Assessment & Treatment

Sacroiliac Joint Pain: Psoas Reactive to the Piriformis Muscle

By |August 31st, 2022|Assessment & Treatment|

This functional assessment involves manual muscle tests of the psoas and a resistive test of the piriformis muscle. I use this examination primarily for patients with sacroiliac joint pain and also for hip flexor strain. An imbalance between the psoas and the piriformis

Get More Out of Your Zang Fu Treatments: Emphasis on the Middle Jiao

By |March 31st, 2022|Acupoints & Motor Points, Assessment & Treatment|

This short article, which is focused on getting more out of your Zang Fu treatments, encourages acupuncturists to learn a very effective point combination and simple thoracic vertebral mobilization technique for middle jiao disharmonies. Figure 1. Spinal nerve pathway innervating the

Tennis Elbow: Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis

By |March 1st, 2022|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Figure A. Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) primarily involves the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle. Spring is coming and so is an increase of activity and exercise for our patients. Lateral epicondylitis, or "tennis elbow," may be coming into your practice soon

Anterior Knee Pain: Articularis Genus and Extra Point Jianxi

By |October 29th, 2021|Acupoints & Motor Points, Assessment & Treatment|

The articularis genus muscle (AGM)is a thin, ribbon-like muscle of the anterior knee. It is located on the anterior surface of the distal quarter of the femur. It is deep to, and many times embedded within the fibers of the vast us intermedius

Low Back Pain Part 1 – Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment: A Contributor to Yaoyan Syndrome

By |July 30th, 2021|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

The following is an excerpt of information taught in the upcoming Module II: Low Back, Hip and Groin, which is open for registration. Low back pain (LBP) is encountered frequently in clinical practice the cause of which is often non-specific in 85% of

Treating Hip Asymmetry with Sports Medicine Acupuncture®

By |May 28th, 2021|Assessment & Treatment, Case Studies, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Treating hip asymmetry is part of what I would call the bread and butter of Sports Medicine Acupuncture®. When a patient comes in with low back pain, knee pain, leg pain, or sometimes even neck and shoulder pain, one of the first things we

Vertebral Mechanics: Spinal Offsets

By |March 31st, 2021|Assessment & Treatment, Uncategorized|

Addendum to "Spinal Offsets and the Huatuojiaji Points: A Zangfu Perspective" Webinar with Lhasa OMS Matt Callison and I were recent guests on a Lhasa OMS hosted webinar. We discussed Huatuojiaji points, vertebral mechanics, spinal offsets and their relationship to the Zangfu. This

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