Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain Series - Course 8

Treating the Lower Extremity, Part 2

This lower extremity course focuses on precise treatments for the patello-femoral joint and the medial compartment of the knee. Include effective points for the pes anserine and shin splints, and we keep our athletic and active patients injury-free!

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves

Course Overview

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 8 covers:

(1) The Anterior knee. Most commonly called patello-femoral joint dysfunction, this type of anterior knee pain has simple treatment, yet it must be precise. Needling to the sub-patellar region is key.

(2) The Medial knee. The medial compartment of the knee can be both acute and chronic. Targets include the joint space and the ligament. “Threading the joint space” may be an effective treatment.

(3) The Pes anserine. Lacking in the modern Chinese texts, this condition needs proper assessment. Treatment is then relatively simple, with the tendons and bursae of the pes accessible in the region of Spleen 9.

(4) Shin splints. The anterior compartment presents with clear treatment strategies, while the medial compartment oftentimes is more complicated. Proper depth of needle is essential.


The material of this webinar series is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. We structure these courses 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.


  • To be able to describe a treatment for the sub-patellar zone for patello-femoral joint dysfunction.

  • To list four signs and symptoms of patello-femoral joint dysfunction.

  • To describe a treatment for the knee in the region of Liver 8.

  • To describe three approaches in the treatment of the pes anserine tendonitis or bursitis.

  • To describe how to treat the lower extremity condition anterior shin splints.


  • 0 hrs - 1 hrs

    The anterior compartment of the knee, patello-femoral joint dysfunction.

  • 1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Patellar tendonitis, medial compartment of the knee, the MCL, the medial meniscus.

  • 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Assessment of the knee, the pes anserine.

  • 2 hrs - 3 hrs

    Assessment of the knee, anterior shin splints, medial shin splints.

  • 3 hrs - 3.25 hrs

    Theoretical Summary and Review.

  • 3.25 hrs - 4.5 hrs

    Protocols for Knee Anterior Compartment, Quadriceps Group, Knee Medial Compartment, Shin Splints Anterior & Medial.


  • Tiffany H. (United States of America)

    Simply AMAZING! One of the best instructors and web-delivered content I've experienced in the decade I've experienced since graduating, highly recommend!

  • KRISTEN B. (United States of America)

    This course includes excellent explanation and illustration of joint anatomy.


Simply AMAZING! One of the best instructors and web-delivered content I've experienced in the decade I've experienced since graduating, highly recommend!

Tiffany H. (United States of America)

This course includes excellent explanation and illustration of joint anatomy.

KRISTEN B. (United States of America)


Whitfield Reaves

In practice for over 40 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 at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and countless other sport competitions since. He is an author, he teaches internationally as well.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: IVAS (4.5), Standard Certificate (4.5), Florida (4.5), NCCAOM (4.5)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 4.5 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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