Join Us for the 3rd Annual Sports Acupuncture Alliance Summit!
When: April 5-7, 2019
Where: Philadelphia, PA
Continuing Education Credits: 3-Day Pass = 21 CEUs | 2-Day Pass = 14 CEUs (Approved for CA, FL, IL and NCCAOM)
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DR. ARYA NIELSEN, PHD
ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY FOR PAIN, PERFORMANCE, AND INJURY
This presentation will collate the research on acupuncture therapy for pain, performance and injury with demonstration that integrates palpation, acupuncture and Gua sha with specific injury. Dr. Nielsen will give a brief history of pain care in the US, including the declaration of pain as the fifth vital sign, that contributed to the overuse of opioids and the ongoing opioid epidemic. This set the stage for acupuncture itself being seen through the lens of ‘pain’, as a dose of analgesia rather than as a process that contributes to the healing of injury and illness itself. How to stage an intervention and what to expect from treatment are as essential as ‘the correct treatment’ of injury whether traumatic or as a result of misuse or overuse.
Dr. Nielsen will discuss the push to include nonpharmacologic therapies, including acupuncture, as part of the Joint Commission’s mandate on pain and her own participation in research on treating chronic pain in underserved populations.
DR. CLAYTON SHIU, PHD, L.Ac.
CONCUSSIONS AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES | POSTSURGICAL CERVICAL AND LUMBAR TREATMENT PATTERNS AND ACUPUNCTURE STRATEGIES
In part 1 (Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries), Dr. Clayton Shiu will teach how to identify and treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries using non-scalp acupuncture points. Practitioners will have the confidence to needle the neck and base of the skull as well as learn the special “Neural Flush” acupuncture point combination that can help reset the cerebral circulation after TBI.
In Part 2, Dr. Shiu will cover his 20+ years of experience treating post-surgical neck and lumbar patients. Dr. Shiu will teach how to prioritize specific neurological functions as well as demonstrate advanced techniques that can restore the patient more efficiently post-surgery.
DERRICK MCBRIDE, LAC, CSCS, CFST
MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE ACUPUNCTURIST: DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN MOBILITY AND MOTOR CONTROL
This course will provide assessment tools for the Acupuncturist to accurately discern between true mobility dysfunctions and motor control dysfunctions that ultimately limit functional movements. Discovering and improving these limitations are imperative to fully treating the patient’s chief complaint to prevent it from reoccurring. Assessments for the entire body will be discussed, however movement patterns that commonly present as limited in both mobility and motor control will be the focus.