Sports Medicine Acupuncture®️
Sports Medicine Acupuncture (SMA) incorporates principles and techniques from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Sports Medicine to assess and treat the patient’s injury from a true integrated perspective.
SMA uses functional anatomy, range of motion testing, orthopedic examinations, manual muscle testing and palpation to identify the injured tissues. Postural and concomitant muscle imbalances are assessed through static and functional movements which guide the practitioner to understand how and why the injury occurred. This assessment is integrated into the TCM channel systems (jing luo, jing jin) to diagnose and treat the excess (shi) and deficient (xu) conditions involving the channels and the injured tissue. SMA emphasizes the importance of determining an accurate organ (zang fu) differential diagnosis to ensure an individualized treatment plan for the patient and their injury.