"I am feeling the full benefits of the dry needling treatments you gave me, they were totally worth it and would do it again."
Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT) otherwise known as Trigger Point Dry Needling is a treatment for relieving pain caused by muscular tightness and spasms which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes. Combining the Intramuscular Manual Therapy techniques with other manual and rehabilitative methods has shown to be very effective in the treatment of chronic pain and speeding up the recovery time. IMT can help relieve pain associated with carpel tunnel, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis of various joints. The treatment is also effective with decreased mobility, chronic and acute pain syndromes.
Intramuscular Manual Therapy utilizes a very thin filament needle. The needle used is similar to an acupuncture needle but this treatment is not considered acupuncture and is based on Western physiologic approaches. The needle is inserted into the trigger point and a local twitch response is ideally elicited. This twitch response is an involuntary contraction of the muscle that allows the muscle to relax. Sometimes electrical stimulation is applied to the needle to elicit these twitches to help the muscle relax as well. The theory behind dry needling is that it works by disrupting a reflex arc of contracted tissue as well as stimulating biochemical changes to allow improved blood flow and healing to the area.
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