If you’re living an active lifestyle in Kansas City and Overland Park—hitting the gym, running or cycling, participating in triathlons—you may be interested in the many benefits of holistic sports medicine, including injury prevention (often referred to as “pre-hab”) and rehabilitation. Janet Lee, L.Ac., DACM, Dipl. OM, knows how holistic or “natural” therapies can impact not only specific parts of the body but also your overall physical and mental health and well-being. Acupuncture, yoga, nutrition, herbal medicine and lifestyle changes can be more powerful than traditional Western approaches when it comes to preventing and healing injuries but they’re often also a beneficial complement to Western treatments.
When it comes to sports medicine and injury rehabilitation, there are many alternatives to traditional Western medicine. Holistic therapies, such as acupuncture, address underlying “constitutional” deficiencies that may be contributing to injuries. We shore up the weaknesses to speed healing and prevent recurrences, often without the need for surgery or other drastic measures. Then we add corrective exercise to the mix, ideally creating a surgery-free “prescription” for pain relief and improved function and performance.
True sports medicine encompasses so much more than pricey MRIs and surgeries that can even make the original problem worse over time. Our goal is maximize your physical performance and overall health quickly, building you up to be stronger and more functional than you were before and without chronic pain. We want you to return to the sport or activity you are passionate about with the potential to be better than you were before. Those in Kansas City, Overland Park & surrounding areas interested in learning more about holistic therapies and their role in sports medicine and injury rehabilitation are invited to contact Janet Lee of Vitality Holistic Medicine at 917-855-1579.