2017 and 2018 SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

NEW COURSE TAUGHT IN PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA
Acupuncture Sports Medicine ​Review and Practicum
With Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc

This weekend is open to all those who have completed The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program. This is a first time offering, and it follows the outline of the NCCAOM approved course Anatomically Significant Points and How to Use Them. Time will be spent primarily in review and practice sessions using the local and adjacent points seen in orthopedic and sports acupuncture. These “anatomically significant points”, introduced in The Apprenticeship Program, require skill and precision in their use for treatment of sports injury and pain. This two-day course is designed for direct supervision of palpation, location, and needle technique.

This Review and Practicum will be limited in size to 12 participants so as to give each practitioner attention to their questions and specific needs. There will be two assistants in addition to the instruction and supervision of Whitfield Reaves.

February 10 & 11, 2018
Site: Paso Robles, California. San Luis Obispo (SBP) is the closest airport, while San Jose (SJC) is a major hub less than three hours by car.
Cost: $​600.00
Instructor: Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc
Email the coordinator: Mary Saunders, LAc: marycsaunders@gmail.com

15 CEUs/PDAs are offered for this event by the NCCAOM
Currently NOT approved by the state of California.


The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program
We offer this program on orthopedic and sports acupuncture several times a year. This is our "flagship" seminar series, offered annually. For the last few years, we have taught in Oakland, California and Maui, Hawaii. We are now adding a new site in San Luis Obispo, on the central coast of California.

The Oakland courses are limited to fourteen to sixteen practitioners. The mentorship-style group includes four experienced practitioners to assist Whitfield Reaves with instruction and supervision. The site in on the San Francisco Bay in Alameda, near the Oakland airport, and a ferry ride from downtown San Francisco. Practitioners may take these three-day weekends and receive a
Certificate of Completion in Acupuncture Sports Medicine. They may also be taken individually.

Application to the program is mandatory, and we give preference to practitioners with skills in anatomy, experience in sports and other related activities, and those who are considering specializing in orthopedic and sports medicine acupuncture. We try to create diversity in each Apprenticeship Program group that we teach, accepting applicants who are newly licensed practitioners, and then including those who are been in clinic for 5 to 10 years, and those with over 10 years of experience. This makes for a well-rounded community of practitioners in this intimate learning environment.

The instructional material and treatment techniques are the culmination of over 35 years of experience in sports acupuncture by Whitfield Reaves. We make all efforts to present the material in a manner that makes them clinically relevant and immediately applicable in one's acupuncture practice.


SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, 2017
Weekend #1: August 11, 12, 13, 2017
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Shoulder and Upper Extremity

COMPLETED

Weekend #2: October 6, 7, 8, 2017
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Low Back, Hip, and Pelvis

COMPLETED

Weekend #3: Dec 8, 9, 10, 2017
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Lower Extremity


Cost: $950.00 per weekend, with a $350.00 deposit needed to hold a space.
CEUs: These three courses are each approved for 20 PDAs/CEUs by the NCCAOM and the state of California.
Format: We will be offering the San Luis Obispo program in the smaller teaching format, with a limit of from 6 to 8 practitioners.
Site: Our first San Luis Obispo County program will be in the town of Paso Robles, CA. The site is the Courtyard by Marriott, which is close to the central plaza of town. We are excited to be teaching in this new and beautiful location of California, and will continue to teach in this locale in the future.


OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, EARLY 2018
THIS PROGRAM IS FULL WITH A WAITING LIST.

Weekend #1
: January 26, 27, 28, 2018
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Shoulder and Upper Extremity


Weekend #2: March 2, 3, 4, 2018
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Low Back, Hip, and Pelvis


Weekend #3: April 27, 28, 29, 2018
Acupuncture Sports Medicine:
Treatment of The Lower Extremity


Cost: $950.00 per weekend, with a $350.00 deposit needed to hold a space.
CEUs: These three courses are each approved for 20 PDAs/CEUs by the NCCAOM and the state of California.
Site: The Hampton Inn and Suites, Oakland Airport, in Alameda, California



MAUI, HAWAII

No modules of The Apprenticeship Program are planned for Hawaii in 2017 and into 2018.