Comments on these courses: "Paula's courses are the best online classes in Acupuncture Sports Medicine that I have found. Her information is concise, very well presented and immediately useable in my clinical practice. I am systematically taking all of her online continuing education courses." S. Sadow, M. Ac, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac. Acupuncture Sports Medicine, Homer and Anchorage, Alaska
regarding Acupuncture in Structural and Musculoskeletal Disorders: "This is a fantastic series. I am a 10 year practitioner of acupuncture and trigger point therapy focusing mostly on musculoskeletal pain. I was expecting this course to be a nice review, but it was much more than that. There is a ton of information presented concisely. After years of reviewing to the Trigger Point manuals, I realize how much I had missed. This course gives you all the clinical pearls and vital info for a clinic manual without all the non-essentials. I was also inspired to relearn my Extra Meridians. Info that I had thought of as mostly esoteric is brought to life with practical applications. This style of acupuncture is such a great blend of acupuncture and "western" physical medicine. Its a great course for practitioners at any level. Highly, highly recommended!." Phil Cusick, L. Ac., San Fransico, CA.
Acupuncture in Musculoskeletal and Structural Disorders: "This class presents a comprehensive apporach to treating common musculoskeletal disorders, blending TCM, neuroanatomical concepts and myofascial trigger points. I highly recommend this course for practitioners who want to be able to understand and effectively manage common orthopedic problems." G. Lecovin, D.C., L. Ac., Bellevue, WA.
Acupuncture in Musculoskeletal and Structural Disorders: "This course exceeded my expectations. It has given me invaluable tools to help my patients. I am already seeing great results - even with elderly patients who have been difficult to provide with lasting relief. The treatment protocols are an elegant blend of Chinese medical approaches and western physical medicine. I highly recommend this course to any pratitioner treating patients in pain." Amelia Zahm, L. Ac., Enterprise, OR
"Acupuncture in Structural and Musculoskeletal Disorders was not just about conveying knowledge, though there was plenty of that, but it stressed how to use the information to develop a method for treatment. The information itself was something I never got in my acupuncture school. I think Paula, being an acupuncturist and a PT, brings something new and valuable to the table. The methods are easy to apply to your practice. I think it was very worthwhile and plan on taking the other courses as well." "I have now taken several of Paula's courses and I recommend them highly. What I have found is that her unique philosophy of treatment combined with a plethora of detailed and relevant information, became a powerful protocol for treating pain. Very useful for any acupuncturist who ever has pain cases. " Monte Jackson, L. Ac., Richmond, VA
"I took Paula Haberman's distance learning class on the shoulder. I concentrate my practice in four different fields, so I have a lot of CEU requirements. I needed just a few remaining CEU's for NCCAOM recertification, and I didn't want the expense of travel and yet another full-blown seminar. I anticipated her course at best to be a lightweight rehash of what I already knew, or at worst a "bureaucratically necessary" waste of my time. Fortunately for me it was neither. Paula's BOOK on the shoulder provided me with a valuable resource that I can refer to in clinic, and her practicuum challenged me to explore her contribution to a depth I likely would not have done via sitting back and passively consuming a weekend lecture. I feel her class has made me a better practitioner." Dr. Robert B. Kellum, L.Ac., N.D., Ph.D., Portland, OR
" The detailed description of both the musculoskeletal structures impacting the lumbar spine and the results of dysfunction in these structures deepened my understanding of the causes and symptoms of lower back pain. The integration of these western physiological concepts with the Chinese Medical model of the body created a very effective system from which to treat. Paula blends these two approaches into a lovely treatment system with protocols that are effective and make sense. I have a much clearer picture of how to deal with the subtle differences and wide ranging symptoms that accompany the complaint of pain and disorders of the lumbar spine." A. Zahm, L. Ac., Enterprise, OR
"This course not only covered its objective, but also offered a way to think through the material, making it easy to assimilate into traditional practice. It covered alot of material not taught as part of formal TCM training. In this way it exceeds many CEU classes I have taken at accredited colleges and hospitals. I have already applied this material to my practice with immediate success." S. J. Roberts, L.Ac., Londonderry, NH
"I received the course materials and absolutely love it! This is exactly what I was lacking going through TCM school. Please keep up the good work and will be looking forward to more material." Dr. Derek Du, DC, MS, L.Ac., Ladera Ranch, CA
"AcuRehab of the Lumbar Spine provides an anatomical review, merges Western anatomical approaches with TCM analysis for assessment and treatment, reviews common lumbar patterns and presents a case study tying it all together. The course is clear, concise and accessible. I have already successfully used this methodology in clinic and look forward to providing more effective, efficient treatment. I recommend this course to those with a comprehensive foundation in TCM and a desire to improve their results by merging it with a Western anatomical approach." Jennifer Strong, Dr. TCM, British Columbia, CA
"As a martial arts teacher I see my share of sports injuries from students and fellow martial artists. Paula's courses fill the holes of standard acupuncture training and open up a whole new way to get people well in a much shorter time frame. I highly recommend her courses to anyone dealing with musculoskeletal problems in their practice." Shifu Danny Regan, L. Ac., NY. regansmartialarts.com
" the course is well prepared and organized...the instructor has demonstrated strong experience and knowledge background in this subject. I feel that I really have expanded my spectrum of practice after this course and brought some new ideas into my critical thinking." Tao He, L. AC. NCCAOM, Grand Rapids, MI
"Paula has developed a protocol for treating knee problems that utilizes TCM combined with musculoskeletal theories and techniques that allows a practitioner to treat patients in a comprehensive and effective way. I personally have always tried to treat these conditions using trigger points and TCM, but now have the tools to do it more effectively." Dr. Lizbeth Ryan, OMD, Arkansas Therapy Center, Hot Springs Village, AR
"the outline, the format, and the presentation were well done...I was very impressed with the overall packet of more than adequate information. I learned more about knee acupuncture than I have since I have began practicing. I would definitely recommend this course to other practitioners that want in depth knowledge in this field of the knee orhtopedics." J. Burger, L. Ac., Jordan, MN
"the indepth explanation of the muscles, innervations and pain patterns was a good refresher on anatomy and pain patterns. The course has made a big difference in the way I put my acupuncture treatment plans together." Tara L. Finley, OMD, N.D., Reno, NV