Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling Course Presenters
Ms Leigh McCutcheon lectures for Combined Health in Australia. She graduated from Sydney University and has been in practice since 1991. Leigh moved to the Gold Coast in 1992 and later established the Robina Physiotherapy Clinic in late 1993 and the Elanora Physiotherapy Clinic in 1995. In 1999 Leigh completed a years study to gain her Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and then went onto complete studies at AUT to graduate as a manipulative therapist receiving first class Honours in the Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy program.
Leigh has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Western Acupuncture and lectures to physiotherapists on acupuncture and dry needling for the musculoskeletal system at various venues around Australia and at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Leigh has worked closely with other committee members in the APA to create the national APA Acupuncture and Dry Needling group (ADNG) and is presently the ADNG Qld representative. Additionally Leigh is the ADNG representative on the APA Risk Management committee.
In 2010 Leigh secured a two year Research Fellowship with the Griffith University Medical School to research the effect of acupuncture and dry needling on Whipash Associative Disorder and has presented the research at several medical conferences.
Leigh was also on the panel of physiotherapists that developed the Acupuncture and Dry Needling Safety Guidelines that are distributed via the Australian Society of Acupuncture Physiotherapists. She also holds an office bearer position for the Gold Coast Regional Group of the APA and assists in organising their comprehensive PD program. Clinically her areas of interests include Pilates, shoulder rehabilitation, lower limb biomechanics and sports & spinal rehabilitation.
Mr Trevor Montgomery lectures for Combined Health in New Zealand. He graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) degree from AUT University. Trevor co-owned a large physiotherapy practice for 8 years before establishing Golf Works Ltd – a specialised physiotherapy practice for golfers. Trevor has been working with elite golfers since 1998, providing services to the New Zealand National Titleist Squads, top amateurs and overseas touring professionals on the US, European and Australian PGA Tours.
With a post-graduate certificate in Western Acupuncture, Trevor has been utilising dry needling and western acupuncture in practice for over a decade. Trevor lectures to physiotherapists on acupuncture and dry needling of the musculoskeletal system with Leigh McCutcheon at various venues around Australia. In 2004 Trevor completed a post-graduate diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy and completed his Masters of Health Science in 2007 graduating with first class Honours.
Trevor lectures on Acupuncture and Dry Needling for the postgraduate program at AUT. Over the past eight years Trevor has also held various office bearer positions for the Auckland branch of Sports Medicine NZ. His additional interests include treating chronic musculoskeletal conditions, golf biomechanics, motor learning and sensori-motor integration training.
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