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How Does Dry Needling Work?

Dry needling, AKA intramuscular stimulation (IMS), is a specialized treatment method that

can help alleviate pain and improve movement issues related to myofascial trigger points. By

inserting sterile thin needles into or around the affected area that is limiting your movement or

causing pain, healthcare providers can stimulate the muscles to contract or twitch, providing

significant pain relief. This technique is a safe and effective way to enhance your range of

motion, allowing you to regain control of your body and improve your overall quality of life.

Depending on the type of pain being treated/addressed, the needles may be inserted either

superficially or deeply. The duration of needle insertion varies and depends on the degree of

pain relief needed. For minor/simple relief, needles may only be inserted for a few seconds,

while for more intense/deeper pain, they may be kept inserted for up to 10 to 15 minutes.

If you are experiencing pain or mobility problems related to myofascial trigger points, ask

VECTOR about dry needling therapy today. Dry needling service is provided by our



Do extended health benefits cover Dry needling/IMS?

Dry needling (IMS) treatment by our physiotherapy team is eligible for coverage in your

extended health benefits plan. Most insurance plans/Group benefits cover VECTOR dry

needling (IMS).

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