Dr. Jannine Krause N.D., EAMP, C.SMA
Pain Management That Addresses The Whole Body
Dr. Jannine Krause’s approach is unique in that she’s a doctor and an acupuncturist with advanced training certificates in sports medicine acupuncture, functional movement assessments, pain free athletic performance and conditioning coaching.
Not only is Dr. Krause able to treat your pain, she has an extensive understanding of anatomy and body mechanics allowing her to identify when you are not moving optimally and what muscle imbalances, mobility and underlying metabolic factors might be contributing to your pain.
Dr. Krause is well versed in observing the mechanics that may be causing your pain from the complex lifts of Olympic weightlifting to CrossFit as well as specific sports issues from running, rock climbing, downhill skiing, golfing, biking, kayaking, hiking and more.
She is an avid weight lifter, hiker, mountain biker, downhill skier, paddle boarder and indoor rock climber with a background in competitive swimming, spring board diving, ice skating, gymnastics and mountain biking.
Dr. Krause loves every aspect of fitness and understands the need to get back to doing what you love as soon as possible when you have pain or injuries.
Whether you are training for a sporting event, just getting into fitness, coming back from an injury, struggling with chronic pain, want to improve your health or prevent injuries Dr. Krause is able to help.
How well you age is based on how well your body performs and acupuncture is a great way to keep your body moving well for life.
At Q – the main focus is to improve you’re body’s performance from the inside out so you can reach your fitness goals and move well for life.
Your body is similar to a car in that you need regular maintenance check ups and adjustments as you get older to keep you performing well.
Dr. Krause holds the following certifications of advanced training to ensure she is able to relieve your pain, help you to strengthen your imbalances, prevent pain from reoccurring and help you to maximize your recovery so you can stay fit and mobile for life:
- Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncturist (C.SMA) – advanced acupuncture training to treat sports and orthopedic injuries
- Champion Performance Specialist – advanced functional movement assessment and exercise prescription for injury and pain
- Pain Free Performance Specialist – advanced assessment of body mechanics during weight lifting and exercise to prevent pain
- Bioforce Conditioning Coach – advanced training in breathing mechanics and heart rate control to prevent over training and fatigue
Dr. Krause focuses on 4 goals that propel you toward optimal health and performance.
RESTORE – your body after a period of inactivity, injury or illness
OPTIMIZE – identify your metabolic and strength imbalances, movement compensations and poor movement patters
ENHANCE – unleash the potential in your body for strength, power, agility, mobility and metabolic processes
MAINTAIN – identify and train you to create routines that help you manage stress effectively, while maintaining your mobility, strength, nutrition and total body performance.
Addressing those 4 Goals Requires an Assessment of 7 Key Physical Components:
POSTURE – the way you hold your body in space dictates your movement patterns that may be setting you up for injuries or the source of your pain
MUSCLE IMBALANCES – can be created due to your posture, your daily habits, your job and the sports you play or types of activities you engage in and also set you up for injuries and can be the source of your pain
MOBILITY – how well you perform the 9 functional movements and how well the joints that carry out those movements move is key to overall health and longevity.
BALANCE – how is your balance? Being able to balance on one leg or perform movements on an unstable surface is crucial for preventing injuries and improving ligament/tendon/muscle to brain communication.
NUTRITION – How nourished are you? Is your gut functioning optimally? Are you absorbing the nutrients you need for optimal body performance or are you overloading your gut with toxic foods and drinks that are aging you quickly?
METABOLISM – Do you have enough energy to get through the day? Are you carrying extra weight? Are your hormones in balance?
STRESS MANAGEMENT – Are you sleeping? Are you having fun and happy with your life? Are you setting time aside for play and relaxation? Are you getting enough restful sleep? Do you have lifestyle routines that suit you?
A First Visit to See Dr. Krause Includes the Following:
1) A functional movement assessment looking at how well you do these 9 moves:
– forward lunge
– lateral lunge
– step down
– overhead reach
2) Further assessment of any joint that is not moving well based on inability to perform any of the 9 movements
3) Strength and Muscle Imbalances related to inability to perform any of the 9 movements or related to your pain
4) Assessment of nutrition, vitamin, mineral, gut microbiome, hormone, and metabolism imbalances
5) Comprehensive treatment plan that includes nutrition, resetting of imbalances, home exercises to strengthen brain to muscle/tendon/ligament communication
insertion of hair thin needles to traditional acupuncture points, trigger or motor points of muscles based on the regions of pain & areas to be treated
combined with Dr. Krause’s functional movement assessment and optimal body performance protocols
addition of a tens unit device to acupuncture needles to relieve pain, reduce muscle spasms, restore function to damaged nerves from bell’s palsy, post stroke paralysis, post surgical numbness/paralysis and neuropathy conditions
the use of glass cups to create suction that relieves muscle tension, spasms and knots
the use of a jade tool to increase blood flow to the tissue surface to break up scar tissue, adhesions and knots in the muscles
Trigger point injections
injection of lidocaine combined with a homeopathic formulas Traumeel or Spascupreel to relieve muscle spasms, knots or the addition of B12 to relieve numbness
injection of BPC-157 (Body Protective Complex 157) to sprains, strains, tears, or areas affected by tendonitis
injection of Thymosin B4 to upregulate the body’s innate acute injury treatment process
injection of Thymosin Alpha 1 to fight acute viral infections