Sports Acupuncture is for anyone who has a passion for movement, not only for athletes. Sports Acupuncture is a synergistic blend of the ancient wisdom and methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with modern sports medicine science and assessment utilizing specialized treatment techniques. It is a comprehensive and intelligent approach to treating pain, sports injuries, work injuries, and postural imbalances, as well as promote enhanced athletic performance and improve range of motion.
Using orthopedic and manual muscle testing sports acupuncturists can ascertain the exact location of pain, muscle imbalance, or soft tissue lesion and use specialized acupuncture points to correct overactive or inhibited muscle fibers. The acupuncturist uses motor point needling techniques to “reset” the affected muscle spindle fibers. This teaches the body to maintain balance between its opposing muscle groups, maintain the muscles strength and tone, as well as open the nervous system circuit to maintain optimal functioning and range of motion. When these techniques are performed correctly by a licensed acupuncturist with this highly specialized training, results are immediate, which provides a quick return to activity and peak level of performance for the patient. Follow up treatments may be necessary to maintain optimal body functioning and for lasting results.
Sports acupuncturists may also use soft tissue release kinesio tape (picture)and mobilizations, postural assessment, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretches, and exercises to correct postural imbalances to quickly get you pain free, keep up optimum results , and prevent future injuries.