Although our branding AcuDublin is heavily associated with Acupuncture we also specialise in structural alignment and it is one of the main areas of expertise in the clinic. This discipline is called Kore Therapy and is excellently suited to both performance enchantment for athletes & gym goers to clearing injuries like that back pain or knee injuriy that doesn’t seem to go away for office workers.
Kore Therapy is a therapeutic form of body work that allows us to diagnose structural adaptions that leads to injury or keeps injuries stuck in the body for a long time.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Structural Alignment is the difference that makes the difference when it comes to injury resolution. Kore Therapy is that difference and instead of focusing exclusively on the symptom of pain,we test the whole body and it’s structures when doing an evaluation. So this mean doing muscle tests to diagnosis structural faults , evaluating the gaits(our walking patterns), spinal dynamics being tested and seeing which adaptions are in the spine that lead to the rest of the limbs being in an adapted position as well as evaluating the point of pain. This is particularly useful when evaluating sports, as positions of dynamic movement are always need to be evaluated to see where there is a fault in action leading to injury or under performance.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KORE THERAPY AND OTHER THERAPIES?
The Key difference Kore Therapy has over other therapies that focus on local injury treatment is that with most point of pain focused therapies is that after a few days the pain can re-occours it means the real reason for the injury hasn’t been addressed.This is so often the case in Lower back pain or sports injuries.
This is because the pain isn’t the root cause of the pain in the first place it is a symptom of something else being out of place or being in adaption. This is why the whole body needs to be evaluated to find where the adaption is to then take pressure of the area where there is pain.
Lets face it if you fall you don’t just fall with your knee or your lower back you fall with your whole body and it just so happens that the pain is injured local result so treatment must reflect this principle to get lasting resolution.
WHAT CAN IT TREAT?
Kore Therapy can treat all musclo-skeletal injuries that the body can get from all types of sports that lead to injury and of course performance enhancement. If there isn’t an obvious injury or pain there is a massive gain to achieved by having the structure aligned correctly because when the structure is working more efficiently performance increases. Which is particularly useful if you are involved in Cross-fit or any type of competitive sport where performance is needed for competition.
Below are just a few examples of what we use Kore Therapy for in clinic:
- Joint injuries
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle injuries
- Neck pain
- Whiplash injuries
- Elbow pain/Golfers elbow
- Frozen shoulder
- Upper back pain
WHO USES IT?
Because of the nature of Kore Therapy everybody can benefit from having the structure re-alligned, from children to office workers but it’s in the field of sports where there is an obvious gain to be achieved. You don’t have to be a sports person to achieve better performance you can just want to correct posture.
Just some of the sports and organisations that use Kore Therapy for performance enhancement and injury treatment and prevention:
- Crossfit competitors in Dublin
- British armed forces
- Olympic athletes
- British Women’s Golf Team
- Track and field athletes
- Elite and sub elite runners
- Bolton Wanderers Football Club
- British Armed Forces
- Chiva Som Health Resort Chromalloy
- British Aerospace
- Bank of America
- British Petroleum (BP)
- Lancashire Ambulance Service
If you would like to get instant changes in your body’s performance and during sports or get niggling injuries cleared all you may have to do is get in touch now to start the recovery or call 0879582625