Sports Medicine

I have been treating both professional athletes and weekend warriors for years.  I continuously take advanced doctoral level courses in Sports Acupuncture.  This ongoing training in the latest techniques for treating sports injuries sets me apart from the majority of acupuncturists in New York City.  My years in the ring fighting as a full combat Muay Thai kickboxer has given me firsthand experience in breaks, fractures, tears, strains, dislocations and other sports injuries – be it my own or those I have treated over the years.

As I have said to both my pros and amateurs, “there is nothing I am doing to you that I haven’t done to myself or have had done on me (always said with a laugh and a smile).”  I offer my patients a complete treatment program from evaluation of x-rays and MRI reports to physical assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, manual modalities and muscle retraining and reorientation in addition to acupuncture, low level laser and cupping.

Integrative Approach and Treatment

I work closely with many orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, neurologists, physical therapists and osteopaths here in New York City to create an integrative approach and treatment program to ensure a complete resolution to your medical condition, which will help you to train more efficiently and effectively to optimize performance, decrease risk of injury, and accelerate your recovery time.

Some sports-related conditions I treat are:

  • Back Pain
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder Arm, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Injuries
  • Hip, Leg, Knee, Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot Injuries
  • Radiculopathies and Neuropathies
  • Stress Fractures and Simple Fractures
  • Dancer’s Injuries
  • MCL & ACL Tears
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Ligamentous Tears

Treating Patellofemoral Syndrome with Photo biomodulation Therapy

Patellofemoral syndrome is a very painful knee condition that can limit the quality of a person’s life. The video you see here is a non-invasive, 20 minute outpatient treatment -when performed 2 to 3 times weekly this therapy can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, increase collagen production and blood circulation to the affection tissues and structures. Greater range of motion, reduction of swelling and improved quality of life and activities are gained with this type of treatment. Additional modality of acupuncture amplifies results significantly.