Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries

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

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

By Matt Callison|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

Treating Hip Asymmetry with Sports Medicine Acupuncture®

By Sean Davis|May 28th, 2021|Assessment & Treatment, Case Studies, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Treating hip asymmetry is part of what I would call the bread and butter of Sports Medicine Acupuncture®. When a patient comes in with low back pain, knee pain, leg pain, or sometimes even neck and shoulder pain, one of the first things we

A Case Study Using the Hua Tuo Arc

By Darren Maynard|May 4th, 2021|Case Studies, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

I would like to acknowledge and thank both Matt Callison and Jeremy Steiner for their tireless work and dedication to advancing this medicine. This article is combining the work from Matt Callison and the SMAC program training and also lessons learned from Jeremy Steiner

PEER REVIEW: Sports Medicine Acupuncture Textbook Review

By Matt Callison|February 1st, 2021|Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

We are thankful to Alex Brazkiewicz for this unbiased and insightful Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook review. For more reviews, visit the website. by Alex Brazkiewicz | Journal of Chinese Medicine The first thing one notices when this book arrives in the post

Exercise Prescription for the Acupuncturist — Elevated Ilium and Medial Knee Pain: A Channel Sinew Perspective

By Matt Callison and Brian Lau|December 2nd, 2020|Corrective Exercises/Intradermal Needles, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Figure 1. The practitioner places both hands over the highest point of each ilium and observes the relative hand placement to determine if there is an elevated ilium. Rehabilitative exercise is a comprehensive science based on a

What Is Sports Acupuncture?

By Brian Lau and Matt Callison|November 3rd, 2020|Business & Practice, Featured, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

  Sports acupuncture is a non-defined general term used by many practitioners who apply acupuncture to treat activity or sports-related injuries. The principle behind this term is based solely on the practitioner’s own experience in either “sports” or “acupuncture.” Currently, there is no

Meralgia Paresthetica: Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment

By Matt Callison|September 3rd, 2020|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Figure 1. Paresthesia from meralgia paresthetica is located in the anterior-lateral and lateral thigh regions. Meralgia Paresthetica is a common clinical condition that an orthopedic or sports acupuncturist will encounter in their practice. It is a soft-tissue

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow

By Matt Callison|February 26th, 2020|Assessment & Treatment, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

This blog post is an evolution of the October 2019 blog post entitled “Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.” Be sure to scroll down to the video showing the anatomy and acupuncture needle technique for opening the myofascial cubital tunnel.   Figure 1. Ulnar nerve entrapment

Sports Medicine Acupuncture for Knee Pain

By Jay Bulloch, DAOM, L.Ac., C.SMA|November 30th, 2019|Case Studies, Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Injuries|

Do you suffer from chronic pain, recurring injuries, or an old injury that just doesn’t seem to heal? Or, maybe you have a chronically sore neck or lower back pain from spending all day in front of a computer before a long drive home.

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