Matt Callison has been coming to New Zealand for 20 years delivering his on going Sports Medicine Acupuncture seminar series and this year, he will be presenting a special weekend on the back, hip and upper extremities.
The weekend will go through explaining how to choose appropriate Motor Points as well as how to use manual muscle testing to help determine the diagnosis.
Read more about the details of the weekend below
Manual muscle testing (MMT) is an integral part of assessment that the TCM practitioner can
quickly and effectively add to their clinical practice. MMT provides useful information about
“how and why” the injury has occurred or if the patient is susceptible toward future injury.
Information gained from MMT informs the practitioner about muscle and channel imbalances,
the integrity of the contractile tissue (i.e. how much qi is available to the contractile tissue) and
identification of the injured channel and affected tissue. In this workshop, we will examine easy
to learn testing of key muscles associated with different channel correspondences. For example,
examining the Heart and Small intestine channel relationship of the shoulder internal and
external rotators, the Liver and Gallbladder relationship of the hip abductors and adductors and
the Pericardium and San Jiao relationship of the elbow rotators. In addition, we will cover
specific muscle tests that help to differentiate the exact location of pain. For example, a patient
complaining of anterior hip pain could be any one of the following muscles: pectineus, iliopsoas,
sartorius or tensor fascia latae. Determining the exact tissue that is causing the pain helps the TCM
practitioner differentiate the affected channels and ultimately key choices for local, adjacent and
distal points. The workshop will focus on manual muscle testing and needling techniques to
motor points and distal acupuncture points that directly affect the muscle’s contractile ability.
When is the workshop?
20-21 August 2022
Where is the venue?
The New Zealand School of Acupuncture and TCM situated at 32 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland.
How many hours CPD is it?
Acupuncture New Zealand has approved 14 hours of CPD. (Please note: It is NOT approved for CPD for members of NZASA)
What is the cost?
The early bird special price for the weekend will be $500 including GST. Early bird finishes Monday 15th August. After this date, the price will be $600 including GST. Please note, place numbers are limited because it is a hands on workshop and Matt Callison’s have always been over subscribed in the past!
It is a practical workshop and numbers attending are limited. A $100 deposit can secure a place in the seminar but is non refundable. Full paid up attendees cancelling up until the 12th August 2022 will be refunded 75% of the registration fee. After this date, there will be no refund.
A $100 deposit can secure your place at the early bird price BUT is not refundable if you change your mind.
How do I register?
Please deposit funds to 12 3057 0154522 00 and message me so I can send a receipt.
Do you have any questions?
Please contact Heiko Lade 021 868 138 or using the contact form and email me.
Matt Callison in Melbourne
Matt will also be presenting on Nerve Entrapment Syndromes in Melbourne the week before Auckland on the 12-14 August. Go here for more details.