There is little doubt that Ronda Wimmer is one of the most credentialed health care providers to join Acupuncture Today's group of distinguished columnists. The list of academic degrees Dr. Wimmer has attained covers a vast expanse of natural and sports medicine. She earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and athletic training from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona (1992) and a PhD in natural medicine/nutrition from the California College of Natural Medicine (1993) before beginning her acupuncture studies at South Baylo University, from which she graduated in 1997. She has also studied abroad at the University of Heidelberg and the New Zealand School of Physiotherapy. In addition to being a licensed acupuncturist, she is a medical herbologist; a licensed massage therapist; a certified sports medicine specialist/sports performance specialist; and a certified athletic trainer (courtesy of the National Athletic Trainers Association).

Dr. Wimmer has been an educator since 1983, and is the author of several textbooks on pathophysiology, kinesiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. She currently divides her time between teaching at Chapman University, Cal State University at Long Beach, and Goldenwest College. She also runs an integrated sports medicine center in Newport Beach, California, and has worked as a trainer/consultant with professional and amateur athletes for several years.

Previous Articles

The Way of Zen Performance Enhancement
February, 2015 (Vol. 16, Issue 02)
The Dancing of Opposites
Kinesiology: Eastern and Sports Medicine Perspectives
June, 2014 (Vol. 15, Issue 06)
Food as Medicine: Cultural Heritage, Chinese Medicine and Nutrigenomics
February, 2014 (Vol. 15, Issue 02)
Dance, Chinese Medicine and Career Longevity
November, 2013 (Vol. 14, Issue 11)
Consciousness: Ayurvedic Medicine, Chinese Medicine, and Mayan Perspectives
December, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 12)
TCM For Hip Internal Rotation Injuries in Athletes
August, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 08)
Management and Prevention of Lateral Ankle Sprains With Western and Eastern Methods
May, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 05)
The Implications of GMO's, Epigenetics and Chinese Medicine on Performance Enhancement
February, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 02)
Performance Enhancement through Food Therapy: A Chinese Medicine Perspective
May, 2011 (Vol. 12, Issue 05)
Nutritional Training, Part 2
August, 2010 (Vol. 11, Issue 08)
Nutritional Training, Part 1
May, 2010 (Vol. 11, Issue 05)
Skiing Injuries and the Power of TCM
February, 2010 (Vol. 11, Issue 02)
The Tao of Wii
December, 2009 (Vol. 10, Issue 12)
Who Are Qualified Acupuncturists?
August, 2009 (Vol. 10, Issue 08)
Keeping Dancers on Their Feet
February, 2009 (Vol. 10, Issue 02)
A Reactive Versus Proactive Treatment Mentality
The Olympics Are Over; Now What Retirement?
December, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 12)
Thenar Tendonitis and Text Messaging
August, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 08)
Ethnomedicine to Heal the World
May, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 05)
Minimizing the Long-Term Effects of EMFs From Cell Phone Use
February, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 02)
Treating Long-Distance Cyclists
October, 2007 (Vol. 08, Issue 10)
USA Volleyball Players and Lumbar/Hip Joint Compensations
Integrated Approach to Injury Prevention
June, 2007 (Vol. 08, Issue 06)
Preventing Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: Integrating Treatments
April, 2007 (Vol. 08, Issue 04)
Is History Repeating Itself?
Jockeying for Professional Acceptance, Part 2
February, 2007 (Vol. 08, Issue 02)
Is History Repeating Itself?
Jockeying for Professional Acceptance, Part 1
November, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 11)
Treating Rotator Cuff Injuries in Competitive Freestyle Swimmers, Part Two
Oriental Medicine Zang/Fu Organ Principles
April, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 04)
Treating Rotator Cuff Injuries in Competitive Freestyle Swimmers, Part One
March, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 03)
Exercise-Induced Urine Leakage in Female Athletes
January, 2006 (Vol. 07, Issue 01)
Rock Climbing: Treating Common Wrist and Finger Injuries and Integrating Medical Philosophies, Part Two
October, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 10)
Rock Climbing: Treating Common Wrist and Finger Injuries and Integrating Medical Philosophies, Part One
September, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 09)
Elite Athletes and Treating Post-Competition Depression
July, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 07)
Long-Term Steroid Use and Jaundice: An Integrated Perspective
June, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 06)
Oriental Medicine Integrated Within Sports Psychology: Anxiety and Athletic Performance
March, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 03)
The 2004 Olympic Experience: Working as Part of the Medical and Health Services Team
January, 2005 (Vol. 06, Issue 01)
Female Athletes and ACL Reconstruction: Rehabilitation Integrating Acupuncture and Medical Herbology
August, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 08)
Athletes and Overtraining: A Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective
May, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 05)
Management and Prevention of Lateral Ankle Sprains
March, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 03)
Plantar Fascitis and Plantar Aponeurositis: An Integrated Approach in the Training Room
January, 2004 (Vol. 05, Issue 01)
Treating the Female Athlete Triad, Part Two: Eating Disorders, Part Two: Amenorrhea and Osteoporosis
November, 2003 (Vol. 04, Issue 11)
Treating the Female Athlete Triad: Eating Disorders, Part One
September, 2003 (Vol. 04, Issue 09)
Altitude Sickness: An Integrated Perspective
July, 2003 (Vol. 04, Issue 07)
Traveler's Diarrhea
May, 2003 (Vol. 04, Issue 05)
Sports Injuries: An Integrated Perspective
March, 2003 (Vol. 04, Issue 03)
Using Eastern Philosophy to Optimize Sports Performance, in "Western" Terms
January, 2003 (Vol. 04, Issue 01)

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