Posts tagged with ‘acupuncture training’

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So You’re Still Rolling Your Iliotibial Band (ITB)…

by Jessica Zerr
Iliotibial Band Treatment Step  1

If you’re rolling your Iliotibial Band (ITB), it’s likely because you are feeling some sort of pain along the outside of your knee. Many runners, especially long distance runners experience this problem. The ITB can become irritated and inflamed due to friction when it’s overused. But just because you are feeling the pain near your knee doesn’t mean this is the cause of the pain. This is the first step to understanding why rolling your ITB is likely NOT the complete solution to your problem. So what else do we need to look for? 1) Tight Muscles When we think of a muscle being tight our first thought is to […]

What Do You Know About Your Health Care Professional?

by Jessica Zerr
Vancouver Acupuncture Training

With the growing popularity of complementary medicine, it can be confusing and frustrating to know what to look for when considering alternative treatment options. Health care professionals must complete a lengthy education process to become certified in their area of expertise, but they also have the option of taking courses to complement their practice. For example a physiotherapist may take a course to become certified in acupuncture with 60 hours of clinical training. This may sound like a lot of time, but it’s relatively small in comparison to the average 448 – 1380+ clinical hours required by a registered acupuncturist.   Clinical Hours Classroom Learning Online Learning Registered Acupuncturist 448 – […]