September 14th-17th: Assessment & Treatment of Athletes and Common Sports Injuries Using Electro-Acupuncture, Taping, and Manual Therapy 4-day seminar in Mesa, AZ



Approved for 28.5 California CEUs, Category 1, CEP#1721

Pending 28 NCCAOM PDAs

Interest-free payment plan options available OR 50% Deposit option available – cannot use together

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Assessment & Treatment of Athletes and Common Sports Injuries

Everything you need to treat common sports injuries in just 4 days!

This 4-day seminar will teach the practitioner how to assess and treat athletes and the most common sports injuries we see in the clinic. Physical assessment, orthopedic tests, electro-acupuncture, taping, and extensive soft tissue manual therapies will all be covered. Through lectures, ample hands-on practice, and patient demos including with athletes, participants will learn all aspects of assessing and treating athletes, from core concepts and skills to the practical application in the clinic. Following this seminar, participants will be able to confidently apply what they learn to a variety of sports injuries for athletes of all different backgrounds.

The key to learning how to treat sports injuries is to understand the mechanics and types of injuries common to different sports. This way what you learn will have application across many different types of athletes. For example, when you learn to treat muscle strains of the hamstring, the same treatment principles apply for any muscle strain.

The same goes for injuries of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist. For example, throwing-related injuries apply to many different sports, so learning how to assess and treat these injuries has cross-applications. Think less about sports specific and more about broad application. This will allow you to apply what you learn to many different types of patients.

*Important to note, what you learn in this seminar can also be transferred to your general, non-athlete patient population; The skills you'll learn have cross-applicability for other types of MSK conditions.


  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of injuries, neurogenic inflammation, motor inhibition, and other key concepts in sports injuries
  • Learn how to take a correct history, rule out red flags, and gather necessary information
  • Learn assessment techniques including specific orthopedic tests of commonly injured areas
  • Learn the mechanism of common injuries
  • Understand why electro-acupuncture (EA) is used for treating sports injuries and mechanisms of actions in healing
  • Learn EA techniques used for treating athletes
  • Understand how and why taping is used for treating athletes and how to apply it
  • Learn about the important role of soft tissue and fascia in sports injuries
  • Learn how to identify fascial restrictions and distortions, practice palpation
  • Understand the importance of manual therapy in treating sports injuries
  • Learn how soft tissue manual therapy helps heal injury and speed up recovery
  • Learn a variety of soft tissue techniques and when to use each
  • Learn Gait Analysis and treatments to correct root causes of dysfunction and pain


Dates: September 14th-17th, 2023

Times: Thursday 9-5; Friday 9-5; Saturday 9-5; Sunday 9-5

Venue: Shokunin CrossFit, Mesa, AZ

Max number of participants: 30

*Lunch is included each day*

Pending 28 NCCAOM PDAs

Approved for 28.5 California CEUs Category 1, CEP#1721

CEU provider: ASE Seminars LLC

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Prerequisites: None

Recommended but not required: In-person or online EXSTORE seminar, or familiarity with Dr. Lombardi's techniques through other in-person or on-line education

BONUS CONTENT: All registrants will receive 14 Sports Webinars AND 1 year to Anthony's Mentorship Community, a $2177.00 value INCLUDED with the seminar!

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Seminar cancellation policy:

  • For cancellations 14 days or more before the seminar, a credit will be issued. Credit must be used within 12 months from date of seminar.
  • Cancellations less than 14 days of the seminar: No refunds or credits
  • Cancellation due to COVID: This would occur only if local or State government prevented the event from taking place, for example, a shut down or preventing travel. In these cases, refunds will be issued

Time breakdown for each day:


9:00-9:15 Introduction

9:15-10:30 LIVE PATIENT

10:30-10:40 Break


1) Introduction Lecture

  • neurogenic inflammation
  • motor inhibition
  • history taking
  • ruling out red flags

2) Muscle strains lecture

  • Introduction to muscle strains
  • forces of muscle strains
  • mechanisms of muscle strains

12:00-1:00 LUNCH


Orthopedic Assessment


Orthopedic assessment tests

  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Neck
  • Lower extremities

Hands-on practice

2:30-2:40 Break


Introduction to QuickStart-based soft tissue techniques applied after electro acupuncture

treatments for upper and lower extremity injuries


Hands-on Practice Soft Tissue Techniques

4:00-5:00pm LIVE Patient



Electro-acupuncture in the treatment of sports injuries Lecture

Introduction to EA for UPPER extremity sports injuries.


Hands-on Practice of EA techniques


Electro-acupuncture in the treatment of sports injuries Lecture

Introduction to EA for lower extremity sports injuries.


12:00-1:00 lunch


Hands-on Practice of EA techniques

2:15-2:25 Break


Introduction to taping techniques for upper and lower extremity injuries


Hands-on Practice taping techniques

4:00-5:00pm LIVE Patient

5:00pm-7:00pm: Gait analysis, measuring and ordering orthotics: All participants will perform gait analysis and measure each others' feet for orthotics using the phone app. They will then order their orthotics and receive them in their office following the seminar.

Saturday & Sunday:

Manual Therapy for Athletes

When athletes or active patients come into our office they care about one thing – getting out of pain and returning to their sport or activity. We see the frustration the patient feels not being able to do the one thing they love. We want more than anything to play an active role in improving their quality of life. One of the most effective ways to provide immediate relief is to address the fascial system with hands on therapies.

At this seminar, you will get exposure to the most advanced evidence-based soft tissue techniques available to address myofascial pain and hypertonicity. You will also be able to skillfully apply other techniques such as cupping, IASTM, use of foam rollers and massage guns. In this training, you will build a foundation in the anatomy and function of fascia in both normal and pathological conditions. With over 10 years of clinical experience as a sports chiropractor for multiple professional sports organizations and amateur athletes, Dr. Lev Furman will cover the most effective application of soft tissue manual therapy. This seminar will take your practice to the next level when it comes to helping athletes recover from injuries and return to optimal performance.


  • What is fascia and why is it important to assess and treat?
    • Anatomy and function of fascia in normal and pathological conditions
    • How to distinguish between myofascial pain, joint pain, and chronic pain
    • Objective assessment of mobility impairments from myofascial restrictions
  • Principle and procedures of soft tissue manual therapy
    • Identify fascial impairments and distortions
    • Perform palpation and mobility testing
    • Recognize appropriate soft tissue treatment
  • How to use soft tissue manual therapy on most common complaints from athletes
    • Low Back Pain
    • Neck sprain/strain
    • Shoulder dysfunction and pain
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Knee pain
    • Hamstring sprain/strain
    • Oblique sprain
    • Hip pain
    • Elbow pain
  • What does the research tell us?
    • The most recent research in effectiveness of soft tissue manual therapy and fascia
  • Case Studies
    • Effective strategies when treating specific sports (soccer, basketball, football, etc.)
    • Ankle sprain protocol for fast return to play
  • When to use cupping, IASTM, foam rollers, and massage guns
    • Learn when to apply the right soft tissue treatment modality for the best results
  • Live patient demonstrations
    • Watch and learn how this information is used to treat quickly and effectively


9:00-9:15 Introduction

9:15-10:30 LIVE PATIENT

10:30-10:40 Break


Introduction Lecture

– What is fascia?

– Anatomy overview

– Myofascial pain syndromes

– Orthopedic assessment

Principles and Procedures

  • How to identify fascial restrictions and distortions
  • Palpation and mobility testing
  • Treatment procedures

12:00-1:00 LUNCH


Soft Tissue Manual Therapy Technique

– Low Back Pain

– Neck sprain/strain

– Shoulder pain/dysfunction

– Elbow pain

Hands-on practice

2:30-2:40 Break


  • Soft Tissue Manual Therapy Technique

– Hip Pain

– Hamstring sprain/strain

– Oblique sprain

– Knee pain


4:00-5:00pm LIVE Patient



Fascia research lecture


  • Soft Tissue Manual Therapy Technique

– Ankle sprain


12:00-1:00 lunch


Introduction to soft tissue techniques

  • Cupping
  • Foam Rollers
  • Massage Guns

2:15-2:25 Break


Hands-on Practice soft tissue techniques

4:00-5:00pm LIVE Patient

Instructor bios:

Dr. Anthony 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 20 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 19 years Anthony has given over 120,000 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 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 65 webinars available covering a variety of Musculoskeletal conditions and practice management topics. He also teaches his EXSTORE™ system through live, in-person seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Lombardi’s mentorship community on 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 both 150 patient visits and 12 new patients a week for over ten years.

Dr Lev 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.

Assistant: Dr. James 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.

Over the course of the last decade Dr. Werner has traveled across North America to intern, learn, and work firsthand with world class sports medicine clinicians, clinical researchers, and performance coaches so that he can help athletes protect their competitive edge. These travels have allowed him to work with National Championship programs like the University of Denver Hockey, Iowa State University Wrestling, and with national champions, professional athletes, and Olympians. You can learn more about Dr. Werner here.


All registrants will receive the following Sports Webinars AND 1 year to Anthony's Mentorship Community, a $2177 value INCLUDED in the seminar!

Get continued support after the seminar and further hone your skills.

The following webinars are included:

Core principles of Sports Acupuncture Assessment, Treatment, & Injury Prevention
Assessment & Treatment of Golf Injuries
Assessment & Treatment of Field Sports (Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Soccer) Injuries
Assessment & Treatment of Tennis Injuries
Assessment & Treatment of Martial Arts Injuries
Assessment, Treatment, & Prevention of CROSSFIT injuries
Assessment, Electro-acupuncture, and Manual Treatment for Long Distance Runners
Athletic Taping of Common MSK Injuries
Electro-Acupuncture & Soft Tissue to Maximize Performance During a 103 Mile Run
Athletic Pubalgia: A Case Study of Longstanding Hip Pain
How to Read and Understand Radiology Images
Assessment & Treatment of Concussions
Assessment & Treatment of Muscle Strains
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

*All webinars will be added to your account approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the seminar

One year to Anthony's Mentorship community: You will receive instructions on how to join and full access to the community approximately 1 week prior to the semina