Webinar Summary: Acupuncture Sports Medicine: Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint featuring Whitfield Reaves


In September, we hosted Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac. from THE ACUPUNCTURE SPORTS MEDICINE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM to discuss treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint to help with back pain.   Hundreds of practitioners were able to gain valuable knowledge from a doctor with over 30 years of experience working with athletes.





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



Acupuncturists all know that low back pain is prevalent in the clinic. This can be complicated and stubborn in terms of achieving significant treatment results. Whitfield Reaves has taught for years the use of “The Triad” in the treatment of low back and hip pain. This system suggests that the Quadratus lumborum, the Gluteus medius, and the Sacroiliac joint are important pain generators in lumbo-sacral conditions, and are often ignored for more common Jing-luo (meridian) style treatments.

In this webinar, Whitfield explored the diagnosis and assessment of pain due to the Sacroiliac joint. And of course, discuss a treatment plan using both common acupuncture points as well as other non-meridian zones. He included short video clips in this webinar to demonstrate proper needling technique.


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 here.