East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics
Welcome to East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics, a practice that specializes in sports medicine, acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, and post-operative surgical orthopaedic conditions. East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics unique approach integrates both Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture) and Western orthopaedics and sports medicine methods; acupuncture, rehabilitation, and the kinesio taping method together to holistically treat each individual's injury or condition. At East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics the practitioner is experienced and educated in using the latest research based acupuncture, rehabilitation, and taping techniques to provide a positive outcome in patient's recovery. The goal of East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics is to promote recovery and resolved the injury or condition by reducing pain and swelling, increasing range of motion, restoring mobility, strengthening weakened parts of the injured body, strengthening the immune system and speeding healing time. East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics will get patients back to functional activity and health as quickly and safely as possible.
Sports Acupuncture Modalities:
Kinesio Taping Method:
"Thank you for keeping me healthy and enabling me to play in great shape!"
Hilary Knight #21 USA Women Ice Hockey, 2010 Vancouver Olympian Silver Medalist, 2014 Sochi Olympian Silver Medalists
"Thank you for all your incredible work!"
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, 2014 Sochi Olympians, USA Pairs Figure Skating and USA Team Bronze Medalist
"I came to East/West sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics on the recommendation of a good friend who had been seeing George after a shoulder dislocation. Her recovery was miraculous and she credits this large part to East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics. As a competitive CrossFit athlete, injuries are unavoidable, but mine happened right as my competition season was about to start. I thought I was going to have to sit this year out while I healed. George was not only able to help me feel so much better, he made it possible for me to compete and finish in the top 100 in the world. George is a phenomenal clinician. His background in athletic training and physical therapy coupled with his expertise in acupuncture make him the he best ally to an athlete. When you play a sport, of any kind, you rely on your body everyday. When you sustain an injury you feel like our body is letting you down. George helped me to keep my injury at bay and allowed me to continue training and compete. He encouraged me to be positive every day and work hard. That was exactly what I needed and I'll be forever grateful. Everyone should have someone like George in the corner."
Jodie Cohen, CrossFit competitor, co-owner of Newton CrossFit, MA
"Thanks for the Acupuncture treatments and keeping me healthy."
Boston Red Sox, Hideki Okajima #37
"Thanks for everything, all the best!"
Boston Red Sox, Jonathan Papelbon #58
"Thanks for helping get my toe right! Best Wishes."
Boston Red Sox, Mike Aviles #3
"Thanks for everything!"
Boston Red Sox, Ryan Kalish #55
"Thanks for the treatment, feeling good!"
Boston Blazers, Casey Powell #22
"As a professional athlete that's logged a few miles on my tires, George provided fantastic treatment to a nagging ankle injury. Combining acupuncture and traditional rehab techniques enhanced my recovery and helped me increase my range of motion while decreasing discomfort and pain during competion. Thanks again George, I'll no doubt be back soon!"
Boston Blazers, Boston Cannon, Jack Reid #18
"I was impressed with George's knowledge of acupuncture techniques and of the many acupuncture methods that are beneficial for athletes. He let me know what he was going to do and the reason for doing it. I never thought of acupuncture as an effective recovery method for athletes but I have to say he made a positive impact. I will be back next season."
Boston Blazers, Boston Cannons, Mike Stone #41
"I came to George with two pulled hamstrings. Looking for anything to help get me back on the floor, and having tried acupuncture before I was happy to connect with George. From the moment I walked into the door his first concern was getting me back to a playable condition, and despite my desire to get back immediately he advised me to take it slow, and that was a great comfort knowing he wanted me to return at full strength. After a few sessions of acupuncture and Kinesio tape I was feeling great and able to return to playing full time with follow-up visits I was able to continue playing without any interruption. I would 100% recommend George to any athlete suffering from any injury to help in the healing process and get back to playing quicker."
Boston Rockhoppers 2013 NALL Champions, Ryan Hoffmeister #16
"George's treatment brings together the best of eastern and western medicine. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating, and always willing to help educate as well as treat his patients."
Loren Galler Rabinowitz, Miss Massachusetts 2010
"Best of Brookline Acupuncture Clinics"
"Official Acupuncturist of the Boston Blazers and Boston Rockhoppers"
East/West Sports Acupuncture & Orthopaedics
1683 Beacon Street, Suite 1
Brookline, MA 02445