SMAC Webinar Program - Module III (Lower Extremity) - Course 1

Anatomy & Cadaver Lab

by Brian Lau, Matt Callison
Item #: C-SMAC001

Approved by: NCCAOM, Standard Certificate

Pending Approvals: IVAS

Language: English

Course Type: Recorded Webinar

Course Length: 13 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Access Period: Lifetime

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SMAC Webinar Program - Module III (Lower Extremity) - Course 1

Course Overview

Instructors: Matt Callison and Brian Lau Each day of this webinar workshop is divided into distinct morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session consists of presentations on Functional Anatomy and Anatomy of the Sinew Channels. These lectures are integrated to focus on the functional relationship between neuromuscular anatomy and the myofascial jingjin tissues and their relationship to the lower extremity. This information is followed by the afternoon session that consists of: 1) Assessment Guidelines 2) Motor Point Location and Protocols, 3) Cadaver dissection presentation. The information presented in this 2-day workshop will help the TCM practitioner to build a good foundation and to better understand the information presented in subsequent classes in this Module: Assessment and Treatment of the Channel Sinews and also Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise (PACE) courses.

Course Objectives

  • Learn lower extremity myofascial pathways that correlate with the classical sinew channels of TCM and the tissues belonging to each sinew channel with their functional anatomy relationship.
  • Learn in theory how to determine which my myofascial sinew channels need to be assessed and treated for musculoskeletal injury.
  • Learn normal and abnormal movement patterns of the lower extremity, ankle/foot complex and its relationship to the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex.
  • The practitioner will learn nerve pathways, dermatomal distributions and muscle myotomes in relationship to channel topography.
  • The practitioner will learn postural, functional and muscle imbalances that can lead to pain and dysfunction based on TCM theory.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 1.75 hrsIntroduction and Functional Anatomy: The Lower Extremity and channel topography

1.75 hrs - 3.5 hrsIntroduction to Anatomy of the Sinew Channels. Topography and tissues involved of the Kidney and Urinary Bladder jingjin and functional anatomy.

3.5 hrs - 4.25 hrsAssessment Lab

4.25 hrs - 5.5 hrsMotor Point Location Lab

5.5 hrs - 6.75 hrsCadaver Lab

6.75 hrs - 7.75 hrsFunctional anatomy of the lower leg, ankle and foot with channel topography

7.75 hrs - 9.25 hrsIntroduction to Anatomy of the Sinew Channels. Topography and tissues involved of the Liver and Gallbladder and Spleen and Stomach jingjin and functional anatomy

9.25 hrs - 10.5 hrsAssessment Lab

10.5 hrs - 11.75 hrsMotor Point Location Lab

11.75 hrs - 13 hrsCadaver Lab


Brian Lau, AP, CSMA, is certified in both Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Structural Integration. He has been on faculty since 2013 with the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) program, where he teaches anatomy and physiology, assessment and treatment of the channel sinews (jingjin), and myofascial release.


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.
Course Length 13h
Course Language English
Course Type Recorded Webinar
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