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Last chance to sign up for Low Back and Leg Pain (Yao Tui Tong): An Emphasis on Paresthesia Pain Patterns in Chicago

Instructor: Matt Callison MS, L.Ac.

Location: PCOM Chicago 65 East Wacker Place, Room # 17-7, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601

Dates: June 27-28, 2015

Times: 9am-5pm 6/27, 8am-4pm 6/28

Prices: PCOM Alumni, $405.00 / L.Ac / R.Ac. $ 450.00 / C.SMA $360.00

14 PDA Points NCCAOM / 14 CEU s CA. State / IL. State
For any questions please contact Kimberly Fanelli : acusportedu@gmail.com / 619.997.8555

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*This is a foundational class In Sports Medicine Acupuncture*

Course Description

One of the most challenging aspects of a clinician’s work is to accurately determine the primary tissue in lesion causing the patients pain. In order to achieve the best treatment results and patient rehabilitation, it is essential for the practitioner to determine the proper diagnosis and to identify the source of the referred pain. Familiarity with orthopedic evaluations, the anatomy of the region and the topography of the acupuncture channels is imperative in helping the practitioner to determine the source of the pain. Paresthesia traveling into the hip and lower extremity is not always nerve related (sciatica) and this seminar will help the practitioner to identify, diagnose and treat the source that creates excess (shi) and deficient (xu) pain patterns. This seminar will include muscle and pelvic imbalances that are typically found in cases of referred pain. Treatment protocols will include acupuncture, myofascial mobilization techniques and postural exercises that together will help the practitioner get the patient out of pain and provide long-lasting results.

Objectives:
•The TCM practitioner will learn postural deviations that lead to many low back and hip pain referral patterns. The practitioner will learn to observe, palpate and test pelvic and hip imbalances through the lens of TCM.
•The practitioner will learn to assess the cause of paresthesia and radiculopathic pain patterns in order to differentiate true sciatica from the many different possible causes of “sciatica-like” sensations. Orthopedic examinations and postural assessment techniques will be demonstrated and practiced that will help the practitioner to determine the precise source of the referred pain and therefore develop an appropriate and effective treatment protocol.
•In order to reduce local stagnation and remove obstructions in the affected or “diseased” channels and collaterals (jing luo zu zhi), it is imperative for the practitioner to definitively identify the anatomical structure that is causing the referred pain.
•Treatment protocols including specific needle techniques to motor points, target tissues and unique point prescriptions will be practiced. Rehabilitative exercises will be presented and practiced.
•This seminar greatly enhances the success rate in treating low back and hip injuries by combining western and eastern diagnostic and treatment techniques.