P4 Ep. 24: Derrick McBride

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In this Episode…

Chad Bong interviews sports acupuncturist, Derrick McBride L.Ac., CSCS, CFST


Derrick McBride is a licensed acupuncturist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and certified fascial stretch therapist. Derrick also has been certified as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Derrick was a speaker at the 3rd Annual Sports Acupuncture Alliance Summit.

In his discussion with Chad, Derrick discusses the important difference between motor control and mobility, his experience with extreme sports athletes, integrating various modalities into a comprehensive treatment, and much more!


Show Notes

  • 5:40 – Derrick’s introduction into acupuncture
  • 10:44 – Chad’s acupuncture treatment
  • 10:22- Derrick’s experience with Whitfield Reaves’s program
  • 14:45- Fascial Stretch Therapy and Treatment Integration
  • 20:49- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) & Functional Movement System (FMS)
  • 23:15- SFMA: true mobility dysfunction vs. motor control dysfunctions
  • 28:24- Proprioceptive Systems
  • 31:33- Muscle Activation Technique (MAT)
  • 33:51- NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)
  • 35:03- Explaining local and distal acupuncture needling to patients
  • 37:55-Anatomical asymmetries
  • 39:25- Derrick’s Dew Tour and Nitro Circus
  • 48:02- How Derrick got into the tours
  • 49:42- Doing for treatments for free and benefits of putting in the time
  • 53:50- Derrick’s training regimen
  • 55:03- Treating concussion and CTE
  • 57:26- Derrick’s treatment clinic setup and treatment style
  • 1:01:55- Marketing your acupuncture and career style
  • 1:06:52- A walkthrough of Derrick’s assessment and treatment of shoulder impingement
  • 1:11:44- Prognosis
  • 1:14:15- Derrick’s lecture at the 3rd Annual Sports Acupuncture Alliance Summit
  • 1:18:26- Closing remarks