Acupuncture Courses for Occupational Therapists

Breeze Academy offers a range of dry needling and acupuncture courses for Occupational Therapists, enabling you to expand your skillset and service offering. Begin your journey into acupuncture or advance your skills further with our mixture of CPD and foundation level courses.

  • Fully flexible study and payment plans to suit your needs and lifestyle
  • Learn a safe and effective skill as part of your Continued Professional Development
  • Gain a competitive advantage for your practice by adding a popular, additional service
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11 courses

Acupuncture & Dry Needling Foundation CourseFeatured

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days

An essential course for any healthcare professional looking to provide acupuncture for their clients.

Course bookings
18th-20th Jun 2021 (8:30am - 5:00pm)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

£495.00 Jurys Inn Newcastle Quayside, South Shore Road, Gateshead

25th-27th Jun 2021 (8:30am - 4:30pm)

London, Limehouse

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express London – Limehouse | 469-475 The Highway | London, E1W 3HN

23rd-25th Jul 2021 (8:30am - 4:30pm)

Birmingham, UK

£495.00 The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Hill St, Birmingham B5 4EW

6th-8th Aug 2021 (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Liverpool, UK

£495.00 Holiday Inn Express, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD

20th-22nd Sep 2021 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

London, Limehouse

£550.00 Holiday Inn Express London – Limehouse, 469-475 The Highway, London, E1W 3HN

24th-26th Sep 2021 (9:00am - 4:30pm)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

£495.00 JL Physiofit, 3 Abacus House, Meadowfield Estate, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 9SD

8th-10th Oct 2021 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

Aberdeen, UK

£550.00 The Station Hotel, 78 Guild St, Aberdeen AB11 6GN

27th-29th Oct 2021 (8:45am - 5:00pm)

Leeds, UK

£515.00 Holiday Inn Express Leeds Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LE

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Acupuncture General Update

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

A general refresher for those already trained in acupuncture but looking to maintain their needling competency.

Course bookings
1st Sep 2021 (1:30pm - 5:30pm)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

£130.00 JL Physiofit, 3 Abacus House, Meadowfield Estate, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 9SD

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Acupuncture for Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain (Online)

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Online course covering the application of acupuncture in the treatment of shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.

Acupuncture in Sport / Lower Limb Acupuncture course

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 15 hours

Online course covering the application of acupuncture in the treatment of hip, knee, ankle & foot problems.

Acupuncture in Women's Health

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 8 hours

Specialist course for those looking to gain confidence in acupuncture and needling for Women’s Health issues.

Course bookings
8th Sep 2021 (1:30pm - 5:30pm)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

£135.00 JL Physiofit, 3 Abacus House, Meadowfield Estate, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 9SD

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Advanced Dry Needling Update

Skill level: AdvancedCPD hours: 15 hours

Move your dry needling skills forward with our advanced dry needling masterclass.

Dry Needling For Beginners

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 40 hours

The essential course for any healthcare professional looking to provide dry needling for their clients.

FULLY ONLINE Acupuncture in Women's Health (Online)

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

Specialist course for those looking to gain confidence in acupuncture and needling for Women’s Health issues

FULLY ONLINE: Acupuncture for Headaches, Neck and Facial Pain (Online)

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 8 hours

Online course covering the application of acupuncture in the treatment of headaches, neck and facial pain.

FULLY ONLINE: Acupuncture general update (Online)

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

This fully online course covers safety, clinical reasoning, combined with easy to apply recipes for conditions at the neck, shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle.

Headaches, Neck and Facial Pain

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours

A face to face and online hybrid CPD course covering the application of acupuncture in the treatment of headaches, neck and facial pain.

Course bookings
15th Sep 2021 (1:30pm - 5:30pm)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

£135.00 JL Physiofit, 3 Abacus House, Meadowfield Estate, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 9SD

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Frequently asked questions

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Occupational Therapists can use acupuncture and dry needling alongside their day to day practice, to compliment their usual interventions.

Acupuncture has benefits to pain, function and wellbeing, and can therefore be indicated across a broad range of populations. Clients who struggle to tolerate movement because of pain, can receive acupuncture before, during, or after an intervention, which not only helps the individual complete rehab more effectively, but it can also improve engagement with therapy. Furthermore, the wellbeing effects of acupuncture can help to reduce stress and anxiety, allowing for a whole-person approach to occupational therapy.

Dry needling is primarily used to help with pain and function of the musculoskeletal system, and is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to aid other therapies.

OT’s are able to train with Breeze Academy, who have over 12 years’ experience teaching acupuncture to HCPC registered healthcare professionals. Our delegates, on completion of the course, are able to use their acupuncture and dry needling skills in both the NHS and private sector safely, confidently and effectively.

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