"Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle

to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of 


pain and movement impairments. 


Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle,fascia, and connective  tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive

input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure

and function leading to improved activity and participation."

~ American Physical Therapy Association


Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of pain of neuropathic origin, that will commonly lead to chronic muscle shortening in the body. 
Treatment involves the insertion of acupuncture needles to the affected areas of the body (without injecting any substance).  The target of the needles typically involves the tender muscle bands and near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and supersensitive
  • Release Muscle Tension
  • Decrease Pain
  • Remove source of irritation
  • Promote Healing
Treatments are usually once a week to allow your body the proper recovery time between sessions.  The number of sessions you require is individualized based on your specific injury, the extent and duration of the injury, previous health ect. 

Goal of IMS

Frequency of Treatment

Acupuncture & Electroacupuncture

Acupuncture orginated in Traditional Chinese Medicine but has been readily accepted as an alternative treatment method in western medicine. It stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones – through the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing. Therapeutic effects include:
  • Pain relief
  • Increased energy
  • Improved mood
  • Improved body function
  • Decreases swelling
This is dependent on the stage of your injury.  For best results you want to treat acute injuries as quickly as possible with an ideal frequency of daily to every second day.  As the condition becomes less acute you increase the duration between your sessions.  Maintenance treatments / Chronic Conditions could range from weekly to monthly.  Every individual responds to acupuncture differently, and thus the duration of time between your sessions will depend on your bodies respons

Frequency of Treatment

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