The 2024 Calendar

The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program
Three weekends of orthopedic assessment, anatomical point location, and our precise and effective treatment techniques. This 60 hour live seminar program from Whitfield Reaves provides the basis and fundamentals for all those who want to specialize in sports acupuncture. Each weekend course features lectures as well as supervised practice with Whitfield and his practitioner assistants. In addition to precise sports acupuncture skills, this popular program offers the benefits of a learning community with like-minded colleagues.

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Whitfield Reaves, LAc, OMD
With Jenny Nieters LAc, and Assistants

Weekend #1: Completed
The Shoulder and Upper Extremity
February 16, 17, & 18, 2024

Weekend #2:
The Low Back and Hip
April 12, 13, & 14, 2024

Weekend #3:
The Lower Extremity
September 13, 14, & 15, 2024

The Apprenticeship Program is taught in Oakland, California
CEUs/PDAs: 20 hours for each three-day weekend
Cost: $1,400 for each three-day weekend
Courses do not need to be taken in order

Individualized Mentorship Sessions
January to May, 2024 Continuing for three months, with available times
On Maui, in Hawaii

In 2024 we will offer The Mentoring Sessions program for individualized advanced training with Whitfield Reaves. We have days available from January 10th to May 25th, with all dates being flexible. This live mentorship training is organized in groups of two, three, or four practitioners. It is a unique opportunity for in-depth study, and will offer clinical questions, case studies, and one-on-one supervision of point location and acupuncture techniques. The objective is to further refine precision as well as enhance confidence. Each one day of instruction will be determined by the needs of the specific practitioners, making this a unique individualized study opportunity.

Six hours of instruction per day will earn six CEUs/PDAs. We will coordinate dates and pairing of practitioners for each cohort group. Sessions are possible on a weekday as well as a weekend to help fit the schedule of travelers. All learning groups will be on Maui, in Hawaii.

The Practicum Series
We are now scheduling The Practicum Series on Maui in late 2024. This course is for those who have completed The Apprenticeship Program, or its equivalent with online webinars. It is composed of three days of supervised practice with location, palpation, needling, and special techniques. Use this as an opportunity to review the location and needling of the injury and pain syndromes covered in our teaching programs.

The infraspinatous
Three days of instruction
October 25, 26, & 27, 2024

CEUs/PDAs: 18 hours for the three day weekend
Cost: $1,200 for each three day weekend
Site: Makawao, Hawaii, on Maui

For more information on Whitfield's teaching programs
Email: Mary Saunders, LAc

Online Three-Hour Specialized Courses

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Live Webinar #1: Treatment of the Low Back and Hip: The "Triad"
Targeting the gluteus medius, the quadratus lumborum, and the SI joint
February 27, 2024, 5:00 pm Pacific time

Live Webinar #2: Treatment of the Low Back and Hip: The Secondary Pain Generators
Targeting the bursae, the joint, and other important anatomical structures
March 26, 2024, 5:00 pm Pacific time

These are very useful and clinically effective techniques from Whitfield Reaves on the treatment of low back and hip pain. With instruction and demonstration video, practitioners who view these two live events should be able to proceed with precision as well as safety, obtaining very good treatment results.
3 PDAs/CEUs available

Live Webinar #3: Anatomical Perspectives in the Treatment of Lower Extremity Pain
Important but overlooked points that complement treatment of the knee, the leg, & the foot
April 30, 2024, 5:00 pm Pacific time
3 PDAs/CEUs available

Live Webinar #4: All Things Sports Acupuncture
Questions on diagnosis, point location, treatment and managing a clinical practice
June 5, 2024, 5:00 pm Pacific time
3 PDAs/CEUs available

To Register for these three-hour live webinars, contact our video host Net of Knowledge.

Other Sports Acupuncture Programs

Orthopedic and Muscle Testing for the Acupuncturist
Instructor: Derrick McBride, LAc, CSCS
A live two-day weekend to learn very important diagnosis and assessment skills. Derrick teaches orthopedic tests for the shoulder and upper extremity, the low back and hip, and the lower extremity, following the three weekend format of The Apprenticeship Program.

June 29 & 30, 2024
In Pittsburgh, PA

Two Live Sports Acupuncture Courses with Jenny Nieters
Ankle Pain, Mobility, and Stability
July 13, 2024
The Hip Flexor MusclesJuly 14, 2024
In Oakland, CA

Instructor: Jenny Nieters, LAc, DACM
Two one-day live seminar learning anatomy, assessment, and acupuncture. An advanced training course for those who have completed other foundational teaching programs.

Whitfield Reaves in Switzerland
Whitfield will teach a version of the Practicum Series hosted by ChiWay. The course will feature supervision of location, palpation, and needle techniques of upper extremity and lower extremity injury.
May 25 & 26, 2024 – Zurich
Link to CHIWAY

As always, you can email Whitfield Reaves directly for more information