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GRAND ROUNDS: SPORTS & ORTHOPEDIC MEDICINE IN ACTION (IN-PERSON)
March 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm PDTFree – $200.00
CAB approved for 8 CEU hours
About the Course: Orthopedic and sports medicine approaches within TCM are an area where our field is experiencing greater and greater prominence. Dr. Jenny Nieters brings a wealth of experience with college, Olympic, and professional-level athletes to the table. Focusing on practical, hands-on approaches to promoting optimum performance and recovery, this day of clinical practice will give participants exposure to real-world applications in this arena, and clarify what the expectations of the team acupuncturist are in high-level amateur and professional sports organizations..
Upon the completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Identify general principles in supporting preparation for, and recovery from, competitive sporting events using the time-tested approaches of TCM, adapted to the modern, integrative, sports medicine care team.
- Understand the thinking around different approaches to treating common sports injuries
perform a succinct, thorough intake focusing on musculo-skeletal and orthopedic complaints
- Communicate with patients in plain language regarding their expected treatment plans, recovery times, and self-care during a course of treatment
- Understand the role of the acupuncturist on a team of medical providers supporting athletes
About the Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Nieters specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic injuries and athletic performance. In addition to her private clinical practice, she is the team acupuncturist for the San Francisco 49ers and the Saint Mary’s College Men’s Rugby teams. She teaches sports acupuncture with Whitfield Reaves in his Sports Medicine Apprentice Program, an advanced training for acupuncturists. She works with professional and Olympic athletes including MLB and NFL players. She also served as event acupuncturist for multiple international rugby tournaments, including the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the Silicon Valley Sevens, the Las Vegas Sevens, and the Paris Sevens tournament
Dr. Nieters loves helping athletes achieve their personal best, drawing from many modalities to craft a treatment protocol, including: traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture, dry needling, motor point acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture, gua sha therapy, cupping therapy, tui na massage, dietary therapy and herbal medicine. She received her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences and her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
*This course can be taken for credit within AIMC’s Doctoral Completion program; students enrolled in the program can earn Clinical hours toward graduation and CEU hours by attending this course. Courses taken for Continuing Education credit cannot be retroactively applied for Doctoral Completion credit; get in touch with the Admissions Office today if you’d like more information about enrolling in the Doctoral Completion program.
*Requirements for in-person attendance: Anyone attending an in-person course or seminar at AIMC is currently required to either provide proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry on the first day of the class. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building. Those who are unable to provide documentation or do not pass the screening will not be permitted to attend.