Sports Medicine Acupuncture
Sports Medicine Acupuncture combines the training of Traditional Chinese Medicine with western medical protocols to assess, treat, rehabilitate, and prevent injury related to exercise and participation in sports. Treatments are especially helpful with nagging chronic pain and post-surgical rehabilitation. It also produces excellent results for pre-event preparation and post-event recovery.
The primary focus of treatment involves the release of muscle motor and trigger points on the affected and paired muscle groupings. These are areas within the muscle that, when injured, affect the muscle’s ability to function properly often resulting in pain or injury. When acupuncture is applied to these areas, the muscle is reset back to its healthy state. By increasing circulation to the injured muscle, the body’s innate healing supports the muscle’s ability to heal, thus reducing pain and inflammation.
injury is often the result of a postural imbalance as one muscle group becomes quite strong from years of participation in a given sport. During a session, we’ll assess your posture to determine the underlying cause of injury. Focus is on identifying the primary muscles involved with motor point treatment protocols. We’ll create a care plan and determine the proper restorative exercise to gently rebalance and strengthen adjacent muscle groups.
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