Sports Medicine Acupuncture
Sports medicine acupuncture is a comprehensive approach to healing injuries, correcting postural imbalances and enhancing athletic performance. Using orthopedic exams, manual muscle testing, specialized acupuncture points called motor/trigger points and corrective exercises, sports medicine acupuncture shortens healing time, improves range of motion and strengthens your body to get you back in the game.
What is Sports Medicine Acupuncture?
It is the best thing out there for any kind of injury. Whether you are a professional athlete, active person, or spend a lot of time in front of a computer, sports medicine acupuncture can help your body to recover from injuries and strains.
When a muscle is sore, over strained or painful, there are often tight palpable knots within it. These points can affect other areas of the body and are called motor points. There is another type of point in sports medicine acupuncture called a trigger point, which may be used depending on your type of injury.
Sports medicine acupuncture/dry needling seeks to produce an involuntary twitching from the affected muscle or muscle group. It helps to restore communication between the central nervous system and the injured muscle.
This treatment can greatly reduce tightness and pain, while increasing flexibility and range of motion. Tired and weakened muscles can be strengthened by directing Qi (energy) to the area.
"I was looking for an acupuncturist who had experience with a lot of sports injuries and I found Lisa online and went in for a pulled hamstring from a running injury. I had already tried physical therapy, stretching and massage with only temporary relief. My hamstring just wasn't getting better. I felt a noticeable change after the first treatment. I saw her twice a week for a few weeks and was able to start running again." - Maxwell H.
What about regular acupuncture?
Regular acupuncture is great and can heal a lot of injuries. I use both acupuncture and sports medicine acupuncture in my practice to help people in different ways. It is one of the quickest ways to restore muscle balance and function.
What does it treat?
Whether an injury is old or new, from acute trauma, overstrain, repetitive use or daily life activities, sports medicine acupuncture can help to restore muscle balance so that you can get back out there and do what you love.
Sports medicine acupuncture treats a wide range of musculoskeletal issues ranging from pulled/torn hamstrings to tennis elbow, to sciatica, hip and back pain, achilles tendinitis, tension headaches, neck pain, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis and much more.
It is very safe and effective with minimal side effects. It can also be very useful for injury prevention and performance enhancement.
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At INDIE we use a holistic approach to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each individual. We use a comprehensive system of pulse and tongue diagnosis, muscle testing, palpation of points and meridians, orthopedic exams, and medical history to create a custom treatment.