Do you treat a lot of pain patients in your clinic? Would you like to? Maybe you treat high level athletes or want to start. Most importantly, are you ready to revolutionize your practice, substantially increase your income and get A LOT of people better along the way?
If you answered yes, then NOW is your chance! Prof. Richard Hazel is teaching one last Intro to Motor Points class this year… and space is limited.
The Intro class (or the Ireland class April 2018) is required in order to take his advanced classes later in the year. But when I say “intro,” we don’t mean “watered down.” This class will have plenty of hard science, palpation, assessment needling and hands-on supervised practice – immediately useful on Monday morning! We’ve seen the curriculum, and Rich has expertly packed as much into one weekend as possible, while ensuring LOTS of time for hands-on on Sunday.
So why study motor points? Motor points are highly effective for QUICKLY and CONSISTENTLY treating most types of pain and musculoskeletal disfunction, from headaches to sports injuries; back pain, sciatica, stiff neck and almost every other pain condition that regularly presents in your clinic.
Motor points are a modern addition to acupuncture and aren’t taught as a core competency in most TCM programs. But don’t worry, Prof. Hazel will get you up to speed quickly – the anatomy, locations, needling techniques, and more.
Maybe you’re still on the fence. Maybe you’ve read about motor points on the forums and read Anthony Lombardi’s motor point manual (which you should, it’s great!). Still, nothing comes close to being taught hands on in person!
Join Professor Richard Hazel and Dan Dominguez in San Francisco, March 17-18. Explore the Bay Area. Learn new skills. Make new friends. Network with driven and elite colleagues. Elevate your practice to the level you always knew in your heart you could. This is our one-and-only West Coast seminar this year. Space is limited, so don’t miss out!
Time: Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 9am-4pm
Venue: See below
CMTW motor points curriculum revamped for 2017
2018 will kick off a new series of motor point seminars that will be the standard going forward:
Introduction to Motor Points
Motor Points Level 1
Motor Points Level 2
Motor Points Level 3
Motor Points will be broken down into four classes. There will be a foundations course that combines a day of learning the history of motor points, orthopedic conditions and pain patterns that are treated with motor points, and treatment principles, with a second day of needling skills including techniques necessary for treating motor points, and hands-on needling of several motor points/muscles on different areas of the body.
The Introduction to Motor Points course is a pre-requisite to the Motor Points Level 1 seminar, which is a pre-requisite for Motor Points Level 2, which then leads to the final class, Motor Points Level 3.
The seminar in San Francisco is the Introductory course described above. It is intended for those practitioners who have never studied motor points, though those that have attended a motor points class in 2016 or 2017 may also attend.
This seminar is a foundations course that combines a day of learning the history of motor points, orthopedic conditions and pain patterns that are treated with motor points, and treatment principles, with a second day of needling skills including techniques necessary for treating motor points, with hands-on needling of several motor points/muscles on different areas of the body.
This seminar will accomplish the following objectives through lecture and hands-on practice:
Learning the foundations and history of motor points:
-History and development of motor point acupuncture
-Differences between motor points and trigger points
-Various clinicians and physicians who have contributed to orthopedic/sports acupuncture as seen today
Reviewing Orthopedic and Sports Acupuncture principles:
-Review of orthopedic vocabulary/terminology
-Review of anatomy, muscle origin and insertion, stages of recovery, mechanics of joints, and orthopedics
-Muscular physiology, dysfunction, muscular inhibition, and trophic changes
Proper needling of motor points:
-Electric stimulation principles for motor points
-Proper and safe needling techniques for motor point needling
-Supervised practice needling motor points on specific areas of the body, utilizing the techniques learned
-Build practitioner confidence with needling safely in different areas of the body.
-Successfully needle specific motor points and be able to use them in the clinic Monday
Common motor points that you will see in the clinic will be used for the hands-on portion of this seminar.
Venue: Embassy Suites, 250 Gatewau Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94080
CA Acupuncture Board CEP #1441
Approved for 14 California CEU’s, Category 1
Refunds: There are no refunds. A credit towards a future CMTW seminar or webinar will be granted.