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What is Sports Medicine Acupuncture?
Sports Medicine Acupuncture® is an integrative approach of assessment and treatment that combines both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Sports Medicine. We combine Postural Assessment, Functional Movement Screening, Orthopedic Assessment and Special Tests, along with Traditional Chinese diagnostic techniques to create a custom tailored treatment plan for each individual. San Diego Sports Acupuncture has two licensed Sports Medicine Acupuncture® practitioners on staff, Sean Davis and Uzi Chen.
After graduating from an accredited 4 year acupuncture university with a Masters level degree or higher, and completing a rigorous licensing exam, Licensed Acupuncturists can enroll in the Sports Medicine Acupuncture® Certification (SMAC) program. The SMAC program requires 15 courses across 4 modules, with each module having its own cadaver lab and final examination. Each module also contains coursework on how to perform orthopedic tests, correct postural asymmetries, and treat a wide range of injuries.
Once a practitioner has completed all 4 modules, including cadavers and exams, they can sit for a practical exam with one of the proctors in order to become Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncture®. Due to the intense time-investment and the level of mastery required to pass the practical exam, there are less than two hundred Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncture® practitioners in the United States today.
The Sports Medicine Acupuncture® program consists of 4 modules broken into 15 classes, each with it's own cadaver lab.
The SMAC program consists of 240 additional hours split evenly between Anatomy and Palpation, Assessment and Treatment, Soft Tissue Work, and Postural Corrective Exercises.
Sean Davis and Uzi Chen are 2 Licensed Acupuncturists who are Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture® out of less than 200 spread out all across the United States.
Founded by Sean Davis, San Diego Sports Acupuncture treats all types of acute and chronic pain. We partner with Olympic athletes, office workers, and everyone in between. Learn about our experience in Sports Medicine Acupuncture® and how our unique approach can help you feel your best.
Sean Davis is a Licensed Acupuncturist who is Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture® (C.SMA) and a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (C.KTP). Sean is a San Diego native who loves Traditional Chinese Martial Arts and Powerlifting. He specializes in the treatment of anything pain related, all chronic and acute injuries, sprains, strains, whiplash, work-related injuries, muscle imbalances, and postural asymmetries.
Uzi Chen is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) and a Licensed Acupuncturist who is Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture® (C.SMA). Uzi is the father of 4 and he is originally from Israel. Uzi specializes in the treatment of anything pain related, all chronic and acute injuries, sprains, strains, whiplash, work-related injuries, muscle imbalances, and postural asymmetries.