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Matt Callison's Sports Medicine Acupuncture Foundational Course: Low Back and Leg Pain

  • 21 Sep 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 22 Sep 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Great Lakes Room @ Palmer Commons, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
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  • Active MAAOM members receive a discount of $20 off the cost of the seminar. Please sign in to choose this registration option
  • If you are a current member of a state organization which in turn is a member of the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA), you can enjoy a $20 discount! Please contact your state association for a discount code before registering.
  • This option is for all professionals who are non-MAAOM members, and non-ASA members.

    Please email maaomstaff@gmail.com if you have a question about which category to sign up under.
  • Active MAAOM members who won the monthly "Coffee Hour Raffle" receive an additional discount of $25 off the cost of the seminar. Please sign in to choose this registration option and enter the discount code you received.

If you are a current member of the MAAOM, please log in before registering to get your member discount!
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Matt Callison's Sports Medicine Acupuncture Foundational Course:

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


One of the most challenging aspects of a clinician’s work is to accurately determine the primary tissue in lesion causing the patient’s low back and leg pain. In order to achieve the best treatment result for patient rehabilitation, it is imperative the practitioner determines the proper diagnosis.

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 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.

This will be a hands on seminar.  Matt Callison will be bringing assistants to make sure every attendee gets one on one attention and supervision. Please email MAAOM at maaomstaff@gmail.com if you would like to bring a massage table to help support the event. 


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 ManualMotor 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.


      We will be having a catered lunch.  The options are not available yet, but will be updated when available.

(lunch is included in the price, even if you chose to bring your own meal)



We will have a raffle table again!  Items will be added as the seminar nears. 



California: 14 CEU 


MAAOM Members: $475

Early Bird MAAOM Members: $450 until June 30th

ASA State Assoc Members: $475

Practitioners: $495



Saturday, Sept 21, 9am-5:00pm

Sunday, Sept 22, 9am-5:00pm



The 2-day seminar will be held in the Palmer Commons, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan

Great Lakes Room

4th Floor

Palmer Commons 

100 Washtenaw Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Please note that although there will be no football game this weekend, we still recommend booking your hotel as early as possible.  In walking distance is the Bell Tower Inn, as well as The Graduate.  There are many hotels within a short drive to the venue as well. 



Visitor Parking Palmer Drive Structure

From Washtenaw Avenue, turn on Palmer Drive, proceed approximately 100 yards to the 2nd parking entrance on your left that is marked "Visitor Parking".

  • Pull a ticket, (which is .70 per half-hour) and park on levels LL (lower level) and P1 (level 1).
  • Upon exiting your vehicle, look for large metal Maize and Blue signs that read "East Elevators."
  • Proceed towards the East Elevators (there are 3 sets of elevators in the structure: East, North and South) and follow the signs that list Palmer Commons .
  • In the elevator, push the PL Level (Plaza Level) and exit onto the outdoor plaza near the Life Science Institute entrance. Continue across the outdoor plaza to Palmer Commons; Glass House Cafe sign is visible in the vestibule window.


Cancellation Policy: Course fee less 20% administrative charge is refundable if written notice is received two (2) weeks prior to program date. No refunds will be made after that date.


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