OMBE Integrative Health Center
Acupuncture and integrative medicine for your best health, strength, and well-being.
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SPORTS MEDICINE

Acupuncture and integrative treatment for sport injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and chronic pain includes nutrition, exercise rehabilitation, and more.

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ACUPUNCTURE & SPORTS MEDICINE

complimentary consultation  

 20 minutes


Schedule this complimentary consultation if you are new to acupuncture or you have questions about the benefits of acupuncture for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain. During this session, you will meet with the acupuncturist, discuss your health history, and learn more about how acupuncture can reduce pain, improve range of motion, strength, and athletic performance.  

initial orthopedic evaluation

80 minutes     $175


Clients benefit from an integrative approach for the evaluation and treatment musculoskeletal disorders.  During this session, we will review your health history as well as complete a physical exam to assess strength, function, and range of motion.  This session includes an initial acupuncture treatment and may include adjunctive therapies such as tui na (Chinese orthopedic massage), nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, and exercise rehabilitation.  The acupuncturist will work with you to develop an integrative treatment plan to address the underlying cause of each condition to help you return to an optimal level of function and restore a greater sense of well-being.  

acupuncture session

50 minutes     $105


Follow-up acupuncture sessions combine acupuncture with adjunctive therapies including tui na (Chinese orthopedic massage), nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, and exercise rehabilitation.  The goal of each session is to treat the source of each injury as well as help clients improve their level of function, strength, and sport performance.

nutrition session

80 minutes     $175


Schedule this session to learn how the food you eat every day can be used to help you recover from injuries, reduce levels of inflammation, and improve your overall physical health.  During this session, we will review your current diet, discuss optimal nutrition including supplementation when appropriate, and develop a customized plan to meet your goals.  Clients will also develop a deeper understanding for how the diet has a profound impact on the musculoskeletal system, immune system, and energy levels.  Food sensitivity testing is also available for clients to address delayed immune reactions to common foods, colorings, and additives.  

sport performance session

80 minutes     $225


Schedule this to session to develop a multidisciplinary injury rehabilitation and training program.  During this session, you will complete a comprehensive sports medicine evaluation and develop a sport performance program incorporating various forms of integrative care and cross-training.  Programs may include acupuncture, orthopedic massage, exercise rehabilitation, mindfulness and visualization, Pilates, yoga, or other forms of cross-training.  Additionally, we work closely with some of the best orthopedic specialists in the Boston area to ensure that you receive comprehensive care from a team of experts.  Challenge yourself with this unique approach to training to beat plateaus and reach your personal best.

tui na

      50 minutes   $145   &   80 minutes   $225


Tui Na is a Chinese form of therapeutic massage incorporating acupressure, deep tissue massage, as well as mobilization and stretching techniques when appropriate.

 

More About Acupuncture and Sports Medicine

Acupuncture is an effective treatment tool for many common musculoskeletal conditions, chronic pain, and overtraining injuries.  Additionally, acupuncture can be used to prevent overuse injuries, increase athletic performance, and decrease recovery time between major athletic events. Patients have found acupuncture to be an important tool for the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including achilles tendonitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee osteoarthritis, migraines, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, as well as shin splints and lower leg injuries.  Acupuncture is also an extremely effective, non-invasive modality for the treatment of spine injuries, degenerative disc disease, and conditions causing neck and back pain.  Athletes have found acupuncture to be helpful in reducing the severity and duration of symptoms associated with traumatic head injuries and post concussion syndrome.  

Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture's positive effect on the cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, and nervous systems of the body.  Acupuncture researchers focusing on orthopedic conditions and chronic pain theorize that acupuncture may relieve pain by increasing endorphin levels and blood flow, while reducing inflammation and muscle spasm.   Researchers using CT scans and MRI imaging have also discovered that the stimulation of specific acupuncture points elicit specific brain responses in regions associated with the corresponding medical indication and therapeutic effect.

At OMBE, the acupuncturist integrates acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, and exercise rehabilitation to benefit common musculoskeletal conditions and sport injuries.  Clients are welcome to schedule a complimentary consultation if they are new to acupuncture and interested in learning more about the benefits of acupuncture.