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Lower Extremity Assessment & Treatment Strategy + NFL Protocols

Richard Hazel uses a unique style of acupuncture that relies heavily on knowledge of neurology and sports medicine. He was one of very few people to learn Motor Point Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York where he completed his Master of Science in Acupuncture, Orthopedic & Sports Medicine.

UPDATE: NEW COURSE DATE MARCH 25th 2022 – MARCH 27th 2022!

If you’ve taken a Motor Point Acupuncture seminar with Richard, please note that the intro lecture in 2020 is very different and filled with important information that you likely haven’t learned from any other MPA seminar anywhere.

In addition, we are thrilled to have Dan Dominguez teach a full day of his favorite protocols using electric stimulation acupuncture he uses in the NFL when he treats the Buffalo Bills for their have acute injuries.

So who is this seminar for? 

This seminar is 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!

Motor Point Acupuncture is highly effective and can produce fast and lasting results in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

This will be a 3 day seminar packed with awesome information! 

Proper assessment for the hip and lower leg is essential when treating athletes. Poor ankle mobility, proprioception and stability impacts the entire body. Poor hip mobility and stability also impacts the entire body. Poor breathing mechanics impact the entire body.

This seminar will assume some knowledge of anatomy so that we can get further into the actions of the muscles. We will send you a link to where you can review the anatomy listed.

Day One (Richard Hazel)
Tonic Phasic
Lower Crossed Syndrome
Balance strategies
Lateral Stabilization Subsystem
Anterior Oblique Subsystem
Posterior Oblique Subsystem
Intrinsic Stabilization Subsystem
Breathing Patterns and Dysfunction
Gluteal Amnesia
Knee Valgus
Foot Pronation
IT Band Syndrome
Quad Dominance
Importance of Dorsiflexion

Motor Points
Transverse Abs
Internal Obliques
External Obliques
Rectus abdominals
Gluteus Maximus
Gluteus Medius
Gluteus Minimus
Obturator Internus
Iliocostalis lumborum
Semispinalis thoracis
Latissimus dorsi
Thoracolumbar fascia

Day Two (Richard Hazel)
Rectus Femoris
Vastus lateralis
Vastus medialis
Adductor longus
Adductor brevis
Adductor Magnus
Biceps femoris long head
Biceps femoris short head
Flexor Digitorum Longus
Flexor Digitorum Brevis
Extensor Digitorum Longus
Extensor Digitorum Brevis
Flexor Hallucis Longus
Flexor Hallucis Brevis
Extensor Hallucis Longus
Abductor Hallucis
Tibialis Posterior
Tibialis Anterior
Peroneus Longus
Peroneus Brevis
Peroneus Tertius
Interosseous foot

Day Three (Dan Dominguez)
Electric stimulation protocols for acute Injury:
Knee tendonitis
Pes anserine
Shin splints
Ankle sprain
Plantar fasciitis
Achilles tendonitis
IT band
Posterior chain activation for athletes

The workshop will include lectures, treatment demonstrations, and of course a lot of hands-on practice.

Check out this excerpt from one of Richard’s seminars:

About the speakers

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.

Dan Dominguez is a distinctive force of nature for Buffalo’s orthopedic and athletic scene. A long history and devotion to sports medicine has helped Dan hone his craft of acupuncture and motor point therapy and provide the most specialized care for his professional and amateur athletes.


Please let us know if you need accreditation with NVA or Zhong, so we can apply for it in advance.

Seminar Dates, Time & Location

25th – 27th March 2022, Amsterdam

Teaching hours are 9am to 5pm on all three days and the address where the seminar will take place is: 
Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg
Timorplein 21 1094 CC Amsterdam
Tel+31 (0)20 551 31 90

Seminar Cost:

  • Price: 690 Euros
  • 10% discount for returning Motor Point students!

Sign up Now!

It is estimated that that 10% of the world’s population suffers from various types of chronic pains! Do you want to be able to successfully treat various types of acute and chronic pains? Are you working with athletes focused on high performance? Then this seminar is definitely for you! Sign up today!