Recording of the 2024 Orthopedic Acupuncture Symposium

Recording of the 2024 Orthopedic Acupuncture Symposium



This is the perfect opportunity to get introduced to some of the most effective techniques and approaches in treating Orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Seven speakers cover 12 topics on the treatment of Sports, Orthopedic, and Musculoskeletal conditions using trigger point dry needling, electroacupuncture, and soft tissue techniques. Not only will you be introduced to highly effective techniques used by leaders in the field, you will also learn skills that you can take back to your clinic and implement right away.

Approximate length: 13 hours 20 minutes

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Includes lectures and demos

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The Clinical Guide to Next Level Hip Mobility & Performance

Instructor: James Werner, DC

Length: 1 hour 39 minutes

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.

About Dr. Werner

As a former hockey player Dr. Werner took for granted that he would always be able to perform at his best. Sports related Injuries not only cost him his competitive edge, but they also cost him his dreams of becoming a professional athlete. Through the frustration that ended his career it became clear to Dr. Werner that athletes need a way to conquer their injuries. This is when Dr. Werner began to study and practice sports performance-oriented chiropractic therapy. It is Dr. Werner’s philosophy that the job of a good performance therapist is to minimize the time lost to sports related injuries and to maximize an athlete’s performance on game day.

Dr. Werner is a chiropractor and acupuncturist. He has practiced in the U.S. and Canada, including having worked in Calgary Canada for 7 years with amateur and pro hockey players. Dr. Werner now works exclusively with athletes as the Director of Rehab at Tread Athletics in moved Raleigh, North Carolina.

Where to Look for Causes of Back Pain

Instructor: Lev Furman, DC

Length: 1 hour 4 minutes

Lecture only

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 goes over some of these causes including how to find them through assessment and how to treat them.

The Top 3 Soft Tissue Techniques for Sports Injuries and When to Use Them

Instructor: Lev Furman, DC

Length: 1 hour 49 minutes

Lecture and demos

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

Why Multi-Modality Treatments Work the Best and How to Put Them Together

Instructor: Lev Furman, DC

Length: 29 minutes

Lecture and 1 demo on Off-setting frequencies sprained ankle treatment

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.

About Dr. Furman:

Dr. Lev Furman is a 2013 graduate from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. He also has a Master’s degree in Sports Science and Physical Rehabilitation from Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Furman is certified in Acupuncture by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is an assistant to Dr. Anthony Lombardi since 2019. Upon completion of his Doctorate in Chiropractic, Dr. Furman was awarded the “Award of Excellence” for his work in postdoctoral and professional education. Dr. Furman has served as team chiropractor and rehab specialist for the pro basketball team St. Louis Surge since 2014 and have since won two national championships. Dr. Furman continues to advance his knowledge in the world of physical rehabilitation and sports medicine with multiple certifications and course work. His passion for learning has also turned into a passion to teach others how to become the best at patient care.

Top 5 Skills for Safe & Effective Orthopedic Needling

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

Length: 40 minutes

Lecture & demos

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 Moses will cover these important basics through demonstration, and then participants will practice these techniques on each other.

About Darren O’Rourke, L.Ac.

Darren O Rourke, L.Ac, NMPT, R.Herb, has been a licensed acupuncturist in Dublin, Ireland since 2013 and a Neuromuscular Physical Therapist since 2015. He graduated from the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland and participated in an internship in the Neurological department of the 2nd Provincial Hospital of Nanjing, China. Darren specializes in the treatment of the Musculoskeletal system He runs his own private practice and works with professional athletes including individual fighters and football teams. Darren is passionate about the integration of dry needling and manual therapeutic techniques becoming more established into the field of acupuncture and feels it will place Acupuncturists as the go-to therapists for MSK conditions.

About Moses Alvarez, L.Ac.

Moses Alvarez, RN, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and registered professional nurse specializing in orthopedics and electroacupuncture. Moses has over 20 years of total experience in the fields of rehabilitation therapy, pain management and exercise science, with acupuncture specialty training in EXSTORE, pelvic floor, and trigger point dry needling. In addition to practicing, Moses is also an assistant instructor for Dr. Anthony Lombardi and Dr. Jamie Hampton. He has private practices in Central Pennsylvania serving athletes, general population, MSK, pelvic floor and post-surgery patients.

Locating & Needling Trigger Points to Get the Twitch Response

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

Length: 1 hour 6 minutes

Lecture and demos

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. Needling of trigger points is demonstrated.

Demystifying the Femoral Triangle for Safe & Effective Needling of the Pectineus & Psoas

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

Length: 30 minutes

Lecture and demo

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.

About Dr. Hampton

Dr. Jamie Hampton is a doctoral graduate of The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the oldest TCM school in the US. She has worked in leading San Francisco Bay Area hospitals for the last 18 years with an emphasis on true integration and collaboration within fast paced clinical settings including the ICU. While Dr. Hampton was an adjunct professor at the University of California, San Francisco where she had the privilege of teaching grand rounds to medical students. This experience blossomed into a faculty position at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medical College in Berkeley, CA where she taught advanced needling technique, gynecology and advanced formula writing. This solidified her love of teaching and connecting with her students, conveying the power of TCM and all its abilities. Dr. Hampton was also co-founder of Golden Leaf Acupuncture in Berkeley, CA which was University California Berkeley’s leading provider for students as well as faculty and staff. Today, Dr. Hampton and is in private practice in Berkeley, CA where she specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction and complex orthopedic cases. She also teaches Pelvic Floor and Dry Needling though ASE Seminars, LLC.

Treating Pelvic Pain From Outside the Pelvic Floor – The Adductors and Rectus Abdominis

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

Length: 55 minutes

Includes lecture and demo

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.

How to Complete an Orthopedic Treatment in 30 minutes or Less

Instructor: Anthony Lombardi, DC

Length: 1 hour 39 minutes

Lecture and demo

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.

Introduction to Advanced Gait Analysis

Instructor: Anthony Lombardi, DC

Length: 56 minutes

Includes lecture and demo

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 and how to analyze the gait.

Introduction to Motor Point Electroacupuncture

Instructor: Anthony Lombardi, DC

Length: 48 minutes

Lecture and demo

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.

About Dr. Lombardi

Dr. Anthony Lombardi is a 2002 graduate of the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York, and a 20__ graduate of the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program in Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton Back Clinic and since then has become a private consultant to athletes in the NFL, CFL, and NHL. Dr. Lombardi has accumulated some 190,000 treatments over the past 22 years of practice.

In addition to practicing, Dr. Lombardi was also an instructor in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University from 2004 to 2013. He developed the EXSTORE™ system, an organized system of assessment and treatment that produces fast results using motor points, electro-acupuncture, soft tissue work, and other modalities. Dr. Lombardi has a library of on-demand education that continues to grow, with some 75 webinars and on-line courses covering assessment and treatment of a variety of Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic conditions, as well as practice management. He also teaches his EXSTORE™ system through live, in-person seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Lombardi’s mentorship community on dranthonylombardi.locals.com rounds out the many ways you can learn the EXSTORE™ system and start getting amazing results in your practice right away.

Dr. Lombardi maintains a busy practice, averaging 170 patient visits a week, including 12 new patients every week, for over ten years.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: PFM, Pelvic Girdle, & Fascial Anatomy

Instructor: Ciel Yogis, DPT

Length: 2 hours 25 minutes

Includes lecture and demos

  1. Fascial anatomy
  2. Kegel’s
  3. Diaphragmatic breathing
  4. Bucket handle rib mobility assessment
  5. Skin rolling
  6. Colon massage
  7. Sacroiliac joint; integration of form and force closure
  8. Sciatic nerve, the deep 6 muscles, OI, Glute medius, ligaments
  9. SIJ palpation
  10. Pelvic stability assessment, standing and supine; supine pelvic tilt and tuck, hip abduction


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