What is it and How Does it work?
Acupuncture is a soft tissue treatment modality in which small needles are inserted into specific points on the body, which helps to reset and activate the neurologic and muscular systems in a way that the body can start to function normally again.
Acupuncture can achieve these benefits by:
- improving blood perfusion to the injured area (create a healing cascade within the injured tissue)
- decreases inflammation
- reduces tension in over-activate muscle tissue
- improve the nerve-to-muscle communication resulting in proper muscle contraction patterns and improved muscle performance
- reduction in scar tissue, allowing improve tissue elasticity which will assist in optimal movement patterns
Where did the reactivate acupuncture practitioners receive their training?
Our acupuncture practitioners, Dr. Chad Barber, Dr. Matt Diston, and Melissa Baird achieved their certification after completing over 200 hours of hands on training through the medical acupuncture program at McMaster University. Our Medical Acupuncture practitioners focus on the anatomy and physiology of the area of complaint and use specific landmarks and palpation skills to target the necessary muscles, joints, and nerves required to achieve pain control and improved function.
How we integrate it in your care at reactivate muskoka
Our team at Reactivate offer Medical Acupuncture, which incorporates principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Sports Medicine to view the patient’s injury from a truly integrated perspective.
Our acupuncture services may be used a stand alone treatment method, or as an adjunct to other forms of care offered within the Reactivate team. Through the detailed assessments we offer, our practitioners will determine how/if acupuncture may be utilized in each individual case.