Shoulder Girdle Course Reflection

On Saturday the 26th of April 2014, Lorraine Carroll and myself delivered the first in a series of 1 day practical Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling courses.

The course was fully booked with the maximum of 12 attendees. Our attendees got to grips with the shoulder girdle and its attending musculature and learned a number of advanced needling techniques. They also received an evidence based contemporary clinical overview, a rapid functional assessment approach for the medical acupuncturist as well as how to manage a course of treatment.

The pre-course online theory modules were well received, helping lay a theoretical and safety platform to allow a strong hands-on practical emphasis on the day.

Participants were split into small practical groups which meant that close attention was given to help attendees refine their needling techniques allowing them to confidently and immediately put them to good use for their patients.

The positive feedback was overwhelming, so a big thanks to the attendees for their support. Every course can always be further improved and refined and I am very grateful for the constructive views provided in the feedback forms. I will use this feedback to enhance the structure of my future courses.

I’d also like to thank Robin Coghlan for all his expertise and technical assistance in putting the course together. With his help we were able to make use of advances in technology and multi-media platforms to create a dynamic and progressive learning environment which we will continue to enhance for further courses to come.

Our next course is planned for October and will focus on The Knee Joint. For more information about the knee course and to register your interest, please click here

All the best,

Simon

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