ORIENTAL MEDICINE & SPORTS MEDICINE
Main OM Tools for Care:
Acupuncture– Thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body, to maintain or improve wellness. Each point has its own therapeutic functions, yet works in unison with others. (These sterile filiform needles are much finer than needles used in Western medicine. Hence, acupuncture is usually far less painful. You may not feel them at all.)
The National Institute of Health (NIH) recognized acupuncture as a safe & effective mainstream medicine healing option for many conditions, in 1997.
Chinese Herbs– Natural herbs are used specifically for you, to restore wellness. In Chinese medicine, herbs are not typically used individually, but together in a formula, to achieve a particular therapeutic result. The herbs work synergistically, magnifying and balancing each other, so there are little to no side-effects when used properly.
*** A licensed practitioner of Oriental Medicine (LOM) is qualified to use Chinese herbs therapeutically in PA. A licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) does not meet the qualifications in PA. This varies greatly by state.***
Other Modalities Used in TCM:
Food Therapy/ Nutritional Guidance
Tui Na– a form of massage with Acupressure
Qi Gong– multiple forms of energy exercises, combining breath, mind, movement, and meditation
Cupping- a suctioning technique for blockages
Gua Sha– a scraping technique for blockages
Electric Stimulation– attached to acupuncture needles or used alone
Warming– with an herbal product or other from of heat
Emergency Care (First-Aid)
Rehabilitation of Injuries & Illnesses for the Physically Active- NOT just Athletes!
Injury Prevention & Injury Rehabilitation Programs Available~
Is there a sport or activity you want to prepare for, or take your performance to the next level, safely?
Is there a new injury hindering you, or one that keeps reoccurring?
… Then get started on a customized program, specifically for you. Learn safe and proper form and progression. Get the basic foundations down first, before advancing in level or complexity. Little to no fancy equipment needed. Programs are designed for you to be able to do with a few basics, and a little creativity when appropriate. Core is key in virtually any prevention or rehab program, and will be included. A solid center allows all the parts to be stronger. Strengthen your mind, not just your body; learn tools to take with you for life.
*** A prescription from your physician is required before “Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation” (PM&R) can begin! Also, in order to see results with prevention or rehab programs, you must be able to commit to two days a week, with at least one day of rest in between.***
Athletic Trainers (different than Personal Trainers) are healthcare providers recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) since 1990.
On-site AT services may be available for your sporting or performing art events.
Who is there to care for YOU & YOUR kids during the most physical moments?