Sports Acupuncture Core Assessment & Treatment Principles
Record date: November 30th, 2018
Length: 3 hours 15 minutes
Approved for 3 NCCAOM PDAs, Category PE-CW
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In this webinar, Anthony brings assessment, motor points and electro-acupuncture to the specialty of sports acupuncture. Acupuncture is much more than injury healing; performance gains and injury prevention are just as important (and maybe more so) the amateaur, professional, or weekend athlete. Proper assessment can reveal underlying imbalances and weakness that the athlete may not even be aware of, yet these imbalances can lead to injury or interfere with maximum potential/performance. Go beyond pain relief and learn the real power of acupuncture in this webinar.
Learning and understanding 6 lines of fascial lines of tension: anterior and posterior torsional, anterior and posterior linear (clavicular mechanics), lateral vector, deep vector. This section covers the directional tensions of common groups of muscles and presents them in a way to that makes them easier to understand.
Understand how three simple tests can reveal weaknesses/imbalances:
- The squat, the push up, the wall test
Ways of checking all 6 vectors of tension
The acupuncture motor points packages that are used in treating athletes
- Upper Kinetic Chain Package
- Hyopogastric Abdominal Package
- Lower Kinetic Chain Package
Learn the chaos of gait and what it means
Review the joints of the foot and ankle; learn the significance/need of treating these
Importance of adductor and abductor hallucis
Electro-Acupuncture that can maximize performance:
- Perfusion treatment
- Fascial-based techniques
- Manual Releases of QL and Psoas
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.