Orthopedic Acupuncture Symposium Speakers

Anthony Lombardi, DC

Founder, EXSTORE™

Topics covered:

  • How to Complete an Orthopedic Treatment from Start to Finish in 30 minutes or Less
  • Introduction to Gait Analysis: Taking Your Understanding of MSK conditions to new heights to treat stubborn, chronic, and recurring pain
  • Locating and Needling Motor Point with Electroacupuncture

Experience: 22 years

Practice: Hamilton Back Clinic

Specialty: Musculoskeletal and Joint Pain


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 150 patient visits a week, including 12 new patients every week, for over ten years. 

Lev Furman, DC

Chiropractor, Certified Acupuncturist

Topics covered: 

  • Where to Look for Causes of Back Pain
  • The Top 3 Soft Tissue Techniques for Sports Injuries and When to Use Them
  • Why Multi-Modality Treatments Work the Best and How to Put Them Together


Experience:  10 years

Practice: Lova Health

Specialty: Musculoskeletal Pain, Sports


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.

Jamie Hampton, DAOM

Pelvic Floor Specialist

Topics covered: 

  • Treating pelvic pain outside the PF
  • Femoral Triangle
  • Breaking Barriers & Removingthe Scarcity Mentality (with Ciel Yogis)

Experience: 18 years

Practice: Restore Pelvic Health

Specialty: Pelvic Floor, Orthopedics


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. 

Darren O.Rourke, L.Ac.

Acupuncture, Dry Needling

Topics presented: 

  • Where to Look for Causes of Back Pain
  • The top 3 soft tissue techniques for sports injuries and when to use them.
  • Top 5 Skills for Safe and Effective Orthopedic Needling
  • Locating & Needling Trigger Points to Get the Twitch Response

Experience:  10 years

Practice: Physicare Integrated Health

Specialty: Musculoskeletal Pain, Sports, Dry Needling


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.

James Werner DC

James Werner, DC

Chiropractic, Dry Needling, Rehab

Topic presented: 

  • The Clinician’s Guide to Next Level Hip Mobility & Performance

Experience: 22 years

Practice: Werner Athletics

Specialty: Athletics, MSK 


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.


Moses Alvarez, RN, L.Ac.

Orthopedics, Athletics

Topics Presented: 

  • Top 5 Skills for Safe and Effective Orthopedic Needling
  • The Femoral Triangle
  • Locating & Needling Trigger Points to Get the Twitch Response

Experience:  22 years

Practice:   Lycoming Orthopedic & Sports                         Acupuncture

Specialty: Musculoskeletal Pain


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.

Ciel Yogis, DPT

Pelvic Floor

Topics Presented: 

  • Breaking Down Barriers: True Inter-disciplinary care and why scarcity mentality is hurting practitioners
  • Understanding Fascia and the Pelvic Floor: Anatomy, Function, & Treatment

Experience: 22 years

Practice: Employed

Specialty: Pelvic Floor, Fascia


Ciel Yogis is a physical therapist who treats patients with bowel, bladder or sexual dysfunction, as well as orthopedic impairments. Her goal is to restore natural movement to the body through a holistic approach that incorporates her experience as a Pilates instructor.

Ciel helps patients individually to understand their own impairments from an anatomical and functional perspective, while also teaching them about the psychological components of their pain or dysfunction. Her treatment often includes education, behavioral modifications, traditional exercise and neuromuscular exercises, a method called Fascial Manipulation and other manual therapies, and mindfulness-based exercises.

Ciel earned her physical therapy doctorate from a joint program between San Francisco State University and UCSF. She is a certified Pilates instructor and a certified instructor in the MELT Method, which teaches individuals to relieve their own pain, stay healthy and reach physical goals.

Yogis is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and California Physical Therapy Association.