Sports Therapy Acupuncture for Boulder and Louisville

Sports Therapy Acupuncture

Sports Therapy Acupuncture

Boulder Acupuncture Sports
Melissa is a certified specialist in Sports Medicine Acupuncture, a subdivision of acupuncture, which encompasses musculoskeletal conditions resulting from physical activity.  Trained practitioners can accurately assess, manage and rehabilitate injuries related to sport, exercise or recreational activity. Beneficial to a wide range of athletically inclined individuals ranging from professional athletes to those engaging in an active lifestyle for fun or fitness, acupuncture is invaluable for treating sports related injuries.

Sports medicine acupuncture is not only used to treat injuries, but can also enhance overall health, fitness and performance.  Additionally, treatments can manage more chronic injuries and even prevent injuries from recurring.  Acupuncture can decrease inflammation, eliminate muscle spasms, improve range of motion, and increase blood and oxygen flow to promote the healing of injured tissues. Notably, acupuncture stimulates steroids to reduce inflammation, releases endorphins that are natural painkillers, and positively alters neurotransmitters that aids in the way the body perceives pain. The need for medications such as narcotics, which can have negative side effects, are often significantly reduced.

Melissa’s area of expertise is in the treatment of painful conditions and sport’s injuries.  She studied with renowned practitioner and author, Whitfield Reaves, and completed his Sport’s Medicine Certification Program.  She has a deep understanding of anatomy and the cutting edge clinical skill to successfully treat most any musculoskeletal disorder.

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