Acupuncture for Sport - Cancelled

Event details

9am - 5pm

London Road Community Hospital

London Road
United Kingdom

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52.9153132, -1.4676352

Event Organiser

NCORE (National Centre of Rehabilitation Education)


Acupuncture for Sport


Venue: London Road Community Hospital, Derby DE1 2QY. Ref. 2940

Lecturer: Dr Christopher Norris


A two-day intermediate level (post basic) sport acupuncture course for those who have passed a foundation level course (AACP, BMAS, BAcC, MDN part2). The course is based on Chris Norris’ book “Acupuncture: treatment of musculoskeletal conditions” (Heinemann 2001), and “Sports & Soft Tissue Injuries”, 5th edition (Routledge 2019). The two-day course gives a balance between acupuncture and dry needling using Western Medical Acupuncture techniques. Basic needling practice is updated and extended, and a problem-solving approach is used for point selection using sports examples.  Discussion is used to illustrate the incorporation of acupuncture into therapy practice for sport.

  • Meridians & Points – important or not?
  • Revision of acupuncture treatment principles
  • Dry needling versus Acupuncture – similarities and differences
  • Extending basic acupuncture needling methods
  • Dry needling techniques
  • Clinical reasoning in acupuncture point selection
  • Fitting acupuncture into overall treatment planning
  • Treatment protocols for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions
  • Targeting pain and targeting healing
  • Worked clinical examples:  – hamstring injury, ankle sprain, patellar pain.
  • Problem solving sports examples (group task)
  • Enhancing sports performance with acupuncture


AACP accredited for those who are AACP members.


CPD: 13.5 hours


Fee: £270

Limited funded places may be available for AHPs & Nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands.

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