Advanced Musculoskeletal training



Butt to Toes

Contacts: Dr. Paul Conneely on 02 9369 1215 or

The Workshop will be conducted by Dr. Paul Conneely who has been practicing dry and wet needling techniques for over 20+ years. In that time he has successfully treated several thousand patients who have myofascial pain syndromes using these techniques. Dr. Conneely kept a spreadsheet that contained over 12000 muscle entries that he treated. The spreadsheet reveals that he has needled some 132 muscles of the body.

This technique is safe, easy to perform and rarely does not have a good to excellent outcome.

The two Workshops are divided along anatomical lines. The first in the two-part series covers the muscles that produce dysfunction from the Pelvis to the Toes. The second Workshop will cover those from the Pelvis to the Nose including the upper limbs. 


- Anatomy crash update course.              

- Current Concepts in Pain. - Types of Pain. - How Trigger Points were discovered. - The theory behind Trigger Points.  - How to detect Trigger Points.   - Their classical referral pattern.

- What needles to use. - How to use them. - How to prepare the skin. - How to deactivate the Trigger Point. -How to dispose of used needles. - The use of laser in Trigger Points. 

What to tell the patient in relation to the needling treatment. What might they expect or feel at the time of needling and afterwards.

How to spray and stretch the affected muscles. - How to heat the area after treatment.

Your expected outcome versus theirs. - Negative outcomes: The main negative outcome is haematoma. Methods of stopping this will be discussed. Haematoma formation is extremely rare. 

This Workshop will also include techniques to examine two main common muscle firing dysfunction patterns of the lower limb.

These are the relationship of the hamstring/gluteus maximus and the erector spinae firing sequence and the relationship of the gluteus medius/tensor fascia lata muscle and the quadratus lumborum.

The last section is based on how to measure a muscles: length; strength; repetitions to fatigue and how to apply cross fibre friction to the muscle or tendon of the involved muscle.

This is a full two day Workshop. There will be  morning and afternoon teas as well as all day coffee etc.

A certificate of attendance and receipt will be issued at the conclusion of the workshop.

The Workshop's notes will be sent electronically for you to print out and being along or just store them in the interactve format I will be using to send the notes.

Registration will commence at 8.30 AM. The Workshop commences at 9.00AM.