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
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by pain and stiffness in the heel and the plantar aspect of the foot. It is usually a repetitive stress injury characterized by inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, and occurs in all types of athletic and active individuals. It is commonly seen in runners. However, walking and standing on a hard surface may also cause symptoms.

The techniques discussed in this webinar have been found to be clinically useful by webinar instructor Whitfield Reaves. Needling includes the region of Kidney 1, and the attachment of the plantar fascia in the region of the extraordinary point Shimian. Because many patients with this type of heel pain have tight calf muscles, the Bladder meridian may also be involved and is commonly treated. In this webinar you will learn the treatment options that result in good clinical outcomes.

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 plantar fasciitis.
  • To know two adjacent points used to treat plantar fasciitis.
  • To describe needle technique on the local zone of the plantar fascia at “medial Shimian”.
  • To describe needle technique on the local zone of the plantar fascia at Shimian in the center of the heel.
  • To know two proximal points used to treat plantar fasciitis.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Anatomy of the plantar surface of the foot.

    15 min - 30 min

    Clinical assessment of pathology of the plantar fascia.

    30 min - 45 min

    Demonstration of assessment.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Demonstration of needling technique.

    What People Are Saying

    This is essential for any practitioner who wants better results treating PF. The course is presented in a logical and clear-cut manner, conducive to learning. The material presented is thorough. Many very useful tips for improving techniques and outcomes are included.

    Linda B.- United States

    This course provides excellent direction on how to simply and sucessfully treat a common and uncomfortable issue. Your patients will thank you for knowing this information.

    Peter A.- United States

    I love the combination of ways he presents his material!

    Alexandra B.- Canada

    Good course to get people quickly out of pain. Every joint in the body is covered. Points used are needled at different angles, giving better results.

    Jannette K.- Ireland

    Great content! Provided me with the tools needed to treat plantar fasciitis patients.

    Marisa A.- United States

    This is 3rd course Ive taken with Mr. Reaves I cannot say enough about his knowledge, presentation, and his notes. Excellent!!

    Patricia D.- United States

    The clear needling techniques really help to enhance learning and makes this course highly applicable and useful in clinic.

    Christine O.- Canada

    Whit is a phenomenal teacher, he is practical and introduces easy point combinations for treatments.

    Rose H.- 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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