This programme has been developed by Dr. Carolyn McMakin, the acknowledged leading world authority in the area of Frequency Specific Microcurrent.
Frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) is an exciting method for treating nerve and muscle pain and many other conditions using specific frequencies and micro amperage current. There are many practitioners in the USA, Ireland, Australia, and Canada using FSM to create changes in patients to reduce pain and improve health. The frequency specific effect is remarkable and reproducible. Most of the time FSM produces immediate dramatic changes in tissue that make it an indispensable tool in treating pain and many other health concerns.
If you are interested and would like to know more about this physical therapy training course, please call us now on 01 882 7777 (Dublin), 021 430 1222 (Cork), 0203 411 0629 (London) or fill out the registration form to book a place now.
FSM has changed what is possible in pain management. FSM can treat chronic myofascial pain quickly, easily and comfortably. It is one of the safest and most cost effective therapies available. Nerve pain from nerve traction injuries, disc bulges, herniations and shingles can be treated successfully by FSM practitioners. There are protocols for kidney stone pain, disc and facet joint generated pain that give rapid and often lasting relief. The protocol for fibromyalgia associated with neck trauma offers pain relief, unprecedented changes in inflammatory cytokines and hope for the millions patients who suffer from this condition.
Doctors, physical and occupational therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, nurses and massage therapists have been using FSM over the past few years to successfully treat scar tissue, tendonitis, ligament injuries, nerve pain, fractures, peripheral neuropathies, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and many other medical conditions associated with inflammation.
This programme is open to qualified individuals including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths,acupuncturists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, physical therapists and neuromuscular therapists. Some other complementary therapists may also be eligible. If you are unsure and would like to check whether or not you are eligible to participate, please call the NTC on 01 882 7777.
Students of the National Qualification in Neuromuscular and Physical Therapy who have completed a minimum of 50% of their studies are also eligible for participation.
The FSM Core Seminar covers basic microcurrent information and the use of specific frequencies and protocols thought to address specific tissues and conditions based on the principles of bio-resonance. The first part of the course focuses on the frequencies and protocols used to treat new injuries, chronic myofascial pain, disc and facet joint pain, neuropathic pain and post concussive syndrome. The second part of the course focuses on the frequencies needed to treat visceral conditions, and functional medicine applications. Students will be assessed on this programme.
The cost of the National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent programme is €850.00
You can secure a place on the programme by paying a non-refundable deposit of €350.00. The balance of fees must be paid by the day before the course start date.
Individuals who have previously completed this programme and would like to do so again in order to refresh their knowledge can do so for the reduced price of €425.00, a 50% discount on the standard cost. There is a maximum limit of ten places available at this discounted rate. Those availing of this enrollment option must pay fees in full at the time of registration. Contact us on 01 882 7777 for details.
The next Dublin weekend course runs at the National Training Centre, 15-16 Saint Joseph's Parade, Dorset Street, Dublin 7 on the following dates and times:
2018 Dates to be confirmed.
Do I need to hold any other qualification in order to participate on this programme?
Yes. This programme is open to qualified individuals including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths,acupuncturists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, physical therapists and neuromuscular therapists. Some other complementary therapists may also be eligible. If you are unsure and would like to check whether or not you are eligible to participate, please call the NTC on 01 - 8827777.
What will I be qualified to do when I complete this course successfully?
On successful completion you will be qualified to use Frequncy Specific Microcurrent to relieve and eliminate pain, injury and dysfunction in muscle and soft tissue and for a range of other illnesses and injuries.
Will I be able to get a job in a pain/sports injury clinic or in a hospital?
You will be qualified to work within multi-disciplinary injury clinics where therapists such as chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, Neuromuscular therapists etc. offer a variety of pain and injury solutions. This multi-disciplinary model normally consists of a great deal of cross referral whereby therapists refer patients to each other, depending on the therapists individual area of expertise, and, having determined which treatment model is likely to offer the best solution, decide collectively on the best approach. Individual therapists can establish a G.P. referral scheme in conjunction with a local medical practitioner whereby the doctor will refer patients with appropriate symptoms to the therapist and using the contra-indication skills gained through the qualification process, the therapist can refer their patients to the doctor when FSM may not be appropriate. Graduates who hold an existing medical qualification, in nursing for example, may find that they can combine their new skills with their existing skill set within the hospital environment.
Are there many jobs available for graduates at present?
Most FSM therapists operate in a self employed capacity either as sole traders, as part of a multi-disciplinary clinical team, or with a variety of sporting teams. There are many opportunities for qualified therapists as individuals increasingly look outside of traditional medical disciplines for solutions to their health problems and as Frequency Specific Microcurrent is a complementary discipline, its appeal is broad.
How much will I earn as a qualified FSM therapist?
The recommended fee for each 45 minute treatment session is €90.00. The number of sessions you decide to complete each week will be determined by your own commitment and the results you achieve. One of the best things about qualifying as a therapist is that you can decide how many hours a day you want to work and therefore regulate your own earning potential.
Will I need to get insurance?
The National Training Centre's code of ethics insists that all graduates who are actively working in the profession, hold a professional indemnity insurance policy which covers the therapist against legal action taken by a patient as a result of an injury received during treatment. Therapists who are working on private premises may also need to hold public liability insurance. The Association of Neuromuscular Physical Therapists (ANMPT), which all of our FSM graduates are entitled to join, has negotiated a very attractive professional indemnity block insurance policy which offers extensive cover with an annual premium of approx. €100.00.The policy is one of the broadest available including many important features that other policies may not offer. The policy has been arranged through Balens Ltd and the insurer for the scheme is the Zurich and DAS Legal Expenses. Balens are a very well established, fourth generation family-run business dedicated to looking after health professionals. They are built on solid roots going back to 1950 and are pioneers in the development of top quality cover for all types of health professionals with special rates and industry leading cover that has been developing and improving over 22 years in this speciality. The scheme will cover thousands of other therapies/activities you may require cover for and many at no extra premium subject to suitable qualification held. Some of the features covered in the policy consist of Medical Malpractice, Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, Product Liability, Loss of Reputation, Breach of Intellectual Property, Client Confidentiality Protection, Loss of Documents cover, First Aid cover as well as Good Samaritan Acts. The indemnity limit is €4,000,000 per claim for the Republic of Ireland. Unlike some other policies on the market, an unlimited number of claims may be made for any year and unlimited legal defence costs are also included. Also included, at no extra charge, is retroactive cover to pick up any previous insured work. Temporary cover abroad (excluding USA/Canada(although available on request)) is available with no time restrictions and at no additional premium as long as you are a UK/Ireland resident. If you cease to practice Balens include unlimited run off cover which means the policy will always be in place if a claim was made after you stop the policy running and this is also free of charge. For further information or proposal form, please contact Balens directly on 00441684 580771 or e-mail- firstname.lastname@example.org
Is this qualification accepted internationally?
Yes. FSM Therapists are free to offer their services worldwide. In America therapists are required to be licenced to use TENS machines before being allowed to practice.
Is this course validated by HETAC?
The National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent in common with all complementary therapy programmes of education is not validated by HETAC. The latest situation regarding validation of programmes in complementary therapies is available on the HETAC website at www.hetac.ie or by clicking here.
How long does this course last?
The National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent is typically delivered over a four and a half day schedule spread over a three week period.
How much does this course cost?
The National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent costs €850.00. Post graduation in order to practice graduates will need to purchase a Microcurrent machine. This currently costs approximately $6,000.00. This price is subject to variation. You can check the current cost at www.precisiondistributing.com
Can I pay by installments?
No - There are no installment options available for this programme.
How will I be assessed?
Students of the National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent are assessed through an open book written examination.
What age group participate on this course?
Students of all ages participate on the National Qualification in Neuromuscular and Physical Therapy.
How much of the course is practical and how much is theory?
The National Qualification in Frequency Specific Microcurrent is primarily practical with some theoretical aspects.
How is FSM delivered?
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) uses a device manufactured by Precision Microcurrent Inc. It has two independent channels that allow you to set both the frequency and the current independently for each channel and was developed in 1990 by an engineer named Glen Smith. He created unique circuitry that allows for long battery life and frequencies that are precise to three digits to 0.1% accuracy. Frequencies are measured in hertz or pulses per second. The frequencies are used on two channels and it makes a difference what channel you put which frequency on. The frequency thought to neutralise the condition is put on Precision channel A or on the channel that fires first. The frequency thought to address the tissue is put on channel B.
There are frequencies for over 200 conditions from very common conditions like inflammation and scar tissue and mineral deposits and toxicity to very unusual and hard to document conditions. There are a few frequencies that are used as A/B pairs. A is not a condition, B is not a tissue but the combination of the two frequencies has the therapeutic effect. There is one such frequency combination that takes away shingles pain. When it is used before the blisters break out for an hour a day for three days, the pain is gone in 20 minutes and the blisters never break out. When it is used after the blisters break out it takes the pain away and shortens the course of the shingles.
Shingles is the only thing this specific frequency is good for and so far there is no one it has not worked on.
What Can I Treat?
The frequencies appear to change a variety of conditions and tissues and change pain and function in a large number of clinical conditions. FSM is especially good at treating nerve and muscle pain, inflammation and scar tissue. There is a kind of fibromyalgia associated with neck trauma that is particularly painful and hard to treat even with drugs. There is one frequency protocol that is effective for taking away this kind of pain. There is one frequency combination that so far is 100% effective in a small number of cases to take away kidney stone pain. The frequencies have created observed effects in asthma, liver dysfunction, irritable bowel and many other conditions.
It has been observed that patients who are treated within four hours of a new injury including auto accidents and surgeries have much reduced pain and a greatly accelerated healing process. There are no guarantees that any protocol is going to be effective in any given patient on any given condition. In general, the frequencies either work or don’t work and if they don’t work they simply have no effect. Every practitioner is trained in the concept that FSM is to be used as an adjunct to therapeutics appropriate to their discipline for the patient after proper diagnosis. It is NOT recommended that the frequencies be used to treat cancer as this condition is too serious and too complicated to be addressed without traditional medical intervention.
Frequency protocols are sequences of frequencies observed to have a certain clinical effect in various conditions as determined in Dr. McMakin’s practice and by input from other FSM practitioners. The sequences of frequencies are taught in the course and the students are provided with a summary sheet of frequencies and the most common protocols at the end of the FSM course. The frequency to reduce inflammation was studied in an animal research laboratory at University of Sydney in Australia. The frequency reduced swelling by 62% and the medications reduced it by 45%. No other frequency tested reduced inflammation at all. The frequency worked in every animal with a time dependent response.
Is there anyone FSM does not work on?
Patients who are dehydrated cannot benefit from FSM. It has been observed that patients who are dehydrated, athletes with large muscle mass and inadequate water intake, and patients over 70 who are chronically dehydrated have the most problems. Every patient is advised to drink at least one litre of water in the one hour preceding treatment. Patients who are chronically dehydrated may need more.
No technique is 100% effective and FSM is no exception. The effectiveness of FSM depends almost entirely on an accurate diagnosis. Shoulder pain can come from muscles, tendons, bursa, discs, nerves or joints. FSM will treat all of these pain generators effectively. But, if you are treating for muscle and the shoulder pain is from nerves or the bursa you may change the muscle but you won’t change the patient’s pain since it is not coming from the muscle.
Are there any risks or side effects?
FSM is delivered by battery operated device and provides sub-sensory current. It cannot be used through a pregnant uterus or in patients who have pacemakers. Patients must be well hydrated for optimal current flow and optimal results. The only common side effect occurs following treatment for chronic muscle pain when some patients experience what appears to be a detoxification reaction approximately 90 minutes after treatment. This reaction can be prevented by consumption of adequate water and an anti-oxidant supplement. There are no other known side effects or risks.
What is the difference between microcurrent and laser?
Microcurrent provides electrons and in published studies increases ATP production in cells. Lasers provide photons. There is currently no research suggesting that laser treatment increases ATP production. Lasers oscillate at set frequencies and provide beneficial results. They are doing it by some other method than frequency specific resonance and ATP enhancement.
What is the difference between microcurrent and TENS
Microcurrent is approved in the category of TENS devices determined by the U.S. FDA. TENS devices deliver milliamp current and block pain messages that are tying to get up the spine to the brain. Microcurrent delivers micro-amperage current which has been shown in published studies to increase ATP production in tissues.
What is the difference between microcurrent and ultra sound?
Ultra sound creates ultrasonic vibrations and creates heat by vibrating the water molecules in the tissue. It does not provide current nor does it change ATP status. It provides beneficial results - it is just completely different than microcurrent.