Treating Sports Injuries With Acupuncture

Paul Blacker, a qualified acupuncturist and first aid instructor showcases how to treat acute sports injuries, post first aid RICE management. This presentation includes how to treat sprains and strains and bruising - concentrating on areas such as the knees and shoulders. He presents using acupuncture for shin splints and tight muscles and he then goes in to detail about how to apply acupuncture for the treatment of chronic injuries using an integrative approach including electro-acupuncture. Knowing when to use heat and when to apply cold is often controversial, and Paul outlines his approach central to understanding sports injury management. Two conflicting theories: "Rest is best" versus "motion is lotion" are also addressed.

 

Goals of the course:

* Understand how to treat sprains and strains and bruising
* Understand how to treat complex areas such as the knees and shoulders
* Using acupuncture for shin splints and tight muscles
* How to apply acupuncture for the treatment of chronic injuries
* When to use heat and when to use cold
* When to rest and when to encourage movement

 

This course is £15 

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Speakers Biography

Paul Blacker For over 30 years, Paul has practiced Acupuncture, Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage), Remedial therapeutic massage, Qigong (Chinese exercise for health) and dietary therapy in Kent, UK. Paul graduated in massage in 1993 and in acupuncture in 1997, achieving his PGCE in 2002, and Masters in Education in 2012. Paul sits on the Governing Board of the BAcC and is Chair of the Professional Standards and Regulatory Committee of the BAcC. Paul is first aid instructor for the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and The footbal Asociation (FA), and he set up and runs ther New Ash Green Rugby Club Treatment Centre, a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-bed unit, treating male and female senior and junior sports players. He is one of the UK's leading teachers in TCM, sports medicine and rehabilitation.