PAANZ Courses 2023
If you are a PAANZ or PNZ Member, please register and pay online using the course Registration buttons below.
Non-PNZ members will need to create a PNZ log in first.
PAANZ Advanced Upper Body – Dry Needling – November
Please bring a towel and shorts for both days
Time: Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm & Sunday 8.30am – 3.00pm
The Advanced Dry Needling course for the Upper Half of the Body aims to teach course participants how to needle myofascial components from T7 upward. This is a very practical course, including the teaching of advanced techniques around the scapulothoracic region, shoulder, upper limbs and neck with particular emphasis on safety and efficacy. One of the major goals is for participants to integrate the use of dry needling into their clinical reasoning process and their clinical approach to treat common (and not so common) upper body conditions.
Case studies will be discussed to further enhance the clinical reasoning behind the use of dry needling, and its integration with other physiotherapy skill sets, such as manual therapy, muscle balancing, exercise prescription and postural advice.
Attendance requires completion of one of the following courses: PAANZ Foundation Dry Needling Course, APA Introductory Segmental and Dry Needling Course, Post-Graduate Western Acupuncture qualification from AUT or Otago. If you have undertaken dry needling training from another provider please contact the PAANZ administrator to see if it qualifies as a pre-requisite for the Advanced Course.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
PAANZ Integrating Acupuncture, Manual Therapy and Pain Science
Jillian McDowell and Susan Kohut
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Have you ever wondered how your different skills could be combined for the benefit of your patient? Manual therapy, acupuncture and pain sciences are discussed, integrated and applied to patient cases. Practical sessions using needling and manual therapy are included. Safety guidelines will also be summarised in light of the most recent research.
*Please Note: All attendees must be registered in New Zealand and have a current APC.
To attend this course you should have 80 hours of needling training with at least 40 hours being outside of Dry Needling. If you are unsure whether you meet the minimum requirements, please contact the PAANZ administrator PAANZ@physiotherapy.org.nz