Acupuncture at Active Health
At Active Health, we work with people who want to get out of pain or improve their lifestyle. Dr. Dan has been in practice since 1986. Over the years, he has had the privilege of serving numerous people in our community.
Often, our patients are active people and athletes who want to return to their sport or enhance their overall performance. No matter what your particular goals are, we will be happy to help you achieve them through our natural solutions.
Who Acupuncture Is Right for
Acupuncture is ideal for areas of the body that are tight. You may refer to it as a “knot” or have spasms.
These areas don’t loosen easily on their own. The insertion of an acupuncture needle can address these satiations so that you can find relief.
When it comes to sports acupuncture, we seek to reduce muscle tension and inflammation. We can release areas of spasm or decrease the inflammation in your body.
Hair-Like, One-Time-Use Needles
When you hear the word “needles,” you probably think of the ones used at the doctor’s office for injections. Acupuncture needles are nothing like those. They’re thin, and we use one of the smallest forms available. They’re more of a hair-like thickness than anything you’d use when getting a vaccination.
It won’t hurt like a typical needle would, either. Most people feel nothing at all or a small pinprick that is similar to a mosquito bite. What you may feel is the knot being worked out when the needle is inserted. You won’t, however, feel the needle piercing your skin.
Dr. Dan was educated in acupuncture at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He’s used acupuncture for several years as an adjunct to his care. Along with acupuncture, he may recommend chiropractic adjustments and muscle work to help you get out of pain. It was during his education at The University of Western States that he first discovered the power of combining the chiropractic adjustment with other modalities.
In practice today, Dr. Dan routinely addresses his patients’ concerns using a combination of acupuncture, chiropractic and muscle work such as Active Release Techniques®. He is certified in all levels within this method.
Finding the Right Order to Help You
When you come in for your visit, you may have a combination of our services. If you do, your appointment will begin with Dr. Dan working on your muscles to see how they’re feeling. Acupuncture can further loosen up the muscles if need be. Following acupuncture, Dr. Dan will repeat some muscle work. Then, you’ll be given a hands-on chiropractic adjustment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you refer me to any other doctors?Yes! Dr. Dan will be happy to send you to another specialist or a trainer as needed.
Is the new patient process different for an athlete?No. You won’t need to do anything special. We’ll have you fill in forms when you arrive, then meet with Dr. Dan for a consultation and examination. The process takes about 30 minutes.
Is there any pain involved?When we go deeply into your muscles, there may be some discomfort involved. We aren’t doing this to hurt you but rather to get you better.
What types of athletes do you see?The most common are runners, golfers, hockey players, soccer players and baseball players. There is no limit to the type of athlete we will see. Any active person is welcome!
During which visit will I receive care?We won’t make you wait to begin. You’ll receive care right away on the first visit, pending that no other tests are required, such as X-rays. If we don’t find a need for these, then you’ll receive care right away on your first visit following your examination.
Do you see young athletes?Our focus is on care for adults. If you are a current patient with Dr. Dan, however, and you have a teenager who plays sports that has a particular complaint, he will see them. Our evaluation can determine if what we offer is right for them.