Sports Medicine Acupuncture®
Sports Medicine Acupuncture® bridges the medical divide with a comprehensive, integrative approach to decrease pain, increase function and get our patients back into the game. Whether the game is professional sports, work, recreational sports or hobbies, we combine the best of modern sports science with traditional Chinese medicine for those hampered by pain and injury. Currently, Modern Point is home to the only two certified Sports Medicine Acupuncturists® in the state of Minnesota.
Expert diagnostics: We have undergone specialized training in cadaver-based anatomy and western orthopedic evaluation in addition to the Chinese medical perspective of interrelation that defines our medicine. This dual perspective sets the foundation for our entire treatment approach.
Increased range of motion and strength: A major benefit of Sports Medicine Acupuncture® 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.
Improved neurological functioning: The nervous system is directly impacted by the use of Sports Medicine Acupuncture® to regulate reactivity to decrease pain, tingling, numbness and atrophy. 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, 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. Qualified Sports Medicine Acupuncturists® are specifically trained to communicate the wisdom of Chinese medicine to modern physicians and therapists as well as utilize research, labs, and your medical teams’ perspective to deliver integrative healthcare to our patients.
Collaboration: Modern Point works very closely with the Sports Medicine Acupuncture® certificate program, the Sport and Spine Institute and local sports teams for research and education for the advancement of innovative sports medicine techniques nationwide.
Wide applicability: A wide variety of conditions are treatable by optimizing movement, function and posture with specialized treatment strategies developed in Sports Medicine Acupuncture®.
- Acute Sprain/Strain
- Athletic Enhancement
- Baker’s Cyst
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Degenerative Disc/Joint Disease
- De Quervain’s Syndrome
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Tension/Stress, Cluster, Sinus, Rebound, Migraine Headaches
- Herniated Discs
- Hip, knee, and shoulder arthritis
- IT Band Friction Syndrome
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
- Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow)
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Occipital Neuralgia (Arnold’s Neuralgia)
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis/Fibromatosis
- Post Laminectomy Syndrome
- Postural Imbalance
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Sacroiliitis/ SI Joint Pain
- Stroke Sequelae
- Surgery rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation from Major Fractures, Hairline and Stress Fractures,
- Functional Scoliosis
- Shin Splints/ Tibial Stress Syndrome
- Shingles and Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
- Shoulder Impingement/Frozen Shoulder
- Spinal Stenosis, Spondylosis
- Sprained Ligament(s)
- Strained Muscle(s)
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Trigeminal Neuralgia