Sports Acupuncture and Dry Needling Therapy In Winnipeg
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a medical practice that entails stimulating certain points and meridians on the body with the use of fine needles (and without injecting medication). It has been used in Asia for thousands of years to treat pain and various health conditions.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
In short, traditional acupuncture works by unblocking qi and blood, by balancing organs to promote homeostasis in the body and by needling appropriate meridians in the body.
According to modern Western medicine, “Needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.” (American Academy of Medical Acupuncture)
What’s the Difference Between Dry Needling and Sports Acupuncture?
Most residents of Winnipeg are probably more familiar with the term dry needling rather than sports acupuncture. Dry needling is actually a very small component of sports acupuncture, whereas sports acupuncture is an overall integration of traditional acupuncture and Western sports medicine.
Acupuncture has been used to treat sports injuries for decades due to its effectiveness with promoting injury recovery. As such, sports-focused acupuncture can also help athletes with pain management, modulating inflammation, decreasing nerve hyperactivity and restoring proper range of motion.
Our team also understands how neurofunctional dysfunction can cause a decline in athletic performance or even sports injuries. Our sports acupuncturist can reverse any dysfunction through the use of peripheral nerve stimulation, segmental stimulation, and supraspinal stimulation.
Top-Notch Sports Acupuncture Treatment In Winnipeg
At Total Rehabilitation and Sports Injuries Clinic – Corydon, we have taken our sports acupuncture practices one step further for our Winnipeg clients. We use sports acupuncture to optimize athletic performance by assessing neurofunctional deficiencies and promoting proper nerve function to different parts of the body.
Our qualified practitioners also have the highest level of training in sports acupuncture in not just Winnipeg, but all of Manitoba. As such, our team is comprised of some of the very best acupuncturists serving Winnipeg. On top of 4 years of studying athletic therapy and 3 years of enrolling in an accredited traditional acupuncture program, our sports acupuncturist became the first person in Manitoba to graduate from both McMaster University’s Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program and Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner Program.
How We Can Help
Total Rehabilitation and Sports Injuries Clinic – Corydon is the only clinic in Winnipeg that features sports acupuncture and features some of the best acupuncturists in the Corydon and Pembina Hwy area. Whether you have serious sports injuries, maintain health and wellness, or increase athletic performance, our sports acupuncturists are here to help you. Call us today @ 431.373.2877 to book an appointment with our highly qualified sports acupuncturist.