Dry Needling Courses - July Perth 2013
The Introductory Course in this teaching block has had a real international flavour. In addition to physiotherapists from Australia, we had physios from England, Canada, Singapore and some that had practiced in Germany.
As well as sharing different treatment options, it was very enlightening to hear how the different physios practice in each jurisdiction, particularly in the areas of independence (primary contact practitioners status) and accountability. In general, it seemed with greater responsibility comes greater advancement of the profession and subsequent satisfaction of the practitioners. We were indeed lucky to have had such foresighted Australian physiotherapists that paved the way for our profession.
Here are a couple of pics as they busily go about practing their palpation and needling techniques.
Advanced Lower Limb Course
We have just finished the first day of the Advanced Lower Limb Course. The first day focuses on lumbo pelvic tissues and involves a discussion on the significance of the somatovisceral reflex and pain. Participants were told about a specific belch point and that lead to a discussion about treating recurring hiccups. A couple of suggestions were made, one of which will need to remain "a you needed to be there" experience.
Doug Cary FACP APAM
Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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