In March we hosted Matt Callison, L.Ac. and Brian Lau, AP. C.SMA from the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program for their FREE webinar, Huatuojiaji Points and Spinal Offsets: A Zang Fu Perspective
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About this webinar:
In this webinar, Matt and Brian shared how to observe spinal offsets in your patients and correlate these imbalances with zang fu disharmonies. They compared functional scoliosis and structural scoliosis and discussed the neurology of Huatuojiaji Points and the zang fu. They also briefly discussed Spondylosis, Vertebral Fixations and Facilitated Segments.
What you will learn:
- Assessment and Treatment Strategies
- Postural observations
- Acupuncture points, moxibustion, vertebral mobilization, myofascial release techniques, and exercises.
Who Should Watch:
- Practitioners and Students looking to learn more about Sports Medicine Acupuncture
- Practitioners and Students looking to learn more about treating common back problems
- Practitioners and Students with questions about treating patients with spinal offsets
About Our Speakers:
Matt Callison’s unique ability to blend Chinese Medicine with Sports Medicine for almost 30 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 now available, Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine Textbook.
Brian Lau, AP, C.SMA, is certified in both Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Structural Integration. He has been on faculty since 2013 with the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) program, where he teaches anatomy and physiology, palpation, assessment and treatment of the channel sinews (jingjin), acupuncture, and myofascial release techniques. He also leads regular dissections with students both within SMAC and also in 4-5-day full-body dissection classes. From 2011-2015, he was a faculty member with East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida where he taught both Western and Eastern medical classes. His primary focus is on integrating Western anatomical information with the Chinese medical channel system. In addition to teaching acupuncture and manual therapy, he is also a veteran taiji and qigong instructor. He owns and operates Ideal Balance Center for Acupuncture and Sports Medicine in Tampa, Florida.