Laying the Foundation for Total Health
Gordon Performance Acupuncture, PLLC prides itself on treating each patient as a unique individual with different needs. For example, two people seeking treatment for lateral knee pain will likely have different treatment plans because their medical histories, current states of health, treatment objectives and lifestyles will differ. In general, however, care falls into three phases. These phases often blend into one another, and the specific treatment approach for each phase will differ based on the individual patient, but below is a brief outline of what you can expect in each phase as you move through your treatment plan.
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your condition, the acupuncturist might recommend that you come in twice a week for three or four weeks. As you start to feel better during this acute care phase, we can also start to incorporate aspects of Phase 2 treatments. Don't worry though - if you do not have time to come in twice a week, we can work with your schedule and come up with a care plan that is manageable and realistic.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, we focus on healing and strengthening your muscles and other tissues to help prevent injury. We often suggest patients come in once a week or once every two weeks for about two months, depending on the specific condition. We might also recommend corrective exercises that you can do at home to prolong the effects of your treatments between sessions and hasten your recovery.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, we usually recommend you come back once every couple of months for maintenance and preventative care.