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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.

Successful Needle Technique for Patellar Pain Syndromes

By Matt Callison|July 1st, 2024|Acupoints & Motor Points, Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

In this traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture technique, known as Wei Long Ci, 6-8 needles are used to surround the anatomical tissue or area of patellar pain. For the best effect, the needles should be inserted on opposite sides of the affected tissue and

Chronic Ankle Instability, Manual Muscle Testing & Acupuncture

By Matt Callison|June 4th, 2024|Acupoints & Motor Points, Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Figure 1. A modification of the classical Qi Ci needle technique. Twisting the coil-handles of two needles together at GB 40 greatly enhances ankle ligamentous proprioception. Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a condition characterized by a recurring ankle inversion injury with

Peroneal Nerve Entrapment: A Common Lower Leg Pain Generator

By Matt Callison|April 29th, 2024|Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Figure A. The common peroneal nerve passes posterior to the fibular head at the extra point linghuo. Fibular head displacement may cause paresthesia along the Stomach and/or Gallbladder channels of the leg. In this post, I'll discuss Peroneal Nerve Entrapment, which

Obturator Internus: Muscle, Channel & Acupuncture Technique

By Matt Callison|March 27th, 2024|Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Module II: The Low Back, Hip and Groin course Assessment and Treatment of Injury of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program is coming up April 17-21 (New Jersey) and May 1-5 (San Diego). In this article, we feature acupuncture and channel points for

Postural Imbalances and Acupuncture Protocols PIAP Reviews (Jan 17-21, 2024)

By Matt Callison|February 1st, 2024|News & Events|

Module II: The Low Back Hip and Groin started January 17-19, 2024 at the Marina Village Conference Center in San Diego, CA. This first Module II course in the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program is called "Postural Imbalances and Acupuncture Protocols" (PIAP) and

Unlocking the Power of Sports Medicine Acupuncture: A Fusion of Eastern and Western Medicine

By Matt Callison|January 6th, 2024|Featured, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

When it comes to healthcare, the fusion of Eastern and Western medicine can create a holistic approach that benefits patients in unimaginable ways. This unique convergence is where Sports Medicine Acupuncture® emerges as a transformative discipline, enriching the world of therapeutic practices. Sports

Sacroiliac Joint Pain and the Pelvic Floor: An Approach for the Acupuncturist

By Matt Callison|November 26th, 2023|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Sacroiliac joint pain is a common injury and is often the result of dysfunctional motion in the sacroiliac joint (SIJ). Studies have documented that motion occurs at the SIJ; therefore, hypomobility or hypermobility of the sacroiliac joint can lead to pain (Kiapour, A.,

Understanding and Diagnosing Tendinopathy

By Matt Callison|October 24th, 2023|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

This article is an excerpt is from Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine by Matt Callison. A tendon is considered part of the contractile muscular unit. Although the tendon does not contract on its own, it

Understanding the Benefits of Acupuncture of Sports Medicine

By Matt Callison|October 2nd, 2023|Featured, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

In the world of sports medicine, where the pursuit of peak physical performance meets the challenge of injury prevention and recovery, complementary therapies like acupuncture are gaining recognition for their effectiveness. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the benefits of

Part 2: Get More Out of Your Zang Fu Treatments: Emphasis on the Middle Jiao

By Matt Callison|August 25th, 2023|Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

This short article on how to get more out of your Zang Fu treatments, with an emphasis on the middle Jiao is a second part of an initial piece posted in March 2022, entitled "Get More Out Of Your Zang Fu Treatments" and

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