Module II: The Low Back Hip and Groin started January 17-19, 2024 at the Marina Village Conference Center in San Diego, CA. This first Module II course in the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program is called “Postural Imbalances and Acupuncture Protocols” (PIAP) and was taught by Matt Callison, L.Ac. Here are the PIAP reviews from the course:
PIAP Reviews by Our Students
Antoinette DeLeon, DACM, L.Ac
Transformative Wisdom: A Must for Every Acupuncturist’s Continuing Education Journey
“I recently completed a Sports Medicine Acupuncture CEU course, Postural Imbalances and Acupuncture Protocols (PIAP) that surpassed my expectations. The comprehensive curriculum covered anatomy, safety, and advanced needle techniques targeting motor points effectively. Highly recommended for practitioners seeking a deeper understanding and impactful strategies in acupuncture. Matt Callison exemplifies an exceptional standard of professionalism and compassion, seamlessly blending profound anatomical expertise, advanced needle techniques and traditional Chinese Medicine knowledge.
What sets this course apart is its advanced needle technique, emphasis on quick assessments to pinpoint effective treatment plans, facilitating significant improvements in addressing root causes of postural imbalances leading to pain and dysfunction. The incorporation of myofascial work and corrective exercises adds immense value, providing practical tools to enhance and maintain positive changes.
In a professional capacity, Matt’s guidance has equipped me with advanced knowledge and skills that will undoubtedly make a positive impact on the well-being of many. On a personal note, his expertise has been transformative, alleviating years of pain and rectifying postural issues that had been contributing to further discomfort and dysfunction. It is truly an honor to have Matt as a mentor and guide.”
Alejandra Reyes DACM, Dipl O.M., L.Ac
This PIAP class has been very helpful to have a better understanding of orthopedics, posture and how it relates to Chinese medicine. The class has a perfect blend of lecture, demonstrations and hands on practice. The individualized attention and feedback I have received while needling and palpating has been eye opening! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this program!
Matthew Brand L.Ac., C.SMA
As a SMAC graduate, I was very fortunate to be invited to assist Matt with the revised Module II seminar Postural Imbalances and Acupuncture Protocols. This was a fantastic opportunity to get more exposure to an approach to acupuncture and Chinese medicine that simply makes sense to me in ways that I haven’t found elsewhere. The material is fresh, grounded in research, and maintains reverence for the Chinese traditions that came before it—all while finding a bridge with allopathic approaches to physical medicine.
Matt continues to provide clear instruction on what to look for when evaluating your patients and what to expect with treatment outcomes. The in-person classes also continue to give me something that you can’t get in a book or online: the chance to see Matt needle someone (or be needled yourself), and how he communicates with that person in the process. This alone has been transformative for me in terms of how I approach my own patients, and they really appreciate it. You also just can’t get enough chances to refine your needling techniques and anatomical knowledge with the guidance of someone with this many years of practice.
Kara Saltz, L.Ac, AEMP, DACM
This PIAP class has been the most thorough and comprehensive education on needle technique, anatomy and assessments. This should be a mandatory education for all acupuncturists!
Keli Leong, DACM, L.Ac
Matt is so incredibly knowledgeable about the content and his passion for it is extremely evident and contagious. I love how immediately and impactful my learnings can be applied to my clinical practice and I am able to see positive results with my patients right away.
Lindsay Miller, L.Ac, LMT
I have been practicing for two years and have been eyeing this program ever since I got licensed to practice acupuncture. It’s been on my bucket list and it has EXCEEDED my expectations and I’m so excited to take more of Matt’s classes. You won’t regret it! He is so thorough and full of knowledge! He really wants you to not only learn the material, but understand the material presented. I’m so excited to take this information and apply it to my patients. If you’re contemplating on taking these courses, don’t think, just DO!
Homa Sikon, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.
I highly recommend this postural imbalance and acupuncture protocol course to all acupuncturists especially early in their practice. This course is a great balance of theory, demonstration and supervised hands-on practice. Each day builds on the previous day, and I really appreciate Matt Callison’s dedication, research and sharing his experience and knowledge.
Emily Redstone, L.Ac.
I’m really impressed with the instructor’s ability to answer questions repeatedly with patience and it was such a good choice to do this course in person instead of online. I am so excited to learn more!
We are very grateful to the students who took the time to provide these PIAP reviews! For more reviews of other aspects of our program, please visit our Student Reviews page. And, click below to browse our current course schedule: