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Program Details

Oct. 27-29, 2017

18 PDA (6 per day)

Fri, 1pm-7:15pm, Sat, 9am-4:30pm, Sun, 9am-4:30pm


$398 all three days (save $199)

or $199 per day

Amy Dickinson, LAc, MTCM

To register call 952-885-5446 or mail registration form and payment

The Acupuncture Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders

Each day focuses on a specific area, how separate segments relate to each other, as well as identifying discreet anatomical units in order to treat modern-day problems caused by our (generally) sedentary, sitting lifestyle.  Purchase one, two or all three days.

Learn how using the ancient practice of meridian acupuncture in conjunction  with modern needling techniques like Trigger Points and Motor Points enhances the treatment outcomes for sports medicine and pain patients.  

Day 1 will introduce orthopedic concepts and focus on the Upper Extremity, with the treatment of maladies such as DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, Carpal Tunnel, Lateral epicondylitis, medial epicondylitis, biceps tendonitis, and an introduction of the most common shoulder pathologies.  

Day 2 will focus on the Lower Extremity, starting with the effective treatment of plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, anterior and posterior tibialis inflammation, knee problems that can be helped with acupuncture such as patellar tendonitis, patello femoral syndrome, ligament strains, and iliotibial band syndrome.  

Day 3 will focus on the Head, Neck and Spine.  The concept of stretch-weakened musculature and antagonist muscles will be introduced, especially relevant to this area of the body with postural repetitive stress injuries.  We will look at tension type headaches originating in the occiput, more shoulder pain, neck and low back pain and other effective ways of treating some of these problems that are the "bread and butter" of many pain-focused acupuncturists' practices.  

Each day will be practice intensive with demonstration and supervised needling, and appropriate dress will be useful.  A review of anatomy will be helpful before the class begins. 

Purchase one, two or all three days

Call us at 952-885-5446 to sign up today!

About the Instructor

Amy Dickinson. L. Ac., MTCM, B.A., grew up in the sports-crazed town of Boulder, Colorado. Following her graduation from The University of Colorado, she taught English in Japan and traveled extensively in Asia. She earned her Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches College and Clinic in Santa Cruz, CA. and studied at the Zhejiang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. She is past Vice President of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado.

Shortly after opening her practice in 2003, she pioneered a program to provide free acupuncture services to Boulder’s homeless and working poor at the Carriage House (now Bridge House).  Several years later, she converted the program into an Externship for Southwest Acupuncture College students (SWAC), and the program continues today. 

Currently she is excited to have created a unique opportunity for both the student athletes of the local university and the sports medicine specialist students at SWAC.  This program allows the acupuncture students, under Amy’s supervision, the opportunity to work on athletes of a caliber most acupuncturists only dream of working on.  This program comes at no cost to the University and allows all student- athletes access to this very effective therapy on campus.  Amy is an Associate Professor at Southwest Acupuncture College, and lectures nationally on Acupuncture Treatment of Orthopedic disorders.  



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