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Nurturing You & Tax Time Provides Opportunities

I am just finishing up going around and around the paddock, seeding our hay crop and winter graze crop. Each paddock takes about 8 hours and gives me plenty of time to think - well that is what I tell my wife (also a great time to absorb a couple of talking books). I do this each Autumn and it usually involves sewing a main crop like oats, barley or triticale. However I have been reading and looking a bit deeper at the ways plants interact, support and nurture each other. One good example is the interaction between legumes and grasses. Legumes, with the help of rhizobia bacteria, fix atmospheric nitrogen and deposit it into the soil making it available for the grasses. For this reason we mix...
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Slackining Course in Australia

Dr Phil Gabel completed the first Australia course in Slacklining Rehabilitation in Brisbane Nov 15. We are planning on having this course presented in each state. As it is a one day course, Sundays work well and we are looking for a progressive practice in each state interested in hosting. Due to the nature of the course, access to a park (with solid trees) or structural fixtures (bollard, poles etc) is required, about  3 - 5 m apart is ideal. Please email me  doug@aapeducation.com.au if you are interested in being involved. Attached is picture of part of the group trying out the structured progression program that can be used with sports, ortho, msk and neuro clients. To read more about the...
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Advanced Lower Quadrant

Wednesday and Thursday were the last 2 days in this 6 day block of dry needling courses. Congratulations to Allan for traveling from Sweden to undertake a full 6 days of dry needling training. Allan was pretty keen on surfing so have included a pararoma that I took camping the weekend before at Cape Arid NP - not too many other campers on this beach! Just us, waves, whales and one seal. Wednesday was a pretty full on day, with a 2 hour wet lab anatomy session at UWA. Judging from feedback this was really well received and the over whelming consensus was that it was better having the Wet Lab in the middle of the courses, rather than right at...
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Advanced Upper Quadrant Course

An amazing couple of days with a group of experienced and enthusiastic talking about upper quadrnat clinical conditions and how to incorporate dry needling into current clinical experience. Love the sharing that happens between experienced practitioners.       We found the medial pterygoids of the year - see picture and while no photo credits were requested, thanks to Liz for sharing her inner secrets :)   Following on from participants suggestions some changes have been made for the 2016 course, thanks for everyone's input. Some course comments; "Safe needling through the thorax especially through not so obvious muscles like serratus posterior superior and better ways to needle through paravertebrals. Very good experience drawing out the rib cage + knowing where...
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Introductory Dry Needling Course

Just completed the Introductory Course in Perth. This would have to have been the most diverse group for a long time, and such fun. We had great mix of; rural and metro practitioners, a diversity across professions; physios, osteopath and OT age and experience; recent grads and old hands plus internationals (Sweden, UK and Canada) and locals I was using a different format of presentation this time and apart from some teething issues related to manuals found that the flow was much better and feedback was overall positive. Some great suggestions were made from participants and these will be taken on board for the next course. "Interaction wit Doug was fantastic. No question was silly so I felt very comfortable to...
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AAP Education Focus on Fascial Manipulation Courses

    Fascial Manipulation Level 1 & 2 Courses Now in Australia     With textbooks printed in 6 languages and courses conducted around the world, this comprehensive system of fascial examination and treatment  pioneered by Luigi Stecco, an Italian Physiotherapist, is i deally suited for physiotherapists, osteopaths, medical doctors & chiropractors. These day courses are intensive, where theory lessons, demonstrations, and practice between participants alternate throughout the day. I personally have not yet attended these courses, so I asked a previous course participant to write about their experience attending the Level 1 Course and subsequently the effect on their clients. "I completed the first Australian course in March 2013 when it was taught by Julie Ann Day, who has helped...
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AAP Education Focus on VideoXs for Android

    Following the huge success of VideoXs on the apple platform and after repeated requests we are in the final stages of making this stand alone exercise prescription app available to android users. PLUS With this new android build, we have incorporated many user requests but kept the app simple and streamline.   *** KEY FEATURES INCLUDE *** A Stand Alone App - No database, No cloud, No hacking, No Setup, Contract or Monthly fees Only requires the clinician to have a smart phone (tax deductible) Client can receive exercises as email or printed copy Ultimate Clinician customization of Problems, Goals, & Solution Modules Solutions options include Aerobic, Strength, Flexibility & Customised (Vestibular, Cardio) Use in camera function for stills...
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2015-Jumping out of your Groove

Hi With only a short time till the main Christmas break I trust that you have booked off some serious time quality time with family and friends. Also sometime with yourself to reflect on the year that has passed and what you have achieved, plus light some candles to represent your goals for next year. Clinical Grooves Professional development for me personally is the lifeblood of our profession . With time pressures it is too easy to continue repeating what was done yesterday, without reflection that there maybe a better way. This is not to say that years of treating experience are not as important as the new paradigm or in vogue technique. Not at all. Learning in our profession is...
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Adelaide Course | Scholarships and Course Discounts

Hi Course Updates Adelaide Course It is a great pleasure to be offering colleagues in Adelaide the chance to attend Jeremy Lewis's The Shoulder: Theory & Practice . Conducted around Australia and internationally this is a very popular course. Places are limited and the course is now listed on our website for enrolment. Professional Development Special Offers - Students + Rural & Remote Practitioners We at AAP Education believe strongly in the ongoing commitment to professional development , as a means of individuals progressing their clinical skills and as a profession being able to offer high quality, effective services. Both of the following courses have available generous options for recent or financially challenged graduates to encourage their participation in professional development....
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The Shoulder: Theory and Practice - Adelaide

The Shoulder: Theory & Practice Great news for SA physios as Dr.Jeremy Lewis is now going to be presenting this course in Adelaide for the first time in 2015. Certainly a 'must do course' for MSK and Sports inclined physiotherapists, be you in private or public practice. Full details can be found here 

5* $1000 Vestibular Scholarships for 2015 | Upcoming Courses| Student Special

Hi, As previously discussed I recently had the pleasure of learning from Jeremy Lewis about the management of rotator cuff conditions using exercise prescription. Importantly, how the evidence is strongly in favor of this approach in comparison to other interventions available; including medications and surgery. Being a ‘move well, stay well’ proponent, living and breathing exercise prescription everyday can make it seem passé . However when you see a client who has been given a downloaded exercise sheet and oral instructions of “do this twice a day,” it flies in the face of the skill required when correctly prescribing exercises. Whether assessing and determining a movement dysfunction in the shoulder or lumbar spine, the assessment findings, combined with an understanding of...
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2015 Developing Clinical Expertise

I am really excited to let you know about some new courses that we have been able to arrange for early 2015 - actually these courses have all been requested from AAP Education membership. Mark Oliver's TMJ Course Presented by Mr. Mark Oliver (certified Mulligan concepts teacher) , this 2 day practical workshop provides participants with new examination and treatment skills for TMJ disorders (utilising Mulligan's principals). Appropriately trained manual therapists can assist greatly in management of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) . The manual therapist must have a sound knowledge of TMJ and orofacial anatomy, the role of postural disorders and spinal dysfunction on TMD, the ability to perform and evaluate an eclectic physical examination and the ability to carry out...
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Dr. J Lewis Frozen Shoulder Evening | Mulligans UQ - New Grad Savings

Hi A couple of unique opportunities are presenting themselves in the next couple of months for both students and practitioners, that I thought were worth emphasising so you didn't miss out. For students and recent graduates there are some significant savings for these offerings on a first come basis. Pizza & PD: Thawing the Frozen Shoulder - 18 September 6.30 - 8.30pm If you missed out on enrolling in the shoulder courses (both full with waiting lists) this is the ideal opportunity for students & practitioners to hear Dr. Jeremy Lewis, who is visiting from England, discuss his area of clinical expertise; the shoulder, with special reference to epidemiology, assessment, diagnosis, and EBP management of the Frozen Shoulder condition. These evenings...
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Perth Introductory Course – April 2014

Hi Perth Introductory Course – April 2014 This April's Introductory Dry Needling Course was a bit different for several reasons. These changes were based upon feedback from many previous course participants suggestions. It was the first of our Dry Needling courses in which we have provided the manual as an e-manual. We started this with the Mulligan’s Concept Lower Quadrant Course last month and will be continuing with all our Dry Needling Courses into the future. Here are the busy vegemites creating their own Pablo Picassos of the Pelvis. There are several benefits to this for participants;  Many participants now have ipads or tablets and prefer the electronic version for portability, durability and ease of access By providing two weeks in...
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Summer Dry Needling Courses Perth - 2014

Hi We have just completed the Summer Season of dry needling courses in Perth . As usual the weather was exceptional and those traveling to Perth for the courses, were appreciative of the warm weather and clear skies. New Skills As with every summer or winter season of courses unique 'things' happened . During this block of courses Brittany let us all into a clinical secret - that she had discovered there was an elusive 'love muscle'. Participants also learnt about the new theory of Rib Relativity - if there are 12 thoracic vertebra, there usually won't be 16 ribs even if they are practicing to be physiocassos. Thanks Eloise. New Suggestion One of the suggestions made during these courses, was...
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Mulligans Lower Quadrant | The Shoudler | Nick Clark 2015

Hi Yes, yes and yes. In answer to several emails. Happy to say that we do have additional places available for Examination and Treatment of the Lower Quadrant Utilising the Mulligan Concept . There are 2 places for recent graduates (still with the generous $150 discount) and 2 additional places for experienced clinicians. For those of you forward planning practitioners, there no places    available for Jeremy Lewis's The Shoulder: Theory and Practice in September in Perth but positions are available at present for his Sydney course. Seems along way away, but it will be longer if you wait till he returns... if you treat shoulders consider it well worth while attending. For you even longer term planners, I am letting...
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Recent Perth Courses | New Course Calender for 2014

Recent Perth Courses I am just returning from a very enjoyable stay in Perth after conducting an AAP Education Introductory/Refresher Course and two Anatomy Wet Lab Workshops at UWA. The Anatomy Labs are proving to be very popular and attendees are amazed at how fast the 2 hours fly by when reviewing such an interesting and integral part of our core skills. Next Anatomy Lab is in February (scroll to bottom of link page). Remember that those enrolling in the Advanced Dry Needling Courses automatically are enrolled into the Wet Lab held that week. See you there! An ongoing feature at AAP Education is to improve the quality of content and also course service provisions and for this reason we evaluate...
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Clinical Outcomes Workshop - Brisbane First

Hi Visitor Clinical Outcomes Workshop For therapists in Brisbane, you have an ideal opportunity to be the first to attend Dr. Philip Gabel's workshop on Clinical Outcome Measures - Is Bigger Better? . A clinician and researcher, Phil presented some of his PhD work to 45 undergrad and GEM students last month at UQ, and at the end of this month is providing a full day workshop for those therapists wanting to know what outcome tools to use and how to correctly measure the effects of their treatment ...... doesn't that mean you? Do you want to know how to quickly and accurately select the correct tool and how to apply it? Participant Level Novice to intermediate: with a strong focus...
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Perth - July Course Update

Hi Visitor July Course Block - Perth For those of you in Perth or wanting to holiday here, there are only a few places left in the Advanced Lower Quadrant Course , one in the Advanced Upper Quadrant Course but none in the Introductory Course . If you haven't been on one of our courses lately, they now include our complimentary technique DVD, in addition to the comprehensive referenced course manual, certificate and course study pack. If you are attending an Advanced Course, included is also the 2 hour Anatomy Lab Workshop at UWA. You are welcome to also enrol in the Wet Lab Anatomy Workshop , even if you aren't attending a course, simply to improve, update and refresh your...
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Brisbane Program Commences

Oh Brisbane, it is so leafy and green and so far each night has been filled with entertainment. Either fireworks or possum drag races up and down the roof. Their nails seem to create new upper octaves as they slide down the down pipes. Anatomy Wet Lab A big thank you to Matt and his support team. I would have to say that the lab facilities are seriously good at UQ and so was the enthusiasm and assistance of staff. Workshop attendees were treated to a great range of wet and plastercised specimens that greatly assisted the learning process. We will be doing it next year, so those that expressed disappointment of not being able to attend or missed the emails...
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Dry Needling May Introductory Course - Perth -Icing

May + 1000 Have just returned to Esperance following an enjoyable 2 days with participants in the May Introductory/ Refresher Dry Needling Course. This course coincided with the 1000th person joining AAP Education as a Bronze member. Combing the past 16 years, we estimate that we have just passed 3000 physios, chiros, doctors and nurses that have undertaking training in the Anatomical Acupuncture Program. I am continually amazed at how effective dry needling and acupuncture are for treating MS complaints. With 85% of new course participants being referred by colleagues to our courses, it seems that we are on track in providing a quality training program. An interesting feature from this course, was the discussion that ensued following a section examining...
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Brisbane Course pre Tax Time

Hi Visitor Attention clinicians wishing to extend their clinical skills and assist clients achieve treatment outcome faster. There are places available for the following professional development courses; Introductory Course . June 1-2. Ideal for the practitioner wanting to explore acupuncture and dry needling or has been not needling for a while and wanting to restart. Covering commonly seen clinical areas; lateral elbow (lateral epicondylphagia), supra and infrapsinatus (rotator cuff repairs), posterior (tennis calf) and lateral (ankle sprain) calf and gluteals (buttock and sciatica pains). We provide a course DVD of all techniques, course manual, course completion certificate, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and lifetime support. Here is what one participant said; "Doug I found the; case study presentations demos and low ratio of...
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Australian Dry Needling Course Comparison

Dry Needling Introductory Course Comparison Here is a comparison of introductory 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. Prices are the standard price not including various discounts. 'No' indicates that the information wasn't available on the companies website. If website published information changes please send an email with updated details. Benefit AAP Education Dry Needling+ Select Physio Back to Life Combined Heath CPD Health APA Course DVD Resource YES No No No No No No 100% No Risk Satisfaction Guarantee YES No No No No No No Website Published Cost $645 $740 $632.50 $660 No $747 $985 Bound & Cross Referenced Course Manual YES No...
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Upcoming Dry Needling Courses in Brisbane

An opportunity is available to immerse yourself in a comprehensive dry needling program. Currently on offer is an Introductory/Refresher Course for those wanting to take the initial steps in assisting their clients with this powerful tool. For those that have already started and want to increase their understanding and scope of practice, strongly recommend the Advanced Upper Quadrant Course which tackles slowly and safely the challenges around the trunk and neck, plus upper limb. Please note that these courses form part of the most comprehensive dry needling program available in Australia with an additional Advanced Lower Quadrant Course and Master Needling Course. With the inclusion of the Anatomy Wet Lab Workshop, you have our AAP Education Anatomical Acupuncture Dry Needling Program....
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Dry Needling Courses - The AAP Education Benefit

Do you want a free additional hour a day? Perhaps to treat 2 more clients, complete reports or have more ‘you’ time? Yes? Read on and I will explain how.***   When researching your dry needing course, consider these facts about AAP Education’s Anatomical Acupuncture Program. Full details on all Dry Needling Courses in Australia can be found here.   ✓ YOU RISK NOTHING! Attend any 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...
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Dry Needling March Introductory Course - Perth

New Venue | New Plinths

We  have just completed our March 2013 Dry Needling course in Perth, at our new venue and with our brand new Athlegen Centurion tables.

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We Are Listening | NEW Venue NEW Courses NEW State

A catch up on some of the new changes and opportunities available for you in 2013

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Dry Needling January 2013 Course

Dry Needling January 2013

We have just completed the January block of courses; Dry needling Introductory Course and Anatomy Wet Lab Workshop, Dry needling Advanced Upper and Advanced Lower Quadrant in Perth and what an enjoyable group of participants attended.

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2013 Course Program

2013 Course Update

We have been receiving a lot of requests for our Australian, 2013 program. Full course details, course outlines and text recommendations can be found by clicking on each course link.

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Mulligan's | RT and MSK US Course

 

Have just completed a  Dry needling Introductory and dry needling Advanced Upper Quadrant Course. Lovely to again catch up with such enthusiastic practitioners and some old friends. Certainly inspiring for me to have the opportunity to meet and share clinical information with you. Rock on Dry needling Master Needling Course!!

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