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Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Treatment in Vancouver Downtown
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Treatment in Vancouver DowntownAt Limelight Wellness Clinic
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Treatment
If you’re looking for help relieving discomfort or pain in your muscles, the highly trained physicians at Limelight Wellness Clinic are there with you every step of the way. Our team of registered physiotherapists will accurately assess your condition and offer an effective treatment plan to alleviate your pain. Limelight Wellness Clinic, located in Downtown of Vancouver (Yaletown), has an excellent track record of providing its top class physiotherapy and IMS treatment services, and is currently accepting new patients.
Why Choose Limelight for Intramuscular Stimulation?
One-on-one IMS treatment provided by experienced registered physiotherapists
Our equipment is high quality and FDA Approved to ensure you get the best results possible.
Located right next to Yaletown-Roundhouse subway station.
Our Patients Love Us
Over 80 five star reviews proves clinic’s excellence in delivering high quality patient care
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Alireza (Ali) Sarmadi
Our Registered Physiotherapist
Dr. Alireza embarked on his healthcare career, in 1996 attending medical school in Iran. After earning his Bachelors in Physiotherapy, he continued to pursue a Masters and finally a PhD in this field. Working as an assistant professor at TMU University he gained hands on experience in Physiotherapy. In 2012, Dr. Ali moved to Canada, beginning his clinical experience by working at the University Physiotherapy clinic, as well as several private clinics, public hospitals, and community based programs treating acute and chronic conditions in addition to post operation rehabilitation.
With more than ten years of hands on experience with physiotherapy techniques, manual therapy, IMS, human mechanics, rehabilitation, orthopedic and sport injuries, stroke and Parkinson rehabilitation, Dr. Ali takes a holistic approach and addresses individual needs of his patients.
Frequently Asked Questions about IMS (Dry Needling)
What is Dry Needling or Intramuscular Stimulation?
Trigger Point Dry Needling or IMS is a widely used treatment option for relieving pain and discomfort in the muscles. The chronic and acute pain resulting from various conditions such as Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS), Fibromyalgia and post surgical rehabilitation can be relieved, as well as the hyper-irritable areas of the muscle.
During an intramuscular stimulation treatment, thin needles are inserted into the irritable and tight muscles, or the Myofascial trigger points (MTP’s) which are causing pain or discomfort. The needle creates stimulation in the muscle – you may feel a sensation which briefly goes away in a few seconds.
The muscle treated with the needle first contracts and then relaxes to return to its normal resting position as it reacts to the effects of the treatment. This is your body’s local twitch response and the muscle can ideally be relaxed to its natural position.
Trigger Point Dry Needling can also increase the blood flow in muscle tissue, which promotes alleviation of inflammation and pain. The technique also stimulates the nerves to release natural pain-killing chemicals which also help in getting relief in your muscles.
What Can I Expect from the IMS Treatment?
The physician or physiotherapist will first evaluate your condition and then prepare a suitable IMS technique. The location and number of needles will vary based on your condition and objectives of the treatment. The needles are inserted precisely within the afflicted area and are minimally intrusive.
The physiotherapist can also use other methods of physiotherapy to improve the outcome of your condition. The MIS can be used to reduce the pain and discomfort while other treatment methods can improve function and movement.
Your condition will be regularly monitored by the physiotherapist to ensure that the treatments are providing excellent results.
Is Trigger Point Dry Needling same as Acupuncture?
While the process may look similar on the surface, there are big differences between IMS treatments and acupuncture. In a typical IMS treatment, a singular needle is very briefly used to trigger specifically targeted points of the muscle which provide relief from pain, whereas acupuncture is a slower process. Acupuncture is based around the usage of multiple needles which are not inserted into muscle tissue.
Is Dry Needling Good For Me?
Dry needling is often prescribed to individuals with acute and chronic pain conditions. The dry needling procedure especially helps out people with the following conditions:
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS)
- Pre or post surgical pain and symptoms
Here at Limelight Physio Vancouver, we can help you deal with acute and chronic pain with the latest in IMS equipment and training. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a consultation with one of our specialists today.