Whatever your game– cycling, running, Crossfit, Yoga, martial arts, or something else entirely– the thrill of accomplishment is in your heart and mind.
There’s a certain excitement that comes from setting a personal best, achieving a new goal, overcoming challenges…
The problem? Injuries sneak up on you.
What seems like a small injury can knock you out of training for days, weeks, or even months.
And performance? Well, after all that work building yourself up, it sure goes away fast when you’re out of action because of an injury.
What’s standing between you and your next achievement? It could be your training.
If you’re like most athletes, you look for ways to put a fine edge on your performance.
You push yourself. You do everything your coaches and teachers ask, and more.
It brings you joy, satisfaction, accomplishment…
And eventually crippling pain.
At least that’s what happened to me, and to many of the athletes I work with. That’s right. Most injuries happen not despite training, but because of it. It’s a pattern I see over and over.
Those powerful quadriceps muscles you built pull the pelvis out of whack… and make your back work twice as hard just to stand up straight.
That strong throwing arm awes players on both sides of the ball… and sets you up for chronic shoulder pain and spinal twist.
Maybe it’s already happened to you. Maybe it will happen tomorrow, or next week, or next month.
But it doesn’t have to.
Get maximum performance and effortless, efficient movement while healing old injuries and preventing new ones.
Those annoying, nagging pains you feel during and after training? They don’t have to exist.
Sure, athletes are great at pushing through the pain. But pain is a warning sign…
Something needs fixed before you damage yourself more.
Treatment at Asheville Pain & Performance doesn’t mask the pain. It heals it at its source.
And if you’re not currently in pain? Let’s keep it that way.
Whether you’re healing injuries or preventing new ones, successful treatment comes in two parts.
✓ Sports massage
The harder you push your body, the more important recovery becomes. And proper recovery takes more than rest.
Sports massage plays two critical roles in your recovery. First, it improves blood flow to the muscles. That means faster healing and better recovery so you’re ready to hit your next training session hard.
Second, it increases your pain free range of motion. For instance, studies show as little as 30 seconds of sports massage on the hip flexors improves range of motion.
Why is range of motion important? Injury prevention. A better range of motion lessens your chance at strains, sprains, and other soft tissue injuries.
✓ Movement therapy
Intense training tightens muscles and restricts joint movement. Over time, that reduced joint movement becomes your new normal.
Movement therapy strengthens and lubricates joints. It removes the restrictions, helps your body regain its full range of motion and function, and teaches your nervous system efficient movement patterns.
When your joints move freely and fully, you have a much lower chance of injury.
And there’s a bonus. When your body recovers better and moves pain-free through its full range of motion, you produce more strength, power, speed, and agility…
In other words, better performance with less effort.
Tap into 20+ years of hands-on experience in muscle and joint health.
Your treatment at Asheville Pain & Performance is personalized to you and your performance goals.
Each session is conducted by a professional therapist with training in fields like:
Anatomy and physiology- provides an understanding of how your body is put together and works as a finely detailed machine.
Neuromuscular therapy- balances your muscles and nervous system, attacking injuries and pain at its source.
Posturology- ensures your entire body’s structure is aligned for maximum function with minimal strain.
Biomechanics and natural movement- shows breakdowns in efficient movement patterns that rob you of performance.
Evolutionary biology- explores the why of how your body moves the way it does and how it relates to efficient and effortless motion.
Sports massage isn’t just for athletes who compete for a living. It’s for you too.
When you incorporate sports massage and movement therapy into your training, you’ll take your performance to a whole new level.
You’ll start repairing old damage immediately, and prevent new damage.
Loosen tight hips, back, and neck… repair strained and stressed muscles… and learn easy, supplemental exercises that help you overcome whatever training you throw at it.
You’ll be amazed at the difference something so seemingly simple will make. You’ll heal better, perform better, sleep better, and most importantly–
And while you’re here, why not learn about integrating natural movement training into your fitness routine? It will help you keep your muscles and joints mobile and healthy.