Start date
25 February, 2018
End date
28 February, 2019
Date note
On Sunday the course runs from 10am to 5pm, and the remainder of the course dates, the course runs from 3pm to 7pm

This destination course series is for the Physiotherapist who has taken at least two weekend courses of acupuncture previously and wishes to build on their existing base of knowledge by learning new acupuncture techniques and dry needling.

The series is designed so that you can enjoy both learning for part of the day and participating in a few of the many activities that Whistler village has to offer for the remainder of the day.

Enjoy all of the benefits of combining continuing education with a vacation! 

Spend personal time with family, friends or colleagues.


Course Schedule

Sunday Feb 25, 2018 from 10am to 5pm (12:30pm lunch included):

Acupuncture & Motor Point Dry Needling for Select Upper & Lower Extremity Sport Injuries

- includes Spot Therapy, Therapeutic Cupping and other techniques


Mon Feb 26, 2018 from 3pm - 7pm  (2:30pm lunch included):

Acupuncture & Dry Needling for the Cervicothoracic & Lumbopelvic Region

- includes Master Tung Points, Electric Stimulation, Guasha and other techniques


Tues Feb 27 from 3pm -7pm (2:30pm lunch included):

Balance Technique

The Balance Technique is a system of acupuncture developed by Dr. Richard Tan, which heals the body by balancing meridians through the use of imaging. It is quick, very effective and practical. If you have taken our five courses, then you will have a good background to confidently learn this technique and use it on your patients successfully. If you have taken AP courses elsewhere, you will have some points to use immediately in practice and get a taste for learning more about this different approach to AP.


Wed Feb 28 from 3pm -7pm (2:30pm lunch included):

Acupuncture for Concussions - Headaches & Balance Issues

In this course, we will present effective point combinations to treat a variety of types of headaches and other symptoms associated with concussions. You will be able to apply these techniques your first day back at work.

Accommodations - Aava Whistler Hotel  (2 queen beds), located in the village, walk to the ski lifts, free snow shoe rentals, free fat bike rentals (first come first serve), outdoor pool and outdoor hot tub, optional buffet breakfast (extra charge).

A four night stay is $1120 plus tax ($280 per night) with the group rate Feb 25 to March 1,2018. Based on double occupancy. Children 18 and under stay free.

Book before December 21st, 2017 for this rate by calling 604-932-2522  or 1 800 663 6544 or email and mention “Acupuncture Course”.

Note: 20 rooms will be held until Dec 21 and are first come first serve.…

Free cancellation of rooms up to 31 days prior to arrival. You are welcome to look elsewhere in Whistler for alternate accommodation. The course will be held in this hotel, so if you wish to maximize ski/fun time and networking time we recommend that you book close to this hotel in the village.


Course Cost: $1095

Early Bird Price: $995 if booked before October 15, 2017.

Call Meridian Health Education at 905-450-7870 or email to register (a registration form will be emailed to you to complete and fax or email to Meridian Health Education).

* Course cancellation policy: before November 21, 2017 – you will receive a full refund for course minus a 10 percent admin fee. After November 21, 2017 – there is no refund if there are less than 22 students attending. If there are 22 or more students attending, a full refund will be provided minus a 10 percent admin fee. This allows for those who are booking flights to ensure that the course is running.

This course series will be provided for a minimum of 20 paying participants and a maximum of 40 participants. If the minimum has not been reached by November 21, 2017, the course will be cancelled.

If you wish to ski, there is a significant savings by booking your lift tickets and/or rentals in advance. Contact the Whistler website or Aava hotel for further information.


Instructor:  Tom Kiroplis, MEd, R. TCMP, R. Ac

Tom Kiroplis has taught for several years for Meridian Health Education, the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, Tom is a co-owner of three physiotherapy and acupuncture clinics.

Tom’s Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture training was at the ITCM itself starting in 1996 under the tutelage of David Lam, Canada’s pioneer Acupuncture educator. He also completed an acupuncture hospital internship in Nanjing, China in 1997.

Additionally, Tom has the assistance of experienced physiotherapists who have practiced acupuncture for several years.  This ensures that all students are supervised closely to maximize learning.  Tom teaches regularly in the GTA and also offers courses in Ottawa, London, and the Maritimes.  He provides continuing mentorship to all his students after course completion as his goal is to witness ongoing improvement and a shared passion for acupuncture and dry needling amongst his students.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please email

or call 905-450-7870.

Meridian Health Education


Event Cost
$1095 for course. Early Bird rate is $995 if booked before October 15, 2017 (Call Aava Whistler to book hotel room separately)
In person

Meridian Health Education will provide course at Aava Whistler Hotel
4005 Whistler Way
Whistler BC V0N 1B4

Posting expiry date
This course is not provided through PABC. If you have any questions, please contact the private organizer.