Jonathan Hobbs

AACP

Jonathan graduated in 1999 achieving a first class BSc in physiotherapy and began his acupuncture training in 2000. In 2003 he became an advanced member of the AACP and in 2004 he was awarded an MSc in acupuncture. Since graduating he has worked in a variety of roles within the NHS, private sector and professional sport, and is an accredited AACP tutor and Chairman of the board of Directors of the AACP. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and delivers acupuncture and dry needling training around the world. He has previously been an MSc award leader at Staffordshire University and is currently the senior lecturer in physiotherapy at Glyndwr University. He also acts as consultant and sessional lecturer to a number of Universities throughout the UK including Keele University School of Medicine. He is also a consultant to physiotherapists in Team GB, the FA and a number of Premiership Football and Rugby Clubs.

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Acupuncture for Myofascial Pain

This seminar outlines the neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture and dry needling at peripheral, spinal and supraspinal levels. The session will introduce clinicians to the anatomical and physiological approach to western medical acupuncture and dry needling and their utilisation in the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction. It discusses the clinically reasoned approach to the use of acupuncture and dry needling based on the relationship between the body’s mechanistic response to needling and pathophysiology.