Dry Needling and IMS are the forms of acupuncture, but they largely differ from the traditional methods in terms of purpose and technique. Before you choose these services at All Care Physiotherapy, it’s beneficial for you to understand the definition.
Both IMS and Dry Needling are useful for musculoskeletal dysfunction but show no effect internal functioning. Unlike traditional acupuncture, IMS and Dry Needling only focus on the area of needling and produce effects on that particular area. When it comes to treatment area, both follows the same principle. An acupuncture needle is inserted in the trigger points with the objective of healing the muscle pain.
More than one muscle can be treated in a session with the help of IMS and Dry Needling. During treatment, both the techniques happen to create soreness in the muscles, which lasts for a few hours or a few days, depending on the acuteness. Mostly, this soreness is identified as aching, dullness, and local jump sensation. Physiotherapists consider this as a good sign and indicate the scenario as ‘muscle response.’ However, this is a temporary discomfort which is followed by improved mobility, muscle relaxation, and pain reduction. Sometimes, routine exercise is essential after needling to experience a lasting effect.