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133844| Oryon Develop| Differential Diagnosis of Neck and Arm Pain with Management Options|

Oryon Develop are pleased to welcome back Dr Serge Nikolic, Consultant in Pain Medicine, whose previous talks are always excellently reviewed. Indeed, one recent attendee said, "his knowledge and expertise are awe-inspiring. His engaging, informative and entertaining style make for a riveting educational experience."

In this talk Dr Nikolic will cover neck and arm pain, which are unfortunately common conditions in clinic. It is essential that the underlying pathology responsible for this is ascertained so that the appropriate management can be initiated as soon as possible.

The first part of the talk will focus on differential diagnosis, which includes taking a detailed history, as well as the examination and investigations (such as MRI scans, SPECT scans and EMG/NCS) that are used to evaluate the problem and reach the final diagnosis. This will cover confirmation/exclusion of red flags (such as trauma, infection and tumours) as well as cervical spinal pathology with or without neural compression, soft tissue and peripheral nerve compression pathology (such as thoracic outlet syndrome). 

The second part will focus on management. This will include various analgesic options, minimally invasive interventions, the role of surgery, and neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation). It will also outline the onward referral guidelines.

To conclude, focus will be on the importance of appropriate and timely onward referral of patients who fail to improve with conservative treatment.

Agenda:

Session 1

  • Common causes of neck and arm pain with epidemiology
  • Differential diagnosis principles and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach
  • Detailed history and examination with neurological examination
  • Investigations – MRI scans, SPECT scans, EMG/NCS and blood tests


Session 2

  • Analgesic options and conservative management
  • Minimally invasive interventions (spinal injections, peripheral nerve injections, radiofrequency treatment)
  • Surgery and Neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation)
  • Onward referral guidelines and summary

What's Included:

admission to course, 2 hours CPD, speakers' handouts, light refreshments, Certificate of Attendance.

Cost:

£36+VAT

Take advantage of our group booking discount today. Book onto 3 or more courses at once, or book on with some colleagues to qualify for this discount:

3 bookings: 10% discount
4 bookings: 15% discount
5(+) bookings: 20% discount

133843| Oryon Develop| Referred Spinal Pain: The Differential Diagnoses|

Oryon Develop are pleased to welcome Dr Gautham Srinivasan, Consultant in Pain Management, for this evening lecture. The first part of the talk will focus on differential diagnosis of referred spinal pain, and the second part on management and treatment options. Finally, the talk will focus on the importance of appropriate and timely onward referral of patients who fail to improve with conservative treatment.

Dr Srinivasan will firstly discuss the differential diagnosis between mechanical, neuropathic and complex pain. We will look at pain as presenting in the spine, neck, back, arms and legs. There will be a review of complex cases such as:

  • Failed back surgery syndromes
  • Radiculopathies
  • Complex regional syndromes

 The role of investigations will also be reviewed, including the following modalities and NICE guidelines:

  • MRI
  • SPECT
  • EMG/NCS
  • blood tests

Dr Srinivasan will then move on to discuss the latest treatment approach including diagnostic injections, therapeutic injections, neuroaxial blocks and radiofrequency treatment.

We will also cover the role of rehabilitation and what to do when the patient fails to improve, including:

  • when to refer
  • when to resume rehabilitation
  • the importance of self-management

Agenda:

  • Spinal pain presenting in the neck, back, arms and legs
  • Differential diagnoses and what to look out for 
  • The role of investigations 
  • Up to date treatment options

What's Included:

admission to course, 2 hours CPD, speakers' handouts, light refreshments, Certificate of Attendance.

Cost:

£32+VAT

Take advantage of our group booking discount today. Book onto 3 or more courses at once, or book on with some colleagues to qualify for this discount:

3 bookings: 10% discount
4 bookings: 15% discount
5(+) bookings: 20% discount

133842| NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR| Webinar on Attracting, Growing and Retaining Millennials|

The TrainHR Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.

 Overview:

This webinar will help you gain insight into how to build an employment brand that appeals to the Millennial workforce and boosts the quality of applicants you receive, especially for hard-to-find tech talent. In addition, you will hear research that describes what Millennials want in their employee work experience. In this practical and interactive program you'll learn how to manage your recruiting process to attract millennial applicants over the competition, how to develop them and to retain them longer than average.

Why should you Attend:Learn how to brand your organization as a preferred place Millennials want to work. Learn the preferred ways in which Millennials like to learn and development themselves (Millennial learning preferences). 

Discover the components of an integrated career development strategy for Millennials at your organization. Identify leadership practices that are most effective for engaging and retaining millennial talent. 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Share research findings on what attracts and retains Millennial compared to other generations
  • Explore employment policies such as flexible work schedules
  • Build a Millennial sticky employment brand for your organization
  • Consider how to modify your organization's existing development methods for early career workers
  • Create more effective management practices relevant to Millennials
  • Create an action plan for creating a more Millennial centric work environment


Who Will Benefit:

  • Recruiters
  • Learning Professionals
  • Talent Managers
  • Leadership Development Experts
  • Internal Communications Experts
  • Line Business Managers

Instructor:

Dr. B. Lynn Ware CEO and President, Integral Talent Systems, Inc. She is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and thought leader who has practiced for over thirty years in the talent management field. She has designed, developed and implemented career development systems in partnership with several Best Place to Work organizations such as Google and Scripps Medical Center. 

Event link:      https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/-702479LIVE?channel=findcpd-august_2019_SEO

Contact Details:

NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR    

Phone: +1-800-385-1627

Email: [email protected]

133841| NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR| FMLA: Issues and Solutions|

The TrainHR Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.

 Overview:

Is ensuring your company's compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) giving you a 'serious health condition'? Does trying to determine the interplay between the FMLA, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) make you want to file an unfair labor practice charge? If so, then this information is for you.

You will learn what constitutes a 'serious health condition' under the FMLA, what you can do to identify and address potential abuse of FMLA leave, and the interplay between the FMLA and other similar medical and disability-related leave statutes.

As if that weren't enough, this topic will also provide tips and tricks for suggested best practices and answer your FMLA-related questions. 

Why should you Attend:It is estimated that mistakes employers make in managing FMLA cost $21 billion in lost productivity, continued health benefits, and labor replacement. Understanding the law, as well as the interaction of FMLA with other laws can be a challenging task. Studies estimate that over half of all employers have granted unverified time off. 

Lawsuits that have resulted from wrongful terminations cost on average over $300,000. Information may mean better and more cost-effective decisions may be made and provide protection to the company. 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Serious Health Condition
    • Inpatient Care
    • Continuing Treatment
    • Chronic Conditions
  • Abuse
    • Authentication/Clarification
    • Re-Certification
    • Second Opinions
  • Interplay Between FMLA and Related Statutes
    • ADA
    • Title VII
    • FLSA


Who Will Benefit:

  • HR Managers
  • CFOs
  • Office Managers
  • VPs of HR

Instructor:

Michael D.Haberman is a consultant, speaker, writer and teacher. He is co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc. a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. Mike brings years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in the 21st century. He has a Master's in HR and is certified as an Senior HR professional. He has over 17 years’ experience in the class room teaching human resources fundamentals and certification preparation. 

Event link:     https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/-702474LIVE?channel=findcpd-august_2019_SEO

Contact Details:

NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR    

Phone: +1-800-385-1627

Email: [email protected]

133840| NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR| Conduct Meetings that Matter|

The TrainHR Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.

 Overview:

There is a dichotomy that exists with meetings. Meetings are essential to group work yet many attendees rate them as ineffective and a waste of time. Attend this webinar and never get a low score on your meeting again.

We will discuss:

  • The pros and cons of meetings
  • Why meetings are a must
  • How to produce meetings attendees will HATE to miss
  • How to calculate the cost of meetings


When it comes to the logistics and tactics of meetings, you'll learn how to:

  • Run an effective meeting that pleases attendees
  • Prepare agendas that propel you through topics
  • Make appropriate decisions on attendees
  • Assign roles in the meeting
  • Keep the meeting on track
  • Ensure decisions are made at the close of the meeting


Energetic and effective meetings require care before, during and after attendees leave the room. To ensure effectiveness, in this portion of the webinar you'll get tips for:

  • Handling conflict in the meeting
  • Using facilitation tools to find consensus
  • Following up on assignments
  • Evaluating alternative meeting spaces


Why should you Attend:Most people consider meetings the bane of their existence - pulling them away from meaningful work. They make sure they have their phone to check email, texts, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or even shipping dates on Amazon. 

Meetings can be a total waste if the meeting is spur of the moment or called just to have a meeting, meaning there is no clear purpose other than we always meet on Monday morning. 

If meetings are not properly planned and executed, many hours of employee time is wasted, causing resentment and often making employees' work tardy, even making them miss deadlines. 

Instead of having attendees dread your meetings, or plan to catch on social media during your meeting, attend this webinar and learn how to plan and execute a meeting with purpose and energy, focused on needs, objectives, and solutions. 

You'll learn how to manage the logistics of the meeting, how to write an agenda and invite the appropriate workers to attend. 

Plus, you'll get tips for starting the meeting, assigning roles, handling sticky situations when personalities come to the meeting pushing their personal agendas or trying to dominate the conversation. 

If you are serious about getting results every time you hold a meeting, this webinar is for you. 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Determine the What and WHY for any proposed Meeting
  • Write an Agenda that Captures the needs of the Group
  • Handle all of the Logistics for the Meeting
  • Conduct a Productive Meeting
  • Improve the Process of how the Meeting Flows
  • Ensure Results at the End of the Meeting
  • Make a Plan for following up on Assignments
  • Close the Meeting Effectively


Who Will Benefit:

  • Senior Managers in all Departments
  • Mid-managers at all Levels in the Organization
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Anyone who Conducts Meetings

Instructor:

Karla Brandau is a thought leader in management and team building techniques. She trains managers to improve their relationship with the employees to earn their gift of discretionary effort. She specializes in personalities, communication skills, leadership principles. She is the CEO of Workplace Power Institute and has educated mangers with her proven leadership principles in companies such as Motorola, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Panasonic, and BYD America. 

Event link:       https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/-702463LIVE?channel=findcpd-august_2019_SEO

Contact Details:

NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR    

Phone: +1-800-385-1627

Email: [email protected]

133839| NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR| How to Diagnose Silos and Misalignment in Your Organization|

The TrainHR Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.

 Overview:

The first step in having an aligned organization without silos it to recognize where the disconnects and misalignment exits. If you can't find the problems you can't fix them. We will discuss both finding and fixing the problems.

Why should you attend:A sustainable organization is a healthy organization. A healthy organization is in alignment. Organizations that are in alignment are sustainable, innovative, customer responsive, and proactive. How healthy is your organization? Are your employees working in their own individual silos or is everyone in sync with the goals of the organization?

Unfortunately many organizations are working in silos. This creates a drag on the people and the productivity of the organization.

This creates unnecessary employee turnover, poor quality and service, and loss of customers.

Obviously, there is a strong ROI to the organization to have an organization without silos and in alignment with the corporate mission. 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • This will start with the importance of Vision, Values, and Mission of an organization
  • We will discuss and alignment model of excellence similar to the one used by the Malcolm Baldridge Organization
  • We will help you understand the purpose of seven different elements in the organizations operation and what you should look for
  • Finally, we will explain what a healthy organization should look like


Who Will Benefit:

  • HR Professionals
  • CEO
  • Senior Vice President
  • Vice President
  • Executive Director
  • Managing Director
  • Regional Vice President
  • Area Supervisor
  • Managers

Instructor:

Grant Schneider, CBC, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is president and founder of Performance Development Strategies. His company helps organizations achieve greater results by aligning people in the organization with the organization's mission and strategy. Grant helps these organizations create change, develop managers and executives, and create high performing teams resulting in engaged employees and loyal customers. Grant is a Certified Coach using an approach that helps organizations identify their vision of success, develop the roadmap, create goals and then achieve those goals. 

Event link:     https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/-702471LIVE?channel=findcpd-august_2019_SEO 

Contact Details:

NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR    

Phone: +1-800-385-1627

Email: [email protected]

133838| NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR| Optimizing the Health Message with Wellness Champions|

The TrainHR Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.

 Overview:

Wellness champions are a major part of any program success.With consistent messaging,following a corporate wellness strategy motivating the unmotivated is possible! By ensuring the right people are in place to help spread the message,share wellness memos,help facilitate team challenges,brainstorm on program design and help execute the strategy,participation rates are often the result leading to a more engaged workplace.

Why should you Attend:Do you have the right people involved with your wellness initiative?The right supports? Often times messages can be lost,communications can be ineffective and participation rates can suffer. By offering the opportunity for like-minded people with the same mission working together, wellness efforts are optimized. 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Who is a Wellness Champion?
  • How do you Recruit Wellness Champions?
  • What are the Main Roles?
  • How does a Wellness Team Motivate?
  • Peer Influence Support


Who Will Benefit:

  • Human Resources
  • Wellness Champions within a Workplace
  • Person Responsible for Coordinating Internal Wellness Program
  • Executive Leaders
  • Employee Benefits Consultants/Brokers

Instructor:

Meaghan Jansen is the owner of a Canadian employee and corporate wellness company called, Employee Wellness Solutions Network (ewsnetwork.com). She and her husband have been in business for 15 years and live in London, ON with their two children. 

Meaghan completed her BSc. (biology and psychology) and BA. (sport and exercise psychology) at the University of New Brunswick before completing her MSc. (exercise nutrition in kinesiology) at the University of Western Ontario. 

Event link:   https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/-702498LIVE?channel=findcpd-august_2019_SEO   

Contact Details:

NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR    

Phone: +1-800-385-1627

Email: [email protected]

133836| NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR| 60 Minutes Webinar on Multi-State Payroll Compliance|

The TrainHR Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.

 Overview:

This Webinar will cover withholding rules, reciprocity and residency definitions.

Why should you Attend:To better understand the laws in each state and the tax guidance on how to determine taxation when employees live in one state and work in another. Or for employees that work in multiple states for travel for work.Also other state laws that affect payroll will be discussed. 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Residency
  • Reciprocity Agreements
  • Resident/Non Resident Withholding Rules
  • Evaluating taxation for multiple states
  • What wages are subject to taxation?
  • Withholding compliance issues
  • State Unemployment Insurance
  • Traveling Employees
  • Administrative Concerns
  • HR Concerns
  • Local tax residency rules
  • Case Studies


Who Will Benefit:

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Owners
  • Employee Benefit Professionals
  • Lawmakers
  • CFO's
  • Attorneys who are Dealing with Payroll Process

Instructor:

Dayna Reum ,CPP, FPC is currently the Payroll Tax Manager at PetSmart Inc. She has been heavily involved in the payroll field over 15 years. Starting as a payroll clerk at a small Tucson company, She moved on to be a Payroll Team Leader at Honeywell Inc. During Dayna’s time at Honeywell she obtained her FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) through the American Payroll Association. She also received several merit awards for Customer Service and Acquisitions and Divestitures. Dayna is no stranger to teaching she has taught at the Metro Phoenix American Payroll Association meetings and at the Arizona State Payroll Conference. Topics including Payroll Basics, Global/Cultural Awareness, Immigration Basics for the Payroll Professional, Multi-State and Local Taxation and Quality Control for Payroll, international and Canadian payroll. 

Event link:    https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/-702480LIVE?channel=findcpd-august_2019_SEO

Contact Details:

NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR    

Phone: +1-800-385-1627

Email: [email protected]

133837| NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR| Webinar on Multi-State Payroll Compliance|

The TrainHR Course is approved by HRCI and SHRM Recertification Provider.

 Overview:

This Webinar will cover withholding rules, reciprocity and residency definitions.

Why should you Attend:To better understand the laws in each state and the tax guidance on how to determine taxation when employees live in one state and work in another. Or for employees that work in multiple states for travel for work.Also other state laws that affect payroll will be discussed. 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Residency
  • Reciprocity Agreements
  • Resident/Non Resident Withholding Rules
  • Evaluating taxation for multiple states
  • What wages are subject to taxation?
  • Withholding compliance issues
  • State Unemployment Insurance
  • Traveling Employees
  • Administrative Concerns
  • HR Concerns
  • Local tax residency rules
  • Case Studies


Who Will Benefit:

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Owners
  • Employee Benefit Professionals
  • Lawmakers
  • CFO's
  • Attorneys who are Dealing with Payroll Process

Instructor:

Dayna Reum ,CPP, FPC is currently the Payroll Tax Manager at PetSmart Inc. She has been heavily involved in the payroll field over 15 years. Starting as a payroll clerk at a small Tucson company, She moved on to be a Payroll Team Leader at Honeywell Inc. During Dayna’s time at Honeywell she obtained her FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) through the American Payroll Association. She also received several merit awards for Customer Service and Acquisitions and Divestitures. Dayna is no stranger to teaching she has taught at the Metro Phoenix American Payroll Association meetings and at the Arizona State Payroll Conference. Topics including Payroll Basics, Global/Cultural Awareness, Immigration Basics for the Payroll Professional, Multi-State and Local Taxation and Quality Control for Payroll, international and Canadian payroll. 

Event link:     https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/-702480LIVE?channel=findcpd-august_2019_SEO

Contact Details:

NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR    

Phone: +1-800-385-1627

Email: [email protected]

133828| University of Oxford| Introduction to Synthesising Qualitative Research June 2020|

Understanding the approaches and rationale for using qualitative synthesis to support evidence-informed clinical practice 

Evidence users often have queries that cannot be answered solely with quantitative data. As a result, interest in the synthesis of qualitative research has blossomed over recent decades. This type of research methodology can help answer questions such as ‘What is it like to live with a long-term condition?’, ‘Why and how did the treatment work?’ and ‘How acceptable is this test likely to be in my population?’ Such information adds a different layer of knowledge to a quantitative review, providing information on context, a more nuanced understanding of a phenomenon or by producing a new concept or theory.

The course will explore key approaches to undertaking a qualitative synthesis (e.g. meta-ethnography and thematic synthesis); sessions will be delivered by researchers who can draw on their real-world experiences of conducting such a review and their applicability to clinical practice. We will discuss issues associated with qualitative synthesis, including debates around quality and rigour and patient involvement. We will also cover how best to locate qualitative research to include in a review, delivered by a librarian with expertise in this area.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of different approaches to synthesising qualitative research
  • Identify the differences between these approaches
  • Identify key processes associated with different approaches
  • Select the most appropriate approach to address particular types of research questions
  • Devise literature search strategies to systematically locate relevant publications
  • Demonstrate an understanding of complex issues related to quality and rigour in meta-synthesis, including the role of formal critical appraisal and associated tools
  • Demonstrate an awareness of reporting guidelines associated with meta-synthesis
  • Explain the role of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in qualitative synthesis
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key features of qualitative data analysis software (NVIVO) to help with managing data for a qualitative synthesis
  • Develop a protocol for a qualitative synthesis  

 Course or Module specific academic requirements:

  • An understanding of qualitative research will be assumed.
  • Knowledge of systematic reviewing would be advantageous but is not essential.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 15th May 2020. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £2,375.00

133827| University of Oxford| Clinical Trial Management (1) February 2020|

Developing best practice for the management and delivery of clinical trials.

This module will focus on providing an understanding of the lifecycle of a clinical trial from design to publication and the key steps involved in their delivery. Students will learn about the practical steps involved in setting up and managing clinical trials. While there will be a focus on UK practice, the knowledge gained will be applicable across a number of research settings and countries, particularly those who are signatories to the ICH-GCP tripartite agreement (EU, Japan and United States, 1996).

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 17th January 2020. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £1,925.00

133826| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Manchester - September 2020|

This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. This course does not cover the traditional Chinese medical approach to acupuncture, except where Western scientific theory and evidence can be used to explain concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. fascial planes and meridians).

Participants will be encouraged to critically evaluate their own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include the laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia; current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research; and the non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesia. In addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.

 Students must:

  • have HCPC physiotherapy registration
  • have CSP membership
  • be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
  • give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
  • be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies. Failure to do so may affect your professional HCPC registration. (see AACP website for safety guidelines)
  • attend all 6 days of the course

 

Training Hours: 300

Deposit: £150.00 (Remaining balance of £399.00 is due 21 days before the course start date)

Full Course Price: £549.00

 

"Employer Paying" - Important Information

  • Before registering onto this course, please click on the below “Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding
  • Funding must be approved before the registration and a valid purchase order must be supplied for an invoice to be raised.
  • No "Employer Paying" bookings will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
  • All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

133825| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Manchester - May 2020|

This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. This course does not cover the traditional Chinese medical approach to acupuncture, except where Western scientific theory and evidence can be used to explain concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. fascial planes and meridians).

Participants will be encouraged to critically evaluate their own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include the laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia; current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research; and the non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesia. In addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.

Students must:

  • have HCPC physiotherapy registration
  • have CSP membership
  • be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
  • give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
  • be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies. Failure to do so may affect your professional HCPC registration. (see AACP website for safety guidelines)
  • attend all 6 days of the course

 

Training Hours: 300

Deposit: £150.00 (Remaining balance of £399.00 is due 21 days before the course start date)

Full Course Price: £549.00

 

"Employer Paying" - Important Information

  • Before registering onto this course, please click on the below “Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding
  • Funding must be approved before the registration and a valid purchase order must be supplied for an invoice to be raised.
  • No "Employer Paying" bookings will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
  • All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

133824| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Manchester - January 2020|

This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. This course does not cover the traditional Chinese medical approach to acupuncture, except where Western scientific theory and evidence can be used to explain concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. fascial planes and meridians).

Participants will be encouraged to critically evaluate their own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include the laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia; current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research; and the non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesia. In addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.

 Students must:

  • have HCPC physiotherapy registration
  • have CSP membership
  • be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
  • give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
  • be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies. Failure to do so may affect your professional HCPC registration. (see AACP website for safety guidelines)
  • attend all 6 days of the course

 

Training Hours: 300

Deposit: £150.00 (Remaining balance of £399.00 is due 21 days before the course start date)

Full Course Price: £549.00

 

"Employer Paying" - Important Information

  • Before registering onto this course, please click on the below “Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding
  • Funding must be approved before the registration and a valid purchase order must be supplied for an invoice to be raised.
  • No "Employer Paying" bookings will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
  • All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

133823| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP MSK 2 Day Refresher Course - Kenilworth - May 2020|

This two-day CPD course is designed for clinicians who have previously undertaken a recognised acupuncture foundation course, are currently practising and wish to refresh their practical skills in the clinical management of musculoskeletal conditions.

The focus of this course will be a revision of the most commonly used points from the foundation course and how to incorporate them into the effective clinical management of common musculoskeletal conditions. Clinical reasoning based on physiological mechanisms will also be covered as will prescription development within acupuncture.

There is also the option of an admissions assessment at the end of day two to enable eligible delegates to attain AACP membership in this case please email the AACP membership team on [email protected] for admission criteria. (the assessment is only eligible for Chartered Physiotherapists that are CSP and HCPC registered)

This course is open to health professionals with previous acupuncture training and who have a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge.

CPD Hours: 14

£190.00 - AACP Members

£260.00 - Non AACP Members

Please log-in to access the members discount.

"Employer Paying" - Important Information

  • Before registering onto this course, please click on the below “Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
  • Funding must be approved before registration and a valid purchase order number must be supplied for an invoice to be raised.
  • No "Employer Paying" bookings will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
  • All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

133822| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP General 2 Day Refresher Course - Wiltshire - January 2020|

This two-day course is designed for practitioners who have previously undertaken a recognised acupuncture foundation course, have not practised for a couple of years and/or for those who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills in the clinical treatment of both acute and chronic pain. Day one covers a review of the analgesic mechanisms of acupuncture, the health and safety implications including contraindication and precautions as well as discussion regarding the concept of the layering technique related to physiological mechanisms and clinical reasoning. Practical aspects of the day will cover the needling of the most common acupuncture points utilised in clinical practice based on meridians. Day two will take the knowledge from day one and build on the understanding of prescriptions and treatment design. This includes incorporating points into the effective clinical management of common musculoskeletal conditions, which will be discussed in theory and then needled practically. There is also the option of an admissions assessment at the end of day two to enable eligible delegates to attain AACP membership, in this case please email the AACP membership team on [email protected] for admission criteria. (the assessment is only eligible for Chartered Physiotherapists that are CSP and HCPC registered)
This course is open to health professionals with previous acupuncture training and who have a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge.
 
CPD Hours: 14
£190.00 - AACP Members
£260.00 - Non AACP Members
Please log-in to access the members discount.
 
"Employer Paying" - Important Information
Before registering onto this course, please click on the below “Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
No "Employer Paying" bookings will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.
For full terms and conditions, please click here.

133814| Oryon Develop| Tackling Rugby Knee Injuries Head On|

With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner (and England preparing to take home the trophy, because of course we’re going to win) more people are taking up the sport than ever.

Unfortunately, however, knee injuries in rugby are extremely common, and pretty much everyone involved in the sport will know someone who’s had some kind of knee injury or knee surgery. It’s the nature of the game – high energy, full contact, hard impact. These big and strong players are literally smashing themselves to bits.

Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at London Sports Orthopaedics, has therefore designed this evening course to explore the different types of knee injury that can be sustained from rugby, ranging from small things, like a minor sprain of the MCL, to major injuries such as an ACL tear. We will also discuss higher energy injuries, where it’s actually possible to tear multiple ligaments and even dislocate the whole knee joint, which can be catastrophic.

Mr McDermott will discuss how we can ‘save the knee’ when faced with this sort of injury, including the most modern treatment options now available.

Agenda:

Over the course of the evening we will discuss:

  • Minimising the risk of injury
  • Types of injury seen
  • When to be worried and when to refer on
  • The value of imaging
  • The most up-to-date surgical treatment options
  • When to return to play
  • Case examples and discussions

What's Included:

admission to course, 2 hours CPD, speakers' handouts, light refreshments on interval, Certificate of Attendance.

Cost:

£36+VAT

Take advantage of our group booking discount today. Book onto 3 or more courses at once, or book on with some colleagues to qualify for this discount:

3 bookings: 10% discount
4 bookings: 15% discount
5(+) bookings: 20% discount

133806| Oryon Develop| Recognising Mental Health Concerns in Young Adults and What You Can Do to Help|

In the UK, we are facing a mental health crisis; 1 in 6 people experience a mental health problem every week.

When treating a young person for an MSK issue, it is likely that you may be in a position to notice that someone is struggling with a mental health issue. Allied health professionals are becoming more aware of mental health, even if their speciality is unrelated, but might not be in a position to recognise issues they encounter in their patients.

Could you spot the ‘red flags’ that mean that someone is at serious risk? When should you advise a patient to seek mental health support? Is there anything we can do as allied health professionals to support a patient experiencing a mental illness? Is it best to ignore the issue - just treat their injured knee and move on - or should we be having conversations with a patient about their mental health?

Dr Adhiraj Joglekar, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, has created this evening talk to provide an introductory overview on psychiatric knowledge and mental health conditions facing us all today – focusing on young people.

Over the course of the evening, we will discuss the symptoms and signs of several conditions you could come across in practice. Dr Joglekar will offer his advice on how the primary care professional can support a young person suffering from a mental illness, and will talk about management options. In addition to this, Dr Joglekar will outline the red flags that should not be missed and should trigger onward referral to a Psychiatrist.

Conditions discussed will include:

  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorders)
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating)
  • Early onset psychosis (schizophrenia etc)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD)

After attending this course, you will be confident that you can recognise the signs that someone has, or is at risk of developing, a mental health concern. You will also be aware of the steps you can take to support patients with mental health issues. 

Agenda:

  • An introduction to mental health concerns – symptoms and signs
  • Management options – how the allied health professional can help
  • What to do if you are concerned and onward referral 

What's Included:

Admission to course, 2 hours CPD, speaker's handout, light refreshments during interval and a Certificate of Attendance.

Cost:

£36+VAT

Take advantage of our group booking discount today. Book onto 3 or more courses at once, or book on with some colleagues to qualify for this discount:

3 bookings: 10% discount
4 bookings: 15% discount
5(+) bookings: 20% discount

133805| University of Birmingham| Professional Examination Course for MFOM/AFOM|

The three day course is designed for doctors who are preparing to sit examinations for Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM) or Associateship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (AFOM). The programme is delivered by academics and occupational health practitioners who have several years’ experience as examiners for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM).

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Modified Essay Questions (MEQs) and Clinical OSPE stations are used to assess delegates and to provide feedback.

 

Programme Syllabus

 

  • An Observed Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) of clinical cases
  • Lectures and tutorial sessions on epidemiology and statistics
  • Overview of methods for assessing occupational exposures and approaches for assessing and managing risks in the workplace
  • An assessment of an workplace exposure scenario which covers the following; hazards and potential health effects, industrial processes, methods for estimating exposure and the evaluation of risk management measures
  • Feedback is provided to course delegates by lectures and tutors on different elements of the programme which involve assessments
  • Formal lectures which serve to provide an overview of subject areas and including key concepts
  • Open question and answer sessions related to clinical cases, occupational hygiene, epidemiology and statistics
  • Clinical and non-clinical practical approaches to assessing managing risks in occupational settings

Course Details

Duration
Three days

Dates
8 - 10 September 2020

Location
Medical School, University of Birmingham

Fees
£975

133803| University of Birmingham| Revision course for the Part A of the examination for membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health|

The Part A Examination is the first of two elements of the Membership Examination for the UK Faculty of Public Health. The Part A Examination comprises four written papers sat over 2 days.

This two day course is designed to assist preparation for the Part A Examination.

The principal aim of the course is to assist delegates improve their examination technique for the Part A paper. Over the two days we will explore the more common ways in which topics in the syllabus are examined in Paper 1 and in light of these will consider various frameworks and approaches to structure written answers. Critical appraisal skills and data handling techniques will be revised to support preparation for paper 2.

Course Overview
1. How to structure your answer to questions on:

  • Research methods
  • Disease causation and the diagnostic process in relation to public health; prevention and health promotion
  • Health information
  • Medical Sociology, Social Policy and Health Economics
  • Organisation and management of health care and health care programmes

2. How to be a critical appraiser (and not describer)

3. How to overcome your “I don’t like stats” and Paper 2B fears.

Who is the course for?
The course will focus substantially on technique and not on content. It is not suitable for delegates with no or only limited familiarity with the content of the Part A syllabus.

133802| Bahar Mouland, Training and Consultancy| Get Hired! Skills for Job Interviews!|

 

This is a great opportunity to develop some useful strategies that will help you communicate clearly and present yourself effectively.

The aim of this course is to give you the opportunity to develop some useful strategies that will help you communicate clearly and present yourself effectively during a job interview.

You will be focusing on:

1. Preparing yourself mentally:

• Discover how to be memorable and radiate positive energy.

• Explore how to deal with nervous energy.

• Practice techniques to reduce stress and aid relaxation.

• Practice how to increase personal impact by using body language effectively.

2. Preparing yourself technically:

• Identify what to look for during your research before the interview.

• Examine different interview questions and practice how to respond to them.

• Create your own list of brilliant questions to ask the interviewer.

• Identify what skills and attributes recruiters might be looking for.

• Develop impressive responses to key questions.

By the end of the day, you will be able to:

  • Develop a better understanding of your strengths, skills and unique selling points to handle interviews with confidence.
  • Apply a variety of tools and techniques which will help you present yourself clearly and positively in challenging moments.
  • Develop a personal action plan to boost your confidence and build your self-esteem.
  • Develop an understanding of different types of interviews, from telephone and video interviews, to face to face interviews, and how to manage them.
  • Implement your learning points in a safe environment by interviewing each other and also gain an insight into the interviewer’s point of view.

What you need:

A notebook if you wish to take personal notes. Pens and paper will be provided.

Lunch is not included but coffee and tea are available during the day.

Who can attend?

Anybody who would like to practice their self-presentation skills is welcome to join us. It doesn’t matter whether you are first-time job seeker or an experienced professional. We learn together and we learn from each other.

This is a great opportunity to practice your skills in an interactive and safe environment and receive constructive feedback. To provide personal attention to all the participants, the spaces are limited to 10 people. All the individual needs will be met.

133801| Bahar Mouland, Training and Consultancy| How to write a compelling CV and stand out from the crowd!|

This training course is going to teach you how to write your CV professionally. You will write a winning CV, on the day, with your trainer! By the end of the day, you will leave with an updated and correctly written CV. The day is divided into 2 sessions:

Morning Session:

  • Explore the universal rules of writing an excellent CV.
  • Discover different layouts and formatting.
  • Classify and present your data correctly.
  • Explore and choose the right action verbs for your CV.
  • Produce a strong profile statement to describe yourself professionally.
  • Identify areas of improvement on your own CV.

Afternoon Session:

  • Develop an insight into the recruiter’s perspective.
  • Implement and apply the principles to update your CV with your trainer’s guidance.
  • Get your trainer to check your final CV and receive feedback for further improvements.

 

133800| Oryon Develop| The Gut and its Role in MSK Health - Brighton|

Oryon Develop are pleased to announce that we are repeating this highly popular and well-reviewed course in Brighton. 

Dr Ese Stacey, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, has found that musculoskeletal conditions that do not respond to conventional treatment are often linked to poor gut health. Dr Stacey has therefore designed this evening course to discuss how taking an holistic approach to patient care, including looking at the gut and the immune system can often yield better results and improve patient performance and wellbeing.
 
This talk will cover pain in the joints, tendons and muscles and how this can be affected by the gut (which is arguably the body’s most important immune organ). 
 
Attendees will leave the talk confident in spotting which patients could benefit from better gut health and in formulating a management plan for these patients to help bring them back to optimal health.

 Agenda

 An overview on the gut

  • How poor nutrition and environmental toxins impact our health
  • Treatment options and what can be done to improve gut health

What's Included:

Admission to course, 2 hours CPD, speaker's handout, tea and coffee on arrival, light sandwich buffet during interval and a Certificate of Attendance.

Cost:

£39+VAT

Take advantage of our group booking discount today. Book onto 3 or more courses at once, or book on with some colleagues to qualify for this discount:

3 bookings: 10% discount
4 bookings: 15% discount
5(+) bookings: 20% discount

133799| The Health Professions Acupuncture Group| HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course - Peterborough - November 2020|

About the Course
This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

 

The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking.

 

This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include:

  • laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia;
  • current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research;
  • non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesiaIn addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.Learning Outcomes

 

On completion of the course, delegates should:

  • understand the cautions and contraindications associated with acupuncture;
  • be able to demonstrate safe, hygienic and effective needling techniques;
  • be able to locate and needle a limited range of acupuncture points;
  • have an understanding of the neurophysiological theory underpinning the western interpretation of acupuncture;
  • understand principles of point selection and treatment design;
  • have a working knowledge of myofascial trigger points;
  • be able to integrate the use of acupuncture with musculoskeletal osteopathic, chiropractic or sports therapy practice.Who can do a HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course?

 

Sports Therapists

  • Having obtained a BSc in Sports Therapy.
  • Working towards a BSc in Sports Therapy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Having obtained a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Therapy / Massage
     

Osteopaths

  • Current membership of the General Osteopathic Council (effectively having a BSc in Osteopathy)
  • Working towards a BSc in Osteopathy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Chiropractors
  • Current membership of the General Chiropractic Council (effectively having a BSc in Chiropractic)
  • Working towards a BSc in Chiropractic, having successfully completed level 4

 

Occupational Therapists

  • Current membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • A BSc in Occupational Therapy

Students must:

  • Be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
  • Give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
  • Be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies.
  • Attend all 6 days of the course"The HePAG foundation acupuncture course requires a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge. It is the individual responsibility of each course attendee to ensure that they have a suitable knowledge of anatomy and physiology to not only complete the HePAG foundation course but also to employ acupuncture safely and effectively clinically, within their scope of professional practice.

*Terms and Conditions apply

133798| The Health Professions Acupuncture Group| HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course - Peterborough - April 2020|

About the Course
This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

 

The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking.

 

This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include:

  • laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia;
  • current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research;
  • non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesiaIn addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.Learning Outcomes

 

On completion of the course, delegates should:

  • understand the cautions and contraindications associated with acupuncture;
  • be able to demonstrate safe, hygienic and effective needling techniques;
  • be able to locate and needle a limited range of acupuncture points;
  • have an understanding of the neurophysiological theory underpinning the western interpretation of acupuncture;
  • understand principles of point selection and treatment design;
  • have a working knowledge of myofascial trigger points;
  • be able to integrate the use of acupuncture with musculoskeletal osteopathic, chiropractic or sports therapy practice.Who can do a HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course?

 

Sports Therapists

  • Having obtained a BSc in Sports Therapy.
  • Working towards a BSc in Sports Therapy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Having obtained a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Therapy / Massage
     

Osteopaths

  • Current membership of the General Osteopathic Council (effectively having a BSc in Osteopathy)
  • Working towards a BSc in Osteopathy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Chiropractors
  • Current membership of the General Chiropractic Council (effectively having a BSc in Chiropractic)
  • Working towards a BSc in Chiropractic, having successfully completed level 4

 

Occupational Therapists

  • Current membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • A BSc in Occupational Therapy

Students must:

  • Be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
  • Give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
  • Be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies.
  • Attend all 6 days of the course"The HePAG foundation acupuncture course requires a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge. It is the individual responsibility of each course attendee to ensure that they have a suitable knowledge of anatomy and physiology to not only complete the HePAG foundation course but also to employ acupuncture safely and effectively clinically, within their scope of professional practice.

*Terms and Conditions apply

133797| The Health Professions Acupuncture Group| HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course - Peterborough - October 2019|

About the Course
This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

 

The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking.

 

This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include:

  • laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia;
  • current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research;
  • non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesiaIn addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.Learning Outcomes

 

On completion of the course, delegates should:

  • understand the cautions and contraindications associated with acupuncture;
  • be able to demonstrate safe, hygienic and effective needling techniques;
  • be able to locate and needle a limited range of acupuncture points;
  • have an understanding of the neurophysiological theory underpinning the western interpretation of acupuncture;
  • understand principles of point selection and treatment design;
  • have a working knowledge of myofascial trigger points;
  • be able to integrate the use of acupuncture with musculoskeletal osteopathic, chiropractic or sports therapy practice.Who can do a HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course?

 

Sports Therapists

  • Having obtained a BSc in Sports Therapy.
  • Working towards a BSc in Sports Therapy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Having obtained a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Therapy / Massage
     

Osteopaths

  • Current membership of the General Osteopathic Council (effectively having a BSc in Osteopathy)
  • Working towards a BSc in Osteopathy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Chiropractors
  • Current membership of the General Chiropractic Council (effectively having a BSc in Chiropractic)
  • Working towards a BSc in Chiropractic, having successfully completed level 4

 

Occupational Therapists

  • Current membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • A BSc in Occupational Therapy

Students must:

  • Be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
  • Give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
  • Be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies.
  • Attend all 6 days of the course"The HePAG foundation acupuncture course requires a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge. It is the individual responsibility of each course attendee to ensure that they have a suitable knowledge of anatomy and physiology to not only complete the HePAG foundation course but also to employ acupuncture safely and effectively clinically, within their scope of professional practice.

*Terms and Conditions apply

133796| The Health Professions Acupuncture Group| HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course - Surrey - February 2020|

About the Course
This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

 

The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking.

 

This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include:

  • laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia;
  • current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research;
  • non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesiaIn addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.Learning Outcomes

 

On completion of the course, delegates should:

  • understand the cautions and contraindications associated with acupuncture;
  • be able to demonstrate safe, hygienic and effective needling techniques;
  • be able to locate and needle a limited range of acupuncture points;
  • have an understanding of the neurophysiological theory underpinning the western interpretation of acupuncture;
  • understand principles of point selection and treatment design;
  • have a working knowledge of myofascial trigger points;
  • be able to integrate the use of acupuncture with musculoskeletal osteopathic, chiropractic or sports therapy practice.Who can do a HePAG Acupuncture Foundation Course?

 

Sports Therapists

  • Having obtained a BSc in Sports Therapy.
  • Working towards a BSc in Sports Therapy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Having obtained a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Therapy / Massage
     

Osteopaths

  • Current membership of the General Osteopathic Council (effectively having a BSc in Osteopathy)
  • Working towards a BSc in Osteopathy, having successfully completed level 4
  • Chiropractors
  • Current membership of the General Chiropractic Council (effectively having a BSc in Chiropractic)
  • Working towards a BSc in Chiropractic, having successfully completed level 4

 

Occupational Therapists

  • Current membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • A BSc in Occupational Therapy

Students must:

  • Be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
  • Give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
  • Be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies.
  • Attend all 6 days of the course"The HePAG foundation acupuncture course requires a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge. It is the individual responsibility of each course attendee to ensure that they have a suitable knowledge of anatomy and physiology to not only complete the HePAG foundation course but also to employ acupuncture safely and effectively clinically, within their scope of professional practice.

Terms and Conditions apply

133794| Oryon Develop| What Not To Miss in Foot and Ankle Conditions: Red Flags and Key Signs|

Oryon Develop are pleased to have been finally able to lock down two brilliant speakers from London Sports Orthopaedics, Mr Suresh Chandrashekar and Dr Simon Paul.

Management of foot & ankle is multi-faceted and often includes a plethora of signs and symptoms. This talk will concentrate on avoiding common pitfalls in the management of foot conditions, as well as what to do when things don’t make sense to reduce the chances of missing a potentially important diagnosis.

In the first half of the evening, Mr Suresh Chandrashekar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, will discuss sport injuries, their presentation and how to manage those injuries that aren’t healing as expected. He will offer his advice on diagnosis, including careful history taking and physical examination. Mr Chandrashekar will also discuss treatment options; both surgical and conservative. 

Topics covered include:

  • Sneaky high ankle sprains, persistent pain and instability - what to look for and what to do about it
  • Tendinopathy and other issues with the Achilles tendon 
  • Stress fractures and overload
  • Rehabilitation and injury prevention -  tips and tricks on what could we do better

In the second half of the evening, Dr Simon Paul, Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Physician, will be looking at rheumatological red flags in the lower limb. Often, other less common conditions can masquerade as an MSK injury and so Dr Paul will discuss the potential alternate aetiologies which should not be missed when examining the lower limb. He will discuss management options and when you should refer onwards, as well as how to ensure your patient gets put on the best treatment path for their condition.

Including:

  • Rheumatological signs not to be missed
  • Conditions not to be overlooked
  • Key points in history taking
  • Treatment and management of rheumatological conditions

Join this course and take a step in the right direction in managing your treatment plans for the foot and ankle.

Agenda

Part one – MSK Injuries with Mr Suresh Chandrashekar

  • Sports injuries – including ankle instability, tendinopathy and stress fractures
  • Managing MSK injuries – surgical and non-surgical
  • Rehab and injury prevention

Part two – rheumatology and the foot with Dr Simon Paul

  • Rheumatological conditions to look out for
  • Who is at risk and diagnosis
  • Treatment

What's Included:

Admission to course, 2 hours CPD, speaker's handout, tea and coffee on arrival, light sandwich buffet during interval and a Certificate of Attendance.

Cost:

£36+VAT

Take advantage of our group booking discount today. Book onto 3 or more courses at once, or book on with some colleagues to qualify for this discount:

3 bookings: 10% discount
4 bookings: 15% discount
5(+) bookings: 20% discount

133793| Oryon Develop| Nerve Pain from the Spine: Sciatica and Brachialgia|

There are many potential causes of radiculopathy, including poor lifting technique and back injuries. Mr Chris Brown, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, will discuss nerve root compression as originating in the spine; focusing on sciatica and brachialgia.

He will discuss the most common aetiologies behind radiculopathies including disc collapse and spinal injury, as well as techniques that can be utilised to avoid radiculopathies.

The evening will conclude with surgical treatment options and the differing techniques available.  The audience will gain a clear understanding of the role of injections and surgery in these patients, and how to manage these patients following intervention. This should enable delegates to deal with these common conditions with improved understanding and to treat their patients with greater confidence.

Agenda

Session One: Sciatica

  • History and examination of patient with sciatica
  • Natural history of disc degeneration, prolapse and resolution
  • Non-operative and operative treatment options with evidence base – including medication, injections, decompression and surgery

Session Two: Brachialgia

  • Presentation and diagnosis tips
  • Conservative and surgical management options
  • Questions and Answers

What's Included:

Admission to course, 2 hours CPD, speaker's handout, tea and coffee on arrival, light sandwich buffet during interval and a Certificate of Attendance.

Cost:

£32+VAT

Take advantage of our group booking discount today. Book onto 3 or more courses at once, or book on with some colleagues to qualify for this discount:

3 bookings: 10% discount
4 bookings: 15% discount
5(+) bookings: 20% discount

133795| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Bingley - January 2020|

This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.
The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. This course does not cover the traditional Chinese medical approach to acupuncture, except where Western scientific theory and evidence can be used to explain concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. fascial planes and meridians).

 

Participants will be encouraged to critically evaluate their own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include the laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia; current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research; and the non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesia. In addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.

 

Students must:
- have HCPC physiotherapy registration
- have CSP membership
- be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
- give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
- be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies. Failure to do so may affect your professional HCPC registration. (see AACP website for safety guidelines)
- attend all 6 days of the course

 

Training Hours: 300

Deposit: £150.00 (Remaining balance of £399.00 is due 21 days before the course start date)
Full Course Price: £549.00

 

"Employer Paying" - Important Information
Before registering onto this course, please click on the below “Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
No "Employer Paying" bookings will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.
For full terms and conditions, please click  here.

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