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About Matt Callison

Matt Callison is the president of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program. He has been combining sports medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for over 26 years. He is the author of the Motor Point and Acupuncture Meridians Chart, the Motor Point Index, The Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook and many articles on the combination of sports medicine and TCM.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain: Psoas Reactive to the Piriformis Muscle

By |August 31st, 2022|Assessment & Treatment|

This functional assessment involves manual muscle tests of the psoas and a resistive test of the piriformis muscle. I use this examination primarily for patients with sacroiliac joint pain and also for hip flexor strain. An imbalance between the psoas and the piriformis

Atlanto-Occipital Fixation: A Culprit to Many Pain Patterns

By |June 30th, 2022|Acupoints & Motor Points|

In the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program, we look at the role that vertebral and sacral fixations play in patient complaints including musculoskeletal and zang fu disorders. In this blog, we will introduce the occiput and C1 fixation at the atlanto-occipital (AO) joint.

A Proprioceptive Needle Technique for the Neck & Completion of the 2019-2022 SMAC Program

By |May 3rd, 2022|News & Events, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

In this month's blog post, we're sharing a video of a proprioceptive needle technique for the neck and a bit about the completion of the 2019-2022 SMAC Program. Completion of the 2019-2022 SMAC Program We just completed the East Coast 2019-2020 Sports Medicine

Get More Out of Your Zang Fu Treatments: Emphasis on the Middle Jiao

By |March 31st, 2022|Acupoints & Motor Points, Assessment & Treatment|

This short article, which is focused on getting more out of your Zang Fu treatments, encourages acupuncturists to learn a very effective point combination and simple thoracic vertebral mobilization technique for middle jiao disharmonies. Figure 1. Spinal nerve pathway innervating the

Tennis Elbow: Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis

By |March 1st, 2022|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Figure A. Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) primarily involves the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle. Spring is coming and so is an increase of activity and exercise for our patients. Lateral epicondylitis, or "tennis elbow," may be coming into your practice soon

Psoas: Structure, Function and Treatment Class Evaluations

By |January 29th, 2022|News & Events|

Matt Callison and Brian Lau just completed a live webinar on the Psoas: Structure, Function and treatment. It was a great success and here are just a few of the great things some of the attendees have said: “Really great stuff. The videos,

Anterior Knee Pain: Articularis Genus and Extra Point Jianxi

By |October 29th, 2021|Acupoints & Motor Points, Assessment & Treatment|

The articularis genus muscle (AGM)is a thin, ribbon-like muscle of the anterior knee. It is located on the anterior surface of the distal quarter of the femur. It is deep to, and many times embedded within the fibers of the vast us intermedius

Reviews of SMAC Online Webinar — Module II: The Low Back, Hip and Groin

By |August 31st, 2021|Featured, News & Events|

Anatomy / Palpation / Cadaver Workshop We just finished the first in the series of live webinars for Module II: The Low back, Hip and Groin – Anatomy/Palpation/Cadaver. It was a great success and we at AcuSport Education want to thank the

Low Back Pain Part 1 – Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment: A Contributor to Yaoyan Syndrome

By |July 30th, 2021|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

The following is an excerpt of information taught in the upcoming Module II: Low Back, Hip and Groin, which is open for registration. Low back pain (LBP) is encountered frequently in clinical practice the cause of which is often non-specific in 85% of

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