Jessica is a registered acupuncturist, certified sports medicine acupuncture specialist® and kinesiologist in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Her practice is focused on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with injuries. Whether the goal is finishing your pre-marathon training pain free, getting back out on the court for your weekly game with friends, or it’s returning to a functional, symptom free life, Jessica creates a safe, comfortable and effective therapeutic relationship with you at the clinic.
COMMON INJURIES THAT RESPOND WELL TO ACUPUNCTURE INCLUDE:
1) Achilles Tendonitis
2) Ankle Sprain
3) Rotator Cuff Injury
4) Shin Splints
5) Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Dysfunction
6) Muscle Strains
7) Ligament Sprains
9) Iliotibial Band Syndrome
10) Frozen Shoulder
11) Gluteus Medius dysfunction
12) Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD)
13) Plantar Fasciitis
14) Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
15) Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow)
*this is not an extensive list, please inquire if your condition is not listed
The placement and number of needles will be selected specifically for each patient based on their current condition. For the treatment of injuries, acupuncture needles are placed at the site of the injury as well as on the extremities. The points will help improve blood flow and qi (energy) to the area.
Patients will be provided with stretches and exercises when necessary to help with their recovery. Activity level, hobbies and workstation will all be taken into consideration for the rehabilitation process. The goal is to improve functional mobility and decrease pain.
ELECTRO STIMULATION ACUPUNCTURE | IMS
Tiny electrodes may be attached to some of the needles to send a micro pulse through the injured tissue. The frequency and intensity is adjusted to the patient’s comfort level. It is an especially effective technique for tissue in the body with a low blood supply. It works by increasing blood flow to the area, which will improve the healing process.
Glass cups are suctioned onto the skin where there may be scar tissue or “sticky” fascia. It is a very gentle technique that helps the fascia to move freely again and release tension in the muscles. I like to refer to it as a reverse massage.
A traditional Chinese massage therapy technique used to aid in the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Techniques include rolling, kneading and pressing on the affected and surrounding area.