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I have been teaching prolotherapy workshops in Adelaide since 1998. A leader in prolotherapy in USA, Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, PhD and Board certified in Pain Medicine, taught here in 1991 and 1992.

These very practical hands-on workshops are suitable for doctors experienced in musculoskeletal medicine and orthopaedics, rheumatology and rehab medicine to add to their current skills, and for GPs with very little experience who want to be able to treat pain rather than helping patients to live with it. Country doctors are particularly invited. Palpation and safe injection skills minimise the need for radiology. We review the evidence base, which is now considerable. We also learn John Lyftogt's Neuralprolotherapy which treats neuropathic pain with superficial glucose injections.

After attending a week-end workshop, participants will acquire sufficient skills and expertise to use prolotherapy with confidence in treating a wide spectrum of commonly encountered musculoskeletal problems. Numbers will be limited to enable sufficient hands-on experience.


I also teach prolotherapy for podiatrists, who are licenced to use lignocaine and so, with their excellent knowledge of foot and lower leg anatomy, are ideally placed to use prolotherapy to treat many foot, lower leg and knee problems. These one day workshops cover many of the structural problems in these areas.

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Workshop Program


FRIDAY night

6.30pm                         Registration

7 - 8.30 pm                   Introduction and literature review
                                        Nutrition and musculoskeletal repair

9 - 10 pm                      Understanding low back pain



8.30 - 9.30 am             Low back examination and prolotherapy

9.30 -10 am                 Low back examination practice

10.15 am - 1 pm             Low back demonstration and injection practice on patients

2 - 2.30 pm                   Hip, knee, ankle and pubic symphysis

2.45 - 5.45 pm             Demonstration and injection practice on patients

7.30 pm                  WORKSHOP DINNER



9 - 9.30 am                    Cervical and thoracic spine

9.30 - 10 am                  Shoulder, elbow and hand

10.15 am - 1 pm               Demonstration and injection practice on patients

2 - 2.30 pm                   Getting started in your practice: materials needed

2.30 - 4.30 pm               Demonstration and injection practice on patients

4.30 – 4.45pm               Evaluation and Close
                                         (participants treatment?)


VENUE - now to be SA Sports Medicine Centre, 70 South Tce, Adelaide, ph 8211 8002




Accommodation is available at nearby hotel Southpark Hotel - from $156 per night  - only 5 mins walk to the venue. If you want a classier one closer to the centre of the city I suggest the Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide ph 08 8217 2000. Its near the wonderful Central Market, good eating places and the tram to the main shopping area and the tram to Glenelg beach

Clinic Address

SA Sports Medicine Centre
70 South Tce
Adelaide 5000

Phone: +61 08 8211 8002