Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain - Course 5

Treating the Low Back & Hip, Part 1

by Whitfield Reaves
Art. Nr.: C-WR023

Approved by: Standard Certificate, NCCAOM, IVAS

Language: English

Course Type: Recorded Webinar

Course Length: 4.25 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Access Period: Lifetime

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Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain Series - Course 5

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 5 presents “The Triad”, and the postural stabilizing aspects of three important anatomical structures of the low back. (1) The Gluteus medius. This muscle stabilizes the pelvis with every step we take, so it is crucial that it is properly functioning. In addition, both the gluteus medius and minimus have referral pain patterns in the lumbo-sacral and hip region that the practitioner needs to know. (2) The Quadratus lumborum. Called “the joker of low back pain”, this postural muscle is often overlooked by the practitioner. With his course, you will not miss this important muscle involved in virtually all cases of back pain. (3) The Sacral-iliac joint. Overlooked by traditional texts, palpation is key to assessment, and our clear and description of treatment logically follows. 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 low back and hip.

Promo Video

Course Objectives

  • To learn how to locate and palpate the gluteus medius muscle.
  • To describe the location of the extraordinary point Jiankua.
  • To be able to describe how to needle the two of the points used in the treatment of the quadratus lumborum muscle.
  • To list the origin, insertion, and action of the gluteus medius muscle.
  • To describe how to locate and palpate the sacral-iliac joint.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 minIntroduction to the low back (9 minutes)

15 min - 45 minThe Triad of the low back – the gluteus medius and minimus, the quadratus lumborum, and the SI joint. (32 minutes)

45 min - 1.75 hrsThe gluteus medius muscle (57 minutes)

1.75 hrs - 2.75 hrsThe quadratus lumborum muscle (53 minutes)

2.75 hrs - 3.75 hrsThe sacral iliac joint

3.75 hrs - 4 hrsSummary and Review (12 minutes)

4 hrs - 4.25 hrsDemonstration video


In practice for over 30 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.
Kurslänge 4.25h
Kurssprache English
Kurstyp Recorded Webinar