Sports acupuncture is a recognized treatment for frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, back pain, pulled tendons, torn ligaments, tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, sciatica, tight hamstrings, muscle/tendon strain, golfer’s shoulder, tennis elbow, weak back, stiff neck, and other ailments athletes may incur.
Acupuncturists aim to bring the body back to balance by understanding the compensation patterns presenting with each sports-specific movement and injury. This allows them to help with injury prevention, optimal performance, and faster recovery.
Athletes work very hard on their muscles and connective tissue, constantly injuring and breaking it down in order to build up strength. Cupping, dry needling, and gua sha are some techniques used to break down scar tissue at trigger points and promote healing. Chinese medical massage (tuina) and acupressure help relieve pain caused by constant physical activity, to promote relaxation and the ability to rest and heal.
Over the years, Chuck Sullivan has worked with many professional athletes to recover from injuries, to improve their flexibility and range of motion, and to increase their performance levels. He also works with amateur sports enthusiasts to keep them pain and injury free so they can continue to enjoy their favorite games and sports.