Continuing Education: Low Back and Leg Pain (Yao Tui Tong): An Emphasis on Sciatica & Paresthesia Pain Patterns with Matt Callison




Matt Callison’s Sports Medicine Acupuncture Foundational Course:

Low Back and Leg Pain (Yao Tui Tong): An Emphasis on Sciatica & Paresthesia Pain Patterns




When:  September 21-22, 2019


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Great Lakes Room

4th Floor

Palmer Commons

100 Washtenaw Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


$475 (MAAOM/ASA State Association Member)

$495 (Non-MAAOM/ASA Member)


NCCAOM: 14 PDA (pending)

California: 14 CEU (pending)






This seminar identifies muscle and pelvic imbalances typically found in cases of sciatica and referred pain.  Treatment protocols include acupuncture to motor, trigger and acupuncture points, myofascial mobilization techniques and postural exercises that together will help the practitioner get the patient out of pain and provide long-lasting results.

Orthopedic evaluations, manual muscle testing and knowledge of anatomy and acupuncture channel topography are essential in helping the practitioner establish the source of the patient’s low back and leg pain. Paresthesia traveling into the hip and lower extremity is not always nerve related (sciatica), and this seminar will help the practitioner identify, diagnose and treat the underlying source creating  these excess (shi) and deficient (xu) referred pain patterns.

This is a hands-on seminar!

Please email MAAOM at [email protected] if you would like to bring a massage table to help support the event.

*Catered lunch is included in the price*




About the Instructor:

Matt Callison, L.Ac. has over 27 years’ experience in sports medicine, acupuncture and cadaver dissection.

Matt Callison’s unique ability to blend Chinese Medicine with Sports Medicine for over 25 years is demonstrated by his excellent reputation. This is particularly evident in his educational program, the “Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program,” which is attended by acupuncturists worldwide. He has over 20 years experience in cadaver dissection that has helped him to further broaden and deepen his educational program for the acupuncturist. Mr. Callison has had a clinical practice for over 26 years and is well known for developing innovative and successful treatment protocols for musculoskeletal injury. He has published many articles including a clinical study on acupuncture and tibial stress syndromes (shin splints) as well as an article on Sports Related Muscle Tension Headaches in the Journal of Chinese Medicine.

Furthermore, Mr. Callison is well-known for his work with professional athletes. Mr. Callison is the creator of the Motor Point and Acupuncture Meridian Chart as well as the author of three publications—The Motor Point Manual, Motor Point Index and, in press, The Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook.

Matt Callison earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Sports Medicine from San Diego State University in 1985. He worked in the Sports Medicine field at Alvarado Sports Medicine clinic in San Diego and Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA for six years. In 1991, Mr. Callison received his Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where the class he developed, “Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders,” is still being taught. Mr. Callison continues to guest lecture in many acupuncture doctoral programs across the United States.

As Clinic Supervisor for Pacific College at the University of California’s San Diego Sports Medicine RIMAC Center, Mr. Callison guides acupuncture interns in providing Sports Medicine Acupuncture to their athletes.