Live, In-Person SMA Foundational Class

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Assessment & Treatment of the Low Back & Hip

The practitioner taking this sports medicine acupuncture foundational course will understand that the low back and hip are observed as one complex and must not be separated in assessment or treatment. Injury to the low back will often involve hip symptoms and conversely, hip pain frequently stems from the lumbar spine. Rather than viewing the low back and hip as distinct, it is of great benefit to treatment outcomes to view the low back and hip complex as one unit. Imbalance of the musculature acting on the hip and low back will be discussed with treatment protocols to help correct these muscle imbalances and alleviate pain. In this workshop, we will examine injuries from a mechanical “how and why” using orthopedic physical evaluations and manual muscle testing to assess the integrity of the musculoskeletal system.

Advanced needle techniques, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitated stretching and myofascial release techniques are also presented and practiced.

This seminar greatly enhances the practitioner’s success rate in treating lower extremity injuries by combining western and eastern diagnostic and treatment techniques.

September 23-24, 2023 | 9am—5pm MDT

  • In order to register for individual Sports Medicine Acupuncture (SMA) live, in-person courses, the licensed practitioner must:
    • Understand and agree to the AcuSport Education Agreement Form (see below)
    • Provide proof of having graduated from an ACAOM accredited or equivalent Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture school with a minimum of 2,000 hours of acupuncture and TCM training
    • Be a licensed or registered acupuncturist and provide proof of active license and malpractice insurance
  • Read the AcuSport Education Agreement Form and Release of Liability Form (see tabs below) and indicate your agreement on Registration Form
  • Complete the Registration Form during checkout
  • Upon submitting your registration below, you will receive a “Registration Pending” email providing detailed information about how to easily upload required documents to our secure Dropbox folder. Upload all required documentation ASAP to complete your registration and reserve your place.
  • Please see the Registration Information section for more info
  • The total cost of your programs/class selections will be provided in an email sent to you once you complete your purchase.
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Payments will be processed at the time of registration.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover. U.S. bank checks are also accepted. The cost for all classes is in USD regardless of the location of the class. If you are sending a bank check from abroad, please make sure that it is written out to be paid in US Dollars.

Check payment can be addressed and sent to:

AcuSport Education
P.O. Box 7699
San Diego, CA 92167
Coupon Code discounts are offered to C.SMA students and students paying by check. Participants are only eligible for one Coupon Code per class, module or program.

Student Type Discount Discount Code
Standard (Check Payment) 2.5% CHECK
C.SMA Practitioners 15% CSMA
ATCMA Member 10% ATCMA10

There are a limited number of discounted seats available per class. Please register as soon as possible to take advantage of your discount!

Cancellations received greater than 21 days prior to course start date may be eligible to receive a full refund, less a $50 cancellation fee and an 8% transaction fee for credit card payments. All cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to Cancellations made within 21 days prior to course start date are not eligible for a refund. Registrants who choose not to attend the seminar without notice will also not be eligible for a refund.

Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment or by check if applicable.

Partial Completions

Participants will not receive credit for any missed sessions and will not receive certificates of completion for partially completed courses.

AcuSport Education Cancellation Terms

AcuSport Education reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If AcuSport Education is forced to cancel an event, a full refund of the tuition paid will be granted to the registered student. AcuSport Education will not pay for travel costs incurred due to a cancelled class.

AcuSport Seminar Series, Inc. and its subsidiary company AcuSport Education (AE) admits qualified students of any race, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in to our programs. AE does not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies or programs.

Upon submitting your registration for this SMA Foundational course, you will receive a “Registration Pending” email that provides you with detailed information about how to easily upload required documents to our secure Dropbox folder. To complete your registration, you must upload the documentation noted below to Dropbox following the step-by-step instructions. Please note that your registration is not complete until all documentation has been received.

The following documents are needed for completion of registration. Please make sure all documents are clear, legible and saved as a JPG, PDF or Word document and upload them to our secure AcuSport Education Dropbox folder using this link —

  1. Copy of current acupuncture license. A photo is acceptable.
  2. Copy of diploma from an ACAOM-accredited or equivalent Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture school from where you graduated
  3. Copy of current malpractice insurance showing current active coverage.
Follow these four easy steps:
  1. Click on the link
  2. Select your documents from where they are stored
  3. Attach your documents
  4. Choose Upload

We are here to help! If you have questions about your documentation, please feel free to email us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. If you have any issues with Dropbox, please check out this helpful link

If you have any questions about the malpractice insurance, please go to Enrollment Requirements and Enrollment Process tabs on this page. Have other questions? Please visit our FAQ.

In order to register for individual Sports Medicine Acupuncture (SMA), live, in-person courses, the licensed practitioner must understand and agree to the following statements:

  • The registrant is currently licensed to practice acupuncture in their country, state or providence. Or, the registrant is currently in an accredited traditional Chinese medicine college or university.
  • The registrant is proficient at traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) nomenclature, theories (qi, blood, body fluids, organs and channels) and differential diagnosis. The SMA educational content is rooted in TCM and integrated with western biomedical paradigms. It is recommended the registrant has a strong background in TCM in order to gain the best value of these educational courses.

Acknowledgment of this AcuSport Education Agreement Form—by clicking the agreement box at the bottom of the Registration Form below—is required to register for one or more courses. 

I am licensed in my state, province or country to practice acupuncture and herein as participant, hereby release AcuSport Education, dba AcuSport Seminar Series, Inc., herein as Matt Callison L.Ac., from any and all liability of techniques (needle techniques, manual therapies, etc.) taught by Matt Callison L.Ac., faculty, co-teachers, assistants, and employed instructors, and learned and performed by the participant during and after each course offered in the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) program.

I hereby release and hold harmless Matt Callison L.Ac., and/or his assistants/representatives as set forth above, as well as the seminar venue MacEwan University and West Coast College of Massage Therapy from any liability by virtue of any physical injury to other seminar participants or clientele treated by said participant due to needle techniques or manual therapies performed by the participant taking the seminar or by any other injury that may occur on or off of these premises. Further, by agreeing to this release of liability, I can show proof that I am currently a licensed acupuncturist and that I possess and am covered by a current professional liability insurance policy.

If I am an attending student, I hereby release and hold harmless Matt Callison L.Ac. and/or his assistants, as well as the seminar venue, MacEwan University and West Coast College of Massage Therapy.

I give permission for any images taken or recorded of me during the in person, live-gathering workshops by photo, audio and/or video. These images are owned by Matt Callison and he has full rights to use these images for commercial and educational purposes.

By clicking on the agreement box at the bottom of the Registration Form below, I affirm that I have read this release and that I fully understand and agree to its terms.


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