Overview of Acupuncture Orthopedics:

Road Maps to Clinical Success

With Instructor Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DAOM, DNBAO, FAIPM

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Chart your path to success in acupuncture orthopedics, sports and physical medicine, and pain management! 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.

Overview of Orthopedic Pain and Disability

  • Pain as a subjective perception of past, current or potential tissue damage
  • Integrating Eastern and Western understandings of pain and disability
    • Chronic pain mechanisms and the degenerative cascade
    • The jingjin (“sinew meridians” or myofascial tracts) and progression of bi syndromes in Traditional East Asian medicine
  • Challenges, standards and goals: paradigm shift from passive pain relief to pro-active functional restoration

Building Clinical Skills in Acupuncture Orthopedics

Enhancing Abilities to Work in Orthopedics, Sports and Physical Medicine, and Pain Management Clinics

Resources for further education and training

  • Texts, online resources
  • Tools and equipment
  • Volunteer work and apprenticeships
  • Educational coursework
  • Effective study methods