Integrative Sports Medicine in Tempe, AZ

If you are in need of physical therapy or are interested in enhancing your athletic performance, Pure Body Health is here to help you achieve your goals. Schedule your first consultation to learn how we can tailor our preventative and functional sports medicine therapies to you.

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Athletes face unique challenges as they perform their work. Pain and limited mobility from past injuries can hinder your performance or even stop you from participating altogether. Fortunately, we can use natural interventions to optimize your recovery and get you back in the game!.

Our team’s focus on sports medicine utilizes various non-surgical assessments and therapies to treat and prevent injuries. Your body can benefit greatly from biomechanical tune-ups, which can enhance athletic performance, increase endurance, and decrease recovery time from injuries or training sessions. No matter your goal, we can help you achieve it.

Physical Medicine and Applied Kinesiology

All of the processes and systems in your body are interconnected, and looking at the problems in one area can help us learn a great deal about others. Our multidisciplinary approach to sports medicine involves manual therapies that draw from the fields of biomechanics, orthopedic medicine, and kinesiology. Applied kinesiology is one more way that our team can identify the underlying causes of your discomfort and remove obstacles to achieving your physical goals.

Graston Technique and Gua Sha

Graston Technique therapy is a safe and effective treatment for soft tissue conditions of all kinds, based on Gua Sha scraping techniques used in Chinese Medicine. Our team is experienced in using both methods to encourage the body to rehabilitate soft tissue injuries. 

Using special handheld instruments, we scan and massage problem areas to identify restrictions and injured tissues. As the tool rubs against the problem area, it triggers the body’s healing processes to respond to the new inflammation and heal original underlying traumas, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Stress injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Fascial restrictions
  • Mobility limitations
  • Adhesions
  • Scars

Functional Neurology

If you struggle with mobility issues, these challenges may stem from or be worsened by lesions and deficiencies in your nervous system. Functional neurology stimulates brain reflexes, helping optimize your motor and sensory functions by strengthening and growing new neural pathways. These therapies are like exercise for the brain, which can help address:

  • Movement disorders
  • Balance issues
  • Unexplained dizziness

Although degenerative neurological diseases can be difficult to treat, we can work with your nervous system to promote better function and improve your quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Naturopathic Sports Medicine Help Me Avoid Surgery?

In certain cases, absolutely! We believe that surgery should be your last resort, and we will make whatever interventions we can to help your body recover naturally. For some orthopedic and sports injuries, however, surgery is necessary. Though we cannot perform that surgery here at Pure Body Health, we can help you optimize your recovery.

How Do I Manage Performance Anxiety?

Obstacles to peak athletic performance are not all physical. Our approach to sports medicine takes your whole body into consideration, which includes underlying anxiety and other mental health challenges. We can integrate a variety of naturopathic, homeopathic, and supplemental techniques into your treatment to help you manage performance anxiety.

Who Can Benefit from Naturopathic Sports Medicine?

Though we often use sports medicine techniques to address injuries in athletes, our therapies can help anyone with injuries sustained during physical activity or people with various mobility issues. We also love to optimize athletic health and wellness before injury occurs—prevention, after all, is the best medicine!