OMT International Diploma in Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling
2-day practical course
This course will cover the most effective techniques taken from both Traditional Acupuncture and current Western Acupuncture for the purpose of muscular pain relief, in the lower-upper limbs and spine.
Please note that the official language of the course is English
Location: Athens, Greece
OMT Training is the leading UK training provider in manual therapy courses. OMT Training has trained the medical staff of Premier League football clubs including Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Arsenal FC, Crystal Palace FC, Southampton FC and others. (https://www.omttraining.co.uk/)
OMT Training will introduce the participants into the theoretical and practical principals of using the most effective techniques taken from Traditional Acupuncture and current Western Acupuncture for the purpose of muscular pain relief in a clinical setting.
This course will give students the following:
Safe, sound and effective background in the use of OMT Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling)
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture will be referenced by the lecturer but these will not be taught in depth
New skills that practitioners can use within their clinical practice
Discuss scientific evidence for the use of Acupuncture techniques
Discuss current research for the use of Acupuncture
Relate the use of Acupuncture to the treatment of acute and chronic pain, and for a number of musculoskeletal conditions
Cervical spine / Neck techniques
Upper back and thoracic spine techniques
Shoulder and upper extremities
Lumbar spine and pelvis, glutes and TFL
Lower extremity techniques including quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and Achilles
High level of safety, clinical competence and overall the confidence to use acupuncture techniques
1. Course handbooks will be provided, and the content of the handbook will be underpinned by a structured PowerPoint presentation by the lecturers.
2. Students will be expected to take extra notes regarding areas and techniques that will require more specific explanation or detailed clarification.
3. The handbook and PowerPoint’s are solely to be used as an aid memoire; the lecturers will adapt the content of the course depending on the student’s backgrounds or therapeutic discipline.
4. Students are ADVISED to refresh their knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology prior to attending the course, if students fail to show the required level of knowledge, they can be asked to leave the course.
Resources and Materials
You are advised to take notes, photos and videos where appropriate for your own learning.
Mr Jimmy Michael | Osteopath
Jimmy is a specialist MSK Osteopath registered in the U.K. He is passionate about manual therapy and applying correct and effective techniques, he was the lead author on an internationally published scientific research journal on hand and thumb pain in manual therapy and how to look at risk factors and strategies to deal with it. He has written 3 books, and a large amount of scientific research in this field. He has a clinic in Wimpole St, London (www.osteon.co.uk) along with Mr Giles Gyer where he treats patients from all over the world.
Jimmy has been lecturing in the field of manual therapy and for a number of years and this keeps him at the forefront of all new and adaptive techniques. He has lectured professional from all fields of manual therapy and he travels the UK teaching others from single practitioners, to universities and premier league football medical teams.
Jimmy has worked with Liverpool F.C., Manchester City F.C, Arsenal F.C., Crystal Palace F.C, Southampton F.C., the NBA in America and has worked in over 27 countries worldwide.
Mr Giles Gyer | Osteopath
Giles graduated with distinction, awards in clinical excellence and special achievement as an Osteopath and is a specialist MSK Osteopath registered in the U.K. As a strong structural Osteopath, he combines rehabilitation exercises and multiple techniques within his treatments and has worked with patients from office workers to international athletes.
When he is not treating patients, Giles is part of a training company lecturing and teaching Medical Acupuncture, Manipulative therapy and Clinical Kinesiology taping to a range of manual therapists and doctors throughout the United Kingdom and is published in Medical and Electro-Acupuncture, Osteopathic Spinal and Peripheral Joint Articulations and Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques.
Giles has worked with Liverpool F.C., Manchester City F.C, Arsenal F.C., Crystal Palace F.C, Southampton F.C., the NBA in America and has worked in over 27 countries worldwide.
Venue & Time
Fresh Hotel Athens
26 Sofokleous, Athens 105 52, Greece
9:00am to 4:00pm
Registration & Course Fees
The course is aimed at healthcare professionals/students; Doctors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Athletic Therapists, Chiropractors, and others manual therapy practitioners.
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Early bird fee: 485€
Regular fee: 540€
To book your place and check the early bird and regular fee deadlines, please click the event date you are interested in attending below. Please note that the reservation is only effective upon receipt of payment.