Here you will find an overview of services offered. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us and arrange an appointment.
Sports-specific soft tissue mobilization is performed to alleviate muscular tension, reduce tension off the tendons, increase neuromuscular firing, properly guide lymphatic return and decrease recovery time. It can be used in conjunction with the following techniques to prime the body for a more effective treatment.
Complex active recovery systems eliminate lactic acid, increases blood flow and stimulates endorphin release. Twenty minute electro stimulation sessions stimulate muscles at progressively lower frequencies to activate fibers appropriately. Most appropriate for recovery without pathology.
Dry needling technique involves palpating dysfunctional and overused tissue and inserting a monofilament needle directly to cause a muscle twitch and a reflexive relaxation and lengthening of the muscle. It can also desensitize pathologically sensitive sensory nerve receptors. Research has shown that it can return the electrical and chemical environment within the muscle to its normal state. Needled points draw white blood cells and plasma cells into the area and create a healing response. In addition, trigger points are known to exhibit an altered PH and altered rate of neurotransmitter firing. Most appropriate for pain management, recovery and sports performance enhancement.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It's based on the theory that energy, called qi (say "chee"), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.
Acupuncturists believe that illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your chi. Acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence chi and help it flow back into balance.
Acupuncture is done by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body. This is done to influence the energy flow. Sometimes heat, pressure, or mild electrical current is used along with needles.
Electrical acupuncture stimulation combines needles into selected motor points of overused muscles along with electrical stimulation. . Electrical stimulation involves superficial application of electrodes. The combination of depth and intensity and frequency of electricity applied can return a contracture to normal resting length. This is particularly useful for chronic overuse syndromes and enhanced recovery.
You may feel slight pressure when a needle goes in. Most people find that it doesn't hurt. The area may tingle, feel numb, itch, or be a little sore. Providers believe that this is a sign that the energy flow, or chi, has been accessed.
The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. In TCM, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang. Health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “balanced state” of yin and yang. Illness and pain is due to an imbalance of yin and yang and a blockage in the free flow of qi. Qi can be unblocked by using acupuncture at certain points on the body.
Acupuncture is used to relieve pain and treat many health conditions. It may be used by itself or as part of a treatment program. Studies have shown positive results for the use of acupuncture to treat orthopedic pain, post surgical pain, nausea and vomiting related to pregnancy, and chemotherapy. Acupuncture is also very effective in the treatment of:
All services offered can be timed before major events for performance enhancement or after to enhance recovery. They can also be used to prevent the onset of overuse syndromes, particularly when training for endurance events.
Sessions run from 30 to 90 minutes based on initial evaluation and patient feedback.
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Newark, NJ 07105
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