Acupuncture is the key to a professional athlete’s better performance in sports. Acupuncture is not only limited to pain intervention and treating disease, but it is quickly gaining popularity in sports medicine. Professional athletes are reaping the benefits of acupuncture for the relief of soft tissue injuries such as sprains, tendonitis, and muscle strains.

More and more professional athletes, as well as college and high school sports teams, are incorporating acupuncture into their programs and use it to treat players and improve performance.

Even equestrians are recognizing the value of acupuncture in Wellington. Acupuncture is sought out by athletes to help in recovery from fatigue, contracture, and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). These are all commonly experienced by equestrians and other athletes during high intensity training and competitions. Acupuncture helps relieve stress and improve blood circulation in athletes, helping them recover from injuries quickly and return to their sports in no time.

Acupuncture is not only used to treat injuries sustained from sports, it can also be used to enhance athletic performance. An athlete undergoing acupuncture treatments will have increased physical capabilities exceeding what they previously had, allowing the athlete to reach a higher level of performance.

Dr. Dresner is a Chiropractor in Wellington certified in acupuncture. He will assess the athlete’s movement, then diagnose and correct any problems that could affect the proper function of the muscles and joints through acupuncture treatments. After all the problem areas are corrected, then acupuncture for better performance in high intensity training and competition can begin.

Too many athletes are being suspended for the illegal use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Acupuncture offers a suitable alternative to the unhealthy and illegal PEDs. Acupuncture, when done properly, can help the athlete improve their power, strength, acceleration, flexibility, and endurance. Athletes are also cautioned to avoid over training to prevent injury.

If you have sports related injuries or want to achieve peak performance levels in sports competitions, visit Dresner Chiropractic Center in Wellington for a consultation. Call now to make an appointment at 561-798-9778.