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Whitfield Reaves

Biography

Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., has been working in the field of sports medicine since he first began practice in 1981. He earned a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in 1983 that included a thesis entitled Acupuncture and the Treatment of Common Running Injuries.

Whitfield’s experience in sports medicine includes the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, as well as numerous track and field, ski racing, and cycling events nationally over the last 30 years. He has been in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, and lectures in North America and Europe. He is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain.

Live Events with Whitfield Reaves


June 24, 2021

Treating Low Back and Hip Pain

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
 

Treating Low Back and Hip Pain

with Whitfield Reaves

June 24, 2021

12pm PDT, 3pm EDT

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Overview

Treating Low Back and Hip Pain is designed for the orthopedic and sports acupuncturist. This course emphasizes diagnosis and assessment, with all treatment plans and choice of points based upon anatomical factors. Included is the location and palpation of trigger points, motor points, and other anatomically significant zones. Easy-to-understand treatment plans that features the "triad of the low back" are presented, resulting in increased clinical clarity and precision. The following structures are covered in this three-hour course:

(1) The quadratus lumborum with points Pigen and Yaoyan.
(2) The gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. Features the extraordinary point Jiankua.
(3) The sacral-iliac joint. The zone of Bl 27 & Bl 28.



Outline

  • June 24, 2021 - 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT (3 hrs)
    Presentation of didactic material.Video Demonstration.Summary. Question and answer

Your Teacher

Whitfield Reaves

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 and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.

July 20, 2021

Treating Knee Injury and Pain

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
 

Treating Knee Injury and Pain

with Whitfield Reaves

July 20, 2021

12pm PDT, 3pm EDT

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Overview

Treating Knee Injuries and Pain is designed for the orthopedic and sports acupuncturist. This course emphasizes diagnosis and assessment, with all treatment plans and choice of points based upon anatomical factors. Included are trigger points, motor points, and treating the synovial joint. Easy-to-understand treatment plans are presented, resulting in increased clinical effectiveness. The following structures are covered in this three-hour course:

(1) The patello-femoral joint. Highlights: Xiyan into the sub patellar space.
(2) The medial compartment of the knee. Highlights: Threading the joint line.
(3) The ilio-tibial band. Highlights: Threading the ilio-tibial tract at GB 33.
(4) The pes anserine. Highlights: The region of Sp 9.



Outline

  • July 20, 2021 - 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT (3 hrs)
    Presentation of didactic material.Video of Demonstration.Summary. Question and answer

Your Teacher

Whitfield Reaves

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 and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.

August 18, 2021

Treating Foot Injury and Pain

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
 

Treating Foot Injury and Pain

with Whitfield Reaves

August 18, 2021

12pm PDT, 3pm EDT

Register

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Overview

Treating Foot Injury and Pain is designed for the orthopedic and sports acupuncturist. This course emphasizes diagnosis and assessment along with creative treatment plans and choice of points based upon anatomical factors. While emphasizing only the most common foot injuries and pain syndromes, these easy-to-understand approaches result in increased clinical effectiveness and confidence. The following structures are covered in this three-hour course:

(1) The achilles tendon. Highlights: Threading the achilles tendon.
(2) The achilles bursae.
(3) Plantar fasciitis and fasciiosis. With the important addition of the abductor hallucis muscle.
(4) The talar joint and sprained ankle. Highlights:Treating the ankle at the talar sinus at GB 40.



Outline

  • August 18, 2021 - 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT (3 hrs)
    Presentation of didactic material.Video of demonstrationSummary. Question and Answer

Your Teacher

Whitfield Reaves

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 and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.

Recording

from December 1, 2020

New and Creative Treatments for the Plantar Fascia

Free
Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
 

New and Creative Treatments for the Plantar Fascia

with Whitfield Reaves

Recording

from December 1, 2020

Register for FREE!

Overview

Join Whitfield Reaves to learn how to diagnose this common source of foot pain, and treat both plantar fasciitis as well as the more current condition often called plantar fasciosis. They are different conditions, need differentiation, and there are several creative and precise treatments that can assist clinically. The practitioner needs to understand how to target the tissues of the fascia as well as including the all important abductor hallucis muscle. Often left out of heel pain treatments, this muscle to the big toe plays a significant role in both pain and the healing process. The practitioner, with this information, can find some more gentle and relatively pain free point combinations to use in treating plantar pain.

After the lecture, we will have an audience Q&A session with Whitfield. This session is designed to make sure each practitioner is clear on the precise treatment needed in plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciosis. But we intend to open up the rest of this free webinar to all questions. "Ask us anything", on any topic of sports acupuncture. This should be fun!

For our friends in timezones that can not join us live, feel free to register to watch the recording.



Your Teacher

Whitfield Reaves

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 and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.

Recording

from April 14, 2020

Five Sports Injuries, Five Points to Treat

Free
Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
 

Five Sports Injuries, Five Points to Treat

with Whitfield Reaves

Recording

from April 14, 2020

Register for FREE!

Overview

We often come to expect that many a case is complicated and requires analysis and the assessment is layered and complex. Yet, Occam's Razor, a somewhat obscure tenant of philosophy, states that, simply expressed, "the simplest solution is most likely the right one”. Whitfield Reaves will present five common sports injury and pain syndromes, and explain how it is common and likely that each of these cases could be treated by one specific point. No longer the long list of point combinations to cover all aspect of the presentation of the patient – one point. Of course, we would need know how to correctly locate and needle the point, but, what a relief. One point, and great results.

While of course this is not always possible, listen to Whitfield's adaptation of Occam's theory of "keeping it simple", and its application in medicine. And, maybe even come away with one-point treatment plans for a few common injuries!

Whitfield Reaves is the author of The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program, and his webinars are quite popular on the Net of Knowledge platform.



Your Teacher

Whitfield Reaves

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 and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.

Series by Whitfield Reaves


Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series
Acupuncture Sports Medicine Webinar Series
Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain
Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain
Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves

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