Foundations of LumboPelvic Dry Needling & Pelvic Floor Acupuncture
This is the foundations class that is a pre-requisite to the Advanced Pelvic Floor Acupuncture seminar
Pelvic Floor dysfunctions encompass a number of recalcitrant, difficult to treat and debilitating painful and neurological conditions for which there are few options for treatment in the current, mainstream medical system. Pelvic floor disorders are crippling to many patients, stressing marriages and relationships, affecting sexual and urogenital function, and significantly reducing the quality of the patient’s life. While Acupuncture is one of the few treatments out there that can truly help resolve pelvic floor pain and dysfunction, there are very few acupuncturists that specialize in treating pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Jamie Hampton, DAOM, L.Ac. is changing that by offering this seminar. Dr. Hampton has specialized in treating pelvic floor for 15 years and draws on her experience to give you a dynamic, clinically focused class.
The pelvis is the attachment site of some 36 muscles. Understanding these structures and their relation to the pelvis is key. We start the seminar with the larger muscles that can affect the function of the pelvis and the pelvic floor, and can cause pain into the pelvis and pelvic floor via trigger point referrals. We then go into the nerves, ligaments, and the pelvic floor itself, covering needling of the pelvic diaphragm/levator ani, common urogenitary and pelvic floor disorders of men and women, and treatment strategies. Of course, this seminar includes guided hands-on practice of needling.
Other crucial aspects of treating pelvic floor patients are covered in this seminar, including treatment room and patient management skills such as draping, informed consent, communication, ethics, patient interaction and treatment room etiquette, and so on. This is the important training you get on the actual practice of pelvic floor acupuncture, something only available from Jamie Hampton, DAOM and her 15 years of specializing in treating pelvic floor patients.
Attendees of Jamie’s classes also get access to her private community, where they can ask question and receive guidance on helping pelvic floor patients.
Pending 21 NCCAOM PDAs, Provider #9221
Approved for 23 California CEUs, Category 1, CEP#1721
CEU provider: ASE Seminars, LLC
For questions on this class, email email@example.com or call 315-935-5414
Dates: January 26th-28th, 2024
Time: Friday 9:00am-6:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm
City: Tampa, FL
Venue: The Hampton Inn & Suites, 5329 Avion Park Drive, Tampa
Click HERE to book an overnight room at 10% off
PLEASE NOTE: There will be needling practice during the seminar, including in the pelvic floor region. Attendees must be prepared to needle and be needled in the pelvic floor region.
Coursework for this seminar will be added to your account as it becomes available, and can be found in ‘My Account’. This seminar includes:
- PPT – added immediately
- Recording of lecture with many of the demos: Added after you attend the live seminar
Please note, all attendees must:
- Have an active professional liability insurance policy
- Be able to be needled
- Be willing to participate in the hands-on practical portion of the seminar
Seminar cancellation/refund policy:
- There are no refunds. For cancellations 30 days or more before the seminar, a credit for a live seminar will be issued. Credit must be used within 12 months of the seminar date
- Cancellations within 21 days or less of the seminar: No refunds or credits. However, if you test positive for COVID within two weeks prior to the seminar and submit proof/test results, a credit will be issued
- Cancellation due to COVID: This would occur only if National, State/Provincial, or local government prevented the event from taking place and forced us to cancel the seminar. For example, due to a shut down or national travel ban. In these cases, refunds will be issued
- Review trigger points, pain, peripheral and central sensitization, pain referrals
- Review and learn the specific muscles of the lumbo-pelvic region: Iliopsoas, QL, Multifidi, etc. (see list below)
- Review anatomy of the pelvis including bone, ligaments, plexi
- Learn the anatomy and function of the pelvic diaphragm, levator ani, and perineum
- Understand common pelvic floor complaints, pain, and disorders due to trigger points, pelvic and pelvic floor dysfunction
- Learn treatment strategies, needling techniques, and electro-acupuncture for pelvic floor disorders
- Understand proper treatment room etiquette and ethics when treating pelvic floor patients
Course outline: This outline may change some as the class curriculum gets finalized.
9:00am-9:30am: Introduction to the weekend course; Trigger Point Needling/Dry Needling Overview
9:30-10:30: Trigger point anatomy; Pain: Peripheral and central sensitization; Trigger Point Referrals
10:45-11:45: Palpation, needling skills/techniques
11:45-12:00pm: Needling demo
1:00-1:30: Glutes & Piriformis lecture and demo
1:30-2:00: Glutes & Piriformis hands-on
2:00-2:30: Multifidi and QL lecture and demo
2:30-3:00: Multifidi and QL hands-on
3:00-3:30: Quads & TFL
3:30-4:00: Quads & TFL
5:00-5:30: Adductors & Pectineus; The femoral triangle
5:30-6:00: Adductors & Pectineus
9:00-9:30: Iliopsoas lecture and demo
9:30-10:00am: Iliopsoas hands-on practice
10:00am-11:00am: Clinical ethics and how to approach your patient safely, including victims of sexual abuse/violence, w/discussion.
11:00am-12:00pm: Unwrapping the Pelvis with female emphasis: Overview of Anatomy & Physiology; bones, ligaments, pelvic diaphragm & levator ani, perineum & anococcygeal ligament, palpation specific to the PF
1:00-1:30: Getting familiar with needling the pelvic floor: informed consent, communication, safety; palpation if not covered above
1:30-2:15: Acupuncture techniques overview: Trigger points, motor points pertinent to helping your patients; Needling technique for the PF overview; needle sizes, lengths, ideal techniques
2:15-2:45pm: Draping and ligament demos
2:45-3:15: Ligaments hands-on practice
3:15-3:30: Pelvic diaphragm/Levator ani demos
3:30-4:15: Pelvic diaphragm/Levator ani hands-on practice
4:15-4:45: Obturator Internus; QF, Gemellus
4:45-5:15: Obturator hands-on
5:15-5:30: Anococcygeal ligament demo
5:30-6:00: Anococcygeal hands-on
9:00am-9:30am: Nerve plexi, sympathetic chain; sacral foramen
9:30-10:00: Electro-acupuncture techniques
10:00-10:30: Sacral foramen and HTJJ estim demo
10:30-11:15: Sacral foramen and HTJJ estim hands-on practice
11:15-12:00: Coccydynia lecture
1:00-1:30: Coccydynia hands-on practice
1:30-2:15: Bladder lecture including urachus, rec abs, pyramidalis, umbilicus needling
2:15-3:00: Bladder hands-on practice: rec abs, urachus, umbilicus needling
3:00-3:30: Postpartum birth/trauma scar/episiotomy
3:30-4:00pm: Scars practice
4:00-5:00pm: Open lab or catch-up
About Jamie Hampton, L.Ac.:
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 she was an adjunct professor through University of California, San Francisco she also 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. She 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. Having discovered a total lack of treatment options for pelvic floor pain (including acupuncture) Dr. Hampton made it her mission to specialize in helping these patients. She has treated pelvic floor patients since 2009.
Currently Dr. Hampton practices in Berkley, CA specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction and complex orthopedic cases.
About Assistant Lolane Glundal, L.Ac.:
Lora Lolane Glundal, L.Ac. is a Licensed Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist with over 17 years of experience. Lolane has training in a variety of areas including Orthopedics, dry needling, and pelvic floor Acupuncture. In addition to this, Lolane is also certified as both Hatha/Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She currently practices in Central New York State.
Lolane brings her unique expertise, skillset, and passion for helping others to the Pelvic Floor Acupuncture seminars series through assisting Dr. Jamie Hampton. She also plans on offering Pelvic Floor Yoga in 2024.