SPORTS ACUPUNCTURE | TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Traditional acupuncture focuses on needling specific points on the channels/meridians of the body. The goal is to restore the body's natural balance, improve organ function and free the flow of blocked qi.
Sports acupuncture focuses more on the body's muscle and joint function. Focus is put on anatomy, gait patterns, posture, muscle function and trigger points. This is the most effective technique for sports injuries, musculoskeletal imbalances, joint pains, repetitive strain and wear and tear injuries.
With specific muscle testing and orthopedic exams we are able to accurately pin point exactly what muscles are inhibited and address them as needed. These techniques are highly effective and backed by modern scientific research.
What is Neurofunctional Acupuncture?
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique. Acupuncture needles are inserted into neurofunctional anatomical points in the body and are stimulated either manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system. This works in situations of pain or any functional problems.
Justin Kanigan | TCM & Sports Acupuncturist
Justin obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Lethbridge, and shortly after, completed the 1100 hour massage program at Mount Royal University. After deciding to expand his education and focused more towards a holistic environment, Justin attended the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences (ACOS) in Nelson B.C. Upon graduation from ACOS Justin then completed the 4,125 hour Doctor of Chinese Medicine program.
Justin's knowledge of the human body, nutrition, and alternative practices provides patients with exceptional therapy options for the maintenance of all variations of pain, sport related injuries, stress relief, sleep improvement and optimizing gut health.
Justin Kanigan is a local from the West Kootenay's, growing up he spent most of his time playing hockey, and eventually reaching a semi pro-athlete status. Justin also spends his time fishing, golfing and building his practice while enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities the Kootenays have to offer.
Justin's Special Interests are:
Sports Related Injuries, such as sprains/strains, broken bones, tendinopathy, reoccurring injuries and muscle imbalance.
Musculoskeletal Injuries such as, joint pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, knee pain, hip pain
Joint & Tendon Injuries such as, cartilage, tendonitis, disc herniation
Chronic Pain such as, headaches, sciatica, arthritis, fibromyalgia, SI joint pain, neuropathy
Digestive Dysfunction such as, IBS, constipation, diarrhea and gastritis