Courses & Events

Podiatric Acupuncture Course

  • Date:
    The weekend of 7th and 8th July 2018
  • Time:
    09:00 two full days
  • Location:
    The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists National Training Centre
    150 Lord Street
    PR9 0NP
  • Tutor:
    David Lintonbon, DO PG Cert, Clin Ed

    Somuz Miah, CFPodM, BSc (PodM), Cert HTox, Dip Sp.I, PGC IP, MFPM RCPS (Glasg)

  • Cost:
    members £360
    non members £385

    Includes a box of acupuncture needles

This course is open to all HCPC registered chiropodists or podiatrists, physiotherapists, doctors, nurses, chiropractors etc. – LA certificate is not required. This is two days of intensive practical training based on Western principles of acupuncture, called dry needling. You will learn when and how to utilise this procedure safely. Podiatrists may use acupuncture to treat alone or in combination with other modalities, symptoms associated with musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders and circulatory disorders.

  • Delegate places are limited (Max 12)
  • This course is approved and certified by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • CPD certificates given on completion of training (16 credits)

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture originated in China over 5000 years ago.  It’s based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of chi, the vital life energy present in all living organisms.

According to acupuncture theory, chi circulates in the body along twelve major pathways, called meridians, each linked to specific internal organs and organ systems. By inserting very fine, sterile single-use needles at specific points along the meridians, your acupuncturist can redirect and reposition the flow of energy (chi) for the purpose of relieving tension, stress, and pain. The uninterrupted and balanced flow of energy along these meridians contributes to one’s overall health.  However, blockages and imbalances result in pain and illness.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction.  Dry needling or intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique developed by Dr. Chan Gunn and is extremely effective for releasing endorphins from the adrenal cortex.

In simple terms, once a needle is placed into the body, the body’s reaction is to release endorphins from the adrenal cortex which then flood the area where the needle has been inserted. This has a localised pain killing anti inflammatory effect on those tissues. Thus the treatment involves needling without injecting any substance.

The approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles. It should not to be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture. However, since the same filament needles are used in both dry needling and acupuncture, the confusion is understandable.


David Lintonbon, DO PG Cert Clin Ed 

David qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1985 and the University of Brighton where he was awarded the Post Graduate Certificate of Clinical Education. David has been teaching osteopathic technique & Dry Needling for over ten years in the UK and Japan.


Somuz Miah, CFPodM, BSc(PodM), Cert HTox, Dip Sp.I, PGC IP, MFPM RCPS(Glasg)

Somuz is a qualified Sports Injury Practitioner (Diploma Sports injuries & Electro Therapy, 15 years).  He qualified in dry needling 4 years ago.  He has been practising podiatry for over 17 years and is a Consultant Podiatrist Prescriber & Member of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow.

How to Book

Email or telephone 01704 546141 for all queries

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