Jonathan Hobbs

Jonathan graduated in 1999 achieving a first class BSc in physiotherapy and began his acupuncture training in 2000. In 2003 he became an advanced member of the AACP and in 2004 he was awarded an MSc in acupuncture. Since graduating he has worked in a variety of roles within the NHS, private sector and professional sport. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an accredited AACP tutor and Chairman of the board of Directors of the AACP.

He delivers foundation courses and CPD within the private sector and NHS and has also had his work published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine. He has previously been an MSc award leader at Staffordshire University, is currently the external assessor for Glyndwr University’s acupuncture BSc and also acts as consultant and sessional lecturer to a number of Universities throughout the UK including Keele University School of Medicine. He is also a consultant to physiotherapists in Team GB, the FA and a number of Premiership Football and Rugby Clubs.

Mike Chapman

Having worked in a number of broad based settings from NHS to professional football and Formula 1 motor racing he more recently spent 15yrs as a clinical lead physiotherapist with the Royal Marines.

Throughout his career, Mike has accrued a wealth of post graduate training and experience, primarily within musculoskeletal medicine, including injection therapy.

He currently works in private practice at East Devon Physio and actively supports the Exeter NHS Acupuncture CIG as clinical lead.

As an AACP Tutor, Mike strives to encourage and empower physiotherapists with confidence to deliver integrated Western Medical Acupuncture with engaging and thought-provoking dialogue and delivery, underpinned by years of practical experience.
Mike is also the tutor representative on the Education, training and Research Committee.

Mike lives with his wife Jackie by the seaside and keeps busy with grandchildren and his basset hound.

Paul Battersby

Paul started his career in the Armed Forces; one of his roles whilst serving in Germany was as a physical training instructor. Since qualifying as a physiotherapist Paul has worked for several amateur sports clubs in and around the North West as well as running a private practice. He has lectured for the MOD and in both the Higher and Further Education sectors, teaching Physical Education, Sports Therapy, Massage and Acupuncture.

Paul completed an honours degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Salford University and has been practising Acupuncture for over fifteen years. He currently runs a very busy private practice in North East Wales and is a Senior Lecturer at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, lecturing in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary Therapies. While Paul is fully conversant with using a wide range of traditional Chinese practices, his passion is using acupuncture for pain control and his case studies provide a rich source of efficacy.

Paul’s passion for acupuncture is very much linked to his desire to ensure people are trained to a high standard in acupuncture practice. While he enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with students he is continually developing his own knowledge and professional development.

Having joined the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP), he became the AACP North Wales Regional Representative  and in 2010 joined the AACP Board as a director. Paul is also an advanced AACP member and a Tutor and is very passionate about promoting Acupuncture and developing the profession with particular interest in supervision and mentoring.

Caroline McGuire

Caroline graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1993, and did her first acupuncture training in 1995 as a Junior working in MSK, along with others from her department.  With encouragement from her father, she did the first of what was to be many, acupuncture courses and quickly enjoyed the benefits of this therapy.  In 1998, Caroline began working in neurological rehabilitation and quickly realised that her acupuncture skills could be applied to this setting also. She did a Chinese Medical Acupuncture module in 2000 and in 2003, published her first case study of acupuncture in a person with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).   Following a short career break, she was determined to increase her skills and knowledge of acupuncture, which led to her undertaking her Master’s degree at Coventry University (2013).  Her final dissertation was a case series examining the effect of acupuncture on fatigue and quality of life in people with MS.  She plans to continue to further the research into the effects and mechanisms of acupuncture.

Caroline became an AACP tutor in 2015 and loves seeing others realise for the first time, just how helpful acupuncture can be.  She enjoys sharing her experiences and opening the door to the acupuncture world for others and then watching them realise how acupuncture can facilitate other physiotherapy interventions and improve quality of life for many.

Kevin Young

Kevin Young graduated from the University of Westminster with a BSc (Hons) TCM: Acupuncture and a Diploma in Tui-na. He is a State Registered and Chartered Physiotherapist (MCSP), qualified in sports therapy and sports massage, specialising in the treatment of sports injuries with Acupuncture. Additionally, he also has an MSc in Lower Limb Musculo-Skeletal Studies from Cardiff Met University.

Kevin works with sports teams, 20 years in rugby and more recently with professional boxers and practitioners of various martial arts (MMA). He is currently the principal physiotherapist for the charity Arthritis Action.

Kevin lectures at CICM Reading Traditional Acupuncture college (BSc program) in anatomy, structural diagnosis and tui-na. He also lectures on Sports Taping and Sports Acupuncture on a Master’s program at Cardiff

Met University. Finally, he lectures at Glyndwr University, Wrexham on Tui Na, Lower Limb and running Mechanics. He has a special interest in lower-limb injuries, and treating tendinopathies with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Richard O'Hara

WRONG TEXT:   Chris Norris is a Physiotherapist with over 35 years clinical experience.  He holds a Master’s degree (MSc) in exercise science and a Doctorate (PhD) in spinal rehabilitation.  Chris is the author of 14 textbooks on sport, exercise, and acupuncture including Sports & Soft Tissue Injuries (Routledge 2020), Complete guide to Back Rehabilitation (Bloomsbury 2015), Acupuncture Pocketbook (Norris Health, 2011), and Acupuncture – treatment of musculoskeletal conditions (Butterworth Heinemann, 2001).


Chris is a visiting lecturer to a variety of universities in the UK and abroad, and regularly teaches courses in several European countries.  He teaches on BSc and MSc sports courses and has acted as an external examiner to MSc exercise programmes.  Chris has been an accredited tutor for the AACP since the 1990’s and gained membership of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) in 2005.  Dr Norris runs AACP accredited foundation and post-basic courses.  He has spoken at numerous AACP conferences and has published several papers in the AACP journal.  He and is clinic director of a large private practice in Congleton, Cheshire.

Lesley Pattenden

Lesley qualified as a Physiotherapist from Bristol School of Physiotherapy in the early 1980’s. Since then, she has worked in both the NHS and privately within the field of musculo-skeletal outpatients. Her acupuncture career began with various short courses in 1992 and then pursuing the MSc in Acupuncture at Coventry in 2006.

After securing a teaching qualification she has been an AACP tutor for 10 years thus facilitating the acupuncture experience for many other qualified physiotherapists. She is a Director and Vice-Chair of AACP and has represented AACP at the stakeholder sessions for NICE (Osteoarthritis and Low Back Pain).

She has also represented AACP at the Houses of Parliament as an advocate of acupuncture for Headaches and Migraines.  Her aim is to continue to promote the use of acupuncture by Physiotherapists within the NHS during these challenging financial times.