Masterclass: Integrating Advanced Medical Acupuncture in Treatment of the Shoulder Girdle

I am very pleased to announce the first in a series of courses aimed at helping Physiotherapy clinicians effectively and safely integrate the use of medical acupuncture techniques into their treatment approaches.


Integrating Advanced Medical Acupuncture in Treatment of the Shoulder Girdle>


Venue: Mount Merrion Physiotherapy Seminars, 105 Trees Road, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin

Hours: It will run from 8.45 am - 17.15pm (7 hours CPD) and cost 140/160 euro

Tutors will be myself, Simon Coghlan MSc, BSc Physio, Dip Med Ac & Lorraine Carroll MPhty (Manips), BPhysio, Cert Med Ac

Course Synopsis:

This one day course is for clinicians with foundation level training in acupuncture who wish to enhance their skills in the assessment and treatment of the shoulder girdle.

Highlights include:

  • Review of acupuncture mechanisms & principles of point selection
  • Safety and selecting suitable patients for acupuncture treatment
  • Assessment and treatment of the shoulder girdle from an acupuncture perspective
  • Practical sessions - Advanced needling techniques
  • How to combine acupuncture with appropriate manual therapy and exercise
  • Managing a course of treatment
  • Evidence review

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Tutor Bio's:

Simon Coghlan

Simon qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 2000. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Physiotherapy (University College Dublin) and is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. A post graduate Diploma in Medical Acupuncture entitles him to accredited membership of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. Simon specialises in the integration of medical acupuncture techniques with manual therapy and therapeutic exercise for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. As a clinical educator, Simon lectures at the UCD School of Physiotherapy in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and medical acupuncture. He provides training in medical acupuncture to medical and allied health professionals in the UK and Ireland. He is co-owner of Mount Merrion Physiotherapy.

Lorraine Carroll

Lorraine qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from University College Dublin in 1999 and was awarded the prestigious Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy with high distinction at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2001. She went on to attain a post graduate certificate in medical acupuncture in 2006. Lorraine remains actively involved with UCD being lecturer, examiner and clinical tutor for the undergraduate and postgraduate Physiotherapy programmes as well lecturing with the Irish College of General Practitioners. Lorraine is co owner of Mount Merrion Physiotherapy and her extensive career experience includes a strong focus on complex musculoskeletal disorders with the implementation of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and medical acupuncture as her main patient management strategies.



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