Acupuncture has been used in China for more than 5,000 years to encourage the body to heal itself naturally. An acupuncture practitioner inserts thin needles in very precise acupuncture points that correspond to various organs and systems of the body. Western medicine theorizes that acupuncture stimulates the production of neurochemicals that influence the body's internal regulating system, improving energy and biochemical balance.
Chiropractic is a branch of physical medicine that diagnoses and treats problems of the spine, muscles and nerves. Doctors of Chiropractic are able to manipulate or adjust the spine, pelvis and extremities in order to restore normal motion and function.
Our team of physical therapists has specialized training to help you understand and take control of your diabetes and related conditions and reduce the impact of these conditions through improved physical activity.
Manual therapy has been shown to be an important aspect of your overall plan of care. In comparisons of those individuals who are prescribed exercise alone versus those who also receive manual therapy, the group receiving both often has better outcomes. Our providers pair manual therapy with exercises and patient education to quickly best treat your condition and get you back to the things you love to do.
Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) is a philosophy of care which involves active patient involvement and education. It is an evidenced based approach that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients all over the world for neck, back and extremity problems. MDT’s key distinction is the initial assessment component – a safe and reliable means to accurately reach a diagnosis and only then make the appropriate treatment plan.
Physical therapy is at the core of what our team does each and every day. Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who treat people for muscle, bone and joint conditions that limit their ability to move and perform activities in their daily lives or in sports. Physical therapy is used to help people return to work and play after an injury, surgery, or illness.
Pilates is a method of body conditioning that uses a unique system of strengthening, stretching and breathing to develop the powerhouse, or “core” of the body: abdominals, low back, gluteals and supporting muscle groups that include inner and outer thighs, pelvic floor and the upper back.
Most runners have a few simple goals: Run better. Run farther. Run faster. Run without pain. At the Institute for Athletic Medicine, our running program experts understand these goals. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or training to prevent one, our running specialists help you stay in top form.
To promote healing while recovering from an injury, our Yoga-based rehabilitation program compliments traditional rehabilitation. Our trained therapists take into consideration the person’s diagnosis, their Yoga practice and requirements of Yoga training. A comprehensive assessment is performed to analyze posture, assess breathing and joint mechanics, and identify muscle imbalances. The therapist then designs a customized Yoga based rehabilitation program.
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Institute for Athletic Medicine - Eagan
3305 Central Park Village Dr.
Eagan, MN, 55121