What You Get
CEUs/PDAs 1.5
Approved: California [Until 2024/04/11]* (1.5), Florida (1.5), IVAS (1.5), NCCAOM (1.5), Standard Certificate (1.5)
LENGTH 1.5 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
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.

This series was introduced in 2021 and represents Whitfield's most current material on sports acupuncture, with demonstration video filmed in HD. The nine courses include additional injuries not covered in the 2011 series, Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series. Each course in this new series features more in-depth instruction on diagnosis, assessment, and treatment techniques. Whether or not you have already taken the older series, this new one is a must-have for deepening your clinical mastery.
  • 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

    What People Are Saying

    Above and beyond my expectations!!! This feels like the missing link and everything we weren't taught in acupuncture school...

    Jonathan F.- United States of America

    The information that was presented was very clinically relevant. There were many gems presented that I had to take note of. I found the presentation to be engaging and the use of real-world cases was helpful.

    Desire J.- Canada

    I have been pleasantly surprised already by Whit's ability to expand on my existing Sports Acupuncture training in just over an hour of lecture. His vast experience is evident. I am excited to work through the rest of this course!

    Jonathan S.- United States of America

    Amazing teacher! Very useful, very practical, very engaging course in orthopedic approaches to injury and pain. Anatomy and structural needling have never been my favorite parts of being an acupuncturist, but this course made it interesting and enabled me to get better results with conditions such as back pain right away. Grateful.

    Matt B.- United States of America

    Excellent course - highly recommended! I look forward to completing the rest of the series.

    Teresa G.- United States of America

    Good course, great course

    Henry S.- United States of America

    Great course. Nicely presented.

    DIDA Y.- Canada

    this course will give you a better understanding of the principles in treating a patient

    Stephen W.- Australia

    Another fantastic course from Whitfield Reaves. This course is filled with practical applications, diagnostics and insight into the treatment of Sports injuries &pain.

    Kingsley A.- Australia

    Approche intéressante qui amène une perspective différente dans un cadre claire.

    Agathe Cyr D.- Canada

    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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