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Acupuncture for
Orthopedic Conditions
& Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Acupuncture combines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with structural and anatomical knowledge to treat pain, soft tissue injuries, muscle imbalances and other general systemic disorders.

By evaluating musculoskeletal conditions and the sports medicine biomechanics of orthopedic conditions, we can generate a TCM diagnosis and treatment plan and implement orthopedic approaches to treating a patient’s injuries. Our practitioners have had advanced training in many forms of Sports Medicine and Orthopedic-specific acupuncture techniques, including training from the legendary Whitfield Reaves and Dr. Anthony Lombardi.

Treatment techniques focus on mobilizing red and white blood cell circulation for tissue repair and recovery and releasing muscle tension or imbalances using specialized acupuncture (including trigger point and ‘dry needling’ style therapy), electroacupuncture, and manual therapy, gua sha, cupping, internal and external herbal medicines as appropriate.

If you are unsure if acupuncture can help with your specific orthopedic or sports condition, call our office at (385)242-0649 or email info{at}flowacupuncture.org to answer any questions you may have.

Relief from Chronic

Orthopedic Issues

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Many people go through their daily life adapting to various types of orthopedic issues. Posture, movement patterns, or previous injuries can cause changes in how muscles and bones move - and over time can cause pain or tissue damage. Some examples of these types of issues include chronic sciatica, rotator cuff or shoulder impingement, plantar fasciitis, and patellar-femoral or other forms of knee pain. Acupuncture can help relieve tension and discomfort associated with these conditions, and help restore balance to muscles and movement patterns. Your acupuncturist may recommend physical therapy or other forms of movement-based therapy in addition to your treatment to strengthen and retrain your body for lasting relief.

Recovery & Support for

Sports or Orthopedic Injuries

Acupuncture has been shown to help reduce swelling and inflammation and improve range of motion in a variety of sports and orthopedic injuries. Ankle sprain or strain, Knee injuries, or hand and wrist sprains can be drastically improved with acupuncture and may enhance the benefit of steroids, physical therapy or rehabilitation.

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Support for Athletes

Research has shown that acupuncture can provide excellent results for improving sports performance and aid in the recovery of many types of sports injuries. Studies show that acupuncture can help athletes gain short term and long term muscle strength, decrease muscle soreness, and recover faster and more completely from injury than conventional treatments alone.

Relief from pain caused

by Overuse & Inflammation

Many painful conditions are caused by overuse and inflammation such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow or golfer's elbow, trigger finger, Achilles tendonitis, and more. Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation and promote circulation to tendons, ligaments, and other areas of overuse to facilitate tissue healing.

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