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IMS Therapy Milton

This technique considers every muscle in regard to function and pain.

Dry needling is a treatment designed to directly ease muscle pain by targeting myofascial trigger points and surrounding areas with thin wire filament needles similar to acupuncture needles. Trigger points are hyper-irritable spots found in tensed muscles. They may be painful upon touch, contraction, or stretching of the affected muscle, and they also often cause referred pain in surrounding areas. Unlike traditional acupuncture where needles are inserted according to meridian pathways, dry needles are inserted into structures to improve blood flow, therefore encouraging healing of the area.

The goals of dry needling are:

  1. Alleviating pain
  2. Restoring motion and function
  3. Inducing a healing response in the tissue, to speed up recovery time
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IMS (Intra-muscular Stimulation) is also often used alongside needling when appropriate. It involves having an electric current directed into the needles to stimulate the muscles. The result is an acceleration of the needling process, and pain relief by fatiguing the irritated muscle. As a Certified Dry Needling practitioner, our physiotherapist, Stephanie, is experienced in using Dry Needling and IMS as a part of her treatments.

FAQs - IMS Therapy in Milton

Yes! IMS treatment is a great way to manage chronic pain and reduce inflammation. Studies have found that Intra-Muscular Stimulation therapy is an effective tool in relieving muscle pain.

IMS and Acupuncture are both forms of medical treatments that can be used to relieve pain. However, there are some key differences between the two.

The primary difference is that IMS utilizes dry needling with electric stimulation, whereas acupuncture uses thin needles without electricity. Additionally, the needles used in IMS are inserted more deeply and with more precision than in acupuncture.

You will benefit from IMS therapy if you have any of the following common conditions:

  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Hip pain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Knee pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Muscle tension
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Chronic injuries

Valeo Physiotherapy offers a wide range of effective treatment plans to help improve your quality of life. We offer registered massage therapy, physical therapists, sports physiotherapy, cupping therapy, IMS therapy/dry needling techniques, pelvic health physiotherapy, concussion care, chiropractic care, dietitian services, reiki, pilates and even shockwave therapy.

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