What You Get
CEUs/PDAs 5.75
Approved: Florida (5.5), IVAS (5.75), NCCAOM (5.5), Standard Certificate (5.75) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
LENGTH 5.75 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 9 covers:
(1) The Achilles. Achilles tendonitis and tendonosis is not always simple. Precise treatments into predictable areas of stagnation is usually effective. And always check for involvement of the achilles bursae.
(2) The Lateral ankle. Acupuncture offers useful approaches to treating acute ankle sprain. Chronic cases target the talar sinus at GB 40 and are also effective.
(3) The Plantar fascia. Treatment of plantar fasciitis need not be painful when the right approaches are taken to treating the heel. And the inclusion of the abductor hallucis muscle is often effective.
(4) Other foot injures. The big toe joint can be treated by "threading the joint space". Metatarsal neuroma and other foot injuries use treatments with similar precise local needle insertion.

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 lower extremity.

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 list three signs and symptoms of achilles tendonitis.
  • To describe an approach to treating achilles tendonitis.
  • To list five points to needle both local and distal in the treatment of lateral ankle sprain.
  • To describe three different approaches in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
  • To name three important signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 1 hrs

    The achilles tendon, the achilles bursae, achilles tendonitis, achilles bursitis.

    1 hrs - 1.75 hrs

    Lateral ankle sprain, the talar sinus, the talar joint.

    1.75 hrs - 2.25 hrs

    Review of The Four Steps with clinical examples.

    2.25 hrs - 3 hrs

    The plantar fascia, the abductor hallucis muscle, plantar fasciitis and faciiosis, calcaneal bruising, nerve entrapment.

    3 hrs - 3.75 hrs

    Other foot injuries, including osteoarthritis of the big toe joint and metatarsal neuroma.

    3.75 hrs - 4.5 hrs

    Acupuncture points based upon the meridians (jingluo) and the organs (zangfu).

    4.5 hrs - 4.75 hrs

    Theoretical Summary and Review.

    4.75 hrs - 5.75 hrs

    Protocols for Achilles Tendon, Ankle Talar Sinus, Plantar Fascia, Abductor Hallucis, and Foot.

    What People Are Saying

    I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve their skills at treating musculo-skeletal problems with acupuncture. Whether you are a beginner using this style of treatment or, like myself, have taken courses with other great teachers, such as Matt Callison, you will appreciate the depth of knowledge that Whitfield presents. He presents his material clearly and logically.

    Shirley C.- Canada

    Exceptional course - as always!

    Teresa G.- United States of America

    Very helpful suggestions for tackling difficult problems with various techniques for best result. I could feel his passion in sharing of his thinking process. Many gems of clinical wisdom here.

    Vivian W.- United States of America

    If you are interested in Sports Medicine acupuncture, Mr Reaves is the best!! You won't be disappointed. Sign up now for his courses!

    Judith W.- United States of America

    This is the best acupuncture course I've taken to treat musculo-skeletal conditions.

    Carlos B.- Canada

    everything was perfect

    Wylie H.- United States of America

    This is a must take course if you’re interested in acupuncture orthopedics!

    Caroline M.- United States of America

    Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain Series - Course 9

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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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