Acupuncture & Dry Needling CPD

August 20, 2023

Acupuncture & Dry Needling CPD

This week’s CPD session (16th June 2017) at Sports Physio UK was based around the use of Acupuncture.Here at Sports Physio UK we facilitate regular training and regular clinical development within the team.[caption id="attachment_6849" align="alignnone" width="139"]

Acupuncture Needle Insertion

Fine acupuncture needle being inserted[/caption]The team included therapists trained in acupuncture, and an alternate form of needling called Dry Needling. Other members of the team (including our receptionists) who do not use acupuncture/dry needling attended to improve their knowledge and understanding of the treatment modality. This collaboration amongst our staff & therapists enables us to better understand each others specialities and continually develop our collective skills.

The team discussed and shared their:

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Josh Birtwistle - acupuncture needle

Josh Birtwistle inserting acupuncture needle at Sports Physio UK CPD session[/caption]

  • knowledge and understanding of acupuncture & dry needling
  • concepts and how they explain the benefits to patients
  • conditions commonly treated
  • points commonly used
  • techniques/treatment plans
  • methods of promoting a more effective treatment environment

The team also discussed the overlap between eastern and western needling and other treatment approaches such as muscular anatomy, anatomy trains, NKT, relaxation, meditation, reiki &reflexology.[caption id="attachment_6857" align="alignnone" width="773"]

Sports Physio UK - Dry Needling & Acupuncture CPD

The Sports Physio UK team discussing acupuncture and dry needling at the CPD event.[/caption]

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