Dry Needling IMS

Dry Needling is also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) and trigger point dry needling (TDN). It is a safe and effective.

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What is Dry Needling

Dry Needling is also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) and trigger point dry needling (TDN). It is a safe, effective and efficient treatment used to:

  • Relax myofascial trigger points, and
  • Restore normal muscle tones, muscle length, coordination, function and strength

Dry needling involves insertion and repetitive manipulation of a “dry”, solid filament needle in a trigger point in order to produce an involuntary spinal cord reflex, also known as a local twitch response (LTR). This results in lasting muscle relaxation due to the release of shortened bands of muscle fibers for overactive (tight) muscles or the activation of under-active (weak) muscles. Deactivation of the trigger points can bring immediate relief of symptoms, so the therapist can immediately train the muscles to work with the newly gained pain free range of motion (ROM).

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Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

Dry needling is similar to acupuncture in the sense that a dry, solid filament needle is inserted and manipulated under the skin to release endorphins and serum cortisol for pain relief. The difference is that dry needling is based on western neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It creates balance in the body by influencing the flow of Qi (energy) in pathways called meridians to achieve pain relief and alleviate inflammation.

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Conditions Treated by Dry Needling

Dry needling has successfully been used to treat a variety of conditions including:

Head and Neck Pain

- including whiplash and headaches / migraines, degenerative joint disease, degenerative disk disease or osteoarthritis

Otological (Ear) and Opthamological (Eye) Pain

– including tinnitus and eye strain

Dental (Teeth) and Orthodontic (Jaw and Occlusal) Pain

– including cavities, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, tooth impaction and root problems

Shoulder Pain

– including rotator cuff muscle tears, bursitis, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), tendonitis and impingement syndrome

Elbow Pain

– including lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)

Hand and Wrist Pain

– including gamekeeper’s thumb, DeQuervain’s syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis

Back and Hip Pain

– including lumbar degenerative disc disease, arthritic changes and herniated discs

Knee Pain

– including degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis

Shin / Ankle / Foot Pain

– including shin splints, gout, metatarsalgia and Morton’s neuroma

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

Post-surgical Pain

Athletic and Sports-related Overuse Injuries

Acute and Chronic Tendonitis

Post-traumatic Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA), and Work-related Injuries

Other Chronic Pain Conditions

– including myofascial pain and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS)

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(778) 278-4755
(778) 278-4438
19653 Willowbrook Dr #156
Langley Township, BC V2Y 1A5
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