Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain is a webinar series for the serious practitioner of orthopedic and sports acupuncture. In these courses, Whitfield Reaves describes specific treatment protocols for common injury and pain syndromes. Emphasis is on diagnosis and assessment, including anatomical understanding the numerous types of tissues involved, such as trigger points, motor points, tendons, and ligaments.
Course 7 begins with an introduction to sports acupuncture, important for all practitioners to review. And a discussion on biomechanical causes of pain and injury follows.
(1) The Gluteus medius. Covered in the two courses on the low back and hip, the gluteus medius stabilizes the pelvis, and may contribute to lower extremity repetitive stress injures. It should not be missed by the practitioner.
(2) “Runner’s knee”. Ilio-tibial band syndrome is common in athletes and the active, and with proper assessment, is an easy-to-treat injury.
(3) The Hamstrings. Hamstring strain is prevalent with the explosive athlete, like sprinters with rapid acceleration and deceleration. Treatment gives the practitioner many possible zones, including the muscle belly, trigger points, and motor points.
The material of this webinar series is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. We structure these courses in order to increase practitioner confidence in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of the lower extremity.
This webinar series is designed to be viewed in sequential order. We strongly recommend that the practitioner complete the courses of this series from beginning to end.
This series was introduced in 2021 and represents Whitfield’s most current material on sports acupuncture, with demonstration video filmed in HD. The nine courses include additional injuries not covered in the 2011 series, Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series. Each course in this new series features more in-depth instruction on diagnosis, assessment, and treatment techniques. Whether or not you have already taken the older series, this new one is a must-have for deepening your clinical mastery.
Upon completing this series, you will be eligible to register for The Practicum Series with Whitfield Reaves, a live hands-on course featuring direct supervision of location, palpation, and needle technique.
To be able to describe a positive Trendelenberg test.
To describe the “threading the tendon” protocol for ilio-tibial band syndrome.
To be able to locate tigger points and motor points on the hamstring muscle.
To describe three approaches that could be used in the treatment of hamstring strain.
To list three distal points that could be used in the treatment of hamstring strain.
0 hrs - 45 min
Introduction to sports medicine concepts, postural muscles, biomechanical considerations for injury and pain.
45 min - 1.5 hrs
The gluteus medius in assessment of the lower extremity, ilio-tibial band syndrome.
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
The hamstring muscle group, strain, tendonitis.
2 hrs - 2.25 hrs
Theoretical Summary and Review.
2.25 hrs - 2.5 hrs
Protocols for Hamstring Group, Ilio-Tibial Band.
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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