Matt Callison earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine from San Diego State University in 1985. Mr. Callison worked in the Sports Medicine field at Alvarado Sports Medicine clinic and Scripps Hospital, La Jolla for 6 years. In 1991, Mr. Callison received his Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in which the class that he developed is still being taught; “Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders”. Mr. Callison serves as Pacific College’s supervisor of acupuncture interns at the University of California’s San Diego Sports Medicine RIMAC Center where they are blending Chinese and Sports Medicine together in a western setting.

Mr. Callison’s unique ability to blend Chinese Medicine with Sports Medicine is demonstrated by his excellent reputation. This is particularly evident in his international lecture series, “Sports Medicine Acupuncture”. He has published a clinical study on acupuncture and tibial stress syndromes (shin splints) as well as an article on Sports Related Muscle Tension Headaches in the Journal of Chinese Medicine. Furthermore, Mr. Callison is well-known for his work with professional athletes. Mr. Callison is also the creator of the Motor Point and Acupuncture Meridian Chart as well as the author of three publications, The Motor Point Manual, Motor Point Index and in press: Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook.

Objective

To use my qualifications, experience and education as an acupuncturist and athletic trainer to contribute to the research and development of combining Sports Medicine and Chinese Medicine with the intention of helping others.

Qualifications

Teaching musculoskeletal anatomy, orthopedic evaluations, manual muscle testing and kinesiology in a clear and understandable format. Integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Sports Medicine in the treatment and assessment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Experience

Employed at Alvarado Sports Medicine Clinic in rehabilitating sports injuries and post surgical trauma (February 1985-August 1987).

Assisting in the use of ultrasound, electric stimulation, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching and strengthening patterns, cryotherapy and heat therapy to treat musculoskeletal injuries.

Employed at Scripps Hospital Physical Therapy Dept. in La Jolla, California as a therapy assistant. The job description was to assist in rehabilitating orthopedic injuries as well as stroke victims (December 1993-March 1995). Utilized ultrasound, electric stimulation, PNF stretching and strengthening patterns, cryotherapy and heat therapy to treat musculoskeletal injuries. Assisted in gait and ambulating re-education techniques for stroke victims.

Working in UCSD Tritons Training Room (Sept. 1999 – present). Employed by Pacific College of Oriental Medicine to supervise acupuncture interns in the treatment of the athletes. Marcia Klaiber, head ATC, Kevin Messey ATC and myself discuss assessment and treatment strategies for each individual case.

Employed by players of the Minnesota Vikings NFL for treatment during playoff seasons of 2000-2003 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Employed by players of the Arizona Cardinals for treatment every week for last 6 weeks of 2005 season. I have been asked to continue for the 2006 season.

Clinical Supervisor:

Consists of supervising acupuncture interns from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) during the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

  • University of California San Diego (UCSD) RIMAC Sports Medicine facility. PCOM interns assess and treat UCSD athletes combining Sports Medicine and Chinese Medicine. (January 1997-present).
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, supervisor of an orthopedic specialty clinic (2001-2003).

Acupuncture Instructor:

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego, California (January 1994-December 2002).

Classes include:

  • Acupuncture Points 1 and 5: Beginning and advanced levels of acupuncture point location classes. Curriculum involved meridian palpation, point location, point categories and beginning and advanced needle techniques.
  • Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders: An orthopedic class on the treatment and assessment of musculoskeletal disorders based on Matt Callison’s work. (September 1997-present). This class is taught at four different acupuncture colleges in North America.
  • Acupuncture Points and Underlying Anatomy Classes at San Diego State University Anatomy Lab: teaching underlying anatomy of acupuncture points on cadaver specimens for Pacific College of Oriental Medicine students. (January 1995-September 2000). This was mandatory for the beginning and advanced levels of acupuncture point location classes.

Acupuncture Practice:

Licensed in California since 1992.

  • Park Blvd Health Center in San Diego California. Treating HIV and AIDS with Drs. Keith Vrhel and Brian Woolford utilizing Western and Chinese medicine (April 1994-March 1996).
  • Pacific Center of Health in San Diego, California. Specializing in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries utilizing a combination of Sports Medicine and Chinese medicine. (March 1992-November 2000).
  • AcuSport Health Center in San Diego, California. Specializing in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries utilizing a combination of Sports Medicine and Chinese Medicine. (November 2000-2009).
  • Current practice, Old Town Acupuncture and Wellness (OTAW) located in Old Town San Diego, California. Specializing in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries utilizing a combination of Sports Medicine, Chinese Medicine and exercise prescription where patients are instructed with individualized exercise programs taught and performed at OTAW’s physical therapy room: http://www.acupunctureoldtown.com

International Lecturer:

Sports Medicine Acupuncture Lecture Series: A series of orthopedic classes on the treatment and assessment of musculoskeletal disorders based on Western and Chinese medicine approaches. The lecture series started in 1995 and presented at many national symposium’s and private college’s across North America, Canada and into the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Palpation: TCM Topography and Target Tissues of Orthopedic Injuries.
  • Soft Tissue Injury Assessment and Treatment: An Eastern and Western Perspective
  • Huatuojiaji Points: Vertebral Fixations and Facilitated Segments
  • Common Injuries to the Neck and Upper Extremity: Treatment and Assessment
  • Common Injuries to the Low Back, Hip and Groin: Treatment and Assessment
  • Common Injuries to the Lower Extremity: Treatment and Assessment

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from San Diego State University June 1986.
  • Master of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine May 1990.

Publications

  • Postural Analysis and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels in Oriental Medicine Fall 1996
  • Treatment of Soft Tissue Injury with TCM in Oriental Medicine Fall 1997
  • Anatomy of Back Pain in Oriental Medicine Fall 1998
  • An Acupuncturist’s Guide to the Treatment and Assessment of Foot Over-Pronation and Plantar Fasciitis in Oriental Medicine Fall 2000
  • Motor Points and Acupuncture Meridians Chart and Motor Point Manual. San Diego, 2000
  • Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders – A Class Manual. Used at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine San Diego, Chicago and New York campuses.
  • Study Shows Acupuncture Helps Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints). Journal of Chinese Medicine. October 2002.
  • Motor Point Index, Acupuncturists Guide to Locating and Treating Motor Point. Published 2007
  • Sports-Related Muscle Tension Headaches treated with Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Journal of Chinese Medicine. October 2008
  • Due out in 2012,  Sports Medicine Acupuncture. A 450 page full colored textbook that includes over 88 musculoskeletal injuries assessed and treated by Western and Chinese medicine.

Personal: I love Kim and my son Tyler. I enjoy surfing and traveling for surf, Qigong, sports, gardening and outdoors.

References: Available upon request.