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What is ADAPT?
ADAPT is a clinic focused on using acupuncture, nutrition and manual therapy to improve physical health and performance. Being adaptable means being able to withstand anything you throw at your body from lifting heavy, running farther, performing at work, lifting your child all the way to being faced with stressful life events. When the body can adapt to these changes, the body can heal and perform at its best. We are always looking for the reason WHY a person is having issues rather than just treating symptoms.
Michael Moons RN, R.Ac
My passion for helping people is evident with over 14 years of medical experience, first as an RN in Emergency Medicine /Gastroenterology and then as a Registered Acupuncturist.
The path into acupuncture started after suffering a severe neck injury from lifting and was looking at invasive surgery to correct it. After trying conventional therapy, turned to acupuncture as a last ditch effort. After walking out of that first session with the first relief in months, I knew I had to learn as much about this medicine as possible.
After completing a diploma in Acupuncture, I furthered my studies with advanced certifications in Trigger Point Therapy and Dry Needling, Neurokinetic Therapy (level1) Sports Acupuncture Certifications, Neurofunctional Acupuncture and Tuina/Manual therapy.
My method is using a combination of Neurofunctional Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine into our treatments. Electroacupuncture, guasha, cupping and soft tissue release techniques are also used to enhance treatments.
What We Treat
A mix of neurofunctional and Traditional approach to acupuncture is used to treat acute/chronic pain, migraines, neuropathies and complex pain syndromes.
First we identify areas of movement and muscular dysfunction during our functional assessment. We then use acupuncture , often with electrostimulation to the muscles and nerves affected. When applied effectively restores mobility, strength, prevents and treats injuries while improving overall performance.
Both are soft tissue techniques that provide positive sensory information to the nervous system. We use these tools to reduce myofoascial restrictions, improve range of motion, relax muscles and ultimately improve the environment to the area we are treating.
Detailed and patient specific assessment looking at how you move, squat, muscle testing and the overall function/strength of the human body. Whether you are an elite athlete or just want to get out of pain this is part of every assessment at ADAPT.
At our clinic we use active release techniques, soft tissue mobilization along with tuina (chinese medical massage). This may play a small or large part in your treatment but is used alongside acupuncture treatments to maximize results and improve recovery times.
Trigger point acupuncture is the insertion of needles into active trigger points or "knots" located within muscles. These tight bands can cause pain locally or along the referral pattern of that muscle. We use advanced techniques to locate and precisely needle these points creating a release of the muscle and elmination of pain.