Assessment & Treatment of Lower Extremity Injuries
A review of referred pain from lumbar spondylosis will be discussed due to its relationship with several lower extremity pain patterns. Many sport and orthopedic related injuries will be covered such as greater trochanter bursitis, adductor and hamstring strains, knee pain including cartilage and ligament injuries, shin splints, ankle sprain and fractures. We will examine the mechanical “how and why” injury occurs using orthopedic physical evaluations and manual muscle testing to assess the musculoskeletal system.
Advanced needle techniques, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitated stretching and myofascial release techniques are also presented and practiced.
This sports medicine acupuncture foundational course greatly enhances the success rate in treating lower extremity injuries by combining western and eastern diagnostic and treatment techniques.