Sports Medicine Acupuncture, Acupuncture Physical Medicine, & Trigger Point Therapy
Perform Better. Feel Better
Sport Medicine Acupuncture is a specialized style of acupuncture that focuses on relieving tightness and pain by powerfully releasing and supporting strained or injured muscles and tendons.
- Sports Medicine Acupuncture - Initial Session: 90 min ($160)
- Sports Medicine Acupuncture - Follow up: 60 min ($105)
Who uses Sports Medicine Acupuncture?
This style of acupuncture is highly sought after by athletes and those who have suffered trauma from accidents or repetitive movement stress. Sports Medicine Acupuncture can bring immense relief to acute and chronic pain, and improve mobility and movement.
This style of acupuncture is currently being used by olympic level athletes along with professional sport teams to increase performance, reduce injury, and heal pain.
What is a Sports Medicine Acupuncture session like?
Your initial session includes a physical exam to find areas of myofascial constriction (tightness) and imbalances related to physical and/or mental stress. A treatment plan and schedule will be developed based on these findings.
Your visits will consist of treatment with needles, pressure, and friction to reduce pain and improve physical and mental function.
What are trigger points?
In Sport Medicine Acupuncture we help to release trigger points to promote healing. A trigger point is a “knot,” or an especially painful area of your muscle that feels a bit more firm than the surrounding tissue.
What is a Dry Needling?
Dry needling (called this since the needle does not inject a liquid medication, thus it is dry) is a form of acupuncture that is targeted to treat trigger points with acupuncture needles and is often more permanent than other manual trigger point therapies.
Often patients don’t feel the needle insertion at all. Once the needles goes into the trigger point, the muscle “twitches” which feels like a very quick muscle contraction. This twitch response helps break the cycle of pain. Dry needling also helps stimulate your body’s own healing capabilities – most especially an anti-inflammatory effect.
Please be aware that Sport Medicine Acupuncture can feel more intense than a typical holistic acupuncture session at Village Wellness. However the results, which often including long lasting pain relief, increased strength, and greater range of motion are profound.
How many sessions will I need?
Results can be felt often after the first couple of sessions. For the average patient, a series of 4-8 weekly treatments are scheduled, after which sessions are slowly spaced apart to every other week, monthly, and then to seasonal maintenance treatments. This approach has shown to bring the most longterm benefit.
Built in Recovery Days
If you currently take part in an exercise or sports program, your treatments will be scheduled to allow 1-2 days of rest and recovery following your session for ultimate results and injury prevention.
What can Sports Medicine Acupuncture help with?
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Reflux Esophagitis
- Stress Disorders
- Post-trauma Disorders
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Your Sports Medicine Acupuncturists