Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries services offered in Staten Island, NY

If you’re fighting through lingering sports injuries, muscle soreness, and muscle imbalances, acupuncture specialist Kerri Kuhlsen, L.Ac., c.SMA, can provide the alternative approaches you need to keep your training momentum. At her private practice, Twin Acupuncture, in the New Springville neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City, New York, she offers acupuncture, electroacupuncture, dry needling, and cupping therapy to get you back on your feet. To request an initial consultation, call or text the office or fill out the online form today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What sports injuries can benefit from treatment?

Twin Acupuncture can help you treat many issues, including:

  • Ankle sprain
  • Rotator cuff strain or tear
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Strained hamstring
  • ACL/MCL strain or tear
  • Epicondylitis (tennis or golf elbow)
  • Patellofemoral syndrome (knee pain)
  • Hip flexor strain
  • Whiplash
  • Back injuries

Kerri addresses your current concerns while maximizing the benefits of your treatment to prevent future issues as much as possible.

How are sports injuries treated?

Your individualized treatment plan depends on the severity and type of sports injury you have. Twin Acupuncture specializes in:


Acupuncture is the practice of inserting hair-thin needles into specific pressure points in your body. This treatment aims to rebalance your energy, speed up recovery, and improve your mental and physical health by circulating oxygen and nutrients to areas of tension or injury.

Acupuncture has also been shown to promote mental wellness. Treatment can be vital if you have lingering injuries contributing to lethargy, depression, or growing anxiety. Kerri can help you relax, rebalance, and keep moving forward.


Electroacupuncture is a variation of acupuncture using a gentle electrical current to further stimulate your acupuncture points. It can treat many kinds of pain, including migraines and back pain, and help you get a good night’s sleep — essential for recovery.

Dry needling

Also called intramuscular manual therapy, this treatment is similar to acupuncture, but has some key differences. Where acupuncture aims to balance your energy, dry needling is an alternative practice utilized by physical therapists and certified acupuncturists to address trigger points.

These areas of tautness and tension in the muscle can contribute to widespread pain and stiffness in your body. Dry needling helps your body get circulation, oxygen, and nutrients into locked-up areas that need to heal, making this essential for active individuals.

Cupping therapy

If you’ve ever wondered about mysterious round, reddish marks on the muscles of professional athletes, cupping therapy is the source. It’s an invaluable tool for athletes to improve circulation, eliminate toxins, and deeply relax muscles.

How can I start sports injury treatment?

Your first step is to set up an initial consultation so Kerri can discuss your medical history, current health concerns, and goals and establish a customized treatment plan.

It’s time to stop suffering and start living. Fill out the online form, or call or text the Twin Acupuncture office to set up a consultation today.