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Continuing Education - Acupuncture
Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain by Acupuncture
Collège de Rosemont, Montréal, Canada

The program is intended only for the licensed acupuncturist and is not an introductory course in needling for the non-acupuncturist. The program is designed to increase the knowledge and the skill of the acupuncturist in musculoskeletal pain evaluation and treatment, with an emphasis on myofascial pain.

Two formats are offered:

  1. Short: 60 hour Intensive program in English
  2. Long: 104 hour Comprehensive program in French.

Intensive Program

This course is designed for participants from outside the province of Québec who want instruction in English. Four weekends are scheduled. Participants can attend these courses in any order but are encouraged to take the first course before the others since it contains introductory notions that won't be developed during the other weekends.

Teaching director: Sylvain Cardinal
Language: English
Duration: 60 hours (8 days over four weekends)
Where: Collège de Rosemont, 6400, 16th Avenue, Montréal, Québec, H1X 2S9, Canada

Course Content:

  1. 8 hours of theory: basic principles of myofascial evaluation and anatomy applied to intramuscular needling;
  2. 16 hours of hands-on workshops: myofascial evaluation with a focus on trigger point (ahshi point) detection; participants practise on each other;
  3. 36 hours of hands-on workshops: intramuscular needling of trigger points; participants practise on each other. Supervision is rigorous to ensure complete safety and complete acquisition of all the techniques presented.

Next Intensive Short Program begins in 2010

  1. February 20th and 21st, 2010: Upper body (shoulder and arm)
  2. April 17th and 18th, 2010: Lower body (hip and leg)
  3. Fall 2010, dates to be scheduled: Neck, upper and lower back
  4. Fall 2010, dates to be scheduled: The difficult and risky punctures

Comprehensive Long Program

This program, available in French, was first designed for Québec's acupuncturists who had completed the general acupuncture course. However, acupuncturists from outside Québec who can master enough French are welcome. Participants are obliged to complete the entire course.

Teaching director: Sylvain Cardinal
Language: French
Duration: 104 hours (13 days over five weekends)
Where: Collège de Rosemont, 6400, 16th Avenue, Montréal, Québec, H1X 2S9, Canada

Course Content:

  1. 40 hours of theory: basic principles of orthopaedic and myofascial evaluation, basic neurophysiology applied to acupuncture and anatomy applied to intramuscular needling;
  2. 20 hours of hands-on workshops: basic practice of evaluation with a focus on myofascial evaluation; participants practise on each other;
  3. 40 hours of workshops: intramuscular needling of trigger points; participants practise on each other. (Supervision is rigorous to ensure complete safety and complete acquisition of all the techniques presented.);
  4. 4 hours of evaluation at the end of the program consisting of both a written and a practical exam.

Next Comprehensive Long Program begins in the spring of 2009:

  1. March 6th, 7th, 8th, 2009: Introduction, head and neck
  2. May 9th, 10th, 2009: Shoulder and arm
  3. June 12th, 13th, 14th, 2009: Upper and lower back
  4. September 12th, 13th, 2009: Hip and leg
  5. October 10th, 11th, 12th, 2009: Difficult and risky punctures

To Register

Please contact Elisabeth Lapierre, Rosemont College Department of Acupuncture
6 400, 16e Avenue, Montréal, Québec, H1X 2S9, Canada
Phone number: 514-376-1620 (extension 141)
E-mail: elapierre@crosemont.qc.ca


Courses Outside Québec

The Rosemont College Continuing Education Staff is available to teach the program outside Québec. Acupuncture Schools and Associations interested, please contact Elisabeth Lapierre.
Elisabeth Lapierre, Rosemont College Department of Acupuncture
6 400, 16e Avenue, Montréal, Québec, H1X 2S9, Canada
Phone number: 514-376-1620 (extension 141)
E-mail: elapierre@crosemont.qc.ca


Where to Stay

Maison des Soeurs de la Providence
1431 Fullum Street, Montréal
Please contact Sister Baillargeon at 514-526-7731

Auberge Universel
5000 Sherbrooke Street, East
Montréal (Mercier - Hochelaga-Maisonneuve) H1V 1A1
www.quebecweb.com/universelmontreal/xhome_fr.html

B&B
5477, 10e Avenue, Montréal (Québec) Canada H1Y 2G9
Phone : 1-514-593-4005 - Fax : 1-514-593-9997
www.gites-classifies.qc.ca/alacarte.htm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
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