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NEW! INTRODUCED IN AUGUST, 2020
40 hours of online instruction
HD (high density) recording of demonstration
Nine Courses for three sections of the body
PDAs/CEUs approved by most states and provinces




MASTERING THE TREATMENT OF INJURY & PAIN
Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain is a webinar series for the serious practitioner of 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 of the numerous types of tissues involved, such as trigger points, motor points, tendons, and ligaments.

This program clearly provides the practitioner with an understanding of anatomical and orthopedic acupuncture, and how it is used in a modern setting. It emphasizes the precision needed on each of the different anatomical structures, and how they respond to needle insertion, electrical stimulation, and other approaches like moxa and cupping. 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.

Course 1 – Introduction to Acupuncture Sports Medicine
Course 2 – Treating the Shoulder & Upper Extremity, Part 1
Course 3 – Treating the Shoulder & Upper Extremity, Part 2
Course 4 – Treating the Shoulder & Upper Extremity, Part 3
Course 5 – Treating the Low Back & Hip, Part 1
Course 6 – Treating the Low Back & Hip, Part 2
Course 7 – Treating the Lower Extremity, Part 1
Course 8 – Treating the Lower Extremity, Part 2
Course 9 – Treating the Lower Extremity, Part 3

Each Course entails the following:
1. Lectures on the section of the body, including additional subjects that we call "teaching points"
2. A Review & Summary
3. Demonstration video clips
4. A quiz for those who are earning CEUs/PDAs
5. A handout from the instructor on teaching material for that course
6. Courses have unlimited viewing for repetition and review

To view course listings, and to purchase, click below:
Mastering the Treatment of Injury & Pain



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Common injury & pain syndromes
18 separate videos of online instruction
Includes assessment, diagnosis, and treatment
For first time learners as well as review and repetition
PDAs/CEUs approved by most states and provinces



ACUPUNCTURE SPORTS MEDICINE WEBINAR SERIES

With The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series, practitioners can choose from 18 one-hour webinars that cover the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of common sports injury and pain syndromes. All of the body regions are covered, including the neck and shoulder, the low back and hip hip, and the lower extremity. Each webinar will cover the diagnosis of the injury, integrating both western orthopedic assessment and TCM perspectives of both zang-fu (organ) and jing-luo (meridian). Local and adjacent points at the site of the injury will be discussed in detail. Distal points that are clinically indicated will also be included. Other techniques, including empirical points, opposite side, and micro-systems, will also be part of the instruction. These protocols all use Whitfield’s unique Four-Step Approach to treatment of injury and pain.

Having spent almost 40 years specializing in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders, Whitfield's clinical experience is invaluable for practitioners working with pain.

With this series, each one-hour webinar may be viewed individually.

ONE-HOUR WEBINARS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:
Webinar #1 – Stiff Neck
Webinar #2 – The Supraspinatous
Webinar #3 – The Infraspinatous
Webinar #4 – Frozen Shoulder
Webinar #5 – The Biceps Muscle
Webinar #6 – The AC Joint
Webinar #7 – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Webinar #8 – Tennis Elbow
Webinar #9 – Hip Bursitis
Webinar #10 – Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome
Webinar #11 – The Patello-femoral Joint
Webinar #12 – Medial Knee Pain
Webinar #13 – The Hamstring Muscle
Webinar #14 – Shin Splints
Webinar #15 – Achilles Tendonitis
Webinar #16 – Lateral Ankle Sprain
Webinar #17 – Plantar Fasciitis
Webinar #18 – The Quadratus Lumborum

To view course listings, and to purchase, click below:
One-Hour Webinar Series



NOTE TO PRACTITIONERS ON CHOOSING THE RIGHT WEBINARS
From Whitfield Reaves


For over a decade, we have offered 18 one-hour videos in our Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series. From shoulder pain to plantar fasciitis, each webinar is a self-contained description of diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of a specific sports injury or pain syndrome. Clearly, these have been well received, as the reviews are quite positive about the content and the ability to immediately incorporate the information into clinical practice.

In 2020, we introduced a new and updated webinar series, called Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain. It has been a number of years in the making, with some filming going back as far as 2017. All of it has been done with high definition (HD) video, not available to us 15 years ago for the original offering. This new program is structured with 9 courses, covering the 3 major body sections – the shoulder and upper extremity, the low back and hip, and the lower extremity. Additionally, there are what we call “teaching points”, were we discuss acupuncture clinical techniques, such as the tendino-muscle meridians, electrical stimulation, and other types of treatment modalities including cupping. This type of commentary was not in the original webinar series. We have also added much more detail about the causes of dysfunction, with an understanding of fibrosis that increases the likelihood of stagnation of qi and stasis of blood in the affected tissues.

Practitioners who have completed the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series are asking us about the content of the new program, and if they should take Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain. Let me offer a few comments and perspectives as I attempt to answer this and similar types of questions:

1. “Mastering” is intentionally used in the title of the latest webinars. I believe that mastery is accomplished by review and repetition. To be precise with needling requires us to understand the tissues and structures involved, and it takes time for all of this to “sink in". Thus, I would suggest the practitioner accept that the new series will have some content that overlaps, but the review and repetition is essential and welcomed for those wanting to improve clinical effectiveness.

2. The original 18 webinars are still “current” in terms of clinical application. One could do well with this information alone. However, the new webinars offer new injury and pain syndromes. This includes topics such as shoulder posture, targeting the rhomboid minor and the pectoralis minor. Additionally, for the low back, the concept of the “triad” is introduced – the gluteus medius, the quadratus lumborum, and the sacral-iliac joint. The SI joint was not covered in the original 18 videos. Also included are the “core” muscle which offer treatments for many types of back pain from degenerative disc disease. And for the lower extremity, less common but extremely important conditions like the pes anserine and the abductor hallucis are detailed, as well as new perspectives on treatment of plantar fasciitis.

3. The intention of the original webinars was to offer self-contained explanations that would not require additional study or skills. Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain not only offers more up-to-date commentary on each condition, it also discusses how multiple structures may be involved with a patient in pain. And therefore, why it might be important to treat more than one of the structures that present with stagnation or dysfunction. This more integrated approach was not possible in the first videos.

4. Each treatment in the new series has HD video of location, palpation, and needle techniques, with easy-to-access visuals for each treatment or condition.

I don’t want to suggest that there is anything inadequate about the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series. As a matter of fact, I think those who learn from Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain would benefit from those clear, succinct one-hour videos, again for review and repetition. But we must understand that things move forward in terms of our clinical understanding of sports acupuncture, as well as the technology used to document these treatments.

Our new program is a very reasonable and precise, yet personal, and offers clear inquiry into the details of sports acupuncture.



SPORTS MEDICINE PODCASTS
Whitfield is pleased to announce that PinPoint Performance Podcasts are officially up and running. If you have an interest in treating sports injuries, pain, or how to optimize your patient’s athletic performance, then you must listen to this podcast. Colleagues Chad Bong and Alex Brazinski will interview leading acupuncturists to dig into sports acupuncture’s history, influences, current treatment strategies, and where we are headed in the future. This program aims to increase the profession’s understanding of sports training, injuries, and the mindset of the athlete by interviewing Athletes, Coaches, Trainers, and Sports Psychologists.

A PinPoint Podcast with Whitfield Reaves
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