|Photo credit: Pink Shorts Photography|
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Help for acute and chronic groin strains
I see groin strains in many athletes, but they seem to be more common when athletes are playing on turf.
I will assess the injury to see if other muscles might be inhibited which might cause the adductors to overwork.
My treatment from Chinese medicine will include a Jing Well point on the affected channel, if pressing that point that reduced pain in the the affected muscle. I might also add the motor point on the strained muscle and local "surround the dragon" technique on the damaged tissue. I will follow up with an herbal liniment and recommend that the athlete ends the day with a hot epson salt bath. This is a generalized treatment protocol which will be tweaked for the individual presentation.
If appropriate, I will follow up with this exercise from Dr. Kathy Dooley. I love Kathy Dooley's work. In this segment of Video Dooley Noted, Dr. Kathy Dooley describes a drill for abdominal stability and relief from adductor tightness. With your therapist's/physio's/ATC's permission, give this drill a try for groin and medial thigh tightness.
So excited to be a part of the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. I will provide sports acupuncture therapy...
Correct diagnosis is the most important step when looking for care and treatment tendon injuries. The correct treatment in tendo...
Tickets are on sale now http://www.sevensrugby.com/pages/buy-tickets/ This acupuncturist is excited to attend the tournament and to be ...
ACUTE TRAUMA OR OVERUSE CAN CAUSE THIS TYPE OF SHOULDER PAIN photo credit: Pink Shorts Photography, shared with permission A common ...