What is Dry Needling?Dry Needling also known as Intra Muscular Stimulation (IMS) is a process which involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into muscles in order to alleviate pain and stimulate healing. Generally this technique is used in the treatment of injuries and their associated pain. The filiform needle is inserted directly into the myofacial trigger point which acts to increase circulation and thus speed up the repair of the surrounding tissue.
What are the benefits?Dry needling has a number of benefits which include:
• Pain relief
• Increased circulation of blood
• Promotion of healing
• Increased range of motion
• Increased strength and functionality of the muscle
• Return of proper biomechanics