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Instructor: Ian Armstrong Assisted by Brian Lau and Matt Callison 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. This PACE course will build from what was taught in PACE (Module II) that focused on the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex and its relationship to the lower extremity and foot/ankle complex. The remainder of this class will get the practitioner ready for information taught in Module IV: The Neck, Shoulder and Upper Extremity. The practitioner will learn to assess, through static and functional assessment techniques, postural disparities and associated muscle imbalances that can cause injury to these regions of the body. Participants will learn how to effectively prescribe therapeutic exercises that will help balance ribcage, neck, shoulder and upper extremity imbalances.
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 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.
Brian Lau, AP, CSMA, 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, assessment and treatment of the channel sinews (jingjin), and myofascial release.