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APA Conference 2017

This year Leigh McCutcheon was invited to present as a key note speaker for the APA Acupuncture and Dry Needing Conference along with Jay Shah from Washington and Jorgen Forsberg from Australia. Leigh presented a pre conference workshop on Whiplash which covered a literature review outlining the multimodal treatment approach for Whiplash Associated Disorder and […]

Physio Times Article

Acupuncture and Dry Needling by Australian Physiotherapists, 2016 https://healthtimes.com.au/hub/physiotherapy/8/practice/lmc/acupuncture-and-dry-needling-by-australian-physiotherapists/1598/ The use of Acupuncture and Dry Needling by physiotherapists has progressively grown over the past decade or two coinciding with an increasing swell in the evidence base to support using the various needling therapies utilised by Australian Physiotherapists. Physiotherapists can be trained to use Dry Needling, […]

APA Acupuncture and Dry Needling Conference 2015

The ADNG conference will be held along with the Sports Physiotherapy Conference and the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Conference in October 2015 on the Gold Coast. Leigh McCutcheon will be presenting to the Acupuncture and Dry Needling Group the latest evidence base for needling therapies. Presently approximately 40% of practicing physiotherapists hold additional training in acupuncture and/or […]

Iatrogenic pneumothorax: safety concerns when using acupuncture or dry needling in the thoracic region

Authors: McCutcheon, Leigh; Yelland, Michael Physical Therapy Reviews, Volume 16, Number 2, April 2011, pp. 126-132(7) Abstract: Background: Pneumothorax is a very rare but serious complication associated with acupuncture and dry needling around the thoracic region. Physiotherapists and other health practitioners should be aware of the risks associated with needling in this region and should take care […]

2009 ADNG National Conference

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s 2009 Acupuncture and Dry Needling Group Conference was held at Darling Harbour in Sydney in October. The conference consisted of the latest in scientific research and clinical practice and covered all of the various needling disciplines, including Dry Needling, Western Segmental Acupuncture and Traditional Acupuncture. Presenters came from all around the […]

Safe Needling in the Thoracic Region

Acupuncture is generally a very safe modality, especially when it is used by skilled, well trained professionals. This has been evidenced in several very large studies from England, Germany, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia involving prospective assessments of 64,000 consultations in the SAFA studies to around 4 million consultations in the GERAC studies. Even though it is […]

Physiotherapy Guidelines For Safe Acupuncture and Dry Needling Practice

In 2006 various physiotherapists who lecture in the areas of Acupuncture or Dry Needling formed a committee to create a guideline for Australian physiotherapists. The attached guideline has been produced under the banner of the Australian Society of Acupuncture Physiotherapists (ASAP). It is designed to be used as a safe practice guide for physiotherapists practicing […]

Leigh McCutcheon APA Presentation Oct

The following case report was presented during the APA Conference week held in Cairn’s in October, 2007 as part of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia program. CASE REPORT: Physiotherapy management incorporating direct acupuncture needling to a large intrasubstance supraspinatus tear. McCutcheon LM1, 2 1Elanora and Robina Physiotherapy Clinics 2Combined Health Acupuncture and Dry Needling Education A […]