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Dry Needling Therapy Grande Prairie / IMS​​ Therapy

Dry Needling Therapy Grande Prairie | IMS Therapy | Junction Point

Dry Needling Therapy Grande Prairie / IMS​​ Therapy

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:

Dry needling Therapy 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 fibres for overactive (tight) muscles or the activation of underactive (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).

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

Dry needling Therapy in Grande Prairie 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.

Conditions Treated by Dry Needling Therapy

Dry needling Therapy Grande Prairie has successfully been used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

To learn more about our dry needling services or book an appointment, give us a call.

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