The rhythm of the run, your heartbeat, shoes on the pavement, and the music in your ears. You’ve reached that magic mile when your thoughts and worries fade away and it all feels effortless.
Running has so many benefits- physical vitality, mood enhancement, and all-important stress relief. Running can keep you sane.
But then- pain! Your foot, knee, hip- something doesn’t feel right, or just plain hurts. Running injuries are common because of the repetitive nature of the movement, and even more so if you run on pavement.
Being unable to run feels frustrating and defeating. How to get back to what feels so good to your body and soothes your soul?
We can relate. We have been around the injury block ourselves and tried lots of different therapies.
Sports Acupuncture is the most effective tool for staying active we have ever found. Our clients tell us the same thing every day. Many of them have tried other modalities and tell us that Sports Acupuncture works the very best.
Here’s the thing- not all Acupuncture is the same.
Yes, all acupuncturists learn how to needle safely in charted points on the body. And they all learn a type of acupuncture that does have benefits. But honestly, most of the schools are set up to help their students pass the board exams. And while this is important to make sure that there is a high bar of anatomical knowledge and excellent safety standards, it is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the types of assessment and acupuncture protocols a clinician can learn.
Our acupuncturist was lucky enough to be exposed to Sports Acupuncture and is the only acupuncturist in Idaho that has completed a year-long post-graduate program to learn how to help active people stay pain-free.
What makes Sports Acupuncture different?
It draws from modern Sports Medicine by incorporating orthopedic evaluations, manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, and postural analysis.
It uses several techniques, as needed
- Motor point acupuncture
- Trigger point/Dry-needling acupuncture
- Heat therapy as hydrocollator packs
- Herbal liniments
- Myofascial soft-tissue work
- Kineso taping
What we treat (to name a few)
- Upper back and neck pain
- Low back and hip pain
- IT Band syndrome
- Runner’s knee
- Ankle strains and sprains
- Plantar Fasciitis
Sports Acupuncture is unique in terms of both assessment and treatment.
In the end, results are what matters and Sports Acupuncture truly delivers by helping you stay happy, healthy, and active.
Bottom Line – Better Assessment + Better Treatment = Better Outcome!!
Call today 208-616-1040