Intra-Muscular Stimulation (IMS)
What is it?
Intra-Muscular Stimulation or IMS is a safe and very effective dry needling technique using thin disposable needles. When a needle is inserted into a tightened and shortened muscle, this creates a muscle contraction reflex then the muscle returns to a relaxed state, to its normal length and tone. The needle may remain in the muscle for a few seconds or a few minutes depending on the muscle tightness.
Physiotherapy punctures with dry needles (PPAS)
What is it?
Course given by the “Ordre Professionnel des Physiothérapeutes du Québec” for any physiotherapist who wants to use fine needles as a complementary method to traditional physiotherapy treatments to relieve musculoskeletal pain. In french, they call it PPAS “Puncture Physiothérapique d’aiguilles sèches”.
What kind of problems can be treated with dry needling?
All forms of musculoskeletal pain with inflammation, for example:
- chronic pain
- sprain, strain
- muscular tensions, etc.
Physiotherapist trained in “PPAS” Dry needling techniques
At Physio Avantage Plus Clinic, it is Julie Boilard, the Physiotherapist-Director who is trained in dry needling techniques. This modality is part of the physiotherapy services she offers. There is no extra charge for the needles used. Often, for patients who have tried many different avenues and unfortunately continue to experience pain, this dry needling technique really helps! Come try it for yourself!