Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) or Trigger Point Dry Needling is a treatment approach designed to alleviate muscular tightness and spasm which commonly occurs before or after an injury.
What to expect at the first visit
Practitioners at Infinity Health Centre first conduct a comprehensive health history and physical examination to determine a specific diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan that will yield the best and fastest results.
IMS or Trigger Point Dry Needling involves inserting acupuncture needles into muscles that have contracted, become 'stiffer' or shorter, and have produced pain. The goal of the treatment is to achieve a local twitch response within a painful muscle to release muscle tension, alleviate pain, and restore optimal range of motion.
How do IMS/dry needling treatments help?
IMS/Dry Needling specifically targets 'trigger-points' or 'muscle knots' within a muscle. These 'trigger points' or 'muscle knots' are hyperirritable spots within a muscle that are often tender to palpate and often feel 'ropey' or stiff. IMS/Dry Needling works by releasing these 'trigger points' or 'muscle knots' leaving muscles to less painful, more flexible, and even stronger. Several trigger-points can be treated in a single session.
Common conditions treated
Muscle Tension/Spasms Headaches Scar Tissue Removal Tendonisits/Bursitis And much more....
**Billed as part of a Physiotherapy Treatment for Insurance Reimbursement**
Our team-based approach
Various practitioners often utilize IMS/Dry Needling as part of a treatment plan, and hence, collaboration between our Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Medical Doctors, and Massage Therapist, often occurs. We work as a team to bring you the best care possible. To book an appointment today, please call (416) 504-0628 or request an appointment.