In line with our ethos of continuous development and investment in the healthcare sector in Nigeria, PhysioCraft is excited to partner with world renowned Professor Ganiyu Sokunbi to provide a 3-day certification course in acupuncture at a once in a life-time discount rate!
Below are frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Acupuncture training in Lagos and Abuja
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points in the body and it is increasingly used for overall wellness including stress management. It originated from Chinese/Oriental medicine who traditionally explain it as technique for balancing energy flow referred to a Chi or Qi believed to flow through the pathways (meridians) in the body. By inserting needles into specific points, practitioners believe the energy flow would re-balance. Western medicine practitioners view acupuncture points as regions to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue with the intention to stimulate the body’s natural painkillers.
What conditions can Acupuncture be used for ?
- Neck Pain
- Lower back pain
- Labour pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Other musculoskeletal conditions
- Headaches-tension headache and migraines
- Menstrual cramps, sexual and erectile dysfunction
- Irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion and diarrhoea
- Dental Pain
- Respiratory disorders such as allergic rhinitis
- Chemotherapy induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
What is the training course?
It is an opportunity to invest in yourself with a 3-day hands-on certification course open to Physiotherapists only. Upon registration, participants would be given pre-course modules to study in preparation for the hand-on session. The hands-on session would be live demonstrations and practical sessions where participants would be grouped and use themselves as models. Needles would be provided for these practical demonstrations. Upon completion of the 3-day course, participants would be required to submit 6 case studies and send to the instructor who would give feedback and mentorship support. It is upon satisfactory completion of the 6 case studies that certificates would be issued out.
This training course would be done in both Lagos and Abuja. Lagos would hold June 2023 and Abuja details are coming soon, likely to be in July 2023.
Why you should invest in yourself as a Physiotherapist:
- Increase patient satisfaction
- Improve patient outcomes
- Increase income in the same billable hour
- Distinguish yourself
What is the certification?
It is a two-part certification. In Nigeria, the course is MRTB accredited with CPD points. Furthermore, the certificate issued is recognized in the United Kingdom as past participants of this training cost have utilized the curriculum and training module to gain membership of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
Who is the facilitator?
Prof Ganiyu Sokunbi is a professor of orthopaedic physiotheraoy and manual therapy and Physiotherapy at Bayero University, Kano. He has over 65 publications in several international journals spanning themes of musculoskeletal disorders, kinesiology, movement analysis, and injury prevention. He has extensive experience in clinical, teaching and research roles and actively mentors and supports learning in several capacities.
When and where is the location of the training?
Lagos: June 10th-12th 2023. At the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja, Lagos
Abuja: National Hospital, Abuja (Details coming soon)
How much is the training?
There are several payment options and below are the confirmed prices for Lagos training in June 2023:
Early bird: N70,000 ends on May 6th, 2023
Early bird with food: N95,000 ends May 6th, 2023.
Regular price: N75,000 from May 7th, 2023
Regular price with food: N100,000 from May 7th, 2023
Flexible payment with intention to complete after training: N100,000
Flexible payment with food and intention to complete after training: N120,000
Participants can make initial deposit of N25,000 to hold their spot at early bird rate but must complete it before the training day. Completing payment after training day would mean an additional price depending on food option. If choosing the food option, please inform us of any dietary restrictions.
Are there any additional costs?
Successful completion of the 7 case studies requires the use of acupuncture needles. Participants would need to purchase those needles and may choose to do at N20,000 for 100 needles from the organizers.
Would food be provided during the training session?
The payment plan that is chosen would determine if food would be provided or not to the participant. This option was done to mitigate the price so it is not too prohibitive cost-wise for people to participate. The training sessions take the entire day and as such participants are encouraged to think about meals that are filling enough but not too heavy to enable full participation as models and mentally. Should you choose the food option, please inform us of any dietary restrictions.
Ok, sounds great how to I pay?
Please pay into 0052013862 Access Bank, PhysioCraft Allied Health Services.
Use reference: Acupuncture
Send proof of payment to [email protected] or +234 8171940921
I have additional questions, who can I call?
Please call or watsapp +234 8171940921 to get clarification to any questions that were not answered.