What You Get
Approved: Florida (1), IVAS (1), NCCAOM (1), Standard Certificate (1) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
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NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
Inversion ankle sprain is characterized by pain, swelling, and bruising of the lateral ankle and foot. This common sports injury results in ligament sprain and joint inflammation from inverting or inward rolling of the ankle. It is one of the most common of all sports injuries.

Ankle sprains involve injury at the level of the tendons, ligaments, and the joint. There is qi and blood stagnation in the channels and collaterals. The Gall Bladder is usually the primary meridian involved, although the Bladder and Stomach channels may also be affected. Local needling, in the region of Gall Bladder 40, may aggravate and is often avoided during the early stages of acute symptoms. Various options in the Four Step approach that Whitfield Reaves utilizes will give the practitioner numerous alternatives to local needling.

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 assess the severity of a lateral ankle sprain.
  • To know two distal point treatments that may be used in the treatment of the ankle sprain.To know two proximal point treatments that may be used in the treatment of the ankle sprain.
  • To describe needle technique on the local zone of the talar sinus at Gall Bladder 40.
  • To name and locate two points on or adjacent to the peroneus longus muscle.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Anatomy of the ankle.

    15 min - 30 min

    Clinical assessment of pathology of the ankle.

    30 min - 45 min

    Demonstration of assessment.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of needling technique.

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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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