In high school, Tim pulled a muscle that made it feel like his “leg was not attached” to his body. Over 25 years later, when he volunteered to be the model for an acupuncture seminar, while attending the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, his life changed. The instructor, Matt Callison, identified the weak muscle and reactivated it. He finished school, became Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture and has been helping patients regain their pain-free movement using a variety of techniques both with and without acupuncture needles, depending on the patient’s preference and root cause.
Tim states, “the SMAC program bridged my biomechanics work at the Nike Sport Research Lab with East Asian Medicine. Seeing how Matt Callison has distilled many branches of healing has inspired me to do the same with non-needling techniques such as Nogier and German Auricular Medicines so that I can work from the brain back to the body.”
Recently, a competitive ballroom dancer came to see him with right sided abdominal pain. She had seen multiple medical practitioners who couldn’t properly diagnose the problem, running lab and imaging tests to assess if it was a gall bladder or kidney issue. He combined his orthopedic, manual muscle testing, questioning and palpation diagnostic skills to deduce that it was a transverse abdominis strain and treated it accordingly by including motor point needling. She was able to complete her competition—she and her partner won! She said she was able to do so with minimal pain, saying that it was reduced 95%. She has since come back to work on the imbalances that got her there.”