Athletic Performance and Physical Rehabilitation at AIM
We work with athletes of all levels to optimize and enhance their athletic performance naturally and sustainably. We have worked with teens, adult casual athletes and weekend warriors, and even Olympians and current and former professional athletes.
We are also happy to partner with sports teams of any level to discuss optimal nutrition, recovery, and even group sessions for IV Therapy prior to a big event or when recovery is at a premium.
Take your performance to the next level with support from Alpine Integrated Medicine!
The Best, Most Comprehensive Sports Physicals
Naturopathic physicians approach sports physicals with a holistic lens, focusing on more than just immediate physical health. They conduct in-depth evaluations that include the athlete’s medical history, lifestyle, diet, and emotional health, recognizing that these factors are all crucial to athletic performance.
During the exam, they assess not only the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems but also consider how the body’s various systems interact. They might identify and address imbalances or nutritional deficiencies that could impede performance or lead to future injuries.
Moreover, naturopathic sports physicals often extend to include dietary advice and alternative therapies like acupuncture to support overall well-being and enhance healing. This comprehensive care is vital for not just determining fitness to play but also for maintaining peak performance and preventing future health issues. It’s a proactive, personalized approach that contributes significantly to an athlete’s training and long-term health.
Safe, Natural, & Holistic Athletic Performance Enhancement
By looking at your body composition, genetics, and micronutrient levels through our specialized medical testing, we can prescribe a regimen of the perfect balance of vitamins and supplements that will help you to achieve your personal athletic goals.
Simply put, using the best of modern medicine, we can help you recover faster from workouts or big competitions. With a combination of diet, supplementation, lifestyle and other medical modalities, we can help your body achieve its peak performance for any activity.
Our work includes both long term work, such as diet, supplementation, rehabilitation/training/therapy, and also short term boosts such as immunity, hydration, and metabolic enhancing IV Vitamin Therapy. Calcium/Magnesium Oral Supplements, and especially IV Therapy, can be the key to maximizing your recovery and thus optimizing your performance.
If you want to take a comprehensive and holistic look at your own athletic performance and fitness, book a visit with one of AIM’s NDs.
Relieve Pain in your Muscles and Joints
Age is the enemy! As we age, our bodies start to experience pain from our athletic pursuits and just from living our lives.
Joint and muscle pain can be debilitating and impact our quality of life. While there are various conventional treatments available, such as medication and physical therapy, alternative therapies like IV therapy, trigger point injections, prolozone therapy, and acupuncture have shown potential benefits in treating joint and muscle pain.
IV therapy is a method of delivering nutrients, vitamins, and minerals directly into the bloodstream through an IV line. IV therapy can help to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and support the body’s natural healing processes. Nutrients like vitamin C, magnesium, and B-complex vitamins can be delivered through IV therapy, which can help to reduce pain and improve joint and muscle function.
Trigger point injections involve injecting a small amount of medication, such as lidocaine, directly into trigger points or knots in the muscle. These trigger points can cause pain and tension in the muscle, and trigger point injections can help to release this tension and reduce pain. Trigger point injections can be effective in treating conditions like fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, and tension headaches.
Prolozone therapy is a combination of ozone therapy and prolotherapy. Ozone therapy involves injecting ozone gas into the affected area to increase oxygen levels and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Prolotherapy involves injecting a solution of dextrose and other substances into the affected area to stimulate the growth of new tissue and strengthen ligaments and tendons. Prolozone therapy can be effective in treating conditions like arthritis, chronic pain, and joint injuries.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to balance the flow of energy, or chi, and promote healing. Acupuncture can help to reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and promote relaxation. Acupuncture can be effective in treating conditions like osteoarthritis, back pain, and fibromyalgia.
At AIM, we are going to create a personalized plan for you to help you with acute or chronic pain, and from the pain associated with athletics and athletic training. Call (425) 949-5961 to book a visit today.
Athletic Training, Rehab, and Preparation
Naturopathic Doctors receive a comprehensive education that includes the study of physical medicine and manual therapy techniques, among other areas of study. NDs may use these techniques as part of a holistic approach to patient care to address a wide range of health conditions, including musculoskeletal pain.
ND’s are not “Physical Therapists”, but in fact our physicians are very skilled at therapy or injury rehabilitation for athletes.
While both Naturopathic Physicians and Physical Therapists can play an important role in treating pain and physical injury, some individuals may prefer the approach of Naturopathic Physicians. Naturopathic Physicians take a more holistic approach to treatment, addressing not only physical symptoms but also underlying emotional, mental, and spiritual factors that may contribute to pain and illness. They may also be more open to using natural therapies and may have more time to spend with patients to fully understand their needs and concerns.
From therapy exercises to help healing, strength and motion, to Kinesio Taping before physical exertion to help protect from injury, we provide a unique and holistic approach to recovery.