Trainers And Coaches

Numerous studies show that acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture, and dry needling are beneficial to your team and your clients. From speeding up recovery following endurance training to improving strength gains, these techniques address injury and maximize performance.

Trainers and their clients can get frustrated by a lack of progress. You wonder why, at times, there are no strength gains; or if pain with an exercise is an acceptable part of pushing harder or a reason to stop the activity. By definition, training is a type of “overuse” problem. Pushing past limits increases the demand, and muscle responds by growing stronger. Unfortunately, this often creates an energy crisis in the muscle. The lack of fuel to meet the new demand leads to the development of myofascial trigger points with resultant pain, muscle inhibition, and muscle shortening. What you see is pain, tightness, and the inability to make strength gains. Secondary effects of this process may be tendinitis, bursitis, decreased proprioception, and pain. Foam rolling and other external therapies are usually not enough when this point has been reached. Treatment with trigger point acupuncture combined with manual therapy techniques provides consistent quick relief, allowing continued training and faster progress toward the goal of better fitness.

Athletes training for marathons, triathlons, or Ironman competitions frequently run into the same issue of overtraining. Pushing for faster times and more endurance will also create the conditions for myofascial dysfunction. Athletes may lose valuable training time trying various treatments for recovery: rest, physical therapy exercise, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, and ART. There is a place for all these approaches, but if these are not helping, you definitely need to try Acutherapy. The missing piece for rehabilitation is the combination of needling and manual therapy. Needling can reach the tissues that are dysfunctional, and manual therapy speeds up the process. We also search for and address biometric factors that may contribute to the problem. These are elements, other than the intensity and frequency of training, that are unique to each athlete. Why hold off until you have tried everything else? You know you do not want to just “rest” and wait for your pain to go away.

By staying current with the best and latest evidence associated with the prevention and rehabilitation of training/competing injuries, we help you and those you work with to get back to doing what you love.