Top Sports Acupuncture Physician in Lakewood Ranch

Sports Medicine

& Pain Management

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Meet Your Physician

Dr. Matthew R. Dean is a nationally board certified (NCCAOM) Florida licensed acupuncture physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. He specializes in pain management cases dealing with acute or chronic muscular skeletal injuries, as well as preventative treatments to help each individual with their specific needs.

Matthew earned his degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL. As part of his clinical education, he earned a certification from Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China where he studied under some of the top doctors in the fields of Orthopedics and Tui na (Clinical massage) in China.

Dr. Dean also received additional training and certification in AIT (Acupuncture Injection Therapy). The injection of homeopathic remedies and vitamins into specific acupuncture points helps stimulate and speed the progression of the healing process in all stages of musculoskeletal injuries. AIT is effective in treating acute or chronic pain, especially of the back, knee, shoulder and neck. He also uses AIT techniques for injection of vitamins such as B-12, B-complex, and Lipovite which medical studies have shown naturally to increase energy levels as well as aid in weight loss.

- Lao Tzu 

"Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself true power."


We specialize in assisting all athletes towards their goals,

  • Tennis

  • Golf

  • Soccer

  • Basketball

  • Baseball

  • Football

  • Marathon & Triathalon

  • Cycling

  • Weightlifting


An ancient healing system founded on nature based theories for health and wellness that has been proven safe and effective for over 5,000 years! We stimulate points on the body to restore and optimize your best sports performance and expedited recovery.


Homeopathic injections provide deep resources for nourishing your best performance and fastest recovery! We only use quality products for a results-driven practice of treating our athletes, patients, and clients effectively and compassionately. 


Tui Na (pronounced 'twee-nah') is the medical massage system employed by physicians in China to treat Olympic and elite athletes. Our clinic's bodywork practice also includes Cupping and Gua Sha, a form of skin scraping that is great for muscle aches and preventing colds.


Said to be as old as humanity, herbs have been a part of our lives since the dawn of time. Plant medicines were worshipped in ritual and religion throughout the world and modern science has confirmed the strength of this healing modality.


5212 Paylor Lane

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240

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