acupuncture for sports injuries

We provide help for athletes of all types. From the competitive to the recreational to the “everyday” athlete. Acupuncture for injury recovery can improve healing time and get you back to doing what you love.

The Everyday Athlete

What’s an everyday athlete? Everyday athletes are regular people doing active stuff as part of their daily routine. Some “events” could include:

  • dead-lift a toddler or laundry basket
  • 50-meter sprint to catch the bus
  • pitch a game of fetch for the dog
  • pushing a stroller or grocery cart
  • besting your w.p.m on a last-minute essay
  • a friendly game of tug-of-war

All of our daily activities can leave us at risk of a “sports” injury. Regardless of how the injury occurred, it will still benefit from some extra care. Add acupuncture to your healing regime to speed up your return to activity.

Acupuncture for Injury Recovery

We’re here to help. Each new injury gets a thorough assessment to determine the nature and scope of the problem. Some of the things we do during the assessment include a thorough history asking about how and when the injury occurred, what makes it feel better or worse, what other therapies you tried, and how much it is affecting your life. We will also do a physical assessment that includes checking your range of motion and the strength of the affected muscles.

Traditional Chinese Medicine adds another layer of understanding of how the body works. It provides a framework for determining how or why your body might have been susceptible to injury and gives a place to begin healing from.

After the assessment, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that you can follow. Your treatment plan may include acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, stretches, and eventually strengthening exercises. You may also receive a referral to one of our athletic therapists or massage therapists.

What We Treat

Acupuncture can improve injury recovery for a wide variety of sports-related and life-related injuries. We work to determine what the injury is and choose acupuncture treatments that will kick-start the healing process to reduce pain and inflammation. Some of the conditions we can help with include:

  • muscle aches and strains (eg/ Rotator cuff tear)
  • tendon injuries (eg/ Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow)
  • ligament sprains or tears (eg/ ACL tear in the knee or ankle sprain)
  • overuse injuries (eg/ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • muscle spasms
  • low back pain
  • concussion

If you have body aches and pains or a sports injury and would like some help call us today to schedule an assessment and get on the road to recovery.

Learn More

Read a few of our blog posts for more information on how acupuncture can help with different types of injury recovery: