We specialize in Sports Acupuncture and Trigger Point Dry Needling for all types of pain and mobility issues.
Sports Acupuncture & Trigger Point Dry Needling helps athletes of all ages achieve their best performance. It is one of the most effective hands-on tools for releasing chronic tension and restoring healthy, pain free mobility. The benefits of skillful Acupuncture are immediate, long lasting and may be the difference between natural recovery and unnecessary surgery. Unique, individualized medicine that supports your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Nashville’s Best Trained and Most Experienced Trigger Point Dry Needling
Licensed Acupuncturist Mark Shprintz has earned the reputation as Nashville’s premiere specialist for Sports Acupuncture and Trigger Point Dry Needling. Mark uniquely combines Dry Needling with Traditional Acupuncture methods of holistic healing.
Mark Shprintz has mastered Sports Acupuncture – Trigger Point Dry Needling over 10 years and many thousands of treatment sessions. He has treated every type of athletic injury, mobility restriction and chronic pain situation with Acupuncture and Dry Needling.
Skilled Experience always matters. Recent legislative changes allow Tennessee Physical Therapists and Chiropractors to offer Dry Needling with only a weekend’s instruction. Licensed Acupuncturists receive thousands hours of intensive training in all aspects of needle therapy and then pursue further education and specialization. Dry Needling is Trigger Point Acupuncture. It is complex and precise therapy that can’t be adequately taught in a weekend. In the hands of novice practitioners Dry Needling can be ineffective, painful and dangerous.
Mark’s clients include elite professional athletes who’s goal is achieving the highest level of physical performance on a daily basis and enthusiastic amateurs who are looking to get the most out of the sports they love.
Mark’s experience with professional athletes inspires his work with performing artists, professional dancers, Yoga and Pilates teachers and students.
Mark works individually with NFL and NHL veteran players season after season, including Nashville’s Tennessee Titans and Predators, who consider Sports Acupuncture-Trigger Point Dry Needling an essential part of their training routine, improving performance and recovery.
Releasing Tension makes you Stronger and Faster
Athletic power relates to a muscle’s ability to maximally lengthen and contract in a coordinated sequence. This ability is diminished by excessive tension and localized restrictions called trigger points that are the result of injury, overuse, compensation and fatigue.
“Mark Shprintz’s work has given my life back to me. After two severe spinal injuries, my back pain was debilitating. I am an elite Cyclist who was unable to train or compete without pain. Outside of my sporting endeavors, I was suffering everyday. Mark’s expansive professional knowledge and fantastic communication skills helped me achieve a level of comfort that I had begun to think was unattainable. I’ve resumed my sporting activities and am preparing for competition.” – SA
Some of the athletes who have benefitted from Acupuncture with Mark include:
Runners debilitated by calf spasms, shin splints, heel pain, achilles tendon inflammation and plantar fasciitis who couldn’t finish a work out experience complete recoveries and return to racing.
Crossfit Athletes side-lined with tendinitis and repetitive stress injuries resume training with new intensity and enthusiasm.
Lifetime golfers and tennis players who thought they were done playing a game they love because of pain are hitting confidently again.
Weight lifters unable to turn their heads or touch their hands to their opposite shoulder because of muscle imbalance recover new mobility and achieve personal bests.
“For the past six months, I’ve walked around feeling like I had shackles on. I suffered a leg injury that prevented me from running or caused extreme agony when I did. Running for me is like a religion, it gets me through the day, it’s helped me in all aspects of life and has made me who I am today. The thought of never being able to run again caused extreme anxiety and depression! Today for the first time in what seems like a life time, I ran with no pain! Words cannot begin to express my gratitude towards Mark Shprintz. He’s a miracle worker and true healer. My days of suffering have given me more desire then ever before to put my God given talent as a runner to work. I will never forget these past six months or take running for granted.” -RD
Understanding Trigger Point Acupuncture
Trigger Point Acupuncture – Dry Needling is a systematic, anatomically precise therapy that eliminates pain and accelerates recovery. It’s essential feature is precisely releasing obstructive muscular tension within the context of whole body movement patterns. This process involves the restoration of muscle length and kinetic potential, similar to the spontaneous unwinding of a twisted rubber band.
Therapeutic Exercise: Yoga, Qigong and Eldoa.
Mark is an expert at treating various acute and repetitive injuries experienced by performing artists, professional dancers, yoga and Pilates teachers and students.
Mark shares with his patients more than a decade’s experience with Yoga and Qigong, a coordinated system of breath and movement for healing. The goal of this process is gently releasing muscular tension and energy holding patterns, freeing the body’s movement potential, calming stress and clearing negative emotions.
As with his acupuncture, Mark’s own healing practice combines traditional exercise with contemporary techniques such as myofascial stretching and somatic awareness. Mark’s training and personal experience includes ELDOA, a profound system of whole body exercise that targets the spine, decompressing nerves and rehydrating inter-vertebral discs. ELDOA exercise heals injuries, improves posture and can be adapted to all levels of fitness.