1.5 TOTAL HOURS
1.5 TOTAL CEUs/PDAs
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What You Get
CEUs/PDAs 1.5
LENGTH 1.5 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
ACCESS PERIOD Lifetime
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
REGULATIONS Approved: California, Florida, IVAS, NCCAOM, Standard Certificate
Course Overview
This 1.5 hour webinar features the use of advanced acupuncture techniques in the treatment of stiff neck and pain due to levator scapulae syndrome. The levator is the cause of neck and shoulder pain for a significant number of patients, and is often overlooked by the acupuncture practitioner. While levator dysfunction might not be the entire cause of pain - other points, treatments, and techniques may be necessary - the simple techniques covered in this webinar benefit many patients. As well, levator dysfunction is often a component of treatment to other injuries, such as strain to the supraspinatous and infraspinatous and other dysfunctions of the shoulder. Included in this webinar is a short introduction to the Four-Step Approach used by Whitfield Reaves in the treatment of sports injuries. These include the tendino-muscle meridians, distal points, and strategies using the opposite side and opposite extremity. Then, the anatomy of the levator scapulae, including correct patient positioning and palpation is covered. Finally, precise treatment techniques at the site of injury and the most effective acupuncture points are covered. This includes local, adjacent, and distal points. Having spent over 25 years specializing in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders, Whitfield's clinical experience is invaluable for practitioners working with pain.
Objective
  • Identify the origin, insertion, and action of the levator scapulae muscle
  • Name 3 signs and symptoms of levator dysfunction
  • Name the major point used to directly treat the levator.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 30 min

    General techniques of acupuncture used in the treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries and trauma (non-local treatment): Tendino-muscle meridians; Opposite side treatment; Opposite extremity treatment; Use of the Shu points; Use of other antiquity points; Special empirical points; Auricular points; 8 Extra Meridians.

    30 min - 45 min

    General review of the anatomy of the levator scapulae muscle: Origin, insertion; Action. 3. Trigger points; Pain & radiation patterns; Signs & symptoms.

    45 min - 1.25 hrs

    Palpation, meridians, and points of the levator scapulae muscle: SI 13, SI 14, SI 15; Palpation; Adjacent points: SI 11, SI 12, GB 21.

    1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Needle techniques on the levator scapulae: Proper patient position; Needle demonstration; Distal points; Cupping.

    What People Are Saying

    Dr. Reaves has an abundance of knowledge and imparts it well. I love the fact that he has come up with his 4 Step-protocol, but isnt afraid to bypass it when and if he feels its necessary.

    Elena S.- Canada

    Wielding an obviously thorough knowledge of the MSK system, Whit walks us through how to diagnose and treat the Lev Scap, sharing both clinical insight and his sense of humor. Definitely worth watching.

    Corrine W.- Canada

    Whitfield Reaves is a wonderful teacher giving all relevant information, staying on topic with great clinical stories and demonstrations to illustrate his material. I love the way he integrates modern western sports medicine wisdom with TCM methods.

    Erica T.- United States

    Whitfield Reeves teaches his system in exactly the way I like to learn. The images are clear, he presents the information systematically, and the needling instruction is practical and useful.

    Wendy B.- United States

    This was one of the best and informative online seminars Ive taken so far.

    Greta G.- United States

    Found the information, knowledge and wisdom that was passed on to be very informative. Very much enjoyed the style of presentation.

    Gordon T.- Canada

    Whitfield Reaves was very informative and to the point. His recommendations were refreshingly based in anatomy.

    Patrick C.- Canada

    Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series - Course 1

    $12.50
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    NOK.C-WR001.CONFG
    Reaves

    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 25 years. He has been in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, and lectures in North America and Europe. Whitfield lives in Boulder and currently teaches at Southwest Acupuncture College. He is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain.

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