Sports Acupuncture


Adrian's major focus at Pins and Needles Acupuncture is Sports Medicine, specifically pain in the shoulder. Adrian has over nine years experience working with athletes to not only improve their ability and prevent injury, but also to treat the acute injuries that come with the territory. Adrian uses a unique approach at his Bellevue Acupuncture clinic to treat his patients with integrative therapies includes acupuncture, exercise therapy, manual therapy as well as other techniques to get patients back in the game as soon as possible. The unique aspect behind Sports Acupuncture is that treatments include not only traditional points but, also treatment of trigger points and motor points that are found to be involved after a full orthopedic assessment.

Adrian has experience working with professional baseball players and golfers, yoga instructors, karate instructors, martial arts champions, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters, CrossFit enthusiasts, USTA Tennis players, fitness competitors, marathon and triatholon athletes. Adrian has also treated patients who enjoy many other sports such as  football, weight training, rock climbing, and hiking.

As an avid athlete himself, Adrian has a deep understanding of what his patient's are going through which provides a different outlook than many other practitioners. Some common conditions that Adrian frequently sees are:


  • Acute Sprains and Strains (Ankles, Wrists, Shoulder)

  • Bursitis (Shoulder, Knee, Hip)

  • Tendinitis (Achilles, Rotator Cuff, Wrist)

  • Hip Flexor Pain (Dancer's Hip)

  • Golfers/Tennis Elbow

  • Little League Elbow

  • Low back pain

  • Plantar Fascititis

  • Post Operative Pain

  • CrossFit Injuries


To learn more about how Pins & Needles Acupuncture can help you increase athletic performance contact us today!