Acupuncture is often sought out for athletes, or anyone active, to help enhance rehab after an injury and return to their sport as quickly and powerfully as possible. Acupuncture is a great tool to help the body rest, recover and rejuvenate- whether from a surgery, a sprain or tear, or intense workouts. Our preference is to help you optimize your performance and prevent injury. Listening to our bodies when minor aches and pains arise can have a massive benefit in the long run. By addressing these subtle imbalances, we can prevent the likelihood of future injury.
While prevention is our goal, accidents happen and so do injuries. Severe and chronic injuries not only take a toll on our bodies, but so often our emotional health as well. It is hard. And we have the tools to support your physical and mental well being. A paper published in “Sports Medicine Today” discusses how acupuncture studies have been shown to significantly decrease pain post injury and decrease the time it takes to return to sport.
Common reasons athletes seek acupuncture include:
Optimize performance and injury prevention
Decrease pain and inflammation
Pre & post surgery care
Mental and emotional support associated with injuries