As a doctor, I try to do everything I can to help my patients. But there are just so many medical conditions out there that it’s impossible to keep up. I’m only human, there’s only so much I can do! But I do feel that it’s my duty as a healer to expanding my skills as a GP as much as possible, so now I’m considering dry needling courses in Adelaide.
Aside from the fact that there are too many symptoms and conditions to deal with as a GP, there are a few common ailments that we don’t learn how to treat at conventional medical school. This includes musculoskeletal pains and Myofascial pain. These problems are so common in this modern world with so many people working at desk all day, not exercising enough. Sitting at a desk is infinitely bad for you, especially when you don’t stretch your muscles in between work days. I mean, there are some muscles in the body that don’t even get used at all, which should be used to maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system. Anyway, many people have pains and aches in their bodies, especially the back, shoulders and neck. While most GPs tend to give referrals to specialists for orthopaedics and physiotherapy, I believe many of these musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by GPs with techniques like massage and trigger point dry needling.
I am going to study this stuff soon but it’s just a matter of sorting out my personal life first. The missus wants to move back to NZ to see her family, so we might be leaving Adelaide soon. It’s purely logistical. I’ll have to do some research and see if there are dry needling courses New Zealand wide, perhaps in Auckland if we end up moving there. I hear it’s a very expensive city to live in, so I’m not looking forward to that.