What You Get
Approved: Florida (8), NCCAOM (8), Standard Certificate (8) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
LENGTH 8 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
Instructor: Ian Armstrong
Assisted by Brian Lau and Matt Callison

This 2-day cutting-edge course will teach the practitioner how to assess postural dysfunction and prescribe therapeutic exercises for postural, muscle and channel imbalances that have directly contributed to the patient's musculoskeletal injury. This course will teach the acupuncturist important skills to prescribe specific exercises in the management of their patient's health care. Exercising different body parts simultaneously in specific and coordinated motions activates the myofascial sinew channels so that form and function can align. The practitioner will learn to integrate acupuncture protocols with exercise prescription, including how to use intra-dermal needle point prescriptions on the Extraordinary Vessel master points to alleviate discomfort, increase proprioception and enhance clinical outcomes.

This PACE course will build from what was taught in PACE (Module II) that focused on the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex and its relationship to the lower extremity and foot/ankle complex.

The remainder of this class will get the practitioner ready for information taught in Module IV: The Neck, Shoulder and Upper Extremity. The practitioner will learn to assess, through static and functional assessment techniques, postural disparities and associated muscle imbalances that can cause injury to these regions of the body.

Participants will learn how to effectively prescribe therapeutic exercises that will help balance ribcage, neck, shoulder and upper extremity imbalances.
  • The practitioner will learn visual assessment skills for postural imbalances.
  • Participants will learn how to effectively prescribe therapeutic exercises that will help balance the foot and ankle disparities such as pes planus and neck shoulder imbalances such as forward head, forward shoulder, cervical rotation.
  • The practitioner will learn to integrate acupuncture protocols with exercise, including intra-dermal needle prescriptions on the Extraordinary Vessel master points to alleviate discomfort, increase proprioception and enhance clinical outcomes.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 2 hrs

    Introduction to PACE III. An overview of PACE II and III.

    2 hrs - 4 hrs

    Discussion of lower extremity injuries and pelvic imbalances. A sinew channel imbalance discussion affecting functional movement.

    4 hrs - 6 hrs

    Introduction to upper extremity postural and sinew channel imbalances and sinew channel.

    6 hrs - 8 hrs

    Discussion of upper extremity postural and sinew channel imbalances and functional movement.

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    About Ian Armstrong

    Raised in Palo Alto, California, Ian Armstrong developed a desire for health, fitness, and outdoor activities at an early age. Wishing to maintain close proximity to the outdoors, Ian started off at Humboldt State University and later transferred to the University of New Orleans to study his other passion – jazz music and performance. After several enjoyable years in New Orleans, Ian decided to relocate to San Diego to pursue a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) where he graduated in 2009 with an emphasis in sports/orthopedic injuries. Ian has a long history of working with Matt Callison, first as an assistant in his clinic from 2006-2009, then later as a teaching assistant in AcuSport Education. He has been certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture since 2011 and is now the instructor for the Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise class in our Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program. In his private practice, Ian has extensive experience treating athletes in rehabilitation and performance. He has spent years working with the elite athletes at Invictus as part of the rehab team at both Regional and CrossFit Games, including their 2014 Affiliate Cup gold. In addition to his private practice, Ian is the instructor for both orthopedic disorders (TOD) and Advanced TOD at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is the current supervisor at the RIMAC center at the University of California San Diego where he supervises acupuncture students in treatment of UCSD collegiate athletes working along side the athletic trainers. Ian is passionate about continuing his craft and education. He is focused on expanding his background in movement, biomechanics and rehabilitation studying a variety of methodologies, some that include: Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Postural Respiration (through the PRI institute), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and the Eldoa Method by Guy Voyer.

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