Courses & Events

Practical Acupuncture in Podiatry (PAP) Workshops

  • Date:
    Date: 3 x 3 day PAP workshops with first in Galway, September 29th - 1st October
  • Time:
    09:00 three full days
  • Location:
    Galway and repeated in London and Birmingham
  • Tutor:
    Dr Shane Toohey

    Australian Podiatrist and Acupuncturist

  • Cost:
    For UK PAP workshops: Early Bird £895, until 17/09/2018, thereafter £950.
    Full Time Students £400 with Early Bird £450.
    Repeat participants £500 (£550).
    Places only held on receipt of payment. with balance before 17/9 for early bird.

Why not be the leader in using this modality when treating lower limb conditions?

Practical Acupuncture for Podiatrists (PAP). Full practical hands on training

There are 4 opportunities this year to learn the essential building blocks for advanced training and immediate clinical use:

  1. Galway, Sept 29th,  Sept 30th & October 1st, NUIG, places available
  2. Ulster, Oct 10th to 12th, Jordanstown, FULLY BOOKED
  3. London, Oct 19th to 21st, Holistic Health, places available
  4. Birmingham, 24th to 26th October, BMC, places available


Presented by Dr Shane Toohey, Australian Podiatrist and Acupuncturist with over 25 years using acupuncture as a podiatrist and teaching and upgrading these skills since 2005.

‘I have been a practising podiatrist for 37 years and a certified acupuncturist for 27 years.  Since including acupuncture into my private practice late in 1991 I have  been combining my podiatric and acupuncture skills. During most of that time I have also lectured part-time in undergraduate podiatry courses in orthotic therapy. More recently I have also presented lectures and workshops in acupuncture for podiatry students at UWA, Galway University, Huddersfdield University, QUT, UniSA  and Metropolitan in Birmingham. For five years, I was team podiatrist for the Australian A League Football team, the Perth Glory. For the next 5 years I have been the sports therapist for a top rate under-age AFL football team and was WA State Minor Gaelic Football sole therapist for two Australasian Carnivals. Since then I have have providing my skills to my local amateur AFL club. My association with sporting teams always involves providing hands on treatment at training sessions and games. I have been conducting practical Podiatry workshops nationally and internationally for over 15 years.

It has been my mission to unravel the most effective acupuncture treatments for conditions commonly being presented to Podiatrists and pass this on to my profession. These were never self evident from the training I received. They have the capacity to make a profound difference to clinical outcomes and thery do.

In 2013 I was awarded the Australian Podiatry Council Hall of Fame recognition. However, I am not about to retire!


Clinical Podiatrist at Acupuncture in Podiatry  presenter of practical training courses in Australia and Internationally.

Clinical Podiatrist in Azure Podiatry Group and Ellenbrook Essential Therapies.

Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Podiatric Medicine Unit, University of Western Australia.

Founder and Managing Director of Artisan Orthotic Laboratory.

Director, Rocktape Indonesia.’

Learn Western Medical Acupuncture, a scientific approach, using needles to stimulate targeted neurological and physiological responses in the treatment of many common podiatric conditions for accelerated pain reduction and enhanced healing.

Easily treat neuropathic pain, burning feet that keep you awake at night, the presentation of Raynaud’s to keep it asymptomatic and every musculoskeletal condition you can think of.

Masterclasses also available on website. These are not for beginners and require participation in a previous PAP workshop.

Size of all workshops are strictly limited.

Book your place now.

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