Acupuncture for Podiatrists Foundation Course

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 100

Course details

The acupuncture for podiatrists foundation course is specifically designed to meet the needs of busy clinicians wanting to expand their range of adjunctive treatment techniques. This course will enable you to deliver a holistic approach to patient care for lower limb/foot and ankle musculoskeletal conditions, and their associated complications.

The course will be delivered by Dr. Carl Clarkson, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and active researcher in the field, and by Mr. Temujin Eradhun, an experienced sports and musculoskeletal podiatrist and acupuncture practitioner, through a unique blend of online and face-to-face teaching.

Breeze Academy has a global reputation as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training worldwide. We have been a globally trusted, 5-star rated dry needling and acupuncture education provider for over 10 years.

For any questions about this or any other courses provided by Breeze Academy, please get in touch directly by emailing us at enquiries@breeze.academy or calling +(44)191 243 0770.

You can also book directly through this page.

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  • An acupuncture course tailored specifically for podiatrists
  • On course completion, you will be able to confidently integrate acupuncture into your day to day practice
  • Begin your learning immediately, through our online platform
  • Globally trusted acupuncture and dry needling course delivery system
  • Consistently rated 5 stars by healthcare professionals

The objectives of our podiatry acupuncture foundations course are:

  • To implement safe and effective acupuncture and dry needling techniques, with specific consideration to the lower limb, foot, and ankle
  • To create targeted acupuncture and needling protocols within podiatry clinics, for the benefit of pain, inflammation, and healing
  • To appraise and synthesise the evidence base alongside clinical experience
  • To adopt a pragmatic approach to clinical reasoning for needling interventions that complement your existing skills

In our acupuncture for podiatry foundation course, you will receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture. This comes with comprehensive study materials provided within the online and face-to-face sessions of the course. Upon completion, this course will allow you to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a client’s care package.

You’ll discover a large body of prominent, pertinent, and up-to-date evidence supporting the use of acupuncture, whilst developing your needling skills to provide dramatic results for your clients, offering greater choice, improved mobility, and pain relief.

More specifically, after completing our acupuncture foundation course you will be able to demonstrate the following needling skills and theoretical knowledge:

  • Effective needling techniques primarily upon the lower limb, knee, foot, and ankle
  • Suitable identification of prominent and commonly used acupoints
  • An understanding of contraindications, precautions, and potential side effects of acupuncture and dry needling
  • Safe application of needling at all times
  • Effective management of needling side effects

Upon successful completion of the acupuncture for podiatry foundational course, you will be able to safely, confidently, and effectively apply acupuncture and dry needling in your day-to-day practice.

This course will cover both theoretical and applied knowledge, reviewed from both a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective. By helping you understand a large number of applications and techniques, this course will allow you confidently apply acupuncture for the treatment of:

  • Acute or persistent podiatry related pain
  • Wound healing
  • Medial and lateral foot and ankle pain
  • Dorsal and plantar foot pain
  • Neuropathy/ neuropathic pain
  • Shin splints/ compartment syndromes
  • Postoperative recovery, including inflammation management and rehabilitation
  • Sports performance, DOM recovery, muscle tightness, and lower limb trigger points

Our acupuncture for podiatry foundational course is specifically designed to complement the skills and knowledge of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Podiatrists.

Global Reputation & Experience

Founded by Dr. Carl Clarkson, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Breeze Academy has established itself as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training globally.

Curated and delivered by Dr. Carl Clarkson, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, who has taught acupuncture internationally for over 10 years, and Mr. Temujin Eradhun, an experienced sports / musculoskeletal podiatrist and with over 10 years as an acupuncture practitioner and teaching experience.

This foundation course has a global reputation and has cemented Breeze Academy as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training worldwide.

A Unique Blend Of Online & Face To Face Teaching

Carefully curated online content will be delivered alongside face-to-face sessions, allowing you to access high-quality essential information whenever and wherever you want, allowing you to revisit the content as needed.

This blended format comes with the additional benefit of reducing accommodation costs for those needing to travel in order to access the face-to-face sessions. The face-to-face components of this course will be led by Mr. Temujin Eradhun, who has over 25 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine, with a particular interest in musculoskeletal and sports-related conditions. He has been delivering workshops and assisting on acupuncture courses for 8 years.

Mr. Temujin Eradhun will be delving into his experience as an Acupuncture practitioner, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Remedial Massage Therapist to offer a unique holistic approach to the needs and circumstances of clients, which is sure to enrich the face-to-face components of this course.

Fully Evidence-Based Approach

Expert research knowledge is combined with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure you receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture for podiatry. This course has clinical reasoning at the heart of its delivery, ensuring that you’re able to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a client’s care package.

The foundation in acupuncture course is open to HCPC registered podiatrists with appropriate professional indemnity insurance that covers the use of needle insertion (we can advise on insurers who provide this). Prospective students must be fit and able to perform the practical components, therefore be able to physically insert acupuncture needles and have acupuncture needles inserted into themselves.

Please note that although pregnancy is not a contraindication to receiving acupuncture, we understand that some expectant mothers may be apprehensive. Other acupuncture safety concerns for prospective course attendees are needle phobia, metal allergies, heart valve transplants, and pacemakers. Please make us aware prior to booking if you have any concerns.

The course will be delivered over three full days of tuition and practical classes, in addition to the required online modules, tutorials, and tests that each student will be able to complete at their own pace.

The face-to-face hands-on sessions will involve some theory but will be mostly focused on developing the practical and safety skills necessary to become competent in using acupuncture as a treatment modality.

If you have to cancel your course booking because of a Covid related issue, we will assign you to the next available course that suits you. Or if preferable, we will issue you a full refund.

Meet your tutor

Dr. Carl Clarkson

Qualifications
  • PhD, Acupuncture and Women’s Health, Northumbria University
  • MSc, Acupuncture, Coventry University
  • PGCE, Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, Teeside University
  • BSc, Physiotherapy, Northumbria University
Achievements
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA
Over a decade ago, I had an ambitious vision – create exceptional learning experiences for healthcare professionals. My career began in 2004 as a Physiotherapist, where a passion for helping people was complimented...
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