Assessment & Treatment

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

A Testament to Sports Medicine Acupuncture Education

By Uzi Chen|February 2nd, 2023|Assessment & Treatment, Case Studies|

I just wanted to take a moment and say "Thank you." Here's a testament for the power of sports medicine acupuncture education and a peek at how it helped us at San Diego Sports Acupuncture steer patients in the right clinical direction. Below

Including DU 1 (Changqiang) into Low Back Pain Treatment Protocols

By Matt Callison|November 30th, 2022|Assessment & Treatment|

Note: This lecture on low back pain treatment is founded in the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) Program and will be further elaborated on in the Pacific Sports and Orthopedic Acupuncture Symposium (PSOAS) Click here to check out this American Acupuncture Council Video

Sacroiliac Joint Pain: Psoas Reactive to the Piriformis Muscle

By Matt Callison|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

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

By Matt Callison|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 Matt Callison|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

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