Acupuncture can be used to treat sports injuries in a comprehensive, integrative approach to decrease pain, increase function to get you back into the game. Whether the game is professional sports, work, recreational sports or hobbies, the latest modern sports science is combined with time-tested traditional Chinese medicine techniques to give you the best possible care.
Expert diagnostics: Specialized training in cadaver-based anatomy and western orthopedic evaluation is combined with the Chinese medical perspective of interrelation that defines our medicine. This dual perspective sets the foundation for the entire treatment approach.
Increased range of motion and strength: A major benefit of is the predictable and unequivocally demonstrable improvement in range of motion and strength for individual muscle groups. Applicability extends to the joints, posture, impingements and a wide array of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
Improved posture: In the musculoskeletal system, postural correction increases function, decreases pain and prevents future injury. Acupuncture into specific areas of the muscle directly changes their capacity to hold their position, allowing the body to ameliorate physical stress and increase mechanical efficiency- the way it was designed. Kristin recommends exercises to reinforce these changes and make efficient movement your body's habit.
Improved neurological functioning: Chronic or repetive injuries distort neurological function. Acupuncture resets and regulates the nervous system to improve strength and performance. Pain, tingling, numbness and atrophy are decreased. Accessing nerve vulnerabilities directly with the acupuncture needle opens nerve pathways to enhance functioning on all levels. Numerous studies show positive changes in neurochemical components and enhanced signaling as a result.
Improved adjunctive therapies: Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that extends far beyond acupuncture. Cupping, gua sha, soft tissue release, moxibustion, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, Chinese herbal medicine, martial arts “hit” medicines and rehabilitative exercises may be employed depending on your condition.
Integrating medicine: Bridging medical specialties across the western-eastern divide has a major impact on results. Kristin was specifically trained in a combination of conventional physical therapy approaches along with Chinese medicine to deliver integrative healthcare to patients. She speaks both languanges.
Wide applicability: A wide variety of conditions are treatable by optimizing movement, function and posture with specialized treatment strategies.
Kristin engaged in a rigorous, intensive, year long post graduate training for treating sports injuries with Matt Callison, Lic. Ac.. She is a posture alignment specialist certified through Egoscue University.