P4 Ep. 24: Derrick McBride L.Ac, CSCS, CFST

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In this Episode…

Chad Bong interviews sports acupuncturist, Derrick McBride L.Ac.


Derrick McBride is a licensed acupuncturists, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and certified fascial stretch therapist. Derrick also has been certified as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Derrick will be one of the speakers at the 3rd Annual Sports Acupuncture Alliance Summit.  Be sure to use coupon code p410off  to receive 10% off your purchase price. In addition, experts from other fields will be present at the summit, whose recommendations will be useful even for a young audience. By participating in this summit, every student will be able to send a write my economics essay request to https://mid-terms.com/informative-economics-essay-writing/ and receive up-to-date advice.

In his discussion with Chad, Derrick discusses important difference between motor control and mobility, his experience with extreme sports athletes, integrating various modalities into a comprehensive treatment, and much more!


  • 3rd Annual Sports Acupuncture Alliance Summit
  • Derrick’s Website

Show Notes

  • 5:40 – Derrick’s introduction into acupuncture
  • 10:44 – Chad’s acupuncture treatment
  • 10:22- Derrick’s experience with Whitfield Reaves’s program
  • 14:45- Fascial Stretch Therapy and Treatment Integration
  • 20:49- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) & Functional Movement System (FMS)
  • 23:15- SFMA: true mobility disfunction vs. motor control dysfunctions
  • 28:24- Proprioceptive Systems
  • 31:33- Muscle Activation Technique (MAT)
  • 33:51- NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)
  • 35:03- Explaining local and distal acupuncture needling to patients
  • 37:55-Anatomical asymmetries
  • 39:25- Derrick’s Dew Tour and Nitro Circus
  • 48:02- How Derrick got into the tours
  • 49:42- Doing for treatments for free and benefits of putting in the time
  • 53:50- Derrick’s training regimen
  • 55:03- Treating concussion and CTE
  • 57:26- Derrick’s treatment clinic setup and treatment style
  • 1:01:55- Marketing your acupuncture and career style
  • 1:06:52- A walkthrough of Derrick’s assessment and treatment of shoulder impingement
  • 1:11:44- Prognosis
  • 1:14:15- Derrick’s lecture at the 3rd Annual Sports Acupuncture Alliance Summit
  • 1:18:26- Closing remarks