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Dry Needling (IMS) at Dynamic Physiotherapy and Wellness

If you have tightness, pain, headache or a muscle-related problem, you may benefit from dry needling. Also called intra-muscular stimulation, this service is available from the qualified team at Dynamic Physiotherapy and Wellness. It’s appropriate for all ages, from children to seniors.

Some of the most common conditions addressed with dry needling are:

  • Achilles tendinitis, tendinopathy or tear
  • Bursitis
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • IT band syndrome
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff issues
  • Shin splint
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trapezitis

Though acupuncture needles are used in acupuncture and dry needling, the philosophy behind each is different. With dry needling, the goal is to locate painful trigger points or taut muscle bands. The needle is then inserted to get a “twitch” response, which promotes muscle flexibility, contractability and excitability.

Acupuncture, on the other hand, is more about the energy in the body and finding the balance of that flow by inserting needles at precise points.

When you have dry needling, your physiotherapist will insert the needles into the soft tissue in the body. There are no other medications, drugs or fluids involved. You may feel some discomfort during the treatment due to the twitching of your muscles, which is the desired effect of dry needling. The needles aren’t left in your body as they would be in acupuncture.

Dry needling is offered as a part of your physiotherapy plan. If your physiotherapist feels you can benefit from it, you’ll learn why it’s recommended and how treatment will be carried out. The overall goal is to use it as part of your physiotherapy plan to promote your healing and overall well-being.

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Would you like to find out whether we can assist you with your health concerns? Contact us now to discuss the benefits of our many services, including dry needling Spruce Grove!

Dry Needling Spruce Grove, Stony Plain AB | (780) 962-0724