Acupuncture & Dry Needling Courses for Podiatrists

Breeze Academy offer both foundation and CPD level training courses for podiatrists, with course materials, case studies and practical elements reflecting your specific day-to-day practice.

  • The UK's leading acupuncture & dry needling course provider
  • Globally trusted acupuncture and dry needling tutor
  • Over 10 years teaching experience worldwide
  • Consistently rated 5-star by healthcare professionals
  • Clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery
  • Fully accredited by the FHT
  • Courses in every major UK city
  • Triple-locked quality assurance

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Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course (Foundation Level)

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days

An essential course for any healthcare professional looking to provide western medical acupuncture and dry needling for their clients.

Course bookings
1st - 3rd Mar 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

West London, UK

£635.00West London, W3 6, UK

8th - 10th Mar 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Leeds, UK

£610.00Leeds, UK

15th - 17th Mar 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester, UK

£610.00Leicester, UK

20th - 22nd Mar 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Barbados

BBD $1500.00Barbados

19th - 21st Apr 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Southampton, UK

£610.00Southampton, SO15 1, UK

19th - 21st Apr 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Liverpool, L3 4, UK

£610.00Liverpool, UK

26th - 28th Apr 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Keele, UK

£610.00Keele, ST5 4, UK

26th - 28th Apr 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

London, UK

£635.00London, E1W 3, UK

29th Apr - 1st May 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of West England (Students only)

£610.00UWE, UK

10th - 12th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

University of Plymouth, UK

£610.00University of Plymouth, UK

10th - 12th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Nottingham, UK

£610.00Nottingham, UK

10th - 12th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Sheffield, UK

£610.00Sheffield, UK

17th - 19th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£610.00Edinburgh, UK

24th - 26th May 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Middlesbrough, UK

£610.00Middlesbrough, TS1 2, UK

5th - 7th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Bristol, UK

£610.00Bristol, BS1, UK

10th - 12th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

£610.00University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Lincoln, UK

£610.00Lincoln, LN6 9, UK

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

St Georges University, London (University Students Only)

£610.00St Georges University, London, UK

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

West London, UK

£635.00West London, W3 6, UK

21st - 23rd Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Preston, UK

£610.00Preston, PR1 3, UK

1st - 3rd Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds Beckett University (Students Only)

£610.00Leeds Beckett University (Students Only)

1st - 3rd Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Belfast, UK

£610.00Belfast, BT12 5, UK

3rd - 5th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Manchester, UK

£610.00Manchester, UK

8th - 10th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Barnstaple, North Devon

£610.00Petroc College, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 2BQ

15th - 17th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£610.00Breeze Academy HQ, Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry, UK

£610.00Coventry, CV8 1, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Milton Keynes, UK

£610.00Milton Keynes, MK16 0, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Southampton, UK

£610.00Southampton, SO15 1, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Derby, UK

£610.00Derby, DE1 3, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£610.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

14th - 16th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bradford, UK

£610.00Bradford, BD1 2, UK

23rd - 25th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£610.00Glasgow, UK

6th - 8th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£610.00Edinburgh, EH3, 8, UK

6th - 8th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Doncaster, UK

£619.00Doncaster, DN4 8, UK

20th - 22nd Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester, UK

£619.00Leicester, LE1 5, UK

20th - 22nd Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

25th - 27th Sep 2024 (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM)

Bristol, UK

£619.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

4th - 6th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Swansea, UK

£610.00Swansea, UK

9th - 11th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Liverpool, UK

£619.00Liverpool, L3 4, UK

18th - 20th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Manchester, UK

£619.00Manchester, M1 5, UK

25th - 27th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Ipswich, UK

£619.00Ipswich, IP2 0, UK

30th Oct - 1st Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Southampton, UK

£619.00Southampton, SO15 1, UK

8th - 10th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Nottingham, UK

£610.00Nottingham, NG2 3, UK

8th - 10th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bradford, UK

£619.00Bradford, BD1, 2, UK

11th - 13th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

13th - 15th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bristol, UK

£619.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

15th - 17th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry, UK

£619.00Coventry, CV8 1, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bedford, UK

£619.00Bedford, MK42, UK

27th - 29th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Middlesbrough, UK

£619.00Middlesbrough, TS1 2, UK

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£619.00Glasgow, G1 4, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Manchester, UK

£619.00Manchester, M1 5, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£619.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

9th - 11th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Derby, UK

£619.00Derby, DE1 3, UK

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Advanced Skills in Acupuncture

Skill level: AdvancedCPD hours: 100

Enhance your acupuncture and dry needling skills beyond your foundation training, by delving into advanced clinical reasoning and sophisticated needling techniques.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture & Dry Needling General Update

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

General online refresher for those already trained in acupuncture and dry needling but looking to maintain their needling competency and advance their understanding further.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Headaches, Neck and Facial Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist online acupuncture CPD course for those already trained in acupuncture but looking to advance their needling skills and understanding further, specifically for head, neck and facial pain.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture & Dry Needling in Women's Health

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

This specialist online course is a masterclass in the application of acupuncture and dry needling for the treatment of women's health conditions.

ONLINE CPD: Acupuncture for Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist online acupuncture CPD course for those already trained in acupuncture but looking to advance their needling skills and understanding further, specifically for shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.

The Acupuncture Clinical Companion

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: As much as you want!

The go-to acupuncture resource for busy clinicians, looking for a quick-to-access, easy-to-follow recipe guide for almost any problem presented in your clinic.

Frequently asked questions

Podiatrists can use acupuncture and dry needling as part of their usual practice after completing our Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Foundation Course. Once successfully completed, we ensure that our foundation course delegates can use acupuncture and dry needling as part of their everyday practice safely, confidently and effectively.

It is becoming increasingly common for podiatrists to incorporate acupuncture and dry needling into their practice. While traditionally podiatrists primarily focused on the diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb conditions, many are recognising the benefits of these complementary therapies in managing pain and promoting healing. As a result, more podiatrists are undergoing training in acupuncture and dry needling, making it a growing trend within the profession.

The integration of acupuncture and dry needling allows podiatrists to provide a more comprehensive and holistic approach to patient care, especially for musculoskeletal issues and chronic foot and lower limb conditions. These techniques can be highly effective in addressing pain, muscle tension, and mobility issues, leading to improved patient outcomes.

Typically, our foundation level acupuncture and dry needling courses take podiatrists around one to two months to complete. The online component of our course can be completed in your own time, at your own pace, whilst the in-person workshop is conducted across three days.

Following the foundation course, podiatrists may decide to advance their training further through one of our online or in-person CPD training courses. Our popular Advanced Skills in Acupuncture Course comprises an online component, as well as a two day in-person training event.

The inclusion of acupuncture and dry needling in the practice of podiatry can offer several opportunities and benefits for podiatrists:

  1. Enhanced Pain Management: Acupuncture and dry needling are effective techniques for pain management. Podiatrists can use these methods to alleviate pain in patients with various foot and lower limb conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, or neuropathic pain.

  2. Comprehensive Care: By incorporating acupuncture and dry needling into their practice, podiatrists can provide a more comprehensive and holistic approach to patient care. These therapies can complement traditional treatments, offering patients a wider range of options for managing their conditions.

  3. Faster Recovery: Acupuncture and dry needling can expedite the healing process, making it possible for patients to recover more quickly from injuries or surgeries. This can lead to greater patient satisfaction and improved outcomes.

  4. Expanded Services: Offering acupuncture and dry needling services can help podiatrists expand their range of services, making them more competitive and attractive to patients seeking alternative or complementary therapies.

  5. Diversified Skillset: Learning and incorporating acupuncture and dry needling into their practice allows podiatrists to diversify their skillset and stay updated with the latest developments in the field.

  6. Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients who receive acupuncture and dry needling treatments often report high levels of satisfaction, as these techniques can provide rapid relief from pain and discomfort.

It is increasingly common for podiatrists to embrace acupuncture as an integral part of their practice. This evolving trend within the field of podiatry underscores the recognition of the need to offer patients a more diverse range of treatment options, particularly for pain management, enhanced mobility, and overall well-being.

This growing integration of acupuncture reflects the demand for a more comprehensive approach to podiatric care, addressing both physical discomfort and the emotional aspects of well-being. Acupuncture serves as a valuable complement to traditional podiatric techniques, offering targeted pain relief and muscle relaxation, ultimately contributing to improved patient comfort and satisfaction. Podiatrists are leveraging acupuncture to provide a distinct and holistic approach to patient care, ultimately leading to enhanced patient outcomes and overall well-being. This trend is aligned with the growing focus on offering a unique and multifaceted healthcare experience, addressing the diverse needs of podiatry patients.

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