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We believe that no one should have to live with pain or chronic illness. Everyone should enjoy vibrant health and be able to do the things they love. Yet millions of Americans suf...
SPECIALITY CONDITIONS - ACUPUNCTURE & DRY NEEDLING SYRACUSE AND ONONDOGA COUNTY
We believe that no one should have to live with pain or chronic illness. Everyone should enjoy vibrant health and be able to do the things they love.
Conveniently located in Syracuse, NY, we offer customized treatment plans to help patients manage chronic pain, support injury recovery and even help elite athletes maximize sports performance.
We’re dedicated to helping you achieve the healthiest version of you possible.
I'm an athlete. I feel pretty good. Can you still help me?
Acupuncture & Dry Needling may increase strength and flexibility, correct muscle imbalances, improve reaction time and generally improve the adaptability of the body. Many professional athletes get routine treatments to maintain peak performance and reduce the risk of injury.
Are all acupuncturists the same?
The short answer is “No.” Most acupuncturists are general practitioners – meaning that they treat a little bit of everything, sort of like family doctors. We are more like specialists. Our clinic focuses entirely on treating pain, and improving musculoskeletal function and sports performance. By deeply focusing on one area of practice, we believe that we can give you the best care possible.
How is the Orthopedic Acupuncture Different?
Most traditional acupuncture styles focus on needling along channels, organ lines, and other structures described by traditional Eastern philosophy. The goal is usually balancing the body, improving organ function, etc. This traditional approach is often combined with herbal medicine and works well for many chronic internal conditions. Orthopedic Acupuncture, on the other hand, focuses directly on improving the function of the body’s muscles and joints. This is the best approach for treating sports and work related injuries, “wear-and-tear,” and many other painful conditions. Many orthopedic acupuncture techniques are based on modern scientific research. Orthopedic Acupuncture also borrows techniques from traditional Asian martial arts medicine. The goal is to restore normal, integrated, pain-free movement. Call us today to find out how we can help you live a high quality, pain-free life.
What should i do after my treatment?
I usually recommend that patients apply heat to the areas where we work. You may have a slight ache after treatment that feels similar to post workout soreness. This soreness is usually lessened by applying heat or taking a warm bath to keep the muscle loose and increase blood flow. Usually, I recommend either rest or light to moderate physical activity following treatment.
As a long-time athlete, I knew what I wanted to specialize in before I ever even applied to graduate school. I knew that I wanted to help people improve their performance and live healthy, active lives without pain. This led me to seek out the best continuing education sources that I could find and spend countless hours pouring over the scientific literature on orthopedic acupuncture while I was still a student at New York Chiropractic College. The goal was to hit the ground running, already specialized.
My studies and many teachers led me to blend trigger point dry needling with neurofunctional acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. I have found that this approach produces the best results for treating most types of pain and restoring musculoskeletal function. I have used this integrated style to successfully treat patients of all ages and walks of life, from children to grandparents, office workers, weekend warriors to high-level strength athletes and members of the AHL and NHL.
My name is Dawn Richie, and I've been coming to see Matt for about a month and a half. I'm big time into kick-boxing and I was looking for an acupuncturist to basically even out a muscle imbalance that I had. So I had emailed and Matt said that he could help me. We did an assessment and it has been absolutely phenomenal. The things that Matt has worked on has been abdominal imbalance. He has worked on some hamstring issues, but most recently, as I was doing a workout, I injured my back. Previously, when I had a back injury, I would be out of working out for probably six to eight weeks and going to physical therapy. Since I've been seeing Matt, I was only out for one week. And the performance level that I have achieved from coming here has just been astronomical. Not only was I able to get back to working out after one week, but I'm able to do jump kicks higher than I ever have in my entire life. My strength is back. At one point, I wasn't able to do pushups because of a lat issue and he's fixed that. It's just, it's a great adventure. So if you're having any issues or you have any questions, make sure that you contact Matt because it's a great place and he does great work.
I'm Dan Tucker and I injured...actually I broke my femur in a mountain biking accident. I'm an avid mountain biker. I'm actually, very active. I'm into hockey. I'm into skiing all winter with my girls. And, so the femur fracture was a bit of a setback to say the least. I was referred to Matt through a friend of mine, to try to get my atrophied muscles throughout my leg, back up and running a bit quicker. When I first came here a month or about a month or so ago, I was hobbling around on crutches pretty badly, muscles in my right leg were not really working at all. It seems through multiple treatments, that my legs are getting back up and running. I can actually walk now, after about a month worth of treatment. Also I'm hoping to be back on my bike rather quickly. So, anyone who is dealing with any type of muscle pain or muscle atrophy, particularly in the legs, come see Matt.
Hi, my name is Sarah. About two months ago, I thought I slept wrong. I woke up and was uncomfortable. Two days later, I couldn't turn my head either way, basically, without being in excruciating pain. And my right arm was basically useless. Painful, numb, tingling, just out of control. I couldn't lift a hairbrush without tears coming to my eyes. So in a desperate measure, I called around to chiropractors because it happened to be Good Friday. I went and I could slightly move my neck a little bit after. Went for a couple of more weeks with results minimal. Then I started to get to the root of the problem with X-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostics. Still having pain. Started physical therapy during this time, proactively, and still having pain.
So four weeks into physical therapy, I gave Matt a try. Open-minded you have to be. Afraid of needles you need not be. Because the minuscule poke, that pain is... If you want your pain gone, you will tolerate your poke for the relief. I had instantaneous greater range of motion with my arm after the first visit. After two weeks, I am like a new person. My husband noticed improvements. My family noticed improvements. I was so uncomfortable previously that I told my husband, "I would rather be in labor." Because that was what the pain equated too, if not greater, because you never knew when it was coming and you never knew when it was going to end. Labor, it's hell. It hurts. You know you're going to have an ending though. And you know you're going to get a baby. You don't know what you're going to get out of this. You don't know when the pain's going to stop.
I've had improvements. He's worked on other areas that have given me troubles years prior. I don't know. I'm starting to feel really good again, which is great because I have four kids that are active and I want to be able to do things with them outside now that the weather's getting good. And just not be in pain all the time. I want to be the active mom that I was. We hiked. We're ballplayers. I just wanted to be able to do that without being in pain and I'm doing it.