The initial assessment combines both a Western and Eastern Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach, which includes the following:
- Initial Questioning: Assesses the overall constitution of the patient
- Orthopedic Examination and Diagnostic Imaging: Hypothesizes likelihood of injured tissue and possible contributing factors, and confirms or disproves the existence of such conditions
- Vertebral Fixations and Facilitated Segments: Takes into account age-related factors, specifically for athletes older than 30
- Posture Evaluation: Examines postural deviations and muscle imbalance that may be contributing to injury
- Diagnosis: Determines treatment plan and protocol
Treatments then include a combination of any or all of the following:
- Acupuncture treatment and/or Moxibustion Soft-tissue release, including:
Tuina, myofacial release, Neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy, sports massage,etc
- Stretching – PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) or AIS (Active Isolated Stretching)
- Kineseotaping(R) – when necessary
- Internal and/or External Herbal Medications
- Therapeutic Exercise Prescription
AcuSportsTherapy is a top sports acupuncture Delray Beach clinic that helps people reach their highest potential for peak performance in life and sports. Holly Green, founder of AcuSportsTherapy, incorporates principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Sports Medicine to view the patient’s injury from a truly integrated perspective. Contact us to learn how we can help you recover faster, prevent recurring injury, perform at your highest level, and sleep better.
Research has shown that acupuncture can reduce healing time by as much as 50% and can promote the resolution of injuries in several ways. First and foremost, it can provide pain relief by stimulating the body’s own endorphin (feel good hormones) system.
The best time to get acupuncture is BEFORE an injury occurs. Monthly or weekly maintenance can make all the difference in the world when it comes to preventing an overuse injury. Athletes can maintain more consistent injury free training and performing time as well as maintaining a higher level in their performance.
Sports medicine acupuncture has been shown to create higher endurance rates while keeping muscles in good condition, decreasing the number of injuries and recovery time, thereby leaving more overall injury free time and better performance in the athletes chosen path.
Acupuncture has long been used for stress and anxiety reduction. By stimulating the natural feel good endorphin hormones in the body, cortisol levels have been known to drop. There is evidence that suggests that acupuncture may also work by activating your body’s natural opioid system, which may also help to reduce pain or induce sleep.