If you are a striker in soccer, the scrum-half in rugby, a rebounding machine in pickup basketball, the off-track runner, the long distance cyclist, the golf enthusiast or the ultimate Frisbee star, come in for acupuncture IMMEDIATELY after suffering an injury.
For many recreational athletes using acupuncture for faster recovery is often a second option. This is unfortunate. Too many athletes are in unnecessary pain and are paying far too much money for therapy that is not working.
At 1000 Folded Cranes Acupuncture, we specialize in acupuncture orthopedics and brings a Western approach to diagnosing muscular-skeletal conditions and sports injury by utilizing a full range of tests: muscle, range of motion, neurological, stress and palpation. We then apply acupuncture, massage, cupping, and exercise therapy.
Also known as “Dry Needling” in sports/physical therapy circles, the principals are based on the benefits of acupuncture, which should be performed by a licensed acupuncturist. Regardless of how you refer to it, the sooner you get help to treat the injury, the better chance you have to elevate the healing process. Acupuncture has been proven to decrease swelling, inflammation and pain. Immediate treatment in the early stages can reduce both the severity of the injury as well as the recovery time. Often, all it takes is a single session—especially when caught early. If you hurt it on the field, court, diamond, pitch, or track, make acupuncture your first resort not your last. Schedule an appointment today and take the first step to getting yourself back in the game.