2018 SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

NEW COURSE TAUGHT IN PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA
Acupuncture Sports Medicine ​Review and Practicum
With Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc

This weekend is open to all those who have completed The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program. It follows the outline of the NCCAOM approved course Anatomically Significant Points and How to Use Them. Time will be spent primarily in review and practice sessions using the local and adjacent points seen in orthopedic and sports acupuncture. These “anatomically significant points”, introduced in The Apprenticeship Program, require skill and precision in their use for treatment of sports injury and pain. This two-day course is designed for direct supervision of palpation, location, and needle technique.

This Review and Practicum will be limited in size to from 8 to 10 participants so as to give each practitioner attention to their questions and specific needs. There will be an assistant in addition to the instruction and supervision of Whitfield Reaves.

February 10 & 11, 2018
Site: Paso Robles, California. San Luis Obispo (SBP) is the closest airport, while San Jose (SJC) is a major hub less than three hours by car. Los Angeles (LAX) is also a reasonable commute.
Cost: $​600.00
Instructor: Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc
Email the coordinator: Mary Saunders at marycsaunders@gmail.com

15 CEUs/PDAs are offered for this event by the NCCAOM
Currently NOT approved by the state of California.


The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program
We offer this program on orthopedic and sports acupuncture several times a year. In 2018, The Apprenticeship Program will be offered in both Oakland, CA and Paso Robles, CA.

The Oakland courses are limited to sixteen practitioners. The mentorship-style group includes three experienced practitioners to assist Whitfield Reaves with instruction and supervision. The site in on the San Francisco Bay in Alameda, near the Oakland airport, and a ferry ride from downtown San Francisco. Practitioners may take these three-day weekends and receive a
Certificate of Completion in Acupuncture Sports Medicine.

The instructional material and treatment techniques are the culmination of over 35 years of experience in sports acupuncture by Whitfield Reaves. We make all efforts to present the material in a manner that makes them clinically relevant and immediately applicable in one's acupuncture practice.


OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, START DATE IN JANUARY, 2018
THIS PROGRAM IS FULL WITH A WAITING LIST.

Weekend #1: January 26, 27, 28, 2018
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Shoulder and Upper Extremity


Weekend #2: March 2, 3, 4, 2018
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Low Back, Hip, and Pelvis


Weekend #3: April 27, 28, 29, 2018
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Lower Extremity



Cost: $950.00 per weekend, with a $300.00 deposit needed to hold a space.
CEUs: These three courses are each approved for 20 PDAs/CEUs by the NCCAOM and the state of California.
Site: The Hampton Inn and Suites, Oakland Airport, in Alameda, California


PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA, START DATE IN JUNE, 2018
THIS PROGRAM HAS JUST BEEN ADDED TO THE SCHEDULE

Weekend #1: June 1, 2, & 3, 2018
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Shoulder and Upper Extremity


Weekend #2: July 27, 28, & 29, 2018
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Low Back, Hip, and Pelvis


Weekend #3: September 14, 15, & 16, 2018
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Lower Extremity



Cost: $950.00 per weekend, with a $300.00 deposit needed to hold a space.
CEUs: These three courses are each approved for 20 PDAs/CEUs by the NCCAOM and the state of California.
Site: The Courtyard by Marriott, Paso Robles, California. San Luis Obispo (SBP) is the closest airport, while San Jose (SJC) is a major hub less than three hours by car. Los Angeles (LAX) is also a reasonable commute.

Email the coordinator: Mary Saunders at marycsaunders@gmail.com


TWO PROGRAMS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Acupuncture Sports Medicine ​Review and Practicum
This weekend is open to all those who have completed The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program. These two weekends are taught by senior colleagues of Whitfield Reaves, and will be offered in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Instructors: Kenji Hirabayashi, LAc and Jenny Nieters, LAc
Option #1: June 23 & 24, 2018
San Rafael, California

Option #2: August 25 & 26, 2018
Alameda (Oakland), California

CEUs: There will be 12 hours of instruction. No CEUs/PDAs are offered for this course.
Cost: $375.00 per weekend, with a $100.00 deposit needed to hold a space
Email (For the San Rafael program): Kenji Hirabayashi at khirabayashi@yahoo.com
Email (For the Alameda program): Jenny Nieters at jennynieterslac@gmail.com
Class size limited to nine practitioners. Instructors Kenji Hirabayahsi and Jenny Nieters both have years of experience in assistantships with Whitfield Reaves and The Apprenticeship Program.


ON THE WEST COAST, IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Sports Acupuncture Alliance 2018 Summitt
This weekend will feature many respected lecturers and clinicians in the field of acupuncture sports medicine. Topics include treatment of the sinew channels for lower extremity injuries, approaches to concussion recovery, and treating ligamentous injuries. Keynote speakers are Matt Callison, Amy Moll, and Anthony Von der Muhll. Whitfield Reaves will present "A Contrarian Approach to Low Back Pain" and "Acupuncture Treatment for Athletic Performance".

May 18, 19, & 20, 2018
San Jose, California
Contact: sportsacupuncturealliance.com


MAUI, HAWAII

No modules of The Apprenticeship Program are planned for Hawaii in 2018.