Overview of Acupuncture Orthopedics:

Road Maps to Clinical Success

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

Chart your path to success in acupuncture orthopedics, sports and physical medicine, and pain management! Gain an overview of ways to build the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to compete in this rapidly-growing arena. If you are considering specialization or certification in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics through AOM Professional, or advanced studies in orthopedics anywhere, this class is a great place to start! Review and discuss:

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

  • Medical documentation & report-writing
  • Making and building effective referrals and collaborative relationships

Resources for further education and training

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