The body requires symmetry, not just structurally, but also with its movements. Asymmetrical movements with your body can lead to injury. Your asymmetrical movements may have started early on in life when you were a baby learning to crawl or roll. Maybe you learned to roll on only one side. Or maybe when you were learning to crawl you had a wider stride on one side than the other.

Even skipping over laying on your belly as a baby can have an effect on how you move later on in life! It can be quite difficult for a doctor to answer when your chronic problems actually started.

So how can acupuncture help if your injury stems from an activity that is as old as you are?

Acupuncture is an extremely effective treatment for acute and chronic issues. For acute injuries, the needles will be inserted at the local site of injury to help flush it with fresh blood to heal it. There is also the use of external herbs which are applied to the skin rather than taken orally, helping in the relaxation or strengthening of the tissue.

As for the chronic underlying issue, this would require a thorough assessment and review of previous injuries. How you walk, how you squat, your usual posture, etc. all play a role in how chronic issues can arise.

If you have an ACL tear, ankle sprain, or any injury for that matter, it is imperative to have a medical specialist assess your lower back, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.

The acupuncture needles will be placed accordingly on your body, herbs will be used if prescribed, and then there is always the option of cupping, guasha, and tui na if needed. These are all tools that an acupuncturist can use to increase blood flow and create more mobility in tissues and joints.

A sports injury should never be ignored. At Physio Logic, we believe that an injury should never be a reason to stop you from doing something you love. Whether it be playing sports, dancing, gardening, or any other hobby that requires physical movement, we want you to be able to pursue your happiness. Take the time to get treated. Train for rehabilitative purposes so you can be an even stronger athlete than you were before your injury.



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