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Sports acupuncture was developed using a combination of neurology (the study of nerves) and kinesiology (the study of muscles) to better treat athletic injuries and orthopedic disorders. This integrative approach combines acupuncture with structural & myofascial techniques, trigger point release therapy with motor point needling and motor-neural rehabilitation. These treatments are often combined with soft tissue manipulation using Gua Sha and Cupping therapy as well as application of kinesio-tape of the affected area. Many patients benefit from this diagnostic system that combines accurate assessment with precise treatment protocol. Acupuncture Sports Medicine is appropriate for all types of individuals who experience injury, pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction.Schedule an Appointment
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 is a comprehensive and intelligent approach to treating pain, sports injuries, work injuries, and postural imbalances. It also promotes enhanced athletic performance, improves range of motion, and produces excellent results for pre-event preparation and post-event recovery.* Allowing you to PLAY ON.
The Olympic Games now includes this time tested medicine. With each athlete and trainer/coach looking to get the competitive edge, it is no wonder that many of them would turn to an unexpected source of strength: Acupuncture. Many competitors insist on having acupuncture as a part of their training protocol. Athletes using acupuncture recover from soreness and fatigue faster, feel stronger, are less emotionally stressed, and feel more balanced overall.*
Sports acupuncturists do not rely on just acupuncture to help their patients. They also incorporate forms of soft tissue release and mobilizations, PNF stretching, and exercises to correct postural imbalances to quickly get you back in the game pain free, maintain optimal results and prevent further injuries.
Julee Miller AP, DOM has also continued training beyond her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic training, license in massage therapy with sport massage specialty in performance enhancing techniques that can be beneficial for cyclists, runners, golfers, gymnasts and many other competitive athletes.
Gaining notoriety with athletes and sports medicine, acupuncture is great for injury rehabilitation, alleviating pain, performance enhancing, and promoting overall physical and emotional well-being.
Sports injury encompasses a large area of medical concerns, usually related to musculoskeletal conditions. Basically, it covers all acute injuries and chronic ailments due to specific physical activities. This includes problems that result from physical training, martial arts, competitive sports, “weekend warriors”, outdoor activities and competitions. People that participate in these activities commonly stress or damage muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints – the areas that are used the most. Sports injury medicine has evolved into a specific medical category that focuses on treating these injuries.
Acupuncture divides sports injuries into two main categories;which determine how treatment typically proceeds. Acute injuries (that happened recently) and chronic injuries (unresolved for 3 or more months).
Acute injuries need to be properly assessed before any type of treatment can begin. Most people are all too familiar with the feeling of a strain or sprain. If someone is unsure, however, it is best to get examined and properly diagnosed (possibly with the help of an X-ray or MRI) to rule out a more serious injury. Acupuncture should then begin as soon after an injury as possible for the best results.
Chronic injuries also need to be properly assessed before any type of treatment begins. It is important to determine if there is an underlying structural cause for a lingering injury such as a loss of cartilage, formation of scar tissue or degenerative damage of any kind. Once the complete underlying framework of the injury is understood, an acupuncture treatment plan can be devised to address both the main symptoms and their causes. This may include acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbal formulas, stretches and exercises, diet modifications and the use of liniments or balms.
*Results may vary
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