Instructor: Matt Callison

Matt Callison
Biography: Matt Callison has over 27 years experience in sports medicine, acupuncture and cadaver dissection.

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 the newly released text book, Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sport Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (

Matt Callison's unique ability to blend Chinese Medicine with Sports Medicine for over 27 years is demonstrated by his excellent reputation. This is particularly evident in his educational program, Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program, which is attended by acupuncturists worldwide. He also has over 27 years experience in cadaver dissection that has helped him to further broaden and deepen his educational program for the acupuncturist.

Matt had a clinical practice for over 26 years and is well-known for developing innovative and successful treatment protocols for musculoskeletal injury. He has published many articles, including a clinical study on acupuncture and tibial stress syndromes (shin splints), as well as an article on Sports Related Muscle Tension Headaches, in the Journal of Chinese Medicine.  Furthermore, Matt is well-known for his work with professional athletes.

Matt earned his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education/Sports Medicine from San Diego State University in 1985. He worked in the Sports Medicine field at Alvarado Sports Medicine clinic in Sand Diego and Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA for six years. In 1991, Matt received his Master's Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where the class he developed, "Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders", is still being taught. Matt continues to guest lecture in many acupuncture doctoral programs across the United States.

As Clinic Supervisor for Pacific College at the University of California's San Diego Sports Medicine RIMAC Center, Matt guides acupuncture interns in providing sports medicine acupuncture to their athletes.

Classes by this instructor

Join us for the 2024 Virtual Great River Symposium via live stream in the central standard time zone. Access the program from the convenience of your home or office -- no travel is required!
20 PDAs, Live Webinar, Sept. 26-28, 2024, Thurs, 9am-5:00pm, Fri, 9am-5:00pm, Sat, 9am-1:00pm (CST)