Sport Medicine Specialist

Scarsdale Health & Wellness

Weight Loss Provider & Acupuncturist located in Westchester County, Scarsdale, NY

If you have a painful sports injury and want to avoid addictive opioids and invasive surgery, board-certified and licensed acupuncturist Christian DiStefano, LAc, and his expert team offer holistic solutions at Scarsdale Health & Wellness in Scarsdale, New York. They offer acupuncture, dry needling, dietary supplements, clinical nutrition, and other natural sports medicine treatments to stimulate healing and provide relief. Schedule an appointment with Scarsdale Health & Wellness over the phone or online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine at Scarsdale Health & Wellness uses holistic, natural treatments that enhance your body’s natural ability to heal. Examples include dry needling, acupuncture, nutrition, and dietary supplements.

These solutions can help you avoid taking addictive pain medicine or undergoing invasive surgery for musculoskeletal injuries.

What are the benefits of sports medicine?

Some of the numerous benefits associated with sports medicine at Scarsdale Health & Wellness include:

  • Pain relief
  • Faster healing
  • No downtime
  • Better athletic performance
  • No invasive procedures
  • Better energy
  • Improvements in overall health and wellness

By stimulating your body’s natural healing response, you can get back out on the court or field quickly.

Why might I need sports medicine?

Common sports-related injuries that might warrant sports medicine treatment at Scarsdale Health & Wellness include:

  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • ACL injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Joint injuries
  • Stiffness and inflammation
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chronic pain

If pain associated with an injury is severe or doesn’t subside on its own after several days, see the experts at Scarsdale Health & Wellness for an evaluation.

Which sports medicine treatments are available?

To find the root cause of your pain and determine which sports medicine treatment is right for you, a Scarsdale Health & Wellness provider discusses your symptoms and medical history.

They complete a physical exam and might recommend blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures.

Your personalized sports medicine treatment plan might include:


During an acupuncture treatment, your Scarsdale Health & Wellness specialist places tiny needles in targeted areas to stimulate healing naturally and improve your body's energy flow.

Dry needling

Dry needling is like acupuncture because it uses tiny, very fine needles. However, dry needling targets tight muscle fibers, or trigger points, to treat musculoskeletal injuries and relieve pain.


Acupressure is also like acupuncture, but without the needles. It’s similar to massage. Your acupuncturist places manual pressure on tight or injured areas to stimulate your body’s healing capability.

Nutrition and supplements

Getting proper nutrition is a key component of sports medicine and healing. Scarsdale Health & Wellness uses clinical nutrition counseling, herbal medicine, and other dietary supplements to optimize healing and prevent reinjury.

Don’t live with sports-related injuries and pain or undergo invasive procedures when holistic treatments are available at Scarsdale Health & Wellness. Schedule a sports medicine consultation over the phone or online today.