skills, but feel overwhelmed trying to integrate and understand the relevance of new research in clinical practice.
If so, AAP Education can provide you with ‘must have’ skills training, and also integrate those skills into clinical success. For 16 years AAP Education has been delivering clinical programs designed to immediately improve client outcomes. 95% of our participants say they would recommend our program to another colleague and 98% say they would attend another course of ours in the future.
A representative example of someone who attended an AAP Education Course....
A recent graduate, working in a large clinic, was looking for a new clinical tool to add to his current skills. A dry needling program was at the top of the list for several reasons.
He didn’t like having to hand off his clients to another therapist when they needed that ‘extra bit’ of soft tissue release. If he did more hands on treatment it seemed to flare them up but when they had dry needling they weren’t. Sometimes the clients stayed with the other therapist.
Also when the other therapists went on holiday, their clients often expected dry needling as part of his treatment and he couldn’t satisfy their expectations. Similarly, some new clients to the clinic thought all therapists would be able to provide the dry needling treatment.
Following recommendations from colleagues at the clinic, he attended the AAP Education Clinical Dry Needling Introductory Course in Adelaide.
After enrolling he received a course link, which provided a range of pre-reading and anatomy quiz preparation materials. There was information about suggested parking, meals and course DVD options. In addition he read most of the free material found in the Members > Resource section, and updated his and the clinics details on the free Profile page.
At the course he was surprised with the detailed course manual. It enabled him to sit, listen and jot the occasional note. In addition to the strong anatomy review, he learnt some novel treatment concepts for managing acute injuries and came away feeling confident he would start needling clients straight away.
What Sets AAP Education Apart from the Crowd?
YOU RISK NOTHING! Attend an AAP Education course and if you are not absolutely convinced that it will improve how you treat your clients, we will provide you with a complete refund. Try doing that with one of our competitors. We are the only ones who give a 100% No Risk Satisfaction Guarantee. Why? Because we are sure the course content quality and clinical insights you receive, guarantee you exceptional value for your money. P.S. No one in 16 years has ever asked for a refund from us. Ever!
LIFETIME SUPPORT. Why go through the same pitfalls? Why reinvent the wheel? Your dry needling skills will develop through a series of progressively challenging courses, from Introductory to Master Needling. Along the way you learn in a supportive environment, combining theory practical, case studies and clinical reasoning. Even when not at a course and you have access to the course director for answers, post questions on the Members forum, receive fortnightly ezines packed with clinical information and have access to a large online Resources Library with webinars, documents and research papers. Why? Learning shouldn’t be threatening! We want learning to be clinically relevant and fun. We offer the only progressive, COMPLETE dry needling program with LIFETIME support.
EXPERTISE. You will benefit from a presenter who is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist (member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists) with 25+ years fulltime clinical experience, teaching dry needling for 16+ years and involved in ongoing research at Curtin University. Do other course presenters have such a diverse clinical palate? You will obtain practical insights that cross the spectrum of research into clinical practice and can be applied immediately in your clinic.
BONUS LEARNING TOOLS. Most people don’t recall everything. For this reason you receive an Anatomical Acupuncture Dry Needling course DVD (Value $100) of all the techniques demonstrated during that course. Isn’t that a great resource? Yet NONE of our competitors will provide you with such an important learning tool. In addition to your course DVD, you receive a box of 100 premium Japanese needles, and a BONUS study pack (Value $60) that contains several other essential tools to enhance your learning. Some competitors provide lessor quality needles, but none provide a bonus study pack.
COMPLETE LEARNING MATERIALS. From the moment you enroll you are learning. You receive a bronze membership, access to online anatomy quizzes and online articles. All to maximise your on the day learning. Wet Laboratory Anatomy workshops are available, to enable important review of anatomy ‘in the flesh’. No competitor provides access to anatomy workshops with a dry needling emphasis. At the course you receive a bound, full text (no power point handouts) and a fully EndNote-referenced bound course manual (Value $85). You can sit back, take notes, absorb information and review references later. It all makes your learning easy and for your PD portfolio we provide individualised Course Completion Certificates (value $25). No extra charge.
TIME CREATION. I find when using dry needling to treat clients, it creates 3-4 EXTRA minutes every client if I am treating pain, trigger points or muscle spasm. Over a day of 15-20 clients, this is an extra hour, which I choose to spend providing more comprehensive client education and home exercise development. In this way dry needling improves client outcomes through short-term pain relief and long-term functional improvements.
So come along, have fun, learn from leading clinicians and know you are working towards managing your clients in the best way possible.
We currently provide an extensive range of courses in our clinical dry needling program; Introductory/Refresher, Advanced Lower Quadrant, Advanced Upper Quadrant and Master Needling Course. Advanced Courses include an Wet Anatomy Workshop reflecting Mr. Doug Cary's (developer & presenter) belief that you can never get to much of the basic science, when it comes to manual therapists and the human body.
This is the first and only dry needling program, acupuncture course or western acupuncture course in Australia that enables the linking of clinical surface anatomy with actual wet lab cadavers.
Dry Needling Course Comparison
Here is a comparison of dry needling courses available in Australia as advertised on the web (10/3/2013). Information is based upon what is displayed on each courses' website. 'No' means that the information wasn't freely available on the website.
|Benefit||AAP Education||Dry Needling+||Select Physio||Back to Life||Combined Heath||CPD Health||GEMt||APA|
|Course DVD Resource||YES||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|100% No Risk Satisfaction Guarantee||YES||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Website Published Cost||$645||$740||No||$660||No||$747||$1050 (3 days)||$985 non APA, $655 APA|
|Bound & EndNote Referenced Course Manual||YES||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Specialist (FACP) Presenter||YES||No||No||YES||No||No||No||Mixed|
|Starter Kit & Study Kit||YES||No||No||No||No||No||Starter only||No|
|Free Lifetime Support||YES||No||No||No||No||YES||No||No|
|Free Resources Membership||YES||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
Presented by Mr. Doug Cary, these workshops are available to all qualified health practitioners and are highly recommended to those attending any Anatomical Acupuncture Program course. These courses review wet lab specimens for the head and neck, spine, upper and lower limbs - all in the same 2 hours session; priceless. Go to Wet Laboratory Anatomy Workshop for further information.
We are also extremely fortunate to have Dr. Shaun O’Leary visit to provide his internationally recognized Integrated Solutions for Complex Necks course. Covering in detail spinal anatomy, assessment and up to date research back rehabilitation, this course is cutting edge and extremely clinically relevant. Click here for further information.
Is Bigger Better? Outcome Measures and Screening Tools
The BIGGER it is, the better it is…… Yes?
Well ...... not always, but unless you can measure it, how would you know?
Presented by Philip Gabel, this one day workshop provides you with the clinical tools and solutions within a biopsychosocial model, to make firm evidence based/informed practice (EBP) decisions. The use of outcome measures provides both external and clinical evidence, that indicates the efficacy of chosen treatment interventions, with a patient-centered focus on condition status and progression. Go to Is Bigger Better? for further information.
The SIJ & Pelvis Course and the TMJ Course utilise Brian Mulligan's concepts in uniquely designed way and are presented around the world by course creator Mr. Mark Oliver (certified Mulligan concepts teacher) to assist practitioners assess and treat painful conditions involving these challenging areas. Click on the link for SIJ & Pelvis and for the TMJ for further information.
Musculoskeletal & Real Time US
Presented by Mr. Peter Esselbach, this course covers correct sounding technique of neuromuscularskeletal tissues in both upper and lower limbs. Special emphasis is placed on common clinical presentations. Peter, who has qualifications and works in both sonography and physiotherapy, provides close supervision assisting those unfamiliar with picture interpretation. Click here for further information.
In the "Shop" section you can access important practice supplies, premium needles, updated course manuals, replacement course certificates and Muscle Grab HD videos from the Technique Library. Please note that you will only be able to access DVDs and Muscle Grabs for the courses that you have completed.
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