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MSK/Sports Med

Sports Medicine in Redding

I worked closely with a family physician who did a Sports Medicine fellowship and is now practicing exclusively musculoskeletal/sports medicine at Shasta Orthopedics in Redding. It was a great opportunity to improve my musculoskeletal exam knowledge and skills. He sees almost twenty patients each half-day so things moved at... more »

Counterstrain Clinic

I used this elective as an opportunity to review and practice the Strain Counterstrain skills I had learned during an earlier elective through Jones Counterstrain courses I had taken. I reviewed the material and made myself a guide for treatment points and techniques. I split up some of my... more »

Counterstrain Course (Jones Institute)

I attended Strain-Counterstrain conferences through the Jones Institute. These are 3 day weekend courses (20 hours) during which we are taught the theory and techniques of Strain-Counterstain and given opportunity to practice them with other participants.  Most of the attendees are physical therapist who have stronger palpatory skills than... more »

AAFP Musculoskeletal Conference

This is an intensive 4 day conference/workshop that is a comprehensive curriculum in musculoskeletal care. Each morning is spent w/ didactics focused on each individual joint with afternoon session focused on physical exam techniques for each joint. Following the overview of each joint, advances in specific MSK disease topic... more »

OMT/prolotherapy in Sebastopol

Worked with SRFMR graduate Justin Cauntay at Hill Park Integrative Clinic in Sebastopol. Justin is a DO and the entirety of his practice is OMT, trigger points, and prolotherapy. His clientele includes chronic pain, acute injuries, and sports medicine. He is an excellent teacher and the clinic is jam... more »


Advanced wilderness life support training

3 day AWLS course culminating in AWLS certification. Focused on a wide variety of clinical issues one may come across in the wilderness. Trains you to be more equipped for your own explorations or to help lead groups as a medical doctor. Various groups offer the training at various... more »

Sugar Bowl Urgent Care

I worked alongside Dr. Cheryl McBride, a Kaiser Santa Rosa emergency physician who is also sports med trained, at the Sugar Bowl Urgent Care clinic. Dr. McBride volunteers at Sugar Bowl 4 days per ski season, so ask early and cross your fingers that your elective time matches her... more »

Sports Medicine in KY

I worked with Dr. Paul McKee, a family and sports medicine trained doc in Louisville, KY. He works with an orthopedic group, as well as the University of Louisville FM residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship. In his office, he sees all kinds of non-surgical MSK medicine, from acute sports... more »

Chiropractic care in Minnesota

I spent 3 days with Kathy McClure, a wonderful chiropractor and body worker in Minneapolis. She had me work with her hands on with her patients in her home office. I learned many hands on pearls and gained more understanding of how I could collaborate with chiropractors in the... more »


Learned NKT MSK testing technique, found it to be a ver valuable experience and plan on getting level 2 & 3 certification.


UCSF Primary Care Sports Medicine: Upper Extremity

This course provided a comprehensive review of common upper extremity injuries and current sports medicine practices which apply to the care of all patients from the recreational participant to the specialized elite athlete. Highlights of this program included a multidisciplinary faculty, live observed joint examinations, and interactive case panel... more »

Original Strength Seminar

Pressing reset workshop focused on how to help patients treat pain by remembering the way humans were created to move: breathing, head control, rolling, rocking, and contra-lateral movements.

MSK, Splinting, and Joint Injections

This elective selective was created to attain more experience with my MSK exam skills, splinting, and joint injections. I worked alongside the Kaiser Fracture Clinic team, Dr. Ty Affleck (Sutter Sports Medicine), Dr. Briant Smith (Sutter Orthopedic Surgeon), and Hector (Splinting tech at Sutter ED).

Santa Rosa Sports Medicine

Spending time with a local Sports Medicine trained family doctor. The experience is primarily shadowing but it is useful for 1) Improving joint exams 2)Understanding stretches and exercises to treat different MSK conditions 3) Familiarity with treatment of concussion acutely as well as post concussive disorders 4)For people interested... more »

POCUS Training (Houston, TX)

I took the “Emergency Medicine / Point-of-Care Ultrasound” and “Advanced Emergency Medicine / Next Level Point of Care Ultrasound” courses offered by a private company, Advanced Health Education Center. The first two days covered the same topics as the Contra Costa course (FAST exams, cardiac, OB imaging, procedures, etc).... more »