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Acupuncture for athletes and active individuals

Quick and lasting pain relief with a blend of acupuncture, dry needling, bodywork, and rehabilitative exercises

When you get injured, it’s not just the pain that hurts. It’s losing the ability to do the things you love.

The gym feels pointless, running aggravates the injury, even walking the dog becomes a chore. It feels like your whole identity is tied up in being active, and then boom – it’s taken away. The worst part is most doctors will tell you to ease off, cut back, or even stop your activity. But let’s be honest, all you want is to stay in the game.

Hi, I’m Jim. And I’m not your traditional acupuncturist.

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I grew up playing ice hockey and found a love for tennis as an adult. The wear and tear on my body led to injuries preventing me from doing the things I love, like coaching my son’s hockey team and working out with him. And that just wasn’t an option. 

Traditional acupuncture helped but wasn’t preventative or always lasting. So I experimented with incorporating modern knowledge of injury, physiology, and biomechanics into my own care. And it changed everything.  

I knew I had to make a shift in how I was treating my patients. I now specialize in sports acupuncture therapy. So I can get you back to living your active lifestyle and doing the things you love too.

Your pain is surface level. Your treatment shouldn’t be.

The goal isn’t just pain relief – it’s about freedom of movement without the fear of reinjury. Let’s get to the root of your pain to create a personalized treatment plan so you can recover quickly and safely, and stay active.

“The acupuncture I received saved me from back surgery. It was simply amazing how quick it helped me return to my daily life. I can even get back on my row machine which I haven't been able to use in 3 years. If you have any question whether you should try it the answer is YES! ”
Rhonda

Diagnosis

In-depth diagnosis for immediate, lasting pain relief and increased range of motion. We’ll find the source of your pain and map out a tailored treatment plan.

Repair

Sports acupuncture therapy blends PT techniques like manual therapy, dry needling, and corrective and rehabilitative exercise with the wisdom of acupuncture. So you can get off the sidelines and back to doing what you love.

Prevention

Pain relief is just the beginning. Maintain your active lifestyle without the fear of new or recurring injuries. Targeted exercises to build your strength and physical movement.

What do my patients in Raleigh, NC say?

You’ve tried everything. PT, massage, traditional acupuncture, chiropractic care.

But all you got was short term relief. And now you’ve resigned yourself to living with the pain.

Get to the underlying cause of your symptoms so you can live pain free and enjoy life again. Here are some resources to get you started.