What You Get
CEUs/PDAs 1.5
LENGTH 1.5 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
REGULATIONS Approved: California (1.5), Florida (1.5), IVAS (1.5), NCCAOM (1.5), Standard Certificate (1.5)
Course Overview
Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain is a webinar series for the serious practitioner of sports acupuncture. In these courses, Whitfield Reaves describes specific treatment protocols for common injury and pain syndromes. Emphasis is on diagnosis and assessment, including anatomical understanding of the numerous types of tissues involved, such as trigger points, motor points, tendons, and ligaments. Course 1 is an introduction to acupuncture sports medicine. We must understand what anatomical and orthopedic acupuncture is, and how it is used in a modern setting. This course continues with describing "anatomically significant points". It is essential to understand how each of the different anatomical structures respond to needle insertion, electrical stimulation, and other approaches like moxa and cupping. For instance, needle insertion into a muscle belly will be quite different than tapping on a ligament. And if there is fibrosis, the point density increases. The concept of fibrosis brings clarity to what we call in traditional Chinese medicine stagnation of qi and stagnation of blood. And finally, the Four Steps, developed by the presenter, then becomes a guide to treatment. Each step has a specific role in the protocol, and as a whole, these Four Steps offer structure to the treatment of pain and injury. Understanding the Four Steps is a significant benefit for the practitioner, as it often assures that the proper treatment is not overlooked. This webinar series is designed to be viewed in sequential order. We strongly recommend that the practitioner complete the courses of this series from beginning to end.
  • To be able to describe Four Steps in treatment of pain and injury, as presented in this course.
  • To be able to describe at least 6 different approaches to treatment of pain and injury, as presented in this course.
  • To list at least 5 types of anatomically significant points.
  • To be able to describe how point density can be used as a guide with needle insertion.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 30 min

    Understanding sports acupuncture and some important terms and distinctions.

    30 min - 45 min

    Understanding anatomically significant points, and the many categories of acupuncture points that they include. Also includes the process of fibrosis, and how the tissues may be affected in the patient.

    45 min - 1.25 hrs

    Using the Four Steps to treatment, and how ten different treatment approaches may be useful to consider in the patient with pain and injury.

    1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Using the Four Steps to treatment, and how ten different treatment approaches may be useful to consider in the patient with pain and injury

    Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain Series - Course 1

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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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