Foundation Course in Acupuncture (M-Level Accredited)

Saturday 2 September

Following great feedback and continued demand for courses in central London, Pure Sports Medicine are pleased to announce that we will be hosting another Foundation Acupuncture Course in 2017, to be lead by Jennie Longbottom of ALIED and ATCHP.

This course is designed to offer you a sound background in the use of acupuncture as a physiotherapy modality and is open to all HCPC registered Physiotherapists who have been qualified for more than 12 months.  

Course Dates

  1. Part I: Saturday 2nd  & Sunday 3rd  September 2017 (09:00-17:00)
  2. Part II: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September 2017 (09:00-17:00)
  3. Part III: Saturday 4th November 2017 (09:00-17:00)
  • Tutor: Jennie Longbottom MSc MMEd BSc FCSP MBAcC
  • Course Fee: £500.00 payable at time of application by cheque or credit card
  • (Manuals and refreshments included and lunch can be purchased near by)

The Foundation Course will offer the participants an added intervention for the management of both acute and chronic presentations, focused to musculoskeletal physiotherapy. There is the option for participants to obtain 15 MSc Level Credits from the University of Hertfordshire if desired on completion of the course for an additional fee payable to the University and as such, only HCPC registered Physiotherapists are eligible for the course. 

Jennie Longbottom is the former Chair of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and a Member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). Jennie provides a standard of postgraduate education to Physiotherapists that meets with CSP, HPC and CPD requirements. She published an excellent book, Acupuncture in Manual Therapy in 2010, to which two Pure Sports Medicine clinicians have contributed and has published in the BMJ’s Acupuncture in Medicine with one of Pure Sports Medicine’s clinicians as the lead author. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2009.

Pure Sports Medicine are very please to ask Jennie to conduct this course again in 2016 after several previous successful courses. Several members of our team have attended each course and found it hugely beneficial to their clinical practice. Jennie teaches safe and effective needling for pain management as well as dry needling for trigger points; with a particular focus on evidence based musculoskeletal practise.

The course will be run in three parts over 5 days and involves clinical practice in the period between. Delegates must attend all parts (5 days) and complete all the assessment elements to pass the course. All participants must be willing to give and receive needling throughout the course days. 

For further details and to be sent a registration form, please contact [email protected]