Webinar Summary: Treating and Correcting Shoulder Posture featuring Whitfield Reaves


In September 2020, we hosted Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac. for another FREE webinar, Treating and Correcting Shoulder Posture.   

In this webinar, Whitfield taught a simple treatment plan for the treatment and correction of shoulder posture. This includes anterior shoulder and forward head posture, both are now seen more often in our new world of laptops, tablets, and smart phones. This is now exaggerated due to our shelter in place lifestyle during these COVID months. Chinese medicine and specifically acupuncture do not address this situation very clearly, and as it becomes such an important clinical finding in the modern world it is important for practitioners to learn how to approach these treatments. Watch this previously recorded webinar and learn a few simple tricks to show you how to get those shoulders to stay back and to keep the neck and head upright.





What You Will Learn: 

  • Treating the rhomboid minor to activate shoulder and scapular retraction.
  • Releasing the shortened and tightened pectoralis minor, which pulls the shoulder forward in protraction.
  • A quick and easy point or two to activate the posterior neck muscles enhancing upright head posture.

Who Should Watch:

  • Practitioners and students looking to learn more about the sports medicine approach to treating/correcting posture.
  • Practitioners and students looking to learn more about sports acupuncture.
  • Practitioners and students looking to add to their treatment tool box.


About Our Speaker:

Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac.

Whit 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 visiting: https://www.whitfieldreaves.com/calendar/.

His new Online CEU Course Series, Mastering the Treatment of Injury and Pain, is NOW AVAILABLE for sale at Lhasa OMS. Check out individual courses or the whole series. https://www.lhasaoms.com/departments/mastering-the-treatment-of-injury-and-pain