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About Ginna

I moved to Boulder for three reasons: the mountains, the excellent acupuncture education, and the passionate people who value the balance between working smart and playing hard. I understand how important it is for you to get back to doing what you love, whether that is running an ultra marathon or just chasing your kids around the back yard. I realize your time is valuable; you need to feel better now, not in a few months.

Your body is resilient and intelligent; it is healing itself all the time–endlessly rebuilding and restoring tissue. I use needles to facilitate that healing, to direct and speed up the process–making it a little more targeted, a little more efficient. I put in the needles, but your body is really doing all the work.

Ginna Ellis
Ginna EllisLicensed Acupuncturist and Owner of Boulder Acusport

Experience

Ginna completed a six month sports acupuncture apprenticeship with Whitfield Reaves, one of the first acupuncturists to specialize in orthopedic and sports acupuncture and the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain.

Ginna also had a year-long internship in the sports medicine training room at the University of Colorado, where she treated some of the nation’s best collegiate runners and skiers, in addition to football, soccer, and volleyball athletes. Ginna has worked with a number of professional triathletes, runners, and ballet dancers.

Ginna graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She went on to earn her Masters of Acupuncture from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. The program was over 2,500 didactic and clinical hours over the course of three years.

Ginna has specialized heavily in sports medicine acupuncture. Her education included classes in

  • Orthopedic Anatomy
  • Trigger Point Acupuncture
  • Sports Medicine Acupuncture
  • Tui Na and Shiatsu Bodywork

Ginna completed five separate sports medicine specific clinical rotations (282 hours) over the course of the three-year graduate program.

Ginna competed in Division I track and cross country at the College of William and Mary, but multiple chronic injuries left her unable to compete for most of college. Acupuncture has been the single-most effective modality that has enabled her to train consistently and even return to racing.

Favorite run to date is the Aspen Four Pass Loop, and her favorite race is the Imogene Pass Run, where she placed third in 2014.

The Mountains Are Calling.

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