What You Get
Approved: California [Until 2024/10/01]* (4), Florida (4), IVAS (4), NCCAOM (4), Standard Certificate (4)
LENGTH 4 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 orthopedic and 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 the numerous types of tissues involved, such as trigger points, motor points, tendons, and ligaments.

Course 2 begins with "Teaching Points", where both trigger points and motor points are described, and how they are related to acupuncture treatment. Then, three important structures often involved in shoulder pain are presented:

(1) The Supraspinatous. This includes the treatment of the muscle belly (SI 12), the tendon and tendon sheath, and the osseous junction at the rotator cuff attachment on the humerus. This includes tendonitis and tendonosis, shoulder impingement syndrome, and bursitis.
(2) The Infraspinatous. This includes the treatment of the muscle belly (SI 11) and the muscle-tendon junction, as seen in tendonitis and muscle strain.
(3) The Acromial-clavicular joint. Included is the unique treatment called "threading the joint space", as well as useful adjacent points.

The material of this webinar series is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. We structure these courses in order to increase practitioner confidence in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of the shoulder.

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 describe how to treat the local point SI 12.
  • To be able to describe how to treat the sub-acromial zone using LI 16 and LI 15.
  • To be able to describe how to treat the local zone of the muscle belly, in the region of SI 11.
  • To learn how to locate the AC joint line.
  • To list the signs and symptoms reported by the patient suffering from shoulder impingement syndrome.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 30 min

    Introduction to the shoulder, trigger points, and motor points.

    30 min - 1.5 hrs

    The supraspinatous muscle.

    1.5 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    The infraspinatous muscle.

    2.5 hrs - 3.25 hrs

    The acromial-clavicular joint.

    3.25 hrs - 3.5 hrs

    Theoretical Summary and Review.

    3.5 hrs - 4 hrs

    Protocols for Supraspinatous, Infraspinatous, AC Joint.

    What People Are Saying

    I've already learned more than expected! I'm so happy I bought this course

    Sandy R.- Canada

    If you like the musculo-squellettique approach, I strongly advise you this training.

    Agathe Cyr D.- Canada

    An excellent course to improve your knowledge and understanding of common shoulder pathology and effective treatment protocols.

    Desire J.- Canada

    Extremely informative course and series!

    Teresa G.- United States of America

    Highly recommended.

    DIDA Y.- Canada

    Whitfield Reaves has developed a clear, understandable and practical approach to orthopedic acupuncture. I have taken several courses, both in person and online that continue to help me develop both my understanding and technical proficiency of treating injury and pain. I highly recommend his courses.

    Wendy B.- United States of America

    The lectures are detailed and informative, repetitious which is nice for absorbing the information but not to the extent that it was boring or overly time consuming. Demo's were great in a time when most practitioners want to limit exposure to COVID. Overall, I would highly recommend!

    Tiffany H.- United States of America

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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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