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Professional Courses

We are delighted to be able to run professional courses from our clinic in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. 

We have a spacious, air conditioned studio, from which to run courses in modern, comfortable surroundings. There is free onsite parking and local shops and cafes for refreshments. 

We are easily accessable on the South coast from the M3 and M27, with Chandlers Ford railway station just a few steps away and the Bluestar 1 bus from Southampton or Winchester, stopping just outside. 

2017 Courses 

Acupuncture in the Management of Tension Headaches and Migraine with Jennie Longbottom 

Saturday July 29th

"Consider a course of up to 10 sessions of acupuncture over 5-8 weeks for the prophylactic treatment of chronic tension-type headache." (NICE 2012)

This is a theoretical and practical course designed in two parts:

Part I
Exploring the use of Trigger Point acupuncture to reduce pain and restore function in a myofascial presentation of tension-type headache (TTH). Practical needling and the development of clinical protocols will be used to achieve effective management of tension headache with a myofascial presentation. There will be a review of recent research advances in the field of neural inhibitory mechanisms, myofascial pain physiology and acupuncture research, incorporating the work of Gerwin (1997) and Travell and Simons (1992) and exploring physiological mechanisms of dorsal horn and descending acupuncture inhibitory mechanisms.

Part II
Part II explores the management of migraine with traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) within a Western pain management model addressing systemic, hormonal and stress-induced migraine. The course will also explore the use of acupuncture for systemic balance of homeostasis in the management of more complex migraine presentation (Ying et al 2009; Wang et al 2011)

This course will provide participants with the following learning outcomes:

  • An understanding of myofascial pain physiology and theoretical models of energy crisis, integrated hypothesis and facial, connective tissue model.
  • An overview of current evidence and research in trigger point acupuncture for TTH
  • An practical understanding of the physiological mechanisms involved in myofascial trigger point needling
  • Practical needling skills in trigger point application for myofascial headaches
  • An overview of contributory pain mechanisms in migraine encapsulating
  • Homeostasis and migraine presentation
  • Hormonal migraine
  • Circulatory migraine

Tutor: Jennie Longbottom

Fee: £125

Booking: email to book your place

Modern Exercise Prescription for Therapists

Sunday 8th October 

In this 1-day workshop Nick will show you why rehabilitation exercise prescription principles from the 1940’s are no longer acceptable. Rehabilitation exercise selection and prescription are simple concepts that we make more complex than necessary. Nick will show you simple evidence based principles that will allow you to produce effective rehabilitation programmes to meet your client’s needs. The concepts can be easily be incorporated into your practice, building upon what you already do well whilst challenging your existing ideas. Nick will show how expanding your ability to design and implement effective exercise prescriptions can improve compliance and rehabilitation outcomes. Drawing on experience, practical examples based on numerous case studies will offer practice based evidence to consolidate learning during the classroom sessions.

Topics covered during the workshop will include:

  • The Force Velocity Curve - understand how to 'work the curve' to improve rehabilitation outcomes.
  • The Repetition Continuum - learn how to manipulate it to bring about specific adaptations.
  • Adherence - discover how to ensure your rehab programme actually gets done.
  • Exercise Selection - learn through hands on sessions appropriate exercise selection, progression and regression.
  • Exercise Prescription - understand how to manipulate key training variables and design evidence based prescriptions that deliver results.

Tutor: Nick Grantham MSc, CSCS, ASCC, is a performance enhancement specialist. His career spans four Olympic cycles and Nick is a founding member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association and an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC). Nick has gained a fantastic reputation within the NHS and Private Healthcare sector for delivering "real life" exercise prescription training, that all therapists attending can immediately apply to their patient caseload. Nick has become recognised as a specialist in athletic preparation and has a wealth of knowledge in the physical preparation and injury rehabilitation of high performance athletes at the most elite levels; including professional sport, Olympic, Commonwealth, European, and World Championship standards. He has worked closely with professional, National Governing Bodies and home institute medical teams assisting in the management, monitoring and implementation of injury management programmes. Nick continues to develop his knowledge of advanced training concepts and evidence based training principles. A sought after ‘expert’ Nick has presented seminars and practical workshops for the Football Association, BASEM, British Olympic Association and UK Strength & Conditioning Association. Nick has successfully transferred his detailed knowledge of training athletes into the public arena for rapid results and has a great ability to make the complex seem obvious and simple, making it easy to apply in your clinics. Nick has recently released his bestselling book, The Strength and Conditioning Bible.

Fee: £150

Booking: Book online here

Assessment of the Foot in Relation to Gait Dysfunction and Injury by Paul Harradine

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December 

This intensive 2 day theoretical and practical course is based on extensive clinical experience in assessment and treatment of lower limb and gait dysfunction, as well as extensive reference to research publications. A number of pathologies will be presented together with appropriate assessment and treatment techniques. The evidence supporting the use of the assessment and treatment procedures will also be presented. Participants completing this course will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, assessment and evidence-based treatment of this interesting and complicated subject.

This course was previoulsly called 'Practical Podiatric Biomechanics'. 

Topics covered

  1. Historical perspective of foot and ankle assessment
  2. Functional anatomy of the lower limb
  3. Terminology used in the assessment of the lower limb
  4. Normal and abnormal foot function foot function in walking gait
  5. Non-weightbearing assessment of foot morphology (including practical)
  6. Leg length assessment (including practical)
  7. Weightbearing static assessment of foot posture (including practical)
  8. Walking real time clinical gait analysis (including practical)
  9. Treatment for foot based gait dysfunction including taping, footwear advice and temporary foot orthotics (Including practical)
  10. How foot orthotics work
  11. Evidence based approach for foot based treatment plans of 1st Ray Pathology, Metatarsalgia, Midfoot Pathology, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonopathy, Chronic Sinus Tarsi Syndrome / lateral impingement syndrome, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, Anterior Knee pain syndrome, Ilio tibial band syndrome and Lower back pain. And specific client groups of: Flexible paediatric pes planus, The Rheumatoid foot and The Diabetic foot
  12. The Runner
  13. Running gait analysis in relation to injury, such as medial tibial stress syndrome
  14. Running footwear / trainer choice

Tutor: Paul Harradine graduated from the Northampton School of Podiatry in 1994. He is currently the Company Director of The Podiatry & Chiropody Centre, Portsmouth, as well as running a number of private podiatric clinics in Portsmouth and Southampton. He was the Clinical Lead Specialist in podiatric biomechanics within Portsmouth HealthCare NHS Trust between 2000 – 2004. Paul also has a Masters of Science in Sports Injury and Therapy, Certificate in Professional Studies ‘Sports Podiatry’, Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Science from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Certificate in Education. Paul has regularly taught podiatric workshops to podiatrists, physiotherapists and Naval Medical personnel over the past 16 years. He is a fellow of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine.

Fee: £250

Booking: Book online here

We also have APPI Matwork Level 3 and Unravelling Strength & Conditioning courses planned for later in the year. 

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Our care is focused on listening to you, solving your injury problems and achieving your goals.


Get to the root

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Hands on therapy

You'll benefit from our hands-on approach, perfected through years of study, dedication and practice.


Integrated approach

Our expert team will solve your injury puzzle, providing seamless care between our range of services.

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