2018 ASVA Spring Seminar "Orthopedic/Trigger Point Acupuncture: A Hands-On Approach to Lower Back, Neck and Upper Extremity Pain"

  • 21 Apr 2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • 22 Apr 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Farifax, VA 22031
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  • Please see list on main event page for allied state organizations. Membership will be confirmed in order to receive discount.
  • All other licensed acupuncturists
  • Observation only, will be able to participate in palpation and muscle testing, but only observation during needling practice
  • All other licensed acupunctursits

Registration is closed

The Acupuncture Society of Virginia presents

Orthopedic/Trigger Point Acupuncture:
A Hands-On Approach to Lower Back, Neck and Upper Extremity Pain

presented by Jamie Chaves, L.Ac.

Saturday & Sunday, April 21st & 22nd, 2018 
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(Registration starts at 8:15 AM)

16 NCCAOM PDA and 16 California CEU Category 1 Live approved

Plus, the 2018 ASVA Annual Membership Meeting from 7:00pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Please check for event details and register separately.

Location:   Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks - Great Falls Room
                      11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
                       Fairfax, Virginia 22033
(ASVA hotel group rates available for Friday through Sunday night. See below for more information.) 

Description of Course

This 2-day workshop will provide participants with the fundamentals needed to assess, treat, and prevent a variety of common injuries. The course will consist of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice integrating a variety of physical examination skills. Participants can expect to gain proficiency in clinical anatomy, palpation, range of motion assessment, manual muscle testing, orthopedic testing, and trigger point needling techniques. As a preventative strategy, biomechanics and ergonomics will be discussed.

Common injuries to be covered:

Cervical Radiculopathy
Lumbar Radiculopathy,
Neck Strain 
Low Back Strain
Shoulder Strain/Sprain,
Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis,
Wrist Strain/Sprain

Seminar Prices 

Early Bird Rate ends March 4th, 2018  (Early Price/Regular Price)

*Must be a licensed acupuncturist or current acupuncture student to register for this class. If there are any question, please email before beginning registration.*

Registration includes printed notes, supplies for orthopedic testing, needling supplies & buffet lunch on one day of the seminar

ASVA Current Member - $400/$425 

Current Acupuncture Student - $325 (observation only, no needling) 

Allied State Organization Member* - $427.50/$450 

Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization  Licensed Acupuncturist- $475/$500

Extra $50 for registration day of event - We encourage you to check with us ahead of time to make sure spots are still available.

*NOTE* Allied State Organizations include Acupuncture Society of DC (ASCD), Maryland Acupuncture Society (MAS), North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCAAOM), Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania (APA), Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CSAOM), Tennessee Acupuncture Council (TAC), Utah Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (UTAAOM). YOU MUST BE A CURRENT, ACTIVE MEMBER OF YOUR STATE ORGANIZATION TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS DISCOUNT.  

Cancellation Policy: One month prior to seminar date: Full refund minus $25 cancellation fee, One month to one week prior: 60% of tuition will be refunded. Less than one week prior or non-attendance: No refunds or partial PDA/CEU credit.

ASVA Group Hotel Information: Both the Seminar and ASVA Annual Meeting will be held at the Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks. Guests can call 1-888-236-2427 and ask for the "Acupuncture Society Room Block." For those who would like to book online through the hotel's website, go to www.fairfaxmarriott.com.  The code to enter in the "Group Code" box located under the “Special Rates & Awards” section is "ACSACSA". The end date for the room block is Wednesday March 28th, 2018. (If looking to share a room with someone and need a two beds, it may be easier to call the hotel when making your reservation as few of these rooms are available. Please email if you are looking to room share to acusova@gmail.com and we will try to accommodate.)

Speaker Bio

Jamie Chaves L.Ac

Jaime Chaves, L.Ac. has been a licensed acupuncturist in California for over 15 years. He received his Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University and participated in an internship in Beijing, China. Jaime specializes in the treatment of work related injuries. He is currently the head acupuncturist in a prominent Bay Area worker’s compensation clinic and works alongside medical doctors, physical therapists, and orthopedic surgeons. Jaime is passionate about the art of physical examination and integrates a multidisciplinary approach in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies.

Jaime has been an instructor in several Bay Area acupuncture schools at both the Master’s and Doctoral level. It was during this time that he discovered his passion for teaching. Jaime has had the honor of introducing acupuncture to medical residents who periodically shadow him for clinical rounds. He has been a guest lecturer for Stanford’s physician assistant program and continues to find joy in spreading the word about the effectiveness of acupuncture.

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