Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 12

Knee Pain: The Medial Compartment

Whitfield Reaves differentiates between acute and chronic knee pain and demonstrates a technique called "Threading the opening of a joint space".

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves

Course Overview

Knee Pain: The Medial Compartment (Acute and Chronic)

 

Acute pain, inflammation, and swelling in the medial knee is often experienced after injury or trauma in sports. It may involve sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) or tear to the medial meniscus. From a meridian (jing-luo) perspective, we usually think of the three leg yin meridians – the Spleen, the Kidney, and the Liver. However, medial knee pain should be understood in terms of western orthopedic diagnosis. Your treatment plan, rehabilitation and prognosis for the patient all arise from this assessment. But most importantly, prognosis – what you communicate to the patient – is what is unique to each diagnosis.

 

Pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness of the medial knee, at the joint space, is also seen as a chronic condition. This pain is often due to medial compartment osteoarthritis. Sources suggest that over 30 percent of individuals between the ages of 60 and 90 are affected by this condition in one of the three compartments of the knee. That percentage will likely increase over the next decade, and therefore its inclusion in this webinar. Commonly diagnosed as a Bi syndrome, the three leg yin meridians encompass the medial joint space. Webinar instructor Whitfield Reaves will discuss a very useful technique of “threading the opening of a joint space” in the region of Liver 8.

 

This series was introduced in 2011, and is based upon single individual sports injuries. Each course provides simple and direct video for first time viewing as well as to increase precision through repetition. Even if you have taken the newer series, Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain, this old series is still an excellent resource for review and is filled with clinical gems.

Objectives

  • To perform the valgus stress test in order to diagnose the MCL involvement.

  • To use palpation of the medial joint space.

  • To know two non-local treatments that may be used in the treatment of the medial compartment of the knee.

  • To be able to describe needle technique on the local zone of the medial joint space of the knee, in the region of Liver 8.

  • To know two signs and symptoms of medial collateral ligament sprain, and two signs and symptoms of chronic medial joint space arthritis.

Outline

  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Review anatomy of knee.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Clinical assessment of pathology of medial knee.

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Demonstration of assessment techniques.

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of needling techniques.

Reviews

  • Joan W.

    Easy to understand format. Demonstration of points to use very useful. How to locate muscles and tendons and ligaments useful.

  • Gordon T. (Canada)

    Information was nicely stream-lined covering some good territory

  • Jennie C. (United Kingdom)

    Clear & concise. Well demonstrated

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Reviews

Easy to understand format. Demonstration of points to use very useful. How to locate muscles and tendons and ligaments useful.

Joan W.

Information was nicely stream-lined covering some good territory

Gordon T. (Canada)

Clear & concise. Well demonstrated

Jennie C. (United Kingdom)

If you want to have an understanding of what may be happening with your patients from a biomedical structural and functional perspective, this course is the one to take. Wish they taught this course in school.

Emily H. (United States)

Clear, concise, expert description of treatment protocol. Thanks!

Suzanne C. (United States of America)

As usual with his courses, it was highly understandable and usable immediately clinically

Dan L. (United States)

The course was concise and informative, and a good review on differentiating and treating medial knee pain. Plus, the addition of Whitfield Reaves' clinical expertise.

Naomi D. (Canada)

The Medial Knee Pain webinar is a great course to help differentiate between various possible causes of medial knee pain

Christine O. (Canada)

I found this course to be very helpful in my sports medicine practice.

Melani L. (United States)

Teacher

Whitfield Reaves

In practice for over 30 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.

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    Approved by: IVAS (1), California [Until 2023/03/08]* (1), Standard Certificate (1), Florida (1), NCCAOM (1)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 1 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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