Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) Webinar Program - Module II: The Low Back, Hip and Groin - Course 4

Motor Point Needle Protocols for Low Back, Hip and Groin

Motor entry point locations and needle protocols are shown for the many low back, hip and groin muscles.

Matt Callison
Matt Callison

Course Overview

Motor entry point locations and needle protocols are shown for many low back, hip and groin muscles. Matt Callison discusses the latest research on motor entry point locations and needle depths. The practitioner will see many motor entry points in human muscle tissue from AcuSport Education's cadaver dissections including a bifurcated piriformis and scitaic nerve. Observing the location of the motor nerve entrance into the muscle can help the practitioner enhance their skills and appreciation of needle depth.


  • The practitioner will observe muscle motor entry points for many low back, hip and groin muscles

  • The practitioner will learn current research and findings on motor entry point locations.

  • The practitioner will learn appropriate needle depth for the muscle motor points.


  • 0 hrs - 30 min


  • 30 min - 1 hrs

    Quadratus lumborum and Psoas MEP

  • 1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Gluteal and Hip Extensors MEP

  • 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs


  • 2 hrs - 2.5 hrs



  • Clayton W. (Canada)

    I've been in practice for around 20 years with a good clientele. Not only am I learning new theory and techniques, but more patients have been reporting stronger relief from pain and other conditions. This will make you a better acupuncturist.

  • marilyn v. (United States of America)

    This is a great course in learning to find motor entry points, safe needle depth along with what nerves supply those tissues. Clear instructions from instructor, Cadaver lab, demo videos and slides help support the learning process. Includes indications and application of these motor points. I love being able to access these videos any time. The videos are broken down and labeled into different body compartments so it’s easy to find the sections you want to watch for review. I highly recommend.


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.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: NCCAOM (2.5), Standard Certificate (2.5), Florida (2.5)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 2.5 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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