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Welcome to Wellpoint Sports Acupuncture!

Sports Medicine Acupuncture combines perspectives of both Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in order to assess, diagnose and treat the condition/person as a whole. Simply put, this wider perspective and range of use of potential therapies can lead to faster and more permanent results for sports and work-related injuries.

In this special assessments we take a holistic approach to determine what the immediate concern is and what the root cause could be. Efficient diagnostics and results are produced due to the positive combinations of multiple treatment modalities, allowing a much stronger and efficient approach to treatment of sever pain or various advance problems, injury prevention, recovery, etc.

Sports acupuncture uses postural examination and orthopedic rehabilitation evaluation to assess the musculoskeletal system. Other modalities like body-work, manual muscle testing, assisted stretching (PNF), corrective exercise prescription and nutrition are often incorporated into your treatment sessions.

We will continue to reassess your progress as we address the many aspects of various source of problems, to ensure that your recovery is as rapid, complete and permanent as possible. In the end, we have found that more thorough assessments and treatments lead to results that speak for themselves.

 

Features

  •  Sports medicine acupuncture (SMA)
  •  Advance acupuncture and cupping therapy
  •  TCM differential diagnosis
  •  Postural assessment/therapy
  •  Orthopedic rehabilitation
  •  Corrective exercise prescription
  •  Manual muscle testing
  •  Assisted stretching (PNF)
  •  Myofacial release/manual therapy
  •  Supportive taping (kinesio-taping)
  •  Body-work
  •  Nutritional Balancing

 

FAQ

 

What can you expect from the initial assessment?

Through the incorporation of modalities from both western medicine and TCM, assessments get quite in depth. Over the inital 90 minutes sessions, we can try to figure out the source(s) of the problem (if already not known) and treat the body as a whole despite what the source is. History taking is an essential part of any therapy, therefor going through the related intake form and after carefully listening to everything you need to share and examining the case, everything you need to know will be further explained. We would then proceed with the treatment itself which will include Acupuncture. The variations are: manual therapy, orthopedic examination, body work, kinesio-taping as well as specific excercise perscription. As part of the initial assessment, a treatment plan will be developed to ensure you meet your goals as well as providing relief on short and long-term basis. 

Assessing and reviewing the case and the symptoms are regularly performed as your treatment progresses, to ensure accuracy in diagnostics and treatment. This could mean, your treatment plan can also change as we proceed over time. 

What determines a treatment plan?

TCM differential diagnosis leading to possible underlying causes, nature of injury, pain patterns, duration of the symptoms (acute vs. chronic), postural assessment, kinesiology of the spine, trigger point pain referral patterns, muscle origins/insertions and actions, etc... most importantly, the goal(s) of which the individual is seeking treatment for, are all taken into consideration to form the patients treatment plan.

What will your treatment sessions include?

Each situation and patient is unique, and so is each evaluation and treatment plan. Your first few treatment sessions will start at 90 minutes, once the pain pattern or the nature of the problem has shifted (likely after 5-6 treatments),  the duration can be reduced to 60 minutes. The sessions themselves will likely involve cupping and/or body work followed by approximately 25 minutes of acupuncture, during which time needles are inserted into specific points in the body. Additional manual therapy and/or assisted stretching often follows, then we will review the exercises prescribed for you to follow between visits.

When will you start to see results?

In most ideal situations, we want to create a change with every session and see results almost immediatley, however, In majority of the cases, you’ll start to see results within the first 3-6 sessions.

How long will you need to recieve treatments?

This depends on a number of factors, specially the nature or the reason for therapy, but the goal is to have you functioning as close to normal or as pain free, as soon as possible. It is not our goal to have patients going on with their treatments indefinitely or for extended periods of time – we’ll work together to get you to where you need to be. We can always set short- or long-term goals as needed. 

How often/frequent will you need treatments? How long will the results last?

This also depends on the nature of the injury and the source of the issue. We’ll see each other preferably more frequently in the first 3-4 weeks as we actively treat your condition. Then, once we’ve achieved the optimal results and enter the maintenance phase, the number and frequency of visits may decrease. For some conditions, results could be permanently resolved, while others could require maintenance for a period of time.

Why do you suffer from recurrent injuries?

After doing the in depth assessment we can get to the source of your injuries. Most likely you have an underlying structural issue leading to muscle imbalances or vise versa. Through sports acupuncture we areable to RESET, ACTIVATE and BALANCE out the muscle groups in order to help you stay injury free and reach your maximum potential.

Why would you choose Mahsa Ahmadi R.Ac. as your practitioner?

As mentioned previously Mahsa is a Registered Acupuncturist in Vancouver area who is also specialized & certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture (C.SMA). She has extensive experience in treating and managing many advanced or chronic pain-related problems and conditions, therefor can be a great reference for many areas you may need help with.

She offers advance assessment and needling techniques that are not taught in local colleges. She takes great care with every case and every treatment is crucial to be effective and to the point. She will guide and assist with any questions or concerns you may have on ongoing basis.

 

Conditions treated by Sports Acupuncture

 

SI dysfunction

Ligament sprain

Neck pain

Impingement syndrome

Disc hernia

Hip Flexor Disfunction

Muscle sprain

Rotator cuff injury

Radiculopathy

Tennis elbow

Low back pain

Frozen shoulder

Golfer's elbow

Bicipital Tendonitis

Thoracolumbar junc (TLJ)

Cervical spondylosis

Bursitis Trigger point pathology

Facet joint syndrome

Muscle tension headache

Ankle instability

Upper cross syndrome

Pelvic tilt

Tendinopathy

Knee pain

Thorasic outlet synd

Pelvic rotation

Scoliosis

Kyphosis

Soft tissue injury

Nerve entrapment

LCL, MCL & ACL injuries

Jumpers knee 

Runners Knee

Patellar dysfunction

Meniscal injury

Ankle sprain

IT band friction synd

Carpal tunnel synd

Pes Anserine bursitis

Shin splints

Hollow foot (Pes cavus)

Hallux valgus

Flat foot (Pes planus)

Plantar fasciitis

Morton's neuroma

Achilles tendonitis

Tarsal Tunnel synd

 

 

Pricing

  • Assessment only: 30 min @ $75 - as an entry point, some individuals would like to start with a face-to-face consultation time. This allows time to be assessed and to address any questions or concerns ahead of time. 
  • Inital assessment and treatment : 90 min @ $190 - New patients are recommended to book for this session for their initial visit for complex/multiple conditions. Includes: intake (history, assessment,etc.), sports acupuncture, bodywork, cupping therapy, stretching,etc., may form parts of this session. Main areas of treatment are: neck & shoulder, back, lowerback & hips, upper or lower limbs, and more!

  • Follow-up treatment: 90 min @ $190 - Includes: further assessment, bodywork, acupuncture, excercises, etc.

  • Maintanence treatment : 60 min @ $150 - a shorter session for simpler cases that may not require as much care, or easier areas to treat.

  • Special packages of 6 or 12 sessions in the 60 or 90 min duration are offered. Includes: 30 min assessment, 10 or 15% savings per session. Inquire before or during your first session. 

 

 

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