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Map out your path to clinical success in orthopedics and pain management! Participants will gain many immediately applicable take-home techniques and strategies, as well as an overview of how to develop knowledge, abilities, and marketability to compete in this rapidly-growing area of AOM specialization. If you are considering certification in Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics through AOM Professional or advanced studies in orthopedics anywhere, this class is a great place to start!
Understanding Chronic Pain: Essential Knowledge
- Acupuncture and the opioid epidemic: opportunities, risks, challenges and roles for acupuncturists
- Understanding pain as a subjective perception of past, current or potential tissue damage
- Neural sensitization: a common mechanism in chronic pain
- Neuromusculoskeletal anatomy: surface (palpatory), sub-surface, kinesiology, kinematic chains, the jing-jin ("myofascial meridians") tissue histology
- Patient communication and education: managing and transforming maladaptive hopes, expectations, fears, assumptions, beliefs, habits, behaviors
- Paradigm shift: from passive pain relief to pro-active functional restoration
- Pain psychology and behaviors: a five-element perspective
- Explaining acupuncture mechanisms and effects to patients and other medical professionals
Essential Skills for Working in Integrative Pain Management
- Communication with other providers: roles and the licensure hierarchy
- Medical documentation & report-writing for coordination of care and referral-building
- Patient/condition selection: knowing the strengths and limits of your knowledge, skills, and abilities
Essential History and Physical Exam Skills in Pain Management
Neck and shoulder pain as an example
- Ruling out urgent conditions
- Active range-of-motion
- Passive range-of-motion and joint play testing
- Manual strength testing
- Reflex and sensory testing
AOM Treatment by Tissue and Pattern Identification
Neck and shoulder pain as example
- Myofascial trigger point acupuncture
- Myofascial gua sha
- Advanced cupping for orthopedics: passive mobilization, active movement, and "wet" cupping
- Lancet, 3-edged and 7-star needling
- Disruptive-proliferative ("prolo-") ligamentous -and tendino-periostial acupuncture
- Distant needling