SPORTS MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE® AND RUNNING INJURIES IN Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam
SPORTS MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE® AND RUNNING INJURIES
Pain, soreness or numbness of muscles, tendons and joints will affect practically everyone at some point in their lives. Whether the pain is acute, chronic or recurrent, acupuncture may be helpful in pain management and injury recovery.
Most running related injuries are due to overuse, overtraining, or a biomechanical flaw in body structure and motion. Injuries are almost a guaranteed fact of life for the recreational or competitive runner. In the quest for ultimate performance, there is a tendency to overdo things and cross the fine line between peak fitness and injury. Thus it is important to avoid “doing too much too soon.”
Some of the more common running injuries include: iliotibial band (IT band) fricition syndrome, runner’s knee, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, hamstring and hip flexor tightness and plantar fascitis.
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) date back thousands of years. The medicine is rooted in the concept that ‘Qi’ or vital energy flows through energy meridians in the body, which today has been found to be the “power of the nerve and the nerve’s ability to nourish and regulate the tissues”.
What is sports medicine acupuncture® and how can it help you?
Sports medicine acupuncture® incorporates principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Sports Medicine to view the patient’s injury from a truly integrated perspective.
The goal of sports medicine acupuncture® is to treat the injury by re-establishing normal muscle balance and to address the complete health and wellness of the individual. One of the key components in sports medicine acupuncture® is the motor point. The motor point is defined as the most electrically excitable area of the muscle and represents the greatest concentration of nerve endings.
Acupuncture can influence nerves thereby helping to reset the dysfunctional muscle that is causing problems. Acupuncture is another way to stay on top of your body and its wellbeing as you live your life.
Sports medicine acupuncture® can also help with injuries from motor vehicle accidents and the work place. These treatments can not only help speed up recovery of a current injury but also they can help prevent future injuries such as those due to overuse.
I became certified in sports medicine acupuncture® in 2012. Prior to that I took numerous foundational weekend education courses on the same topic. I am now the Canadian Instructor for the foundational classes and have been teaching for a few years. I am also a teaching assistant for the certification program in San Diego, California.
I use the sports medicine acupuncture® techniques to help people like you as well as the BC Lions, National Lacrosse League players and other professional athletes.
“Very thankful for all the work Ian has done for me. Through the trials of a season he helped me stay ready each week. While being great at his profession he’s a great person. Also, I recommend him to any athlete. Thanks for all help.”
Ty long, #1 – Kicker, BC Lions
CFL All-Star 2018
West division All-Star 2018
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