Motor entry point locations and needle protocols will be shown for the muscles associated with vertebral and sacral fixations. The Psoas, Gluteus Maximus, Popliteus, Middle Deltoid, Lower Trapezius, Splenius Capitis, Semispinalis Capitis and Splenius Cervicis will be presented. In addition, supportive muscles for vertebral and sacral fixations will be presented such as the transversospinalis group located at the Huatuojiaji point, the suboccipital muscles, the longissimus thoracis (inner UB channel), iliocostalis thoracis (outer UB channel) and the levator scapula. The practitioner will see many motor entry points in human muscle tissue from AcuSport Education's cadaver dissections. Observing the motor nerve entrance into the muscle can help the practitioner enhance their skills and appreciation of needle depth.
The practitioner will observe many muscle motor points for vertrebral and sacral fixations.
The practitioner will learn current research on motor point locations.
The practitioner will learn appropriate needle depth for the muscle motor points.
0 hrs - 15 min
Introduction: Motor Point Locations and Research
15 min - 45 min
Huatuojiaji Points/Transversospinales Group MEP’s
45 min - 1.25 hrs
Psoas, Gluteus Maximus, Popliteus and Middle Deltoid MEP’s
1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs
Teres Major and Lower Trapezius MEP’s
1.5 hrs - 1.75 hrs
Neck Extensors: Splenius Capitis, Semispinalis Capitis and Splenius Cervicis MEP’s
1.75 hrs - 2 hrs
Suboccipital Muscle MEP’s
2 hrs - 2.25 hrs
Longissimus Thoracis and Iliocostalis Thoracis MEP’s
2.25 hrs - 2.75 hrs
Levator Scapula MEP’s
Amanda H. (United States of America)
The SMAC program is a must for licensed acupuncturists. I considered this my doctorate in acupuncture, it is clinically useful and necessary.
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.
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