Sports Medicine Acupuncture

Sports Medicine Acupuncture enhances athletic performance by:

 

  • Increasing range of motion

  • Activating and strengthening weakened muscles

  • Reducing post injury rehabilitation time

  • Releasing muscle spasms

  • Decreasing pain and inflammation

  • Stimulating the immune system

  • Relieving stress and calming the mind

Our Sports Medicine Acupuncture treatment model is customized to your health and fitness goals.  4 main components to each session:

(1) Postural Assessment, (2) Acupuncture, (3) Manual Therapy,

(4) Breathing Exercises, (5) Therapeutic Exercises.

1. Postural Assessment uses static and movement based assessments to find muscular and joint deviations.  If there is a particular posture or exercise that produces pain and discomfort, we will offer alignment corrections and treat according to the specific sensations.

2. Acupuncture is the insertion of thin filiform needles into specific meridian points in the body.  Acupuncture works by stimulating and regulating the Somatic Nervous System, balancing muscular tone and decreasing inflammation.

3. Manual Therapy is the combination of channel and facia (connective tissue) based massage techniques.  It incorporates manipulation of musculature and assisted stretching to create structural balance throughout the body.

4. Breathing Exercises are used to re-educate faulty breathing patterns that cause muscular tension, lymph drainage insufficiency, and an underlying state of anxiety. By normalizing breath we solidify the change that was created during the session.

5. Therapeutic Exercises are based off of static functional, and respiratory assessment. The goals of TE are to release contracted muscles, mobilize joints, improve circulation and respiratory capacity, and enhance athletic performance.

Commonly Treated Injuries:

Leg and Knee:

  • Tight IT band

  • Meniscus injury

  • MCL/ACL injury

  • Shin splints

  • Patellar tendonitis

 

Lower Back:

  • Chronic lower back pain

  • Sacro-iliac dysfunction

  • Facet joint irritation

  • Muscle spasm

  • Bulged dis

 

Ankle and foot:

  • Ankle sprain

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Plantar fascitis

  • Morton’s neuroma

 

Neck:

  • Whiplash

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Hip:

  • Bursitis

  • Hip flexor strain

  • Psoas strain

  • Adductor strain

  • Hamstring strain

 

Shoulder:

  • Rotator cuff disorders

  • Supraspinatus tendonitis

  • Impingement syndrome

  • Bicepital tendonitis

  • Labrum tear

 

Elbow:

  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)

  • Pronator teres syndrome

  • Triceps muscle strain

 

Wrist:

  • Carpal tunnel

  • De quervain’s syndrome

Contact

 

Ryan Lee, L.Ac.

211 W Robinson Ave.

San Diego, CA 92103

 

(619) 252-2218

 

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