Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain Series - Course 8

Treating the Lower Extremity, Part 2

by Whitfield Reaves
Art. Nr.: C-WR026

Approved by: IVAS, Standard Certificate, NCCAOM

Language: English

Course Type: Recorded Webinar

Course Length: 4.5 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 8

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 8 covers: (1) The Anterior knee. Most commonly called patello-femoral joint dysfunction, this type of anterior knee pain has simple treatment, yet it must be precise. Needling to the sub-patellar region is key. (2) The Medial knee. The medial compartment of the knee can be both acute and chronic. Targets include the joint space and the ligament. “Threading the joint space” may be an effective treatment. (3) The Pes anserine. Lacking in the modern Chinese texts, this condition needs proper assessment. Treatment is then relatively simple, with the tendons and bursae of the pes accessible in the region of Spleen 9. (4) Shin splints. The anterior compartment presents with clear treatment strategies, while the medial compartment oftentimes is more complicated. Proper depth of needle is essential. The material of this webinar series is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. We structure these courses to increase practitioner confidence in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of the lower extremity. 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.

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Course Objectives

  • To be able to describe a treatment for the sub-patellar zone for patello-femoral joint dysfunction.
  • To list four signs and symptoms of patello-femoral joint dysfunction.
  • To describe a treatment for the knee in the region of Liver 8.
  • To describe three approaches in the treatment of the pes anserine tendonitis or bursitis.
  • To describe how to treat the lower extremity condition anterior shin splints.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 1 hrsThe anterior compartment of the knee, patello-femoral joint dysfunction.

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsPatellar tendonitis, medial compartment of the knee, the MCL, the medial meniscus.

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsAssessment of the knee, the pes anserine.

2 hrs - 3 hrsAssessment of the knee, anterior shin splints, medial shin splints.

3 hrs - 3.25 hrsTheoretical Summary and Review.

3.25 hrs - 4.5 hrsProtocols for Knee Anterior Compartment, Quadriceps Group, Knee Medial Compartment, Shin Splints Anterior & Medial.


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 4.5h
Kurssprache English
Kurstyp Recorded Webinar