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Ian Armstrong

Biography

Raised in Palo Alto, California, Ian Armstrong developed a desire for health, fitness, and outdoor activities at an early age. Wishing to maintain close proximity to the outdoors, Ian started off at Humboldt State University and later transferred to the University of New Orleans to study his other passion – jazz music and performance. After several enjoyable years in New Orleans, Ian decided to relocate to San Diego to pursue a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) where he graduated in 2009 with an emphasis in sports/orthopedic injuries.

Ian has a long history of working with Matt Callison, first as an assistant in his clinic from 2006-2009, then later as a teaching assistant in AcuSport Education. He has been certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture since 2011 and is now the instructor for the Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise class in our Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program.

In his private practice, Ian has extensive experience treating athletes in rehabilitation and performance. He has spent years working with the elite athletes at Invictus as part of the rehab team at both Regional and CrossFit Games, including their 2014 Affiliate Cup gold.

In addition to his private practice, Ian is the instructor for both orthopedic disorders (TOD) and Advanced TOD at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is the current supervisor at the RIMAC center at the University of California San Diego where he supervises acupuncture students in treatment of UCSD collegiate athletes working along side the athletic trainers.

Ian is passionate about continuing his craft and education. He is focused on expanding his background in movement, biomechanics and rehabilitation studying a variety of methodologies, some that include: Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Postural Respiration (through the PRI institute), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and the Eldoa Method by Guy Voyer.

Live Events with Ian Armstrong


October 2, 2021

The Low Back, Hip and Groin - Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise II (PACE II)

Module II - Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Webinar Program

Ian Armstrong
Ian Armstrong
Matt Callison
Matt Callison
 

The Low Back, Hip and Groin - Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise II (PACE II)

Module II - Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Webinar Program

with Ian Armstrong and Matt Callison

October 2, 2021

8am PDT, 11am EDT

Register

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Overview

This 2-day cutting-edge course will teach the practitioner how to assess postural dysfunction and prescribe therapeutic exercises for postural, muscle and channel imbalances that have directly contributed to the patient's musculoskeletal injury. This course will teach the acupuncturist important skills to prescribe specific exercises in the management of their patient’s health care. Exercising different body parts simultaneously in specific and coordinated motions activates the myofascial sinew channels so that form and function can align. The practitioner will learn to integrate acupuncture protocols with exercise prescription, including how to use intra-dermal needle point prescriptions on the Extraordinary Vessel master points to alleviate discomfort, increase proprioception and enhance clinical outcomes.



Outline

  • October 2, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (3 hrs)
    Day 1 Morning
  • October 2, 2021 - 12:30pm PDT, 3:30pm EDT (4.5 hrs)
    Day 1 Afternoon
  • October 3, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (3 hrs)
    Day 2 Morning
  • October 3, 2021 - 12:30pm PDT, 3:30pm EDT (4.5 hrs)
    Day 2 Afternoon

Your Teachers

Ian Armstrong

Ian Armstrong

Ian is an experienced teacher of both the Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders (TOD) and Advanced TOD classes at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and current supervisor at the RIMAC center at the University of California San Diego where he supervises acupuncture students in treatment of UCSD collegiate athletes working alongside the athletic trainers.

Matt Callison

Matt Callison

Matt Callison is a renowned instructor and published author of the Motor Points and Acupuncture Meridians Chart and quintessential texts such as the Motor Point Index (MPI) Reference Guide and Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has over 27 years of experience in sports medicine and acupuncture.

Series by Ian Armstrong


SMAC Webinar Program - Module III (Lower Extremity)
SMAC Webinar Program - Module III (Lower Extremity)
Brian Lau
Brian Lau
Matt Callison
Matt Callison
Ian Armstrong
Ian Armstrong

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