Are You Ready To Take Your Dry Needling To The Next Level? Do You Want To Deliver Results?
How often have you heard a patient say, "Yeah, I tried dry needling but it didn't work."?
I for one have heard that statement far too often...
My dry needling journey started in mid-2008. It was a 6-day course focused on trigger point dry needling. Over those 6 days, we palpated and needled every trigger point we could find. It was intense, to say the least.
The instructor was extremely knowledgable. He was a remedial massage therapist who went on to complete a degree in Acupuncture. A skillful teacher who was able to deliver his material in a way that we could understand and implement. I still have a world of respect for him.
The problem was, once I left the workshop, I had trouble applying what I had learned in a clinical environment. Yes, I knew how to palpate for trigger points. Yes, I knew the referral patterns. And yes, I knew how to safely insert a needle. Yet, I found it all hit and miss.
What I came to discover is trigger point dry needling is really a symptomatic approach to treatment. In order to get the best results possible for the patient, you must take a holistic approach.
At the time I was also working in elite sport and looking at ways dry needling could facilitate the healing and recovery of various sports injuries. After months of searching, I found a mentor in Dr. Yun-Tao Ma, a 40 year veteran in acupuncture and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.
As he was based in the United States, I would send him photos of injuries and how I was needling them. He would send me feedback and suggestions. We developed a close relationship and ultimately I was asked to write the foreward to his book titled "Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation".
Over the years that followed, I incorporated the protocols I had learned from Yun-Tao Ma, with various soft tissue techniques to develop a highly effective treatment approach to chronic pain and injury. These techniques were successfully used on acute injuries, assisting the athletes to return to competition in a safe and timely manner. They were also used to assist in the recovery of long term injuries as well as reducing the effects of overtraining.
On leaving elite sport I entered into private practice where I quickly gained a reputation as someone who got results in the natural management of pain and injury. So much so I had sports physiotherapists, general practitioners, and a pain specialist physician referring their patients to me.
I went on to teach my unique treatment protocols to a large number of students at Massage Schools of Queensland before retiring in 2019.
So, why am I telling you all this? Well, since retiring I've received numerous requests to teach my clinical dry needling techniques. They are an extremely effective and much-needed addition to the services provided by manual therapists including remedial massage therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths. But, there's a catch...
I am only making my training available to practitioners who already hold a dry needling qualification and are covered for dry needling under their insurance.
If you qualify then I have a special invitation for you. I'm creating two new courses and looking for a small number of students to attend the live, face-to-face workshops on the Gold Coast. Both workshops will be 3 days in duration.
WEEKEND 1: LEVEL 1: Advanced Dry Needling Techniques in the Management of Chronic Pain
WEEKEND 2: LEVEL 2: Advanced Dry Needling Techniques for Sports & Trauma + Clinical Applications*
* Attendance at Weekend 1 is a prerequisite to attending Weekend 2.
As a special introductory offer, I'm extending the heavily discounted price of $500 per weekend.
If you are interested in attending please complete the contact form below. Spaces are extremely limited and the workshops will never be offered at this price again.
Introducing an effective approach to the management of pain and injury.
MOVING BEYOND TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING