Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Using thin needles to stimulate muscles and promote healing
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy and promote healing.
Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed by physiotherapy to treat a variety of conditions, such as musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, arthritis, sports injuries, headaches, and stress. Acupuncture in conjunction with physiotherapy is very effective in enhancing recovery, restoring balance and helping to improve your quality of life and well-being.
IMS/Dry Needling of Trigger Points
Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique that physiotherapists use to treat chronic or recurrent muscle pain caused by nerve irritation or dysfunction.
IMS involves inserting very fine needles, similar to those used in acupuncture, into tight or shortened muscles that are connected to malfunctioning nerves. By stimulating the muscles with needles, IMS aims to restore normal nerve function, relax the muscles and relieve pain. IMS is based on scientific principles and requires specialized training and certification for physiotherapists who practice it.
Our team of physiotherapists offer evidence-based neuro-physiotherapy services, and are certified in neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) and Bobath techniques. They are also trained in the latest, evidence-based practices in treating musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.
Kats is certified in trigger point dry needling/IMS, and is also certified in Acupuncture. She has completed advanced courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion Management, and also has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of various orthopedic conditions, tendinopathies, ICBC, work and sports related injuries. Book with Kats.