Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain Series - Course 7

Treating the Lower Extremity, Part 1

By Whitfield Reaves

Injury to the lower extremity is common with runners, cyclists, and active patients. Being skilled with assessment and treatment is essential for the sports acupuncturist. This course will get you started with “runner’s knee” and hamstring strain.
Total CPDs: 2.5
Total CPDs: 2.5
NCCAOM (2.5), Standard Certificate (2.5), IVAS (2.5)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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 7 begins with an introduction to sports acupuncture, important for all practitioners to review. And a discussion on biomechanical causes of pain and injury follows. (1) The Gluteus medius. Covered in the two courses on the low back and hip, the gluteus medius stabilizes the pelvis, and may contribute to lower extremity repetitive stress injures. It should not be missed by the practitioner. (2) “Runner’s knee”. Ilio-tibial band syndrome is common in athletes and the active, and with proper assessment, is an easy-to-treat injury. (3) The Hamstrings. Hamstring strain is prevalent with the explosive athlete, like sprinters with rapid acceleration and deceleration. Treatment gives the practitioner many possible zones, including the muscle belly, trigger points, and motor points. 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 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.

Course Objectives

  • To be able to describe a positive Trendelenberg test.
  • To describe the “threading the tendon” protocol for ilio-tibial band syndrome.
  • To be able to locate tigger points and motor points on the hamstring muscle.
  • To describe three approaches that could be used in the treatment of hamstring strain.
  • To list three distal points that could be used in the treatment of hamstring strain.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 45 min
Introduction to sports medicine concepts, postural muscles, biomechanical considerations for injury and pain.
45 min - 1.5 hrs
The gluteus medius in assessment of the lower extremity, ilio-tibial band syndrome.
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
The hamstring muscle group, strain, tendonitis.
2 hrs - 2.25 hrs
Theoretical Summary and Review.
2.25 hrs - 2.5 hrs
Protocols for Hamstring Group, Ilio-Tibial Band.
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Taught by Whitfield Reaves

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
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