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.

Click here to view full course brochure for 2019

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

26th and 27th October 2019, Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, University of South Wales. Click here to book.

Fees

£300

CPD: 10 hours

This one and half day weekend seminar will mix interactive and lecture sessions and will cover the following topics:

  • The pregnant pelvis, including stability and alignment
  • Red flags in pregnancy
  • The Webster technique
  • Logan basic technique
  • Medication in pregnancy
  • Exercises and optimal foetal positioning
  • Preparations for labour and post partum
  • Nutritional and exercise advice in pregnancy

There will be a practical session covering chiropractic & cranio-sacral techniques suitable for newborns.

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

7th & 8th September. Please click here to book. 

Fees

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

£185.00 (practitioner rate)

Costs include refreshments, lunch and all materials.



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

16th & 17th November 2019. Please click here to book. 

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

10th & 11th August 2019. Please book here. 

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.

Step-by-Step Approach

The electrocardiograph (aka electrocardiogram) or ECG is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure, commonly used to assess people with known or suspected heart disease, in a variety of healthcare settings. Understand the principles of ECG and learn a step-by-step approach to the ECG test.

Do you perform resting 12 lead ECGs? Would you like to improve your knowledge of the procedure? Would you like to improve your knowledge of the interpretation of ECGs?

This 2-day course provides the knowledge and skills required to produce an accurate resting 12 lead ECG and perform basic interpretation of the recording. A hands-on approach offers an opportunity for all levels of experience to gain a deeper understanding of this important procedure.

Led by an experienced cardiac physiologist and tutor, you will learn skills such as accurate electrode placement and trouble-shooting. You will also spend time learning to recognise the important aspects of the ECG recording, with an introduction to rhythm recognition and common abnormalities seen on the 12 lead ECG.

Upcoming courses

3rd September - 12 Lead ECG (Practical) - 1/2 Day - Book here

4th September - 12 Lead ECG (Interpretation) - 1 Day - Book here

To find out more information, please email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk.

Fees

Cost: £150* for both practical and Interpretation. To be booked separately, Practical (£50), Interpretation (£100). 

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

Saturday 2nd November 2019 - 9:00 - 17:00, Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, University of South Wales, Treforest, Pontypridd


To find out more information, please email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk.

Fees

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

£185.00 (practitioner rate)

Costs include refreshments, lunch and all materials.