Therapy for Runners and Endurance Athletes
Are you a Runner or Endurance Athlete looking for no nonsense solutions for pain relief and improved body function? South Jersey Sports Acupuncture is where top athletes come to prevent injuries, optimize performance, and to relieve stress and pain.
Endurance athletes, especially runners, know the effects of gravity better than most. Whether your running a Marathon, Triathlon or running for fitness, every strike of the foot to the pavement sends awesome amounts of force into the body. Just about everyone has experienced the negative effects this can have on the body. But, runners aren't the only endurance athletes to experience pain.
The hours in the saddle required by cyclists in training can have adverse effects on the body as well. The position required causes extreme tightening of the hip flexors which eventually leads to back issues. The forward head position also causes unnatural tightening in the back of the neck and upper shoulders. Shoulder and back pain is also experienced by swimmers.
While swimming is looked upon as a safe and low impact sport, repeated laps and hours in the pool can affect the shoulders and backs of competitive swimmers. Proper swimming technique takes the arms and shoulders through a range of motion that can expose problems and cause impingement in some shoulder types.
When body alignment, range of motion, and stability are maintained, forces and movement will distribute evenly throughout the entire body. If these imbalances are not prevented or resolved properly, forces can localize and cause trauma in the connective tissues (muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bone). If you are experiencing any pain or tightness this is your signal to schedule an appointment with South Jersey Sports Acupuncture.
Common Problems Addressed at our facility. Call with questions.
* ITB Syndrome / Tendonitis
* Piriformis Syndrome / Tendonitis
* Tibialis Posterior Syndrome / Tendonitis
* Tight Calves and Hamstrings
* Hip and Back Pain
* Neck and Shoulder Pain
* Leg and Knee Pain
* Ankle Pain and Foot Pain and more.