LumboPelvic Girdle Dry Needling Coursedry needling course 2

Ideally suited to the practitioner already treating clients presenting with pain and dysfunction associated with the lumbopelvic girdle region - the middle quadrant. This course will explore the possible myofascial pain sources (myotomes) that can project pain and influence function in the lumbopelvic girdle region. No palpation or treatment of internal pelvic structures are covered in this course. A strong emphasis is placed on palpation and accurate tissue identification to enable safe needling treatment.

Specific areas and topics covered will include;

  • abdominals
  • thoracolumbar muscles
  • gluteals, piriformis, quadratus femoris
  • adductors
  • high hamstrings
  • anterior hip
  • pregnancy, dysmenorrhoea and overactive bladder

Our Dry Needling Course Structure

The LumboPelvic Girdle Course consists of two components;

  • Online Theory (work at your own pace, time & location)
  • Either a one day practical workshop day 

Participants are welcome to attend our Wet Lab Anatomy Workshop at the UWA Anatomy & Physiology Department (50% discount). Details provided on enrolment of this course.

Dry Needling Course Participation Compulsory Requirements

  • Due to the presumed anatomy knowledge, advanced palpation skills and structure of these courses, our minimal education standard is a degree course or higher in an area of the medical health sciences; physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, myotherapy, medicine, podiatry or occupational therapy
  • You are required to have current registration with your national professional body (e.g AHPRA, MAA)
  • You are required to have public indemnity insurance as per your professional bodies minimum standard
  • For these reasons, graduates of human movements, exercise physiology, nursing, remedial & therapeutic massage are ineligible to apply and AAP Education recommends you seek a course focused only on simple dry needling techniques

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Continuing Professional Development

An AAP Accredited course: 16 hours National AHPRA Registration CPD requirements (Includes Pre-reading, practical F2F day and online study modules)

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 30 day, 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 since 1995 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 Level 1 Introductory to Level 4 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, 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 your 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 has achieved specialisation in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with 30 years full-time clinical experience, teaching dry needling since 1995 and involved in ongoing research at Curtin University. He also provides forensic consultation in dry needling and physiotherapy for AHPRA and other legal authorities.

BONUS LEARNING TOOLS. Most people don’t recall everything. For this reason, you have access to the online technique video library (Value $100) of all the techniques demonstrated during your course. Isn’t that a great resource? In addition you receive a  BONUS study pack (Value $60) that contains needles plus several other essential tools to enhance your learning.

COMPLETE LEARNING MATERIALS. From the moment you enrol, you are learning. You receive access to online theory modules, anatomy quizzes and online articles. All to maximise your on the day learning. An optional Living Anatomy Wet Laboratory workshop is available, to enable important review of anatomy ‘in the flesh’. No competitor provides access to anatomy workshops with a dry needling emphasis. Before the course, you receive an Emanual, full text (no power point handouts) (Value $85). You can sit back, take notes, absorb information and review references later. It all makes your learning easy. For your PD portfolio, we provide individualised Course Competency & Completion Certificates (Value $35). 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.

Rural & Remote Professional Development Support

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