3-days clinical training with Whitfield Reaves OMD, LAc (USA),
Acupuncture Treatment of Sports Injuries and Pain
Three days of instruction on orthopedic and sports acupuncture. Common injuries and pain syndromes of the shoulder, low back and hip, and the lower extremity will be covered. This three day course will include lecture, demonstration, and supervised practice. Assistants will be present for additional supervision of location, palpation, and needle techniques.
This seminar by Whitfield Reaves is on the topic of Acupuncture Sports Medicine. And all the most important sports injuries and pain syndromes commonly seen the the acupuncture clinic. Whitfield will emphasize “anatomically significant points” of the musculoskeletal system. These points are used to treat injury and pain, as well as to harmonize the biomechanics and movement patterns of the body, and are the “access points” in orthopedic and sports medicine acupuncture. They include the traditional points of acupuncture, the extraordinary points, and some points or zones not elucidated in the texts, such as trigger points and motor points. Each of these points are located in anatomically significant tissues of the body, and therefore tend to have profound effects on both structure and function.
Whitfield will cover the precise locations of the important points of the neck and shoulder, the low back and hip, and the lower extremity. And, of course, he will present how to precisely needle them.
The course structure is as follows:
- Day 1: The neck and shoulder
- Day 2: The low back and hip
- Day 3: The lower extremity
The material of this three-day workshop is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture withwestern orthopedic and sports medicine. With precise instruction and demonstration, each practitioner increases their knowledge and confidence in key anatomically significant points.
Having spent over three decades with Olympic and world-class athletes, Whitfield’s experience is invaluable for all those working in the field of pain, orthopedics, and sports medicine. As one of the founders of sports acupuncture in North America, Whitfield Reaves should not be missed!
Goals and Objectives
- 1. For the practitioner to know the location of ten (10) important “access points” of the neck and shoulder
- 2. For the practitioner to know the location of five (5) important “access points” of the low back and hip.
- 3. For the practitioner to know the location of ten (10) important “access points” of the lower extremity.
- 4. For the practitioner to describe the anatomical significance of ten (10) important “access points” of the upper and lower extremities.
- 5. For the practitioner to describe the anatomical significance of five (5) important “access points” of the low back and hip.
- 6. For the practitioner to name 5 orthopedic tests which would help in assessment and there by the process of point selection.
- For the practitioner to know three (3) actions and indications for use in orthopedic and sports medicine acupuncture of ten (10) important “access points”.
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Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc has been working in the field of sports medicine since he first began practice in 1981. He earned a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in 1983 that included a thesis entitled "Acupuncture and the treatment of common running injuries". Whitfield’s experience in sports medicine includes the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, as well as numerous track and field, ski racing, and cycling events nationally over the last 25 years. He has been in the forefront of the sports medicine acupuncture field, and is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain (Hidden Needle Press, 2009). Whitfield lives in California, where he currently teaches his popular program The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program. He has been teaching acupuncture sports medicine since 1986, and has been to Switzerland & Belgium over the years to teach his clinically effective protocols.
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