What You Get
Approved: Florida (1), IVAS (1), NCCAOM (1), Standard Certificate (1) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
Lateral Knee Pain: Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome

Ilio-tibial band syndrome is the most common cause of lateral knee pain, and involves pain in the lateral knee and thigh. It is a sports injury that every acupuncturist should become proficient in treating, as it is common, and responds well to acupuncture treatment. Tight ilio-tibial bands can be seen in the non-athletic population, and they respond well to the techniques discussed in this webinar.

The injury is at the level of the muscles and tendons, with qi and blood stagnation in the channels and collaterals. This case is clearly Gall Bladder meridian pathology. Sometimes the diagnosis of wind (feng) may be used for the "popping" and "snapping" pain at the lateral knee. Local points including Gall Bladder 34, Gall Bladder 33, and Gall Bladder 31 often work well, especially when combined with distal points. However, treatment of the gluteus medius muscle is essential. This may be one of the most effective and reliable treatment protocols, according to the clinical experience of webinar instructor Whitfield Reaves. The location of the extraordinary point Jiankua will be described, which the practitioner will find extremely useful in this condition, as well as other hip and gluteal conditions.

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.
  • To use palpation in order to diagnose involvement of the distal ilio-tibial band.
  • To use palpation in order to diagnose involvement of the gluteus medius.
  • To know two non-local treatments that may be used in the treatment of the condition.
  • To be able to describe needle technique on the local zone of the distal ilio-tibial band and point Gall Bladder 33.
  • To be able to describe needle technique at the site of the gluteus medius and point Jiankua.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Review anatomy of knee.

    15 min - 30 min

    Clinical assessment of pathology of the knee.

    30 min - 45 min

    Demonstration of assessment techniques.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of needling techniques.

    What People Are Saying

    I found the pace of this session to be very good. Lots of information was presented.

    Gordon T.- Canada

    Very informative and interesting course.

    Alexandra B.- Canada

    Did lots of explaining and love the way Dr. Reaves brings his perspective to the webinar based on years of clinical observation.

    Elena S.- Canada

    Found this a very useful seminar, with both classic prescriptions and modern techniques integrated together for a logical treatment plan

    Alex B.- United Kingdom

    This course was excellent to provide more detail information for diagnosing and treating IT band syndrome.

    Christine O.- Canada

    I love the way Whitfield teaches. Its exactly the way I like to learn, clear, direct, simple.

    Wendy B.- United States

    Wonderful course. Organized, articulate, right paced, thorough, humble, densely packed useful information.

    Dan L.- United States

    The webinars give clear, detailed approaches to diagnosis and treatment that you can immediately apply. Very helpful.

    Henry B.- United States

    Another excellent summary of the information and techniques needed to effectively treat a common musculoskeletal problem.

    Lisa S.- United States

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    About Whitfield Reaves

    Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., 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 30 years. He has been in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, and lectures in North America and Europe. He is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain.

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