During your three-year cycle you need to complete CPD activities which link to the four themes of the Osteopathic Practice Standards. You can find the four themes set out on the Osteopathic Practice Standards website, which provides quick and easy access to the Standards and accompanying guidance.
Communication and patient partnership Knowledge Professionalism Safety and quality in practice Skills and Performance
Participants are presented with the theory, procedure and application of two main components: Advanced Myofascial dry needling and the application of electrotherapy. For the dry needling component, topics covered are review of key concepts from online learning level 1 including safe needling practice, different types of points, point location, needling technique and application, indications and contraindications of needling treatment. The Electro-therapy component consists of introduction to the theory, procedure, application, indications and contraindications of electrotherapy treatment. The course material is delivered by a 112-page manual and accompanied with lectures, demonstrations and student handouts.
The IMM Dry Needling/Medical Acupuncture Level 1 teaches technical proficiency in foundational dry needling techniques and traditional acupuncture points.
This course gives practitioners the tools to elevate their practice and fosters confidence and competence to integrate dry needling and use of traditional acupuncture points into practice the very next day.
The needling points taught include lumbar spine, posterior hip, thigh and lower extremity, cervical spine, shoulder and upper extremity.