Acupuncture is the world’s most popular medical treatment. It has been conducted for nearly 5000 years, and is widely used to reduce and relieve pain and to speed up the healing process. Certified physiotherapists at Elite Sports Injury physiotherapy clinics use acupuncture as needed in your customized physiotherapy treatment plan.
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Acupuncture treatments involve specific placement of ultra-thin needles on the body’s acupuncture points, which are areas of acute electrical sensitivity, allowing stimulation of nerves that tell the brain to release endorphins.
Each acupuncture point used in treatment (also referred to as “acupoints”) is in an area that is related to the location of the pain that needs to be resolved. When the needles are stimulated by the physiotherapist — by hand, heat, or electricity — the released endorphins help to manage the pain in that area. Only sterile, disposable acupuncture needles are used.
While acupuncture can be used for a variety of illnesses, it is most commonly used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, muscle inflammation and tenderness, muscle spasms, and headaches.
Recovery for all levels
Elite specializes in injury recovery for all sports and levels of athlete. Our team facilitates rapid access to complete recovery. Frequently, we see patients within a day or two of their physician exam when return to full function is critical. We immediately address acute swelling, pain and compensatory issues and initiate a home program to maintain strength and motion.
In order to ensure a successful treatment and speed recovery, you need to be fully committed to your treatment plan. Your time in the clinic is only part of the process. The exercises and perhaps changes in your own behavior are a crucial part of your plan. We know how your body works; we may identify an underlying weakness, poor posture, work habits, or other factors that contribute to the problem.