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Do you want to differentiate your treatment skills from other Podiatrists?


Intensive dry needling course for Podiatrists

This Anatomical Acupuncture Podiatry Course is an intensive program, combining information from the Anatomical Acupuncture Program: Introductory & Advanced Lower Quadrant Courses.

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.

Presented by Doug Cary this course will provide you with;

  • Customised and detailed review of relevant pain theory trigger point theory
  • Trigger point assessment and identification skills
  • Integrated functional and surface anatomy
  • Specific tissue localisation & enhanced palpation skills
  • Clinical examples related to the lumbar, pelvis, hip, thigh, calf and foot
  • Invitation to attend an exclusive AAP Education 2 hour web laboratory review session. See Wet Anatomy Lab to enrol and available dates
  • Bonus AAP Education Starter Study Pack (Valued $60.00) with premium needles and study tools
  • Detailed, bound, covered and referenced course manual (Value $85.00) and course completion certificate

Participants that have completed this course have fulfilled the minimum requirement of study and demonstrated competency in the techniques taught on the Podiatry Course. Participants receive a course completion certificate.

Course Detail

This intensive program has been designed to maximise your learning experience. Initial theory is presented on the Friday evening with clinical training and practice provided on a subsequent weekend day.

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After completion of enrolment you gain customised website access, and can return to this page for Pre Reading Materials and Anatomy Quiz.

Continuing Professional Development

AAP Accredited course: 16 hours National Registration CPD requirements.

Please note that due to low numbers of enrolments, this course has been merged into the Introductory and Advanced Lower Quadrant Course to better serve those with a special interest in lower limb treatment. If your clinic would prefer to save time, we do arrange customised courses for larger groups. Contact us for details


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