In this month’s blog post, we’re sharing a video of a proprioceptive needle technique for the neck and a bit about the completion of the 2019-2022 SMAC Program.
Completion of the 2019-2022 SMAC Program
We just completed the East Coast 2019-2020 Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program…well, sort of. This takes a small bit of explanation.
We were in New Jersey in March of 2020 to finish Module II of the four-module program. Like the rest of the world, this was put on pause as the pandemic really started to escalate. During this time, we converted about two-thirds of the classes in the SMAC program to an online format, reserving the classes with advanced needle technique to in-person only after the pandemic. This was an obvious decision since many of these techniques require detailed instruction and oversight and an online webinar is not appropriate.
Upon building the classes that are appropriate for online, we decided to continue to offer these even as we have returned to in-person classes. It offers a way for those who want to go through the program a more affordable way as they can save on travel and can complete the classes without having to take time off from work. Some people prefer this format, while others prefer the in-person class experience, so we are thrilled to offer both.
This has opened the program to more people and increased demand for the Assessment & Treatment of the Injuries classes (not offered online), so we have added extras of these classes, including one in San Diego for Module IV: Assessment and Treatment of Neck, Shoulder and Upper Extremity Injuries on June 23-26. So, officially, this will be the final class for the 2019-2022 program.