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Acupuncture Protocols for Treating the Hip

Acupuncture Protocols for Treating the Hip

Acupuncture Protocols for Treating the Hip

This course includes
49:07 of Course Material (View)
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This course was recorded in April 2022


Treatment of the hip is an important clinical condition to know and perfect in orthopedic clinics.

Acupuncture provides effective treatment techniques, starting with targeting the gluteus medius and minimus.

Providing stability to the pelvis results by activating this phasic muscle that tends to be inhibited, probably from prolonged sitting. Additional treatments include the postural muscle the quadratus lumborum, as well as the sacral-iliac joint.

These three structures are essential to treat in the management of hip pain, and fortunately are relatively easy to understand in terms of the anatomical sites for needling.

This online course is brought to you by the Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).


Speaker: Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc

Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., has been working in the field of sports medicine since he first began practice in 1981. He earned a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in 1983 that included a thesis entitled Acupuncture and the Treatment of Common Running Injuries.


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Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Acupuncture and Dry Needling Division

The Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association supports physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants in advancing the use of acupuncture as an established core competency in physiotherapy clinical practice.


To promote acupuncture and encourage an actively engaged membership who are committed to lifelong learning and excellence in practice in order to promote health and well-being among their patients.


To provide leadership and direction to physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants who are members of the Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in advancing the utilization of acupuncture in clinical practice by promoting excellence in direct care, education and research.

Course Material included in this course
  • Acupuncture Protocols for Treating the Hip
  • Welcome!
  • Slides
  • The Anatomically Significant Points of Acupuncture Sports Medicine
  • Treating the Gluteus Medius/Minimus
  • Demo with Patient #1
  • Treating the Gluteal Tendon
  • Demo with Patient #2
  • The Trochanteric Bursae
  • Demo with Patient #3
  • The Sacral Iliac Joint
  • Demo with Patient #4
  • Case Study
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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