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Mr. Lieon Kit

DPT, MEd, CSCS, MCPA Physiotherapist Vancouver, BC

Acupuncture Treatments And Physiotherapy

Lieon Kit, DPT, MEd, CSCS, MCPA, Physiotherapist, discusses Acupuncture Treatments And Physiotherapy

Acupuncture is a wonderful therapeutic technique that physiotherapists utilize to help relieve pain and inflammation as well as to help remote healing in the body.

It’s really well used in our clinical settings. Anatomical acupuncture is a modern approach to traditional Chinese acupuncture. Physiotherapists are trained in anatomical acupuncture by combining the knowledge of anatomy, pathology, and physiology, to determine if acupuncture is what’s best for you.

The effects of it is one, in a traditional sense is actually helping balance the flow of energy and blood in the body to give it a harmonious balance. But more recently the research has shown that the acupuncture has been able to help produce a pain-relieving substance called endorphins, as well as help stimulate our body in producing a hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone – ACTH for short.

And this will help control inflammation in the body, so it kind of mimics some of the drugs that you may be taking for pain as well as inflammation in as much of a natural way to do that through acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a great technique for acute inflammation and acute pain suffered from like a motor vehicle accident or a sports injury. It is really best to come in early, your physiotherapist will determine which acupuncture points to insert the needles into, and then from there they will put the needles in there for about 15 minutes and let the client relax and then take them out.

Some people feel relief immediately, some people may feel relief after about two to three days, usually within the week they definitely should see some improvement. About 80 to 90 percent of patients respond fairly well to this type of treatment.

If you have any more questions about physiotherapy or acupuncture itself you should speak to your physiotherapist and let them do a proper evaluation and assessment to determine if acupuncture will be the best way to get your treatment started talk to a local physiotherapist .

You might visit a physiotherapist for information on what is, conditions, side effects, symptoms and treatments related to anatomical acupuncture, intramuscular stimulation, pain management and mobilization.

Presenter: Mr. Lieon Kit, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

BIO: Orthopedics Now

Lieon Kit completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Prior to that, Lieon completed his Master’s of Education in Kinesiology in 2000 at the University of Texas at Austin.

Lieon has completed numerous of post graduate courses including certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (GunnIMS) at UBC Gunn IMS, certification in Anatomical Acupuncture with Canadian Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI), manual therapy courses at Ola Grimsby Institute and orthopedic course with Dr. George Davies.

Lieon’s approach to physiotherapy is to provide his clients with the best evidence based techniques to achieve their goals. Lieon’s belief that a combination of patient education of biomechanics and stages of healing, manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling and sports or work specific exercises will help achieve the best possible outcome for his client’s rehabilitation goals.

Lieon is bilingual in English and Cantonese and enjoys working people of different ages, backgrounds and rehabilitation goals. Lieon has experience in working with athletes and being personally involved in sports including volleyball, basketball, football, softball and dragon boating just to name a few. Lieon also takes special interest in overhead shoulder athletes, sports and conditioning training and pre-/post-operative rehabilitation.

As a father of 2 children under 3 years old, Lieon enjoys spending time with his family. (Especially when his children are napping or sleeping throughout the night so he can spend quality time with his wife or looking at the back of his eyelids.)

Categories: Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Manual Therapist, Registered Physiotherapist, Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic. Vancouver, BC

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