Webinar Summary: A Contrarian Approach to Treating Low Back Pain Featuring Whitfield Reaves


In January we hosted  Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac. for his third FREE Lhasa OMS Webinar:   A Contrarian Approach to Treating Low Back Pain:  Using the Gluteus Medius, the Quadratus lumborum, and the SI joint in the Treatment of Low Back Pain





About this webinar:


Whitfield Reaves discusses what he calls the “triad” of low back pain. That is the gluteus medius, the quadratus lumborum, and the SI joint. These three structures are often involved in lumbo-sacral pain, as they play a significant role in stabilization of the spine and the pelvis. The gluteus medius and the quadratus lumborum, additionally, generate and refer pain throughout the low back, hip, and gluteal region. The practitioner may overlook these structures, and may find that taking an approach away from the Taiyang channel and using a more Shaoyang approach often rewards in the clinic.

What You Will Learn:

  • Treatment of the gluteus medius at the extraordinary point Jiankua
  • How to treat the quadratus lumborum, avoiding the para-spinal muscles altogether
  • Tricks for treatment of the SI joint

Who Should Watch:

  • Practitioners and Students looking to expand their knowledge of treating sports-related injuries
  • Practitioners and Students who would like to expand their treatment tool box for difficult patient cases
  • Practitioners and Students looking to learn more about treating back pain

About Our Speaker:

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, emphasizing the integration of acupuncture with orthopedics and anatomy.

Whitfield is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain. His popular Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program uses a small group mentorship-style setting in the instruction of orthopedic style acupuncture. Upcoming dates can be found by visitinghttps://www.whitfieldreaves.com/calendar/.