Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 15

Achilles Tendonitis

Whitfield Reaves discusses the local and distal points used for Achilles Tendonitis, including a technique "threading the tendon."

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves

Course Overview

Achilles tendonitis is a repetitive stress injury characterized by pain, inflammation, and swelling of the achilles tendon and its sheath. The entire calf muscle group may be affected. Achilles injury is usually mid-tendon, about 2 to 6 centimeters proximal to its attachment to the calcaneus. This is usually a repetitive stress disorder due to the accumulation of micro-trauma. However, it may occur as an acute strain.

 

In general, acupuncture is beneficial for most patients using proper treatment described in this webinar. Instructor Whitfield Reaves will discuss the use of local needling using the “threading the tendon”, along with other adjacent and distal points. The practitioner should become much more familiar and confident with achilles tendonitis from the instruction and information of this webinar.

 

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 manual muscle testing and palpation that assists in the diagnosis of the achilles tendonitis.

  • To know two points proximal to the tendon that may be used in the treatment of achilles tendonitis.

  • To describe the needle technique of “threading the tendon” on the local zone of the achilles tendon.

  • To be able to name two important symptoms commonly reported by the patient with achilles tendonitis.

  • To know two points proximal to the achilles tendon and two points distal to the tendon useful in treating this condition.

Outline

  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Anatomy of the achilles tendon.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Clinical assessment of pathology of the achilles tendon.

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Demonstration of assessment.

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of needling technique.

Reviews

  • Coleen F. (United States)

    Whitfield Reeves shares many years of personal practiced wisdom and methods in the area of Acupuncture Sports Medicine. I appreciate the opportunity to learn and directly apply his focused treatments after viewing the online course options. The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries Pain is my go-to reference guide for any muscular/skeleton complaint.

  • Marianne T. (United States)

    Whitfield is very methodical with his approach to treating injuries in the field of sports medicine. I am so grateful that he is sharing his experience, knowledge and wisdom that spans over 30 years. I particularly enjoyed his consistent approach to treatment with his 4 steps, 10 techniques. He is very humble and authentic in his approach when discussing his experiences. I look forward to learning from Whitfield Reaves in person!

  • Christine O. (Canada)

    Very informative needling techniques for tendonitis.

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Reviews

Whitfield Reeves shares many years of personal practiced wisdom and methods in the area of Acupuncture Sports Medicine. I appreciate the opportunity to learn and directly apply his focused treatments after viewing the online course options. The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries Pain is my go-to reference guide for any muscular/skeleton complaint.

Coleen F. (United States)

Whitfield is very methodical with his approach to treating injuries in the field of sports medicine. I am so grateful that he is sharing his experience, knowledge and wisdom that spans over 30 years. I particularly enjoyed his consistent approach to treatment with his 4 steps, 10 techniques. He is very humble and authentic in his approach when discussing his experiences. I look forward to learning from Whitfield Reaves in person!

Marianne T. (United States)

Very informative needling techniques for tendonitis.

Christine O. (Canada)

Always informative

Elena S. (Canada)

Immediately applicable and quick results from applying techniques taught in course.

Barbara D. (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: California [Until 2023/03/08]* (1), IVAS (1), NCCAOM (1), Standard Certificate (1), Florida (1)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 1 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime

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