Sports Acupuncture

Sports Acupuncture

One of the primary goals at South Jersey Sports Acupuncture is to keep athletes in the game.

Sports acupuncture focuses on injury prevention, sports performance optimization, and athletic career longevity.

Todd has a solid knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, how it performs, where it breaks down, and how to fix it. He uses sports acupuncture for injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, as well as to optimize each athlete’s performance levels.

Ideally, we’d like to prevent athletes from getting hurt but when it happens, we are experts at pain relief, too.

The Tools of Sports Acupuncture

Some of the ways we treat athletes and active people are with neurofunctional acupuncture, electro-acupuncture medicine, trigger point dry needling, cupping therapy, Rolf Method manual therapy, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. You can read more about each of these by clicking on the links.

Injury Prevention and Performance Optimization

Sports acupuncture and manual therapy can certainly speed an athlete’s recovery from pain and injury; however, both of these medicines work best as preventative therapies. When you invest in receiving regular assessments and treatments, South Jersey Sports Acupuncture can support your body in adapting to its challenges.

When the body is able to adapt, pain and injuries can be avoided, which means less downtime and more doing what you love.

Therapy for Pain Relief

As an athlete, you’re familiar with the list of things that can contribute to injuries: sudden impacts, directional changes, overuse/repetition, structural imbalances, improper training, wrong/faulty equipment, and poor technique.

Sports acupuncture is the perfect solution to help heal injuries and orthopedic imbalances that occur from sports and activities. This therapy can provide pain relief and accelerated healing by:

  • calming the nervous system
  • releasing muscular tension
  • normalizing exaggerated pain signals to the brain
  • reducing excess inflammation
  • Muscle and Joint Pain anywhere in the body
  • stimulating the body’s release of endogenous pain killers
  • increasing blood vessel and tissue regeneration

A specialist skilled in Acupuncture Sports Medicine knows the most common injuries associated with various sports and activities and therefore can make the proper diagnosis and treatment. Some of the most common injuries we treat at South Jersey Sports Acupuncture include:

  • knee pain (patellofemoral syndrome)
  • shoulder injuries
  • tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • hamstring strain
  • sciatica
  • shin splints
  • groin pulls
  • concussions
  • ACL/meniscus tears
  • hip flexor strains

My Specialties

Pain Relief

Stuck behind a computer? Bad posture? Maybe you rolled your ankle in a game? Acute pain, chronic pain, headaches, migraines, low back pain, tight muscles, sore joints… Anything from a stiff neck to post surgery… If it’s pain, we’ve treated it.

Sports Medicine

As an athlete, your #1 goal should be to make sure your body is adapting to it’s challenges. Sports acupuncture can be used for sports performance optimization, injury prevention and management, and athletic career longevity.

Health and Well-Being

Don’t forget that acupuncture is best used as a preventative medicine. It is perfect for relaxation, stress relief, and supporting your overall health. You don’t need to be in pain to get acupuncture.

Treatment Methods

Sports Acupuncture

Cupping Therapy

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Rolf Method Manual Therapy