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Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
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NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
Knee Pain: The Medial Compartment (Acute and Chronic)

Acute pain, inflammation, and swelling in the medial knee is often experienced after injury or trauma in sports. It may involve sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) or tear to the medial meniscus. From a meridian (jing-luo) perspective, we usually think of the three leg yin meridians – the Spleen, the Kidney, and the Liver. However, medial knee pain should be understood in terms of western orthopedic diagnosis. Your treatment plan, rehabilitation and prognosis for the patient all arise from this assessment. But most importantly, prognosis – what you communicate to the patient – is what is unique to each diagnosis.

Pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness of the medial knee, at the joint space, is also seen as a chronic condition. This pain is often due to medial compartment osteoarthritis. Sources suggest that over 30 percent of individuals between the ages of 60 and 90 are affected by this condition in one of the three compartments of the knee. That percentage will likely increase over the next decade, and therefore its inclusion in this webinar. Commonly diagnosed as a Bi syndrome, the three leg yin meridians encompass the medial joint space. Webinar instructor Whitfield Reaves will discuss a very useful technique of "threading the opening of a joint space" in the region of Liver 8.

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 perform the valgus stress test in order to diagnose the MCL involvement.
  • To use palpation of the medial joint space.
  • To know two non-local treatments that may be used in the treatment of the medial compartment of the knee.
  • To be able to describe needle technique on the local zone of the medial joint space of the knee, in the region of Liver 8.
  • To know two signs and symptoms of medial collateral ligament sprain, and two signs and symptoms of chronic medial joint space arthritis.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Review anatomy of knee.

    15 min - 30 min

    Clinical assessment of pathology of medial knee.

    30 min - 45 min

    Demonstration of assessment techniques.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of needling techniques.

    What People Are Saying

    Information was nicely stream-lined covering some good territory

    Gordon T.- Canada

    Interesting course and series!

    Alexandra B.- Canada

    Clear & concise. Well demonstrated

    Jennie C.- United Kingdom

    If you want to have an understanding of what may be happening with your patients from a biomedical structural and functional perspective, this course is the one to take. Wish they taught this course in school.

    Emily H.- United States

    Clear, concise, expert description of treatment protocol. Thanks!

    Suzanne C.- United States of America

    As usual with his courses, it was highly understandable and usable immediately clinically

    Dan L.- United States

    The course was concise and informative, and a good review on differentiating and treating medial knee pain. Plus, the addition of Whitfield Reaves' clinical expertise.

    Naomi D.- Canada

    The Medial Knee Pain webinar is a great course to help differentiate between various possible causes of medial knee pain

    Christine O.- Canada

    I found this course to be very helpful in my sports medicine practice.

    Melani L.- 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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