Experience: Kirk has reached a high level of mastery in treating pain due to 16 years of practice, continuing education, and thousands of patient visits. You will know whether or not acupuncture is working for you within 2-3 treatments.
Results: Kirk is an expert at walking beginners through treatment so the result is a positive one. For years, patients have been raving about Uptown Acupuncture on Yelp and Google. One of his clients referred to Kirk as “The Muscle Whisperer.” Be sure to check the additional reviews.
Reasonable Cost: Uptown Acupuncture offers a free Insurance Screening to see if you have coverage for acupuncture treatments. Just click the insurance verification button in the upper right hand corner of the page, click on the insurance screen, fill out the contact form and press send. We can tell you if Kirk is an in-network provider for you, if you have a deductible and what that currently is, how many visits you are entitled to per calendar year, the amount of your co-pay, and if there are any applicable restrictions. We will contact you with that information promptly.
Kirk’s new patient initial visit rate (providing time of service discount) is $125, and takes a little over an hour. Follow-up sessions are $85, and we’ll have you in and out within an hour.
Availability: Kirk understands that some people can’t get away during the workday: as a courtesy he works later evenings, and some Saturday mornings to accommodate their schedules.
Massage/Bodywork: Kirk received his HHP (holistic health practitioner) certification in 1999, and has been doing body work ever since. In addition to acupuncture, Kirk also does Swedish, sports, and deep tissue massage on a limited basis.
Athletic Trainer Techniques (hover over a technique to learn more)
- Postural Assessment (static and action)A body assessment that shows how your muscles and joints work together and if there are any imbalances to be corrected.
- Manual Muscle TestingA method of valuable diagnostic evaluation used by physical therapists, chiropractors, physiological researchers and others concerned with establishing effective treatment and tracking progress throughout a specific regimen. The evolvement of current methods of manual muscle testing can be traced back to the early 1900s, when gravity tests were used to assess spinal nerve damage. Modern methods for doing kinesiological testing have adopted standardly accepted procedures and grading systems that allow physicians to understand and communicate muscle testing findings.
- Corrective ExercisesA simple yet highly effective four-step process fitness professionals can use with their clients and athletes to improve, and ultimately, correct common movement compensations.
- Kinesio TapingAn elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that is used with the intent of treating pain and disability from athletic injuries and a variety of other physical disorders.
- CuppingA form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. Cupping has been characterized as a pseudoscience. There is no solid evidence that it has any health benefits, and there are severe concerns it may be harmful to the epidermal, circulation and nervous system.
- External LinimentsUsed mainly for therapeutic effects to relieve pain and decrease the recovery time of injured muscle and skeletal tissue.