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What is Sports Acupuncture?

Nov 28, 2022 | 0 comments

The Sports Acupuncture offered at Spring Acupuncture is unique in the Treasure Valley.  

Sports Acupuncture is also known as Orthopedic Acupuncture because its main focus is the muscular skeletal system.

In the end, results are what matters, and Sports Acupuncture at Spring truly delivers by discovering what the underlying problem is that you are facing is, and re-establishing function so that you can perform your best.

There are three phases of Sports Acupuncture treatment.

The Assessment Phase (so many of our clients tell us that they have never had a more thorough assessment anywhere, ever):

  • Complete case History and Intake
  • Observation of Movement and Posture assessment for Upper & Lower Body
  • Range of Motion Testing
    to identify muscle imbalances
  • Manual Muscle Testing
    to help identify injured or dysfunctional muscles 
  • Orthopedic Evaluative Testing
    to assess structural integrity and identify injured tissues such as muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, and nerves
  • Palpation of injured or dysfunctional tissue
    to assess the tissue state and density, both by our own observation and by client feedback.

The Treatment Phase:

(Some or all of these tools will be used depending on the case)

  • Trigger Point (Dry Needling) Acupuncture
    • Motor Point Acupuncture
      to remove muscle motor inhibition
  • Electro-Acupuncture
  • Myofascial Decompression
  • IASTM/Soft tissue work
  • Moist Heat Therapy
    to increase flexibility and range of motion, as well as to promote increased circulation and to prepare the tissues for rehabilitation
  • Corrective Exercise instruction
    to continue the progress outside of the treatment room
  • Application of Kinesio Tape
    to assist in reducing pain and support the healing of injured tissue

The Maintenance Phase:

  • Tune-ups on your body’s schedule

We use what we have learned about your body and how it responds to treatment to find the optimum schedule of treatments to keep you moving well and paying hard. This is a wide range. Some clients with vertebral injuries need to come in every couple of weeks to keep their muscles functioning well. We also have clients that come in every couple of months, and that keeps them comfortable and out of pain. 

  • Pre- and Post event

If you know you have a physical challenge coming up, be it a big game or a three week long motorcycle trip, getting your body tuned up beforehand will help you stay strong and have less aches and pains. I’m going to be honest- most people don’t plan this well. But when they do, wow, the results are impressive.

And all of that is what Sports Acupuncture is. It’s more then just laying on a table and being needled. It’s being assessed, learning to tune in to your body, and functioning at your best.

Interested in learning more?

Call Spring Acupuncture today 208-616-1040

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