PinPoint Performance is a podcast where Chad Bong will interview leading sports acupuncturist to dig into sports acupuncture’s history, influences, current treatment strategies, and where we are headed in the future. We will also aim to increase the professions understanding of sports training, injuries, and the mindset of the athlete by interviewing Athletes, Coaches, Trainers, and Sports Psychologists.
P4 Ep. 31 Matt Callison, L.Ac.
Matt Callison is a licensed acupuncturist, author of the Motor Point Index (MPI) Reference Guide and Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Matt is also the creator and head director/instructor of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) program. In his discussion with Chad, Matt talks about his new Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook, essential concepts acupuncturists should know to be a “sports acupuncturist," and a very thorough assessment-to-moc-treatment of Chad's Achilles tendinopathy.
P4 Ep. 30: Jenny Nieters, L.Ac., DACM
Jenny Nieters is a licensed acupuncturist, doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Jenny specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic injuries, and sports performance. Jenny is the team acupuncturist for the San Francisco 49ers and St. Mary's College Men's Rugby. Jenny also teaches sports acupuncture with Whitfield Reaves in Whit's Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program. In her discussion with Chad, Jenny talks about mentoring and teaching part of the Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program, the journey towards working with the 49ers, how to build a successful practice you enjoy coming to every day, and much more! Check out sportsacupuncturealliance.com/podcast for full access to show notes and links.
P4 Ep. 29: Joshua Margolis, DACM, DOMTP
Joshua Margolis is a licensed acupuncturist, doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and a diplomate of osteopathy. Josh specializes in pain management and digestive distress using a combination of acupuncture and muscle/visceral manipulation. Josh is a staff member and instructor at the Osteopathic College of Ontario. Dr. Magolis posts information on acupuncture and bodywork on his YouTube channel. He has collaborated with former podcast guest, Jaime Chaves, L.Ac., creating a Lunch N' Learn webinar series that can be accessed on YouTube (link in show notes on sportsacupuncturealliance.com). In his discussion with Chad, Josh talks about this journey towards osteopathic medicine, the effectiveness of combining acupuncture and bodywork as a treatment strategy, the importance of understanding neurophysiology as a modern acupuncturist, and much more! Check out sportsacupuncturealliance.com/podcast for full access to show notes and links.
P4 Ep. 28: Ash Goddard, DACM
Ash Goddard is a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine specializing in sports and orthopedic acupuncture. Ash Goddard runs the Nine Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine in Bellingham, Washington. Ash has played a pivotal role in integrating acupuncture into the greater medical systems in Washington and protecting acupuncturists' scope of practice with the rise in popularity of "dry needling." In her discussion with Chad, Ash talks about dry needling vs. acupuncture, scope of practice, a call for national certification for sports and orthopedic acupuncture, and much more!
P4 Ep. 27: Jaime Chaves, L.Ac.
Jaime Chaves is a licensed acupuncturist in California who specializes in orthopedic and trigger point acupuncture. He is currently the head acupuncturist in a prominent Bay Area worker’s compensation clinic and works alongside medical doctors, physical therapists, and orthopedic surgeons. Jaime has a blog and YouTube page that contains free and informative acupuncture content on orthopedic-based acupuncture. In his discussion with Chad, Chaves talks about the importance of assessment and reassessment, palpation and musculoskeletal anatomical knowledge, reeducating the public on what acupuncture does, and much more!
P4 Ep. 26: Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves is a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of oriental medicine. Reaves is regarded as a pioneer of sports acupuncture in the United States. Reaves is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain, one of the only texts on sports acupuncture available in the West. Reaves is the teacher and director of The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program. In his discussion with Chad, Whitfield talks about his journey into sports acupuncture, the mentor and mentee relationship, his thoughts on the growing sports acupuncture community, and more!
Awesome content for Sports Performance
Chad’s podcast is extremely informative with awesome content from his own experience and that experience of his guests. I find myself listening to his episodes for hours at a time without realizing how quickly the time went by. The material is especially helpful for me as a sports medicine physician, but can help anyone out there looking to improve performance as an athlete or practitioner.
A must for Sports Docs
Chad brings his superior knowledge of acupuncture, anatomy, and biomechanics to the world. It’s a real pleasure to hear someone who has knowledge and knows how to communicate.