Continuing Education

Students can now audit weekend classes from the Doctorate of Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program for CEU credits. Each course provides 16 CEUs, category 1 (pending CAB approval)

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June 5-6, 2020 (Friday & Saturday)
Care of the Extremities
Instructor: Kenji Hirabayashi, LAcThis course focuses on injuries to the arm, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle, including tennis elbow, golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis, osteoarthritis, patella-femoral joint dysfunction, meniscus injuries, shin splints, ankle sprain, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. Students will have the opportunity to learn orthopedic testing and specific needling techniques.
June 7-8, 2020 (Sunday & Monday)
Pain Theory and Meridian Therapy
Instructor: Xiaotian Shen, MD (China), MPH, LAcIn this course pain physiology and pain theories are examined, as well as the correlation between tissue injury and pain. Advanced meridian therapy, acupuncture techniques, Chinese herbology, scalp acupuncture, electroacupuncture and other needle techniques are elaborated as methods for pain management.
July 10-11, 2020 (Friday & Saturday)
Physical Medicine and Pain Management
Instructor: Glenn Kazmierski, LAcThis course presents an overview on physical medicine and pain management for cervical spine conditions. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to perform specific techniques that increase range of motion, reduce pain, and increase physical performance. Students will learn manual therapy techniques for orthopedic conditions, and be able to instruct patients in exercise trainings and postural education.
July 12-13, 2020 (Sunday & Monday)
Ortho-Neuro Examination and Imaging Studies
Instructor: George Stretch, DAOM, LAcThis class provides experience in orthopedic and neurological assessment. The class emphasizes a hands-on regional approach on orthopedic and neurological examination of the spine and extremities. The module also provides introductory knowledge and application and interpretation of medical imaging studies related to pain management, such as x-rays, CT scans, and MRI. Following this class students will be able to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities need to assess patients presenting with orthopedic and pain.
August 7-8, 2020 (Friday & Saturday)
Neurological Disorders
Instructor: Amy Wolf, DAOM, LAcThis course covers both the Chinese medical and Western medical pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and the progression of common brain and nerve disorders. These include cerebral vascular accidents, cranial nerve disorders, headaches, and peripheral nerve disorders. This course also includes Chinese medical theories about the prevention and rehabilitation methods for these disorders. Case studies are used to examine these commonly seen disorders.

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