From the desk of Jessica L. Molleur, Lic. Ac., DNBAO…
Acupuncture & Sports Injuries
The summer is a great time to resume your outdoor workouts or start training for an athletic event. As your training level progresses, it’s important to listen to your body for signs and symptoms of overtraining. Overtraining injuries occur when the stress and physical trauma from exercise occurs at a faster rate than your body can repair. Common causes of overtraining include: improper stretching or warm-up, improper footwear, a change in training surface or structural abnormalities. How do you know if you’re overtraining? Signs and symptoms can include: fatigue, frequent colds, chronic muscle soreness or pain, insomnia, anxiety or decreased performance. Acupuncture can help treat common overtraining injuries, prevent overuse injuries and increase athletic performance.
Sports injuries commonly treated with acupuncture:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Sprains
- Back Pain
- IT Band Syndrome
- Hamstring & Quad Strains
- Knee Pain
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Shin Splints
Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California. She holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. Her training also includes a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of California at Davis, CA. Jessica first became interested in acupuncture as a soccer player searching for an alternative to knee surgery.
She is a National Diplomate of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbology through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Following her acupuncture licensure, she became a Diplomate of Acupuncture Orthopedics. This orthopedic specialty certification is held by fewer than 300 acupuncturists in the United States. Areas of specialty include women’s health, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. For patients interested in learning more about acupuncture for fertility and IVF, please click here.
Acupuncture, Sport Performance Therapy, sports medicine