Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the course

    • Introduction to the acupuncture and dry needling in the management of Achilles tendinopathy course

  • 2

    Aetiology, signs and symptoms of Achilles tendinopathy

    • Aetiology signs and symptoms of Achilles tendinopathy

  • 3

    Assessment and diagnosis of achilles tendinopathy

    • Assessment an diagnosis of Achilles tendinopathy

    • Palpation of the calf and Achilles tendon

    • Assessment of a ruptured Achilles tendon

  • 4

    Eccentric loading exercises in the management of Achilles tendinopathy

    • Eccentric loading exercises for AT

    • How to do eccentric laoding exercise for Achilles tendinopathy

  • 5

    Acupuncture and dry needling in the management of Achilles tendinopathy

    • Acupuncture and dry needling in the management of Achilles tendinopathy

    • How to dry needle the Achilles tendon

    • Dry needling and acupuncture for Achilles tendinopathy

  • 6

    Soft tissue manipulation of the calf and Achilles tendon

    • How to apply soft tissue manipulation to the calf and Achilles tendon

  • 7

    Assessment

    • Course assessment

  • 8

    Achilles tendinopathy assessment questionnaire

    • The VISA-A questionnaire- An index of the severity of Achilles tendinopathy

What will I learn on the course?

This course will show you how to select effective acupuncture points to enhance the tensile strength and healing rate of tendons, reduce swelling and sensitisation within the tendon and heel.