Spotlighting Outstanding C.SMA Practitioners

C.SMA of the Month (Oct 2018)

Ian Dunsmuir R.Ac., B.Sc. (Kin), C.SMA

 

Ian Dunsmuir R.Ac., B.Sc. (Kin), C.SMA (Vancouver Sports Medicine Acupuncturist) | SportsMedicineAcupuncture.comIan Dunsmuir is a Vancouver sports medicine acupuncturist who has treated over 3,000 people and performed more than 20,000 treatments, focusing on sports injuries and acute and chronic pain. He is one of the instructors of our Foundational Seminars in Canada.

Says Ian:

“I have been using the sports medicine acupuncture work for the past 19 years and have had numerous opportunities to show its level of excellence. In 2010, I joined the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League as an acupuncturist. I am also the team acupuncturist for the Vancouver Stealth of the National Lacrosse League. The players respect the treatments and I am confident my skill set is a direct result of using the theories, diagnoses and treatment techniques within the SMAC program and prior to.

Over the years, my practice has continued to grow. My ‘go-to staple’ treatment is using the techniques taught within the SMAC program. In particular. being able to create muscle balance and treat the patient for who they are. Patients love this style—it sells itself!

There are many stories to tell from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. Most patients are so grateful for ‘getting their life back’. Whether that means being pain free, cancelling a booked surgery or being able to race in a sporting event, all are so happy and appreciative.

I remember, back in 2009, helping a professional lacrosse player with weekly treatments. He was a veteran and his body needed ongoing work. His team won the championship that year. Very rewarding!”

To see our other featured C.SMAs, please visit our C.SMA of the Month page.

About the author(s):

Matt Callison is the president of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program. He has been combining sports medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for over 26 years. He is the author of the Motor Point and Acupuncture Meridians Chart, the Motor Point Index, The Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook and many articles on the combination of sports medicine and TCM.

By Matt Callison|October 2nd, 2018|C.SMAs of the Month|

2 Comments

  1. Uzi October 3, 2018 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Ian, I was very moved to see you in this month’s feature ‘Practitioner of the month’
    Great job. thanks for inspiring me.

    Also, thank you so much for your kind help in the SMAc classes.
    I’m honored to have met you.
    Keep doing a fantastic job helping people improve and function better,

    Good luck buddy!

    -Uzi

  2. Beckie October 4, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Ian is a fantastic instructor! I’ve leaned so much from him. So nice to see him featured here!

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