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Learn About Sports Acupuncture

One of the primary goals at South Jersey Sports Acupuncture is to keep athletes in the game. Sports acupuncture is focused on injury prevention and performance optimization. Todd has solid knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, how it performs, where it breaks down, and how to fix it, and he uses sports acupuncture, as needed, for sports injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, as well as to optimize each athlete’s performance levels.


Injury Prevention and Performance Optimization

Sports acupuncture and manual therapy can certainly speed an athlete’s recovery from pain and injury; however, both of these medicines work best as preventative therapies. When you invest in receiving regular assessments and treatments, we at South Jersey Sports Acupuncture can support your body in adapting to its challenges.

When the body is able to adapt, pain and injuries can be avoided, which means less downtime and more doing what you love.

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Jessica Saxon


2018 USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Championship Silver Medalist

“Todd is a master at his craft! My body always benefits from time with him! I would recommend his practice to anyone and everyone!”

Therapy for Pain Relief

As an athlete, you’re familiar with the list of things that can contribute to injuries: sudden impacts, directional changes, overuse/repetition, structural imbalances, improper training, wrong/faulty equipment, and poor technique.

Sports acupuncture is the perfect solution to help heal injuries and orthopedic imbalances that occur from sports and activities. This therapy can provide pain relief and accelerated healing by:

  • calming the nervous system

  • releasing muscular tension

  • normalizing exaggerated pain signals to the brain

  • reducing excess inflammation

  • stimulating the body’s release of endogenous pain killers

  • increasing blood vessel and tissue regeneration

A specialist skilled in Acupuncture Sports Medicine knows the most common injuries associated with various sports and activities and therefore can make the proper diagnosis and treatment. Some of the most common injuries we treat at South Jersey Sports Acupuncture include:

  • knee pain (patellofemoral syndrome)

  • shoulder injuries

  • tennis or golfer’s elbow

  • hamstring strain

  • sciatica

  • shin splints

  • groin pulls

  • concussions

  • ACL/meniscus tears

  • hip flexor strains

Stress Management and Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

Acupuncture helps the body manage stress in the same way it works well for so many other issues. By calming and normalizing the signals in the nervous system, acupuncture therapy brings the body back into balance.

Regular acupuncture treatments have a cumulative effective that can help strengthen the response of the vagus nerve. During acupuncture therapy, patients commonly experience deep relaxation and peaceful rest. This is a healthy state of balance that helps the vagus nerve reset from the fight-or-flight response. The more that acupuncture can keep the vagus nerve in rest-and-digest mode, the more relaxed, healthy, and balanced the person feels. When the body begins to return to its normalized cycles, symptoms begin to disappear, and vibrant health and a peaceful mind return.

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