Acupuncture in Sport / Lower Limb Acupuncture course

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 15 hours

Course details

Spanning over thirty lessons across six chapters, a wealth of clinical and research experience is deftly combined with practical demonstrations, case studies, multi-choice quizzes and handouts to ensure you have everything you could possibly need to advance your needling techniques and clinical reasoning for the treatment of lower limb pain and discomfort.

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The course starts by establishing safety in needling, talking through contraindications and precautions, along with adverse events, before discussing important theoretical concepts, including clinical reasoning, knowing your meridians and acute pain physiology.

Having re-established needling safety and the fundamentals, the course progresses into the use of acupuncture for hip ailments, where you will discover the prominent meridians that cover the hip, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of lateral hip, anterior hip and hamstring pain.

Following this, the course progresses onto the knee, covering the prominent meridians of the area, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of central and medial knee pain.

Finally, the course ends with a module dedicated to the treatment of ankle and foot pain, covering the prominent meridians of the area, needling techniques for the prominent acupoints, and how acupuncture can be used in the treatment of lateral and medial ankle issues, Achilles Tendinopathy, as well as forefoot issues including Metatarsalgia and Plantar Fasciopathy.

In each module, learning is cemented through the use of multi-choice quizzes, case studies and handouts.

This online course is for healthcare professionals who have already taken a foundation course in acupuncture but are now looking to complete CPD hours and advance their needling skills and understanding further.

Breeze Academy courses are consistently rated 5 star, with delegates completing each course feeling confident, safe and effective, cementing us as one of the leading providers of acupuncture and dry needling training worldwide.

With the course content curated and delivered by Dr. Carl Clarkson, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an active researcher in the field, clinical reasoning is at the heart of delivery, making sure that you’re able to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into the treatment of shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.

You will need to be a regulated healthcare professional who has completed foundation training in acupuncture and dry needling. Yet to complete your foundation training? We have upcoming courses in every major city in the UK. Find your nearest foundation course here.

Meet your tutor

Dr. Carl Clarkson

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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Agenda

Online learning prior to face-to-faceOnline

Establishing safety in needling

  • Presentation 1 talks you through contraindications and precautions, followed by a multi-choice quiz to consolidate your learning
  • Presentation 2 takes you through adverse events, and how to best deal with them, followed by a multi-choice quiz to ensure you know what to do!

Let's get some fundamentals covered

Here, there are several short videos outlining some of the fundamentals related to acupuncture practice:

  • Needling basics
  • Needle insertion, depth of insertion, when to use different sized needles Clinical reasoning
  • Learn the foundations of TCM and Western reasoning
  • Establishing the role of acupuncture - when to use it (HINT: always with other interventions!)
  • Pain physiology - An easy to follow demonstration of pain physiology, and how acupuncture can influence immediate pain relief

Face-to-face training

Here, we will take you through the application of acupuncture for common sporting ailments, with a primary focus on the lower limb (if you are looking for upper limb application also, please let us know and we can build that into the face to face workshop).

You will have the opportunity to needle new acupoints, revisit common acupoints, and consider the practical application of acupuncture in the sporting setting through our bespoke clinical reasoning approach. Our case studies really help to consolidate your learning, meaning you leave confident, safe and effective in your application of acupuncture within sport.

Online learning post face-to-face sessions: Hip ChapterOnline

Short videos, perfect for busy professionals.

  • Prominent meridians that cover the hip
  • Needling techniques for prominent acupoints
  • Acupoint recipes for anterior and lateral hip problems and hamstring pain

Online learning post face-to-face sessions: Knee ChapterOnline

Short videos, perfect for busy professionals.

  • Prominent meridians that cover the knee
  • Needling techniques for prominent acupoints
  • Acupoint recipes for medial and central knee pain

Online learning post face-to-face sessions: Ankle & Foot ChapterOnline

Short videos, perfect for busy professionals.

  • Prominent meridians that cover the knee
  • Needling techniques for prominent acupoints
  • Acupoint recipes for lateral and medial ankle issues, Achilles Tendinopathy, as well as forefoot issues including Metatarsalgia and Plantar Fasciopathy.