Orthopedic Acupuncture Symposium Tampa, FL

April 26th-28th, 2024

In-Person or Live-Stream w/Lifetime Access to the Recording!

Approved for 21 California CEUs, Category 1 CEP#1721
Approved for 19.5 NCCAOM PDAs


Learn New Skills


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Seven speakers, 13 topics, and a lot of hands-on practice make this 3-day Symposium a learning event you won’t want to miss!

This is the perfect opportunity to get introduced to some of the most effective techniques and approaches in treating Orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. 

Designed to to be hands-on and practical, you will learn skills that you can take back to your clinic and implement right away – the same techniques the speakers use in their own clinics every day! From electro-acupuncture and dry needling to myofascial techniques and gait analysis, we cover a wide range of useful topics over the weekend. 

Click below to register now, or scroll below to watch testimonials, see the topics covered, or to check out the schedule.  

Our Speakers


Experience Matters

Jamie Hampton, DAOM
Pelvic Floor/Dry Needling
Lev Furman, CA, DC
Sports & Rehab
Darren O'Rourke, L.Ac.
Acupuncture/Dry Needling
Ciel Yogis, DPT
Pelvic Floor
Moses Alvarez, L.Ac.
Acupuncture/Dry Needling
James Werner DC
James Werner, DC
Sports & Rehab

Topics Covered


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James Werner DC

Instructor: James Werner, DC

Length: 3 hours

Sprinting, skating and the mid-night movements. What do they all have in common? Your hips are the X-Factor. 

Take your ability to assess, treat & prevent hip related issues to the next level with Dr. Werner’s ‘Recover. Develop. Perform.’ Course at the ASE Seminars Orthopedic Acupuncture Symposium.

Dr. Werner, or Dr. Jimmy as his athletes call him, will teach you his 3 Step system to assess and treat the key muscles of the hips like Psoas, TFL, Adductors & Glute Med through lecture, demo & hands on practice. 

Dr. Jimmy is a chiropractor specializing in Sports Medicine utilizing electro-acupuncture, soft tissue techniques, & rehab to bridge the gap from injury to performance. Make tight pinchy hips, low back pain, sore knees and poor mobility a thing of the past with these 3 steps. 

  1. Recover

Fix the issues in the tissues. Get our patients out of pain quickly & improve mobility using acupuncture and the 5 High traffic area soft tissue techniques. 

  1. Develop

This is the Jaromir Jagr effect. Developing stability, strength & symmetry are the foundation of longevity and injury prevention is a breeze with a streamlined assessment for precision treatments. 

  1. Perform

Ensure your clients have the speed, power & reaction ability to succeed in sport and life with predictable and repeatable clinical results. 

Take your clinical skills to the next level after attending Dr. Jimmy’s immersive presentation at the Symposium!

Instructors: Lev Furman, DC, Darren O’Rourke, L.Ac.

Length: 1 hour

Lecture and demos

The causes of back pain often do not come from the back itself. There can be many factors at play, including imbalances such as inhibited gluteal muscles, hip issues, trigger points, and issues that cause the low back to be overly stressed and overworked. In this presentation, Lev Furman and Darren O’Rourke go over some of these causes including how to find them through assessment and how to treat them. Includes lecture and demo.

Length: 2 hours

Instructors: Lev Furman, DC and Darren O’Rourke, L.Ac.

Lecture, demos, and hands-on practice

The best MSK treatments include some type of soft tissue manual therapy. We’re not talking about a massage or cupping. Instead, soft tissue techniques that are highly targeted and concise, and do not take a lot of time.

In this lecture, with demos and hands-on practice, Lev and Darren will review the top 3 soft tissue techniques used for sports injuries (and can be applied to other patients as well), including what the techniques are and when to use them. There will be approximately 30 minutes of lecture followed by demos and hands-on practice

Length: 1 hour

Instructor: Lev Furman, DC

Lecture and demo

The best musculoskeletal treatments involve using multiple modalities to address the root cause and help promote faster healing. However, if not done correctly, this will lead to over treating, flare-ups, and wasted time treating. To do this correctly, each modality must have a specific purpose and goal when used, and not every modality will be used on every patient.

Through lecture and demos, Lev will show you the top types of treatments for MSK patients, how to put together a multimodality treatment, in what order to treat, how to not over treat, and what a treatment plan might look like. 

Instructors: Darren O’Rourke, L.Ac. and Moses Alvarez, L.Ac.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Lecture, demos, hands-on practice

Orthopedic needling requires specific techniques most acupuncturists did not learn in school. This includes deeper needling, palpation, needling with pincer grip, proper anchoring of the needling hand, and proper patient positioning. In this presentation, Darren and Mosses will cover these important basics through demonstration, and then participants will practice these techniques on each other. Includes lecture, demos, and hands-on practice.

Instructors: Jamie Hampton, DAOM and Moses Alvarez, RN, L.Ac.

Length: 1 hour

Lecture, demo, hands-on practice

The femoral triangle is an area many acupuncturists either feel insecure about working in or just avoid completely. While caution should be used when needling in the femoral triangle, it should not be avoided, especially since it includes many important structures that can offer relief for hip, groin, and pelvic floor pain. Once you understand the anatomy, how to locate the structures within the femoral triangle, and practice needling in the triangle, you will fele much more confident in needling this area safely and effectively. Includes lecture, demo, and hands-on practice.




Length: 1 hour 45 minutes

Includes lecture, demo, and hands-on practice

Speakers: Jamie Hampton, DAOM and Darren O’Rourke, L.Ac.

A lot of pain in the pelvic and pelvic floor region actually comes from causes originating outside the pelvis. This includes from trigger points of various muscles. In addition, these muscles attach to and affect the function of the pelvis. The adductors are one such muscle group which is a common cause of pain in the pelvic floor. In this section, Dr. Hampton covers the adductors including the anatomy, insertions, trigger points, and needling.

Instructor: Anthony Lombardi, DC

Length: 1 ½ hours

Lecture and demos

Many Acupuncturists take way too long with Orthopedic/MSK treatments. In this presentation, Dr. Lombardi will show you how you can complete a thorough, effective treatment in 30 minutes or less, including how to treat two patients in an hour or less. This includes taking a focused MSK history, physical assessment, and treatment. Includes lecture and demos of treating two patients.

Instructor: Anthony Lombardi, DC

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes

Includes lecture, demo, and hands-on practice

In these patients, treatment you provide will not fully resolve their pain, and these patients often have recurrence and flare-ups. You will never fully resolve their pain since the root cause is in their foot which affects the entire kinetic chain. In this presentation, Anthony will cover gait analysis, how improper foot position causes strain on different joints in the body, how to analyze the gait, and how to correct subtalar joint pronation using taping. Includes lecture and demos, and hands-on practice analyzing stance and gait.

Instructors: Ciel Yogis, DPT and Jamie Hampton, DAOM

Length: 30 minutes

Lecture only with Q&A

There exists a scarcity mentality in the field which causes practitioners to not refer out. This may be because of insecurity, misconceptions about other providers, or fear of losing a patient. Yet a true professional relationship with other providers produces a fruitful practice for you and much better outcomes for your patients. In this presentation, Dr. Hampton and Dr. Yogis will review why it is important and ethical to know your limits, when to refer out, and show you how to develop a relationship with other providers that results in better care for your patients and more patient referrals.

Instructor: Ciel Yogis, DPT

Length: 3 hours

Includes lecture, demos, hands-on practice

  1. Fascial anatomy
    1. Structure, function of supportive, structural fascia
    2. Assessment and treatment of external fascia
      1. Manual palpation
      2. Movement assessment: test/retest
  • Progressive changes w/ functional outcomes
  1. Treatment of external fascia
    1. Tools: acupuncture, IASTYM, MFD
    2. Manual: palpation, STM: skin rolling, TRP, strain-counter-strain, Fascial Manipulation ®
      1. FM treatment: The Stecco Method
        1. Intro to FM, Fascial planes, methodology
      2. Fascia and PFM/Pelvic Girdle
        1. Anatomy of the PG: SIJ-PS and PFM, deep hip rotators
          1. The PFM: “feed-forward” reflex loop: hypertonus and the misuse/abuse of the Kegel
        2. Fascial intersections of the PFM with L/S, abdominal wall, deep hips, LE
          1. Case presentation of SIJ dysfunction w/ orgasm pain s/p traumatic LE injury
        3. Fascial interplay with head, neck jaw
          1. Case of urinary urgency and frequency/nocturia modified with FM to the head/neck, TMJ and anterior thorax
        4. Assessment of the SIJ and pelvic girdle
          1. Movement tests for SIJ/PG
          2. Palpation of SIJ/PG
          3. Treatment for unilateral weakness, muscular/fascial innominate obliquity, SIJ pain
            1. Lab for SIJ

Instructors: Moses Alvarez, L.Ac. & Darren O’Rourke, L.Ac.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Lecture, demo, hands-on practice

Trigger points can be very effective for treating pain and dysfunction. In this presentation, Moses and Darren will cover what a trigger point is, how to locate them, and how to needle them to elicit a twitch response.

Instructor: Anthony Lombardi, DC

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes

Lecture, demo, hands-on practice

It is recommended you bring a Pointer Plus, though we will have extra ones available

Motor points are highly effective in restoring function and strength and treating the root causes of pain. Motor points are an essential component of the EXSTORE System. In this presentation, Dr. Lombardi will show you how to locate, needle, and stimulate motor points. Includes lecture, demos, and hands-on practice.

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Tampa, Florida



The Symposium is located at the Hyatt House, Westshore, in Tampa, FL. Conveniently located 1 mile from the Tampa airport, the hotel has a free shuttle and a bar and restaurant inside. You are minutes from Ybor City, the River Walk, Busch Gardens and 30 minutes from Clearwater Beach. There are also many excellent restaurants nearby. 

We have also secured discounted rooms at the venue for attendees. Enjoy the warm Winters of Florida while you kick back, have fun, and learn valuable new skills with your colleagues. Click below to register!



8:30-8:55am: Sign-In

9:00am-11:00am: The Clinical Guide To Next Level Hip Mobility & Performance

11:10am-12:10pm: Where To Look For Causes Of Back Pain

12:10pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm-3:00pm: Top 3 Soft Tissue Techniques For Sports Injuries & When To Use Them

3:15pm-4:15pm: Multimodality Techniques & Treatments And How To Put Them Together

4:30pm-6:00pm: Top 5 Skills For Safe & Effective Orthopedic Needli


8:00am-8:55am: Sign-In
9:00am-10:00am: The Femoral Triangle

10:15am-12:00pm: Treating Pelvic Floor Pain Without Going Into The Pelvic Floor

12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm-3:00pm: How To Start & Complete An Orthopedic Txt In 30 Minutes Or Less

3:00pm-4:15pm: Intro To Gait Analysis

4:30-5:00pm: Breaking Barriers And Removing The Scarcity Mentality

5:30-7:30: 🎉🍻 Happy Hour Reception With Raffles 🍾 🥂 🎟️



8:30-8:55am: Sign-in
9:00am-12:00pm: Understanding And Manipulation Of The Pelvic Floor Fascia
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-3:30pm: Locating And Needling Trigger Points To Get The Twitch Response
3:45pm-5:00pm: Locating And Needling Motor Points With Electroacupuncture