Manual Medicine Australasia is proud to offer its Certification in Integrated Manual Medicine, the very first program of its kind in Australia.
Drawing on years of clinical experience, teaching and research, we endeavour to bring the very best lecturers who are among the leaders in their respective professions from all around the world. They have a wealth of clinical experience and skills from a wide variety of modalities. Most importantly, they are practising clinicians. Bringing these specialists to you provides the ability to learn a broad range of technique and treatment approaches from various modalities in a streamline approach. It also has the added benefit of providing a significant reduction of travel time and the high costs involved in travelling to participate in seminars/workshops overseas.
This program is designed to significantly build upon the fundamentals of manual medicine and existing skill sets. Our main aim is to bridge the gap between college/university and actual clinical practice. For students and practitioners of related manual medicine programs, it may assist in filling in the gaps, build upon previous knowledge and expand and enhance current skill sets.
A strong structural and anatomical approach is taken and all participants can look forward to developing strong manual proficiency on completion of the certificate. Plenty of time is allocated between workshops to allow the material to be thoroughly absorbed and put into practice, ensuring technical proficiency.
The combined hours for this certification is 220 hours.
There are 9 seminars that need to be completed within a 36-month period, before sitting a final exam.
Schedule of Workshops
1. Articulation/MET 1: Spine Diagnosis, Treatment, Surface anatomy & Clinical cases (2 days)
2. Articulation/MET 2: Extremities Diagnosis, Treatment, Surface Anatomy & Clinical cases (2 days)
3. Counterstrain: Spine and Extremities: Diagnosis, Treatment & Clinical cases (3 days)
4. HVLA: Spine and Extremities: Diagnosis, Treatment & Clinical cases (3 days)
5. Exercise Prescription as a Complement to Manual Medicine (3 days)
6. Integrated Neurological Myofascial Release for the Lower Quarter (2 days)
7. Foundations of Paediatric Manual Medicine (2 days)
8. Integrated Neurological Myofascial Release for the Upper Quarter (2 days)
9. Structural Approach to Cranial with Clinical Correlations (3 days)
Please note that each workshop in our schedule can be undertaken in any order or as a stand alone course.
This program is open to Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, TCM practitioners and students of these disciplines from 3rd year onward.
Required Text: Syllabus will be provided onsite prior to or at the beginning of each individual course/workshop.
Course times: Each individual course/workshop usually runs from 9am-5pm or thereabouts, over 2-3 days. Please refer to our website for course/workshop timings. The certification must be completed within a 3 year period.
Cost: The Certification is offered at a reduced rate of $6950, compared with paying for each course individually (which would be $7510 in total at the early bird rate, or $8410 in total at the full rate). An initial deposit of $1000 is required to secure your place in the certification. Following that, a direct debit plan can be individualised according to your personal preferences and requirements. Please note that the payment plan must be completed before the final exam is undertaken.
Course Presenters: Carl Steele D.O. (U.S.A.), Lisa DeStefano D.O. (U.S.A.), Lisa Chase Physiotherapist (U.S.A.), David Lintonbon D.O. (U.K.) & others
We believe our 100-hour Certification in Myofascial Dry Needling is unparalleled in quality, depth and application of Dry Needling.
Manual Medicine Australasia has been an integral part of the educational landscape in the safe and effective method of Myofascial Dry Needling. We were amongst the very first to offer courses specialising in dry needling to manual medicine practitioners. Over the past 8 years, we have taught thousands of students across Australia and Asia. While Level 1 and 2 provides an extremely strong foundation and the technical proficiency required to effectively apply these techniques in practice, an extended certification will provide a broader and more in-depth knowledge base for practitioners who wish to incorporate Dry Needling into their treatments as one of their core modalities.
Skill in the application of dry needling requires expert training and consistent practice. The experienced clinician must be well versed in all aspects and exposed to a variety of approaches and techniques. Ongoing clinical applications are crucial in developing above average palpatory skill, diagnostic ability and needling technique.
Through this carefully assembled program, the student is guided on a journey that will build upon the fundamentals and accelerate technical proficiency and clinical reasoning.
CERTIFICATION OVERVIEW:Level 1 Fundamentals of Myofascial Dry Needling & Cupping (20 hours)
The fundamentals of safe needling are introduced. Students learn the foundations of safe needling practice and basic insertion techniques. (Please refer to the course guide for further information)
Level 2 Advanced Myofascial Dry Needling & Electrotherapy (20 hours) - *Prerequisites Level 1 or equivalent
Level 2 reviews concepts learnt in Level 1 and introduces advanced needling techniques and areas such as the head, neck and face as well as anterior and lateral chest. The application of electrotherapy is also taught. We then focus on common clinical presentation and treatment protocols.
Level 3 Clinical Integration of Myofascial Dry Needling (60 hours) - *Prerequisites Level 1 and 2
Our level 3 course builds upon Level 1 and 2 and comprises 4 modules of 8 hours each. Each module will explore and specialise in their respective areas of the body more thoroughly and in-depth than time allows in Level 1 and 2. Each module will cover surface anatomy and palpation, motor points, and muscle/orthopedic/neurological testing.These modules can be taken individually or as part of the certification.
Module 1: Upper limb (8 hours)
Module 2: Lower Limb (8 hours)
Module 3: Head and Neck (8 hours)
Module 4: Spine (8 hours)
Online Module: (8 hours)
The Online Module will consist of the necessary pre-reading, quizzes and test exams that are required for each of the 4 modules. This will equip the practitioner with the theoretical
knowledge and confidence required to participate in the practical module.
Clinical Practice and Portfolio: (20 hours)
For successful completion of the certification, students must submit 5 clinical case studies as part of their portfolio on each of the topics in Modules 1-4. Students will have 6 months from the end of the Level 3 course to submit these cases for assessment and review. A template and guideline will be made available and each case will count as 1 hr (Clinical application and write up of the case will be allocated 20 hours).
Total hours of Certification: 100 hoursPlease note:
Level 1 and 2, and modules 1-4, are stand alone courses that can be taken individually.
Level 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite for Level 2, module 1, 2, and 4.
Level 1 and 2 is a prerequisite for module 3.
Required Text: Syllabus will be provided onsite prior to or at the beginning of each individual course/module.
Course times: Each individual course/module usually runs from 9am-5pm or thereabouts, over 1-3 days. Please refer to our website for course/module timings. The certification must be completed within a 2 year period.
Cost: $2250 upfront, or $500 deposit and 12 x direct debits of $145.83. Alternatively, if you don't want to commit to the certification upfront, each course can be taken individually. Cost would then total $2760 at the early bird rate or $3160 at the full rate.
Course Presenter: Dr Jon Marshall (Osteopath & Acupuncturist)