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Superior Performance Center

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management, and Sports Medicine Clinic located in St. Paul, MN

You can enhance your quality of life by modifying your behaviors, eating habits, and exercise routine. At the Superior Performance Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dr. Serge PierreCharles -- a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist & Pain and Sports Medicine Doctor located in Minneapolis, MN -- and his team can design a unique exercise and fitness program tailored to your personal needs. With their vast clinical experience and passion for helping patients, Dr. Pierrecharles's team helps you live life to the fullest. Call or click to schedule an appointment today as your first step towards achieving overall wellness.

Wellness Q & A

 What does “wellness” mean?

Wellness means attaining your maximum potential so that you can live a healthier, happier, and more successful life. It’s not just the absence of illness or disease: Wellness involves improving your lifestyle to achieve physical and mental well-being.

Why is wellness important?

Wellness promotes healthy behaviors and reduces your risk of incurring chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and psychiatric disorders. Not only does it support physical well-being, but it increases your mental and emotional well-being.

The practice team at Superior Performance Center integrates many treatment forms for wellness, including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Myofascial release
  • AMG

These alternative medicine treatments help relieve chronic pain, muscle tension, and promote a feeling of well-being.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine and has been used for centuries to treat both chronic and acute pain and illnesses. Recently, it has been increasingly used in sports medicine to treat various musculoskeletal injuries.

The acupuncturist from the team at Superior Performance Center identifies specific pain points on the body and gently inserts thin, disposable sterile needles at these strategic points. This aids in the normal flow of energy through the body, restoring your body's balance, thus preventing muscle injuries.

What is cupping?

Cupping is a form of alternative medicine in which small cups are placed on your skin in areas that need healing. This creates a vacuum and brings blood closer to the surface of your skin, promoting blood flow, draining toxins, and releasing tension. It’s used both in promoting wellness as well as treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

What is myofascial release?

Myofascial release is the technique of massaging muscles and tendons with the help of foam roller or roller massager. It has become increasingly popular among athletes for promoting wellness or treating chronic musculoskeletal pain. It can be done at home or by trainers and physical therapists.

It’s effective in increasing range of motion and decreasing soreness and fatigue following exercise.

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