Assessment & Treatment of Post-Surgical Patients for Low Back, Knee, & Hip Surgery


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Assessment & Treatment of the post-surgical patient for low back, knee, hip surgery

Record date: October 3rd 2020

Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDAs, Category PE-CW

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Acupuncture and manual therapies are highly effective for decreasing the recovery time and increasing the function of post-surgery patients.  In this webinar, assessment and acupuncture for post surgery low back, knee, and hip patients are covered, giving attendees insight into the evaluation and treatment options of post-surgery patients to assure they have the best recovery and greatest benefit possible. Common surgeries, risk factors for surgery, and the anatomy involved in various surgeries are all covered as well.

Course outline:

What should I be thinking about post surgery patients?

•risk factors
•anatomy of structures at play

What are common surgeries performed in the low back, knee, and hip?

• muscle assessment
•orthopaedic testing
•post assessment

Elemental Breakdown of Treatment Protocol

Manual therapies

•guasha application
•manual release
•cutaneous nerve release


•motor points
•Perfusion treatment T1-T5, T10/L2

Patient example

•Treatment Protocol
•Subsequent Treatments


About Dr. Lombardi:

Dr. Anthony Lombardi is a 2002 graduate of the New York Chiropractic College and McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program in Hamilton, Ontario, and has been practicing acupuncture for 19 years. Upon graduation, he founded Hamilton Back Clinic and since then has become a private consultant to athletes in the NFL, CFL, and NHL. Over the past 15 years Anthony has given over 100,000 acupuncture treatments. 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 his EXSTORE® system, which he currently teaches along with motor points and electro-acupuncture, to physicians and practitioners the world over. He regularly writes and contributes articles on motor points in the Canadian Chiropractic and Chiropractic Economics magazines.  Dr. Lombardi’s library continues to grow, with some 60 webinars available covering a variety of MSK and pain conditions, as well as patient practice management topics. He holds live seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada.


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