P4 Ep. 18: Matt Callison

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In this Episode…

Chad Bong interviews Sports Medicine Acupuncturist, Matt Callison.


Matt Callison is the founder and head instructor of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) program.  Callison is the author of Motor Point Index- An Acupuncturist’s Guide to Locating and Treating Motor Points.  In his interview with Chad, Matt discusses the SMAC program, Sinew Channel research and Motor Point location on cadavers, upcoming publications, and more!


Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program

Motor Point Index E-Book



  • Matt Callison’s introduction to acupuncture and acupuncture background (6:28)
  • Callison emphasis on internal medicine for sports medicine acupuncture treatments (10:35)
  • Callison’s mentors (17:39)
  • SMAC cadaver program (21:25)
  • Sinew channel research on cadavers (22:10)
  • Tips for finding mentors (28:31)
  • Motor Point Index Book II (34:35)
  • Sports Acupuncture Alliance (38:17)
  • Tips for working with professional athletes and teams (45:23)
  • Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) (49:31)
  • Motor Points and Motor Point Acupuncture (54:00)
  • Needle Technique (58:10)
  • Matt Callison’s treatment for lateral knee pain (1:02:20)
  • Closing (1:04:52)