The Georgia Association for Acupuncture and Asian Medicine will be sponsoring this Low Back, Core and Pelvic Girdle class from my Spine & Extremities series, for 16 NCCAOM Live PDAs, in Atlanta, Georgia, November 11-12. Register before September 30 to take advantage of the early-bird discount!
I am pleased to be invited by the North Carolina Society for Acupuncture Orthopedic to present at their Spring Conference, April 28-29, 2023 regarding Myofascial Trigger Point and Joint Stabilization/Mobilization needling.
Survive and thrive in the era of dry needlers! This 1.5 day course (Fri p.m.-Sat all day) will include exploration of the classical roots of these techniques, contemporary applications to musculoskeletal pain and sports injuries, and hands-on supervised practice of these two essential orthopedic acupuncture techniques.
Registration and more information is available through the NCSAAM.
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Expert help and peer discussion regarding challenging cases and practice management questions
A new way to learn while you earn Live NCCAOM PDAs!
Led by Doctoral Clinic Supervisor and Instructor Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DAOM, DNBAO, FAIPM
How Does it Work?
- The instructor leads discussion and advice for 3-6 cases or practice management problems per 3-hour on-line meeting
- Open to all practicing acupuncturists, regardless of background or experience (students may apply by furnishing evidence of enrollment in an accredited Masters or Doctorate degree-granting program in acupuncture)
- Limited to 25 participants/meeting
- 6 participants will be invited on a first-come-first serve basis to present and discuss their cases verbally
- No written reports required, but please be prepared to present cases organized in SOAP format (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan), along with your priority questions
- Participants share knowledge and experience — learn from, and network with other acupuncturists
- You may record discussions on your own device for your own future review
This article from the Journal of Prolotherapy describes the role that needling ligaments can play in recovery from joint sprains and the common aftermath of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Joint stabilization/mobilization acupuncture uses a “dry” approach (without injection of solutions) to achieve similar effects.
I’m pleased and honored to be invited to teach Treating Shoulder Injuries with Myofascial and Ligamentous Prolo-Acupuncture at the first Pacific Sports and Orthopedic Acupuncture Symposium on Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, March 31 in San Diego. Register now through the PSOAS symposium site and join us for 5 days of outstanding speakers, classes, and networking opportunities!
The classical 经 筋 jing-jin (“sinew meridians”) of Chinese medicine describe tracts of myofascial tissues that roughly follow the jing-luo (“primary meridians”).
Understanding the jing-jin can guide clinicians from where pain is felt, to distal and proximal locations that also may need treatment. Knowing the muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments of each jing-jin, and how to examine and treat them is a valuable complement to the cross-sectional approach of contemporary orthopedics, and opens up avenues towards holistic rehabilitation from injuries, pain and disability, including:
- Decreased muscle-tendon pain and tension, and improved strength and function
- Decreased joint pain, and increased flexibility and range-of-motion
- Improved posture, movement, and whole-body biomechanics
This introductory class prepares students to get the most out of the 4-part Jing-Jin series by reviewing the general structure and functions of the jing-jin, including:
- Comparison of ancient descriptions of the jing-jin with contemporary dissection studies and functional analyses of myofascial tracts and kinematic chains
- Clinical significance of postural vs. phasic muscles and balance between agonist/antagonist muscle groups
- Clinical assessment of the movement, strength, and joint stabilization functions of jing-jin muscles and joints
- Introduction to anatomical charts of myofascial referred pain patterns, including muscle attachment sites and functions, innervation, and trigger, motor and Chinese new/miscellaneous points. (The full series covers over 100 muscles and connective tissue structures.)
Treatment of jing-jin injuries and pain with traditional and modern acupuncture and other AOM therapies.
- Classical needling of the jing-jin, including “crack needling,” “short puncture,” “superficial puncture,” hegu puncture, and shu-point/periosteal puncture
- Myofascial trigger point and joint stabilization/mobilization (“prolo-acupuncture”) needling
- Cupping, gua sha, and other manual therapies
Chart your path to success in acupuncture orthopedics, sports and physical medicine, and pain management with this introductory class! If you are considering specialization in this rapidly-growing arena, or Certification in Acupuncture Orthopedics through AOM Professional, or advanced studies in orthopedics anywhere, this class is a great place to start! Gain an overview of ways to build the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as immediately-applicable take-home strategies and techniques. Webinar Saturday, Nov. 20, 9:30-11:00 a.m. PST approved for 1.5 live PDAs (AOM-AC) and CEUs (Category 1). Enrollment limited, register now!
The next program cycle for Certification in Acupuncture Orthopedics begins with 3 modular days of webinars December 10-12, 2021! These live PDA/CEU classes in Acupuncture Orthopedics Essentials provide the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities to take your clinical practice to the next level in treatment of orthopedic, sports and work-related injuries. Enrollment is limited–register now to reserve your place! Take all 3 days to get 10% off each.
Medical Documentation and Report-writing
Two webinars approved for 8 Live CEUs each! Hone your Medical Documentation and Report-Writing skills for better malpractice defense, referral-building and insurance, Sun-Mon, August 8-9, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., PDT. These unique classes provide an opportunity for instructor-lead peer review of chart notes so you can get real-time feedback on your documentation. On Day 1 “Essential Best Practices,” I will draw upon 12 years of experience as an Expert Witness in malpractice litigation, complaints to regulatory boards, and insurance audits to support you in documenting to keeping your practice safe, growing and remunerative.
On Day 2 “Report-Writing for Managed Care,” we will review how to present your medical documentation to maximize treatment authorization and reimbursement. We will also compare electronic health record systems.
Can’t make those dates? Both classes are also available for 5 distance-learning CEUs each. Live webinar and distance-learning classes are approved through the California Acupuncture Board for Category 1 CEUs. Open to AOM students as well as practicing professionals!
Report-Writing for Managed Care: 8 CEUs to help with documenting and reporting, emphasizing orthopedic cases in Workers’ Comp, HMO, and personal injury insurance cases. This unique class provides an opportunity for instructor-lead peer review of chart notes so you can get real-time feedback on your documentation and how to format your reports to maximize treatment authorization and reimbursement. Mon, August 9, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., PDT. Can’t make those dates? Both classes are also available for 5 distance-learning CEUs each. Live webinar and distance-learning classes are approved through the California Acupuncture Board for Category 1 CEUs.