I will work with you in managing your training issues, recovering from injury or trauma, and enhancing your performance.
Whether you are a student athlete, weekend warrior, outdoor enthusiast, serious or professional athlete, Sports Medicine Acupuncture can help to create a healthier, stronger, faster, more agile and competitive you. Sports Medicine Acupuncture incorporates principles from both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Sports Medicine to address a patient’s injury from an integrated perspective. I apply techniques from this philosophy as well as MicroLight Therapy to bring the best approaches to your concerns.
If you are a follower of the Tour de France, you may have learned that the 2014 winner, Vincenzo Nibali and his Astana team, was the only team to bring their own licensed acupuncturist to the Tour. Throughout the Tour, the acupuncturist visited with the riders twice a day, once before stages, and once at night, to promote recovery and relaxation of the muscles.
Elite athletes in every sport are turning to acupuncture because it works. Endurance athletes use it as a drug free way to boost sports performance. Will acupuncture help you win the next race? It certainly relieves pain due to sports injuries, reduces stress, increases circulation, decreases inflammation, and encourages wounds to heal faster. In addition, TCM can be used for prevention as injuries are often the result of imbalances in musculature and muscle firing patterns.
Why Do Athletes Use TCM?
No drugs, few to no side effects, and many benefits.
A partial list of athletes who have used acupuncture to both aid performance and recover more quickly from injury or surgery include Vincenzo Nibali (cycling), Kobe Bryant (basketball), Daniel Kowalski (Olympic swimming), Dee Dee Trotter (Olympic track and field), Ray Emery (ice hockey), Deena Kastor (marathoner).