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Pain & Sports Medicine

Pain and Sports Medicine Acupuncture combines the principles and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Sports Medicine. We utilize range-of-motion testing, orthopedic examinations, manual muscle testing, and palpation to locate muscle imbalances to learn which muscles may be contributing to the condition. Through these assessments, we evaluate and treat chronic pain, sports injuries, work injuries, and postural imbalances. Sports medicine acupuncture is also utilized to enhance athletic performance and increase range of motion.

From fibromyalgia to frozen shoulder and from migraines to muscle tenderness, no two pain conditions are alike. That is why we tailor each of our treatments to get to the root cause of your pain.


We incorporate trigger and motor points to correct overactive or inhibited muscle fibers. Through various needling techniques, injured muscle spindle fibers are reset. This restores the balance between opposing muscle groups, preserves muscle strength, and tone, and opens the nervous system circuit to support ideal functioning and range of motion. 

Additional modalities that may be used during your treatment include cupping, gua sha, electro stimulation (otherwise known as neurofunctional acupuncture or e-stim), dry needling, LED light therapy, tuina, massage, and moxibustion.

Treatment principles in sports medicine aim to:

  • Manage bruising, swelling, and inflammation
  • Reduce muscle spasm
  • Decrease pain
  • Regain flexibility
  • Build strength
  • Re-establish balance and body position awareness

Pain and Sports Medicine Acupuncture may be beneficial for the following conditions:

  • Acute or Chronic Sprains or Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Athletic Enhancement
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc/Joint Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Discs
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Neuropathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Low-Back and/or Sciatica
  • Surgery rehabilitation
  • Shoulder Pain, Impingement, or Frozen Shoulder
  • Spinal Stenosis, Spondylosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • And more…

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Patient Love

Several weeks ago I could hardly walk my dog around the block because of the back pain I was having. Pain level was around 9. Today my pain level is 2 thanks to Michelle’s wonderful care. I tried other methods for months but nothing worked . She really zoned in how to help me. Don’t wait to call her if you are pain.

Sandy E.

Would recommend a visit! I was visiting from out of town and pulled my back out. Dr. Iona was very helpful in quickly getting back on my feet and getting some relief from the pain. She was able to fit me in and be flexible to accommodate, and the combination of cupping and needles helped a lot. Will be back!

Gadirou D.

I love the care I receive at Healing Points! The staff are friendly and helpful. The office peaceful, pleasant and very clean! I've been receiving acupuncture for years and so happy with the results, from relieving chronic headaches to reducing stress, I always leave feeling refreshed and more balanced. The emphasis on overall health is what makes the treatment so successful. Thank you Dr. Iona!!

Linda L.

Recently I had knee replacement surgery which activated my sciatic nerve in the same leg. After suffering for 5 weeks, attempting to do pt with this tremendous nerve pain, it was suggested I contact my old acupuncturist for some assistance. One session with Dr. Iona relieved so much of the pain that I could function. She is a God send to me.

Kathleen M.