Chiropractic and Health

Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC)

The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC) is an outpatient clinic within the University of South Wales, and offers various private diagnostic, assessment and treatment services.

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Contact Us

Email: uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk
Tel: 01443 482482
Twitter: @USWCommercial

Delivered by: Giles Gyer BSc (Hons) Ost and Jimmy Michael BSc (Hons) Ost from OMT Training 

This OMT Medical Acupuncture CPD Course is designed to introduce and fully train participants in the use of Medical Acupuncture for the purpose of muscular pain relief. This course is not designed to treat pathological conditions as taught to TCM Acupuncturist and will focus on full MSK applications. 

The training will look at the most effective techniques taken from both Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and current Medical Acupuncture, giving the students a sound background of knowledge and skill to fully use OMT Medical Acupuncture techniques within their own practice.

This course has been run for Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Arsenal FC, Crystal Palace FC, Memphis Grizzlies NBA and throughout the world.  

Techniques covered

  • Cervical Spine 
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Lumbar Spine 
  • Shoulders
  • Glutes and Pelvis 
  • Upper extremities 
  • Lower extremities

Why join this course?

  • Gain a safe, sound and effective background in the use of OMT Medical Acupuncture
  • Discuss current research for the use of medical acupuncture
  • Relate the use of medical acupuncture to the treatment of acute and chronic pain, and for a number of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Gain a high level of safety, clinical competence and overall the confidence to use medical acupuncture
  • Full certification 
  • A copy of our internationally published book “Dry Needling for Manual Therapists” will be provided for each attendee 

Please note

  • Course handbooks will be provided, and the content of the handbook will be underpinned by a structured PowerPoint presentation by the lecturers
  • Students will be expected to take extra notes regarding areas and techniques that will require more specific explanation or detailed clarification
  • The handbook and PowerPoint are solely to be used as an aide memoire; the lecturers will adapt the content of the course depending on the student's backgrounds or therapeutic discipline
  • Students are ADVISED to refresh their knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology prior to attending the course. If students fail to show the required level of knowledge they may be asked to leave the course.

Upcoming courses

Email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk to express your interest in our next course

Fees

£300

CPD: 10 hours

This one and half day weekend seminar will mix interactive and lecture sessions and will focus on:

  • Early indications of Dyspraxia – review of primitive reflexes, how to diagnose and treat in older children.
  • Hypermobility in children – are we missing this common condition?
  • Orthopaedic conditions including: Growing Pains, Osgoodschlatters, Tibial torsion, Developmental Dysplasia Hip, Scoliosis, Toe walking.
  • Headaches in children.
  • Specific spinal & cranial techniques including: Occiput, Sphenoid, Temporal, Maxilla, Palate, Frontal, TMJ, Transverse Facial Planes, Logan Basic, Sacral-Occipital Release.

There will be an extensive practical session covering techniques suitable for all ages incl. newborns.

This seminar builds on practical skills introduced in the Pregnancy & Neonatal Seminars.

Delivery will be via lecture and practical hands‐on demonstration.

PLEASE NOTE: Numbers for this highly popular weekend are limited to 24 attendees so secure your place now. 

Course organisers reserve the right to cancel the seminar if undersubscribed or due to circumstances beyond their control. Advance warning will be given.

Speaker profile

Elisabeth Davidson is a Fellow (and Secretary) of the Royal College of Chiropractors’ Paediatric Faculty. Elisabeth graduated from AECC in 1994 and completed an MSc in Paediatrics in 2007. She is currently doing research on pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy.

Upcoming courses

Email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk to express your interest in our next course

Fees

£155.00 (student / lecturer/ Royal College of Chiropractors member rate)

£185.00 (practitioner rate)

Costs include refreshments, lunch and all materials.

N.B. Accomodation is booked seperately by the delegate; recommendations can be provided.

CPD: 10 hours

This one and half day seminar will focus on:

  • Orthopaedic & neurological examination of the weight bearing child.
  • Growth and development .
  • Testing for delayed development with exercises for retained infantile reflexes
  • Acupressure, Cranio‐Sacral Therapy & Gentle Touch Chiropractic for Children Conditions considered include: Otitis Media, Constipation, Growing Pains, Asthma, Bed Wetting and Sleeping problems.

Delivery will be via lecture and practical hands‐on demonstration.

PLEASE NOTE: Numbers for this highly popular weekend are limited to 24 attendees so secure your

place now.

Course organisers reserve the right to cancel the seminar if undersubscribed or due to circumstances 

beyond their control. Advance warning will be given.

Speaker profile

Elisabeth Davidson is a Fellow (and Secretary) of the Royal College of Chiropractors’ Paediatric Faculty. Elisabeth graduated from AECC in 1994 and completed an MSc in Paediatrics in 2007. She is currently doing research on pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy.

Upcoming courses

Email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk to express your interest in our next course

Fees

£155.00 (student / lecturer/ Royal College of Chiropractors member rate)

£185.00 (practitioner rate)

Costs include refreshments, lunch and all materials.

N.B. Accomodation is booked seperately by the delegate; recommendations can be provided.

This 1-day seminar explores how the understanding of this concept has changed from when successful ‘engagement’ of these muscles was considered the ‘holy grail’ of rehabilitation and prevention of low back pain to how the beauty of this still relevant principle now lies in the detail.

Being able to assess the patient’s ability to use these muscles in integrated patterns is an equally useful tool for diagnosis as well as monitoring progress of rehabilitation. We will consider the following:

  • No longer the TA and/or Multifidus
  • Don’t suck in your tummy or hold your breath!
  • What does ‘Engagement’ even mean?

The content of this seminar will be equally relevant to the management of all your patients, whether they are in pain and unfit – or – partaking in sporting activities at the highest level.

Upcoming courses

Email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk to express your interest in our next course

Fees

£155.00 (student / lecturer/ Royal College of Chiropractors member rate)

£185.00 (practitioner rate)

Costs include refreshments, lunch and all materials.

This seminar will help you make management decisions for almost all your patients. Most chiropractors recognise the importance of the lower limb and the potential mechanical load from the patient’s gait / limp on the overall body mechanics. 

However, do you feel able to:

  • Assess the functional stability of the joints of the lower limb and relate how this may influence pain and discomfort higher up?
  • Fully understand the principles of orthotic prescription so you can either refer confidently for this service or produce them yourself?
  • Manage anterior knee pain and know which other elements (hip and/or feet) are influencing the condition?

With this seminar you will be able to diagnose most lower limb conditions clearly based on an understanding of the mechanism of injury. This should allow you to logically include the lower limb in your rationale for the answers to many of the clinical questions a typical day in clinic raises, regardless of where the presenting symptoms of the patient may be located.

Upcoming courses

Saturday 11th January 2020 - 9:00 - 17:00, Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, University of South Wales, Treforest, Pontypridd

To book click here

Fees

£155.00 (student / lecturer/ Royal College of Chiropractors member rate)

£175.00 (practitioner rate)

Costs include refreshments, lunch and all materials.

If there are any conditions, which physical therapists of any persuasion are reluctant to promise good results with, they are often in the upper limb. With this seminar, you will able to bridge this gap with clear diagnoses based on an understanding of the mechanism of injury. This should allow you to logically include the upper limb in your rationale for the answers to many of the clinical questions a typical day in clinic raises.

This seminar will present a premise for the all-important shoulder girdle stability to explain the mechanism of injury both for acute and compensatory conditions in the entire upper limb.

Upcoming courses

Saturday 15th February 2020 - 9:00 - 17:00, Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, University of South Wales, Treforest, Pontypridd

To book click here

Fees

£155.00 (student / lecturer/ Royal College of Chiropractors member rate)

£175.00 (practitioner rate)

Costs include refreshments, lunch and all materials.

Introduction to the ECG

Interpretation – 1 day

  • Current guidelines for recording a resting 12 lead ECG
  • Identifying the waves and intervals of the ECG
  • Identifying common rhythms (sinus, atrial, ventricular, junctional/nodal, AV blocks)
  • The 12 lead ECG
  • Identifying some common 12 lead abnormalities (LVH, bundle branch blocks, ischaemia/infarction)
  • Classroom-based, but includes plenty of practice at interpreting rhythm strips and 12 lead ECGs.

Practical – ½ day

Includes hands-on practice at recording an ECG with a volunteer “patient” in our Clinical Simulation Suite, which allows you to practise the vital skill of locating intercostal spaces.

  • What is an ECG?
  • Correct limb and chest electrode positions
  • Current guidelines
  • AHA settings on the ECG machine and how to use them
  • Common artefacts seen on the ECG
  • Troubleshooting
  • Hands-on practice at recording an ECG

Upcoming courses

29th January 2020 - Introduction to the ECG (Practical – ½ day) 09:00 - 13:00

30th January 2020 – Introduction to the ECG (Interpretation – 1 day) 9:00 - 16:00, University of South Wales, Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd

Click here to book, or email us to find out more.