5465 Morehouse Dr. Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92121
At SD Sports Acupuncture we combine ancient and modern techniques to provide a robust and complete treatment style appropriate for anyone suffering from chronic or acute physical or mental discomfort. The foundation of SD Sports Acupuncture is Matt Callison’s Sports Medicine Acupuncture which utilizes the ancient wisdom and holistic approach of Chinese Medicine along with the specificity and focus of modern Sports Medicine techniques.
At SD Sports Acupuncture we use many different treatment modalities all tailored to your specific needs:
- Sports Acupuncture – A modification of traditional acupuncture that incorporates muscle motor points. Hair-thin needles are inserted into the muscle causing the muscle to twitch (fasciculate). This painless twitch resets the connection between the brain and the body and brings the muscle back into a neutral, balanced position.
- Electro-Stim – E-Stim has been shown to reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain in many research studies. SD Sports Acupuncture uses a special form of e-stim that sends a very light current through the acupuncture needle. Patients can expect a gentle, relaxing, tapping sensation that helps to dissipate the pain and reduce spasm.
- PNF Stretching – Deep stretches target specific muscle groups to relieve physical and emotional tension.
- Soft Tissue Release – A form of deep tissue specific for breaking the cycle of inflammation and promoting proper healing of chronic injuries, stress, and tension.
- Postural Assessment & Corrective Exercises – Get to the root of the whole body imbalance and bring the body back into alignment. PACE helps to empower the patient to be a part of the treatment.
- Chinese Herbal Consultation – Herbs can be administered topically for pain management and to encourage healing of chronic or acute injuries. They can also be prepared at an herbal pharmacy as a comprehensive herbal formula that's taken internally to harmonize and regulate the body's systems.
What do we specialize in treating?
- Any form of tendonitis or tendonosis - Achilles, Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, etc
- Any form of muscle strain or ligament sprain
- Chronic Tension/Pain - This can be anywhere in the body, but it is especially common with chronic neck and shoulder tension due to sitting at a computer all day!
- Meniscus injury/Knee pain
- Rheumatoid or Osteoarthritis
- Chronic misalignment due to overtraining in one particular athletic event - For instance, getting a marathon runner's posture back into a balanced and neutral position - or realigning the neck, head, and shoulders of a 40+ hour a week office worker
- Migraines and Tension Headaches
- Any form of Neuropathy (numbness, tingling, burning that comes from an irritated nerve), or Radiculopathy (pain that travels from one area to another) - Most patient's who suffer from these maladies come in with Sciatica, some form of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- These are in addition to the general recommendations by the World Health Organization