1st European Orthopaedic and Sports Acupuncture Congress
COURSE DATE: SEPTEMBER 22nd 2023 – SEPTEMBER 24th 2023!
Be part of this inaugural event, where you’ll have the opportunity to network, learn from leading experts, and gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will elevate your practice and explore new horizons in the field of orthopaedic and sports acupuncture.
We are excited to announce that we have three speakers for this first event and you will be split into two groups and get to attend a full day hands-on session with each speaker! The speakers and topics are as follows:
Dr Josh Margolis will teach the following topics:
“Central Spinal Sensitization and Trigger Points”
Have you ever had a patient where you successfully dry needled a trigger point only to see it return time and time again between visits? Darth Levator Scapulae strikes back.
In this hands-on workshop we will look at how neuroplastic changes in the spinal cord maintain and reactivate trigger points in the periphery and how peripheral trigger points are potent drivers of that selfsame central spinal sensitization.
We will practice an easy to learn, dynamic set of interwoven assessment and treatment processes. Allowing us to seamlessly:
- Assess for and treat sensitized segments
- Determine if central sensitization or trigger points are the main driver in a patient’s pain complaint
- Improve our clinical outcomes treating chronic musculoskeletal pain
“Assessment and Treatment of the Brachial Plexus with Acupuncture Dry Needling”
Understanding the anatomy of the brachial plexus and how to assess and treat it is crucial to the management of many commonly occurring conditions of the upper extremity.
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Entrapment syndromes of the median, ulnar and radial nerves
- Recurring trigger points
- Recurring muscle weakness and inhibition
We will practice assessment and treatment options for the brachial plexus. Including:
- Acupuncture for the brachial plexus in the neck and axilla
- Integrating brachial plexus treatment with terminal branch issues
Dr. Jenny Nieters will lecture about:
“Optimizing lumbopelvic stability and Motor Control”
Acupuncture can be a game changer for athletic performance. The tools presented this weekend will look to optimize lumbopelvic stability and motor control. The same treatment that improves performance in an elite athlete is also effective in the context of the acute and chronic low back pain patient providing symptomatic relief. Perhaps the more important impact to patients is the long term value in supporting movement that effectively loads joints, as we know that keeping our aging population mobile has deep impacts on quality of life and health.
- Dr. Josh Margolis: “Central Spinal Sensitization and Trigger Points” & “Assessment and Treatment of the Brachial Plexus with Acupuncture Dry Needling”
- Dr. Jenny Nieters: “Optimizing lumbopelvic stability and Motor Control”
- Dr. Richard Hazel: “Unleashing the Power of Dry Needling and Motor Point Acupuncture for Rapid Hip Pain Relief” & “Migraine Mastery: Motor Points and Dry Needling for Headache Relief”
So who is this congress for?
This congress is only for qualified practitioners who are focused on treating acute or chronic pains and who work with professional or amateur athletes that would like to increase their performance and get reliable and measurable results and pain relief! The workshops will assume some knowledge of anatomy.
This will be a 3 day congress packed with awesome information! Our aim is to make this a yearly event. We will try to integrate a podium discussion on one or two of the evenings.
The workshops will include lectures, treatment demonstrations, and of course a lot of hands-on practice.
About the speakers
Dr. Jenny Nieters specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic injuries and athletic performance. In addition to her private clinical practice, she is a team acupuncturist for the San Francisco 49ers and the Saint Mary’s College Men’s Rugby teams. She teaches continuing education courses for Licensed Acupuncturists privately and was part of the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprentice Program, developed by Whitfield Reaves. She works with professional and Olympic athletes including MLB, NFL, rugby, NBA, WWE and tennis.
She also served as event acupuncturist for international rugby tournaments, including the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, the Silicon Valley Sevens and the Las Vegas Sevens. She traveled with the Samoan Sevens team to support their efforts at the Paris Sevens tournament. She also the acupuncturist for Tight End University, and event for NFL tight ends.
Dr. Joshua Margolis is a seasoned practitioner with a wealth of experience in manual medicine, bodywork, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine. Since 1995, he has dedicated himself to these healing arts, continually expanding his knowledge and skills. From 2005 to 2009, Joshua served as a faculty member at The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences and The Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, where he imparted his expertise in anatomy, orthopedic acupuncture, advanced channel theory, and pain management. Currently, he shares his wealth of knowledge as a staff member at The Osteopathic College of Ontario and as a respected instructor of doctoral level orthopedic courses at several esteemed acupuncture colleges in the Bay Area.
Dr. Richard Hazel received his Master of Science in Acupuncture – Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at Pacific College in New York. The program focused on the location and treatment of motor points for the treatment pain and improved neuromuscular function. Richard has also studied Neurofunctional Electric Stimulation Acupuncture under Dan Wunderlich, LAc and the theories and methods of Dr. C C Gunn and Dr. Janet Travell. Richard’s private practice in NY focuses on treating chronic pains and injuries and improving performance by assessing muscle imbalances and decreased range of motion. He gets excellent results with only a few treatments necessary by keeping the focus on restoring the function of the limbs, joints or spinal segments, instead of attempting to merely treat local pain.
Dutch attendees: Please let us know if you need accreditation with NVA or Zhong, so we can apply for it in advance.
Seminar Dates, Time & Location
22nd – 24th September 2023, Amsterdam
Tel+31 (0)20 551 31 90
- Price: 690 Euros
- Limited seats available.
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This seminar is also a must-attend for therapists specializing in chronic or acute pain. If you are currently working with patients who strive for unparalleled excellence and seek reliable, quantifiable results, then this congress is tailored specifically for you. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to enhance your skills and take your practice to the next level. Secure your spot today and embark on a transformative journey that will empower you to unlock the true potential of your patients.