Athlete's Care is a network of Toronto sports medicine and rehabilitation centres. We have 16 convenient locations around Toronto including downtown Toronto, North York, in the Beach, Scarborough, Vaughan, Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville, visit a clinic near you!
At Athlete's Care Sports Medicine Centres, medical acupuncture is often considered an effective treatment approach aimed at reducing and/or relieving pain and improving muscle function and activity of affected areas of the body. A thin, disposable needle is inserted into the skin and tissue in specific areas of the body.
Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. The improved energy and biomechanical balance produced by acupuncture stiumlates the body's natural healing abilities.
Acupuncture is very effective in treating a vareity of painful disorders such as:
It is often used as an effective adjunct to physiotherapy, massage therapy or chiropractic treatments.
At Athlete's Care Sports Medicine Centres many of our healthcare practitioners have completed certification courses in acupuncture and are able to effectively incorporate it into their treatments.